Episcopal Church Women (Women's Group)
St. Columba's ECW works for the fellowship, educational and service ministries of the church. As St. Benedict once said, they ‘work through prayer and pray through work.’
All women in the parish are welcome to be part of the work of the ECW, at any level, and become involved in many aspects of our church, from fellowship to education, prayer and service. We encourage you to come to a meeting, support an outreach project or join us on an outing.
National ECW Vision
Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a God spark – shining and sharing the love of Christ.
Knights of Columba (Men's Group)
Men of the parish gather for fellowship, service projects, prayer, and special events throughout the year. From simple pancake breakfasts, to cooking for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser this group has a lot of fun as they build community within the parish.
St. Columba’s Men’s ministry is committed to fostering a community of Christ-like men who impact the home, their church, their work communities and the world. We value growing in our relationship with God and one another, giving to our families, our church, and our communities.
Meet & Mingle
Meet and Mingle Groups are gatherings of fellow parishioners for fellowship and a delicious meal. They meet periodically throughout the year, and you can sign up to participate in one of the events or all of them ... it's totally up to you! They are hosted at parishioner's homes who live near the church and everyone in the parish is invited to attend.
Holy Oldies is a group of parishoners, age 50 or older or with a spouse age 55 or older, who meet quarterly to celebrate our birthdays. We have a great time enjoying food and friendship along with games and listening to "oldies" music at our parties. All parishioners meeting the age criteria are welcome! Look for our announcements in the Sunday service bulletin!
Pacesetters meets once a month for a brown bag lunch and occasionally will invite a guest speaker to share with us about a topic of interest. We also continue to serve as a pool of volunteers for projects around the parish as well as a sounding board for potential new projects. We also help parishioners connect with local community outreach ministries like Meals on Wheels or Backpacks of Love. Recently we have expanded our activities to include tours of some of the local attractions and venues of interest, like the Little White House in Warm Springs, the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad. We meet at 11:30 am on the last Monday of each month at the church and everyone is invited to join us!
Theology on Tap
Theology on Tap is a meeting of parishioners of all ages for fellowship, food, and fun. The group meets once a month for food and libations at a local pub, generally gathering on the last Friday of the month. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of your fellow St. Columba Parishioners in a context outside of the church. Details of upcoming gatherings are listed below and are updated in the weekly bulletin and weekly parish email-newsletter. As always, you can find out up to the minute plans by calling the parish office. If you may be interested in learning more about Theology on Tap or donating your time, we would love for you to get involved! Contact Dani Startt for details or information on how you can get involved.
Vestry Contacts for Parish Life - Dan Burrows & Laura Dillon