ECW (Women's Group)
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization of the women of the parish and the various groups and guilds. 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 can participate in ECW.
We are involved in many aspects of our church, from fellowship to education to prayer and service ministries. Some of the activities have included:
Angel Tree – An outreach activity which we organize and purchase Christmas gifts for families in need.
Wine Tasting — A fund raiser and social gathering for members and friends of the church.
Christmas Cookies — A fundraiser that sells cookie dough at the church during the holidays.
Caring Ministry — An arm of the ECC that pre- pares and delivers meals to parish members in times of need and celebration.
Our ECW organization meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm. (Typically at the church, however the location changes periodically.)
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.
FEAST is a GREAT way to get to really get to know your fellow parishioners. Groups of 4-5 couples (8-10 individuals) meet once a month or so and rotate houses until all have hosted. Everyone brings a part of the meal so no one is responsible for the whole meal. We have three groups: couples with kids-the kids come and the host arranges for some babysitters; the empty nesters-sometimes groups meet for lunch or during the week, either at someone's home or at a restaurant; and our regular groups-meet at our homes usually on a weekend night and leave the kids at home.
Holy Oldies is a group of parishoners, age 55 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!
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 Father Daron for details or information on how you can get involved (770/888-4464x8002 or email).