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Thursday
Feb122015

FEAST Group Meet & Mingle

     FEAST 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 FEAST 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.  The first FEAST event will be February 21.

     There will be 10 events every year and you can sign up to attend any or all of them as the schedule is published.  If you would like to sign up to host or co-host one of 10 pre-set dated events that will take place through out the year, please contact Sandra Sirmon 770-844-4494 / smsirmon@bellsouth.net. or Linda Williams at tomandlinda.williams@gmail.com.   

Click Here to sign up to attend one or all of the first round of dinners.

Wednesday
Feb042015

EYC in February

Hey EYC! Here is a look at our schedule in February.

Sundays:

 5:00 pm - Jr. EYC
 6:00 pm - Dinner (Both Jr. EYC & Sr. EYC)
 6:30 pm - Sr. EYC

  • 2/1 - EYC Super Bowl Party at the Watkins! 
  • 2/6 thru 2/8 - New Beginnings at Camp Mikell for all Jr. EYC! Closing Eucharist starts at 3:30 PM and all are invited!
  • 2/8 - Regular EYC 
  • 2/15 - Regular EYC
  • 2/20 thru 2/22 - Happening 63 at Camp Mikell for all St. EYC! Closinf Eucharists starts at 3:30 PM and all are invited! 
  • 2/22 - Regular EYC

New Beginnings Team Training! It is going to be an amazing weekend!

Tuesday
Feb032015

Keeping A Holy Lent

       Lent calls us to enter into a season of self-examination and repentance, of prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and reading and meditating on God's holy Word.  In this spirit, parishioners write meditations based on the Scripture readings appointed for each day during the 40-day season of Lent.  

       This year you can receive these meditations in your email every morning.  Beginning with Ash Wednesday (February 18) and continuing all the way through Easter Morning (April 5), you will receive a short meditiaton via email.  These meditations will also be accessible as a group through the parish website.  

       All you need to do to receive these mediations is click the subscribe button below.  You can always unsubscribe from this distribution list at anytime, and these meditation emails will be in addition to the regular parish news email (The Parish Post), sent out each Wednesday.  

     Grant us, O Lord, that those things which we do during this holy season may be well-pleasing to you, and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure and holy, so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; we ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Missed or deleted one? Click HERE to access the Lenten Devotions archive.

 

Tuesday
Feb032015

Vacation Bible School

Save the Date for St. Columba’s Vacation Bible School!

July 6-10, 2015

As you begin to plan summer camps and family vacations, don’t forget to save the week of July 6-10th for VBS!  Join us as we embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. The week will be filled with games, songs, crafts, Bible lessons, delicious snacks, and the ever-popular water games day!  Kids will make new, lasting friendships and deepen their relationship with God.

VBS is from 9 am – noon each day.  Groups are divided up according to their rising grade level, from Pre-K through 6th grade.  Each morning begins with an opening gathering that introduces the Bible story for the day.  At the end of the week, we have a closing program (Friday, July 10th) at 12:00n for parents, grandparents, and family friends.

Volunteers - both adult and teenagers - are needed to make the week possible.  Please consider volunteering as a group leader, classroom helper, snack helper, photographer, decorating/set up volunteer (on Sunday, July 5th), or substitute volunteer.  We can't have VBS without volunteers!  It's a fun week for volunteers as well as children, and the time commitment is only 3 hours a day for just one week out of the summer.  For more information on how you can help, contact our VBS Coordinator, Christine Burrell, or speak with Father Tripp.

 

Friday
Jan302015

A Very Busy Weekend!

St. Columba's is abuzz with activity this weekend, so join in and strengthen our church community!

Our very own Knights of Columba are gathering on the 50 yard line of the St. Columba's parking lot to prepare Boston Smoked Pork Butts for their 3rd Annual Super Bowl Fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the outreach ministries of St. Columba's.  

We need YOU! Help support a good cause and come out to bond with your brethren as you and the KoC Pitmasters slow smoke 100 10-12 lb. Boston Pork Butts to perfection OR you can help package and sort for pick-up on Sunday. Contact Jim Duggan or Todd Reid for more information and to volunteer.

We also need a few good workers to help tackle the bank between the parking lot and street, starting at 9AM Sat. morning, for our Buildings & Grounds Mini-Workday. We'll stay focused and finish as quickly as we can. Please bring string trimmers, rakes, wheelbarrows, swing knives, machetes, hand trimmers and such. We'll also trim the grasses we want to keep and pull-up or remove other growths while it is dormant. Join us! Contact Jim Edwards for more information and to volunteer.