This "Sundae Sunday" at St. Columba's ... we return to our regular service schedule and celebrate the beginning of our new program year with an ice cream sundae bar in the Courtyard from 9:45-11 am and opportunities to check out what’s new in the coming year. We look forward to seeing you! ~ a message from Jennifer Turner
Worship with us this Sunday!
On Sun., Sept. 8, we return to our Regular Worship Schedule. In the Church Nave, services are at 8 am (spoken), 9 am (family-friendly service with children's choirs and an age-appropriate Gospel story for children 3-8), and 11:15 am (featuring adult choirs). The Great Hall features a service at 9:15 am designed for pre-school aged children and their families. On Mon., Sept. 9 , our parish office hours change to Monday-Thursday, 9 am-5 pm; Friday, 9 am-1 pm.

What better way to launch this new year to "Live God’s Love" than with ice cream! "Sundae Sunday" will also offer opportunities to meet D.C. Veale, our new director of youth ministry; say hello to Katie McGervey, interim director of children’s ministry; learn about the upcoming year in Sunday School; make sandwiches with Grate Patrol, a wonderful service actvity for families; update your listing for the NEW parish directory; and catch up with clergy, staff and friends, old and new! Click here for a rundown of all the activities!
Art All Night at St. Columba's
Invite your friends and neighbors! Come celebrate this DC-wide art happening at St. Columba's on Sat., Sept. 14, 7-10 pm. In partnership with Tenley Main Street, St. Columba's will display the mixed media work of visual artists in the Common and offer three hours of live Bach to Modern organ music in the Church Nave. Come experience our Labyrinth Walk for all ages with live music by Harmonic Introductions, an overtone singing group. Click here for more information. Contact: Diane Heath
Fall Formation: A Season for Learning
St. Columba's Fall Formation is rooted in the Way of Love practice, Learn. Based in Scripture, "when we open our minds and hearts to Scripture, we learn to see God’s story and God’s activity in everyday life."

The St. C's Formation team invites you to a wide range of learning experiences this fall. In addition to Wednesday Night at St. C's courses, you may join "Bible, Coffee and Conversations" on Sunday mornings at 10:15 am in Rm 238, and seniors are invited to our Wisdom Circle, meeting second Wednesday mornings. Read on for more info about our courses and choose the ones that speak to you!
Seeing the Face of God in Each Other Anti-Racism Workshop 
This workshop provides an opportunity for people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to explore the history of institutionalized discrimination in our society. It is a two-day workshop beginning on Fri., Sept. 20, 12:30-8 pm and Sat., Sept. 21, 8:30-4 pm, held at the Perry Auditorium, Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW). Attendance is required at both days. Dinner will be provided on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Click here for more information and to register.
Parenting Up and Down - A Support Group 
The "Sandwich Experience" is not one we speak about a whole lot. Raising our children, no matter their stage and caring for our aging parents requires great care, patience, juggling, balance, attention and compassion for self. This is not an easy balance to achieve given work, stress and pace of our lives. Come listen and share stories about what comes up for us emotionally and spiritually as we parent up and down. We will offer resources and some tools for practice to help us find equilibrium while supporting each other along this journey. Join us Wednesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 11, 7-8 pm in Rm 220. Questions? Contact:
Human Rights in the Christian Perspective
Join us Wednesdays this fall as we explore the development of international human rights from a variety of perspectives ranging from spiritual, historical to legal. Together we’ll ask how Christians in particular can bridge the worlds of biblical justice with modern human rights. Facilitator Allyson McKinney Timm is a theologically trained human rights attorney who served as the Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights Law at Yale Law School and was named one of the “ten faith leaders to watch” in 2018 by the Center for American Progress. Come Wednesday evenings, 7-8 pm in Rm 212.
Questions? Contact:
Inquirer’s Class 
Join Rector Ledlie Laughlin Wednesday evenings (Oct. 2, 9 & 16) for this three-session class for newcomers and anyone interested in learning more about: What distinguishes the Episcopal Church from other Christian traditions; What is distinct about St. Columba’s, our mission to live God’s love, and our commitment to support you in taking your next steps in faith. Signup with Jennifer Turner or just come!
America's Religious Landscape 
What does America’s religious landscape look like today? On Sun., Sept. 15, Dr. Becka Alper, research associate at the Pew Research Center, will kick off our fall Sunday Forums, discussing the findings of Pew’s "Religious Landscape Study." She’ll explore trends in mainline Protestantism, including among Americans who identify as Episcopalian, exploring their beliefs and practices, demographics, and social and political values. Join us in the Church Nave at 10:15 am.
Make a Joyful Noise!
All are invited to join our community of enthusiastic music-makers kindergarten through adult by singing in one of our choirs, ringing handbells, or playing in our orchestra. Click here for online registration and complete information about our music program and come make a joyful noise! Contact: Anne Timpane
Youth hanging out. Photo Wayne C. Fowler
Sunday School and Youth Formation Registration
It’s time to register for Sunday School (ages 3 through 5th grade) and Youth Formation (grades 6-12).
Register for Sunday School online
Questions? Contact: Katie McGervey

Register for Youth Formation online
Questions? Contact: D.C. Veale
Please sign up by Sept. 8; classes begin on Sun., Sept. 15.
G. Morton Neely
Mort Neely died on Aug. 22, 2019. May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
A funeral will be held at St. Columba’s on Mon., Oct. 14, 2 pm.
Ongoing Pastoral Care at St. C's
Stephen Ministers are members of the parish who are trained to provide support during life’s difficult situations. Contact: Michele Prince or speak to a member of the clergy for a referral.
Click here for more information.
For more event info, go to Calendar at

Back to Church Parties: You're Invited!
From Cocktails to Buffet Dinners, there’s going to be a whole lot of fun packed into St. Columba’s Back-to-Church parties beginning now! Don’t miss out! Click here and pick a date that works for you. Questions? Contact: Gail Crane (tele: 609.731.0147).

Healing Prayer  During Communion at the 9:15 and 10:30 am services, you are invited for a healing prayer for yourself or others in St. Aidan's Chapel or at the 42nd Street entrance.
Bible, Coffee & Conversation  Come Practice Bible with Christ. Scripture passages from our Sunday Worship service read and reflected upon, at 10:15 am, Rm 238.

Centering Prayer
Join us Monday evenings (6:25-7:30 pm) and/or Thursday afternoons (12:55-2 pm), Rm 202.

Mothers' Group 10 am, Rm 203. Join us as we get to know each other better, sharing the highs and lows of motherhood. Free child care.

SUN., SEPT . 8
Sundae Sunday! Fall Schedule and our new program year begins.
Deadline for Sunday School and Youth Formation registration.
Second Tuesday Grate Patrol 10:15 am, in Rm 205.
Environment Committee 12:30 pm, in Rm 215.

First Monday Prayer Group 9-10:30 am, in Rm 220.

WED., SEPT. 11
Wisdom Circle 9:30-10:45 am, Rm 212. A chance to reflect on the experience of "Elderhood" with prayer, bible study and discussion.
Mothers' Group 10 am, Rm 203.

SAT., SEPT. 14
Sticks-in-Stitches  Bring your needles, yarn, thread and ideas, 10 am-12 noon in the Lounge at Friendship Terrace (2nd floor).
Art All Night at St. Columba's 7-10 pm (Church Nave, Common and Great Hall).

SUN., SEPT . 15
Sunday Forums begin: "America's Religious Landscape" 10:15 am, Church Nave.
Sunday School and Youth Formation begin.
Father’s Group Meet and Greet 10 am, in the Great Hall.
42nd Street Fellowship 1 pm at Tartufo (4910 Wisconsin Ave NW). Meet in the Common to carpool.

FRI. & SAT., SEPT. 20 & 21
Seeing the Face of God in Each Other Anti-Racism Workship Fri., Sept. 20, 12:30-8 pm and Sat., Sept. 21, 8:30 4 pm, Perry Auditorium, Washington National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW). Register

Branches Meditation Group meets (the Fourth Tuesday of the month) for meditation, prayer and sharing in community, 7:30-9 pm in Rm 203.

SUN., SEPT . 29
Sunday Forum: Unveiling of St. Columba's Mission & Strategic Vision

SUN., OCT. 6
Blessing of the Animals 5 pm.