Worship Services
9:00 & 10:30 AM Sundays

Phone: (360) 694-7549

The Columbia Weekly
September 16, 2021
A Message from Pastor Danie
Children had a special place in the ministry of Jesus, who had an openness to ministering to children. Matthew tells us that when the austere disciples wanted to keep children away from him (Matthew 19:13-15), Jesus said they should allow the children to get close to him, because the kingdom of God belongs to children.

In another place Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). Then he expands on what kind of change he wants in people before they can “enter the kingdom.” “Whoever becomes humble like this child, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

And twice in the gospels Jesus said that people who welcome children, welcome Jesus (Matthew 18:6; Mark 9:37).

It seems that Jesus was not really interested in important people, or people who think they were important. We find Jesus often with those who were rejected by society – with the sinners, tax collectors, people who knew how needy they were and who had no standing in society.

Children in our society are mostly treated differently, tolerated in “adult company” and with a much higher status. Yet, the presence of children among us is not only about the wonder, delight and innocence they embody, but the fact that they invite followers of Jesus to resist power and privilege, especially in the church. And above all, to be humble in serving.

If you feel called to ministry with our children – even nursery and childcare during worship and other gatherings of Columbia talk to Kristin Singleton. We are in dire need of loving people who can minister to our children in this capacity.
Worship Reminders
  • Sunday services are at 9:00AM (Traditional) & 10:30AM (Contemporary).

  • The link to join the livestream is available on the homepage of our website. Look for the red "Watch Live" button in the upper right corner.
Ministry Spotlight for Fall 2021

During worship services on September 12, we shared a video, which highlights some exciting ways to connect, engage and serve at Columbia Presbyterian Church. If you missed the worship service or would like to watch the video again click on the image to view the video.
Virtual Choir

Singers! We will be offering an opportunity for all who are interested to join us in a Virtual Choir. Please check back here next week for instructions on how to participate.
Growing Young Weekend
October 8-10
$20 for Adults, $10 for Youth

Plan to come to this dynamic weekend of learning, listening, and growing with our speaker Steve Argue from Fuller Seminary and Fuller Youth Institute. Steve brings a passion for teaching and mentoring students,
researching and learning about youth culture, training leaders, inspiring parents, and cultivating the church's imagination about how to reach a younger generation for Christ.
Growing Young Class
September 26 & October 3
10:30AM, Fellowship Hall

In preparation for the Growing Young Weekend (Oct. 8-10) we will be holding 2 Sunday morning classes on the Growing Young book. Join us as we dive into the 6 strategies that help a church be a healthy, welcoming, and thriving spiritual home for young people. 
Life Together Adult Class
Wednesdays, 6:00PM-7:30PM, Chapel

How can we grow closer to God and become more like Jesus? The Bible indicates that this is always done in a community of disciples. On Wednesday evenings, Pastor Scott will help us explore how we can do “Life Together” in our spiritual disciplines, and how doing them together will help us grow as individuals. This will be a 12-week course on the spiritual disciplines practiced in community. It will also look at some non-traditional disciplines that have been overlooked at times, such as Sabbath keeping and practicing forgiveness, reconciliation and justice.
Dunamis Project 2 - In the Spirit’s Power
Oct. 20-23
Questions? Leadership Team listed below

In this second of six Dunamis Conferences, you will look at what Scripture teaches about how God’s Spirit calls us to cooperate with him, becoming people who change the world for the glory of Jesus Christ. The teaching will be onsite at the Columbia Presbyterian Church. Also included is a hosted, onsite contemplative prayer walk.

Children's and Youth Ministry
Youth Back to School Retreats
Questions? Contact Lydia Tombarelli or Katie Mrochko

Due to Covid considerations, we have decided to do one-day events at CPC instead of overnight events.

Middle School Back to School Retreat
Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:00AM-3:00PM. $35.

High School Back to School Retreat
Saturday, Nov. 6, 10:00AM-3:00PM. $35.

Every youth needs a new Medical Release Form for the 2021-22 school year. Click Here for Release Form. Financial assistance is available.
Children's Sunday School for Fall 2021
  1. For now, Sunday school for ages Kindergarten - 5th will be at the 9:00AM service only.
  2. Sunday school for Preschool will be offered at both the 9:00AM & 10:30AM services.
  3. Nursery care for 0-2 years will be offered at both the 9:00AM & 10:30AM services.
  4. Children will begin in the worship service and will be dismissed to Sunday school following the children's message. Children needing nursery care may be checked in at any time. 
  5. Please take a moment and register your child for this coming year. This will ensure that we have your most up to date information, and will be able to effectively communicate with you: Click Here to Register

Questions? Contact Kristin Singleton or Viva Dennis
K2 Live
Wednesdays, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Register Here & complete the Waiver Here
Questions? Contact Anna Haagenson, 360-521-3670

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are invited to come experience a time of fun and faith exploration: Multi-media faith exploration! Small group encounters! Gym games! Cool crafts! Special events! And much more!
Mission Connections
Compassion Vancouver Clinic
Saturday, Oct. 9
Northcrest Community Church, 5602 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
Questions or to Volunteer: Contact Debbie Engley

Compassion Vancouver has reflected over the past year on the best way to provide medical/dental clinics in Vancouver and Clark County. They have decided to go from one big clinic a year to several smaller medical/dental clinics. Compassion Vancouver's plan is 2-3 clinics per year, at several different churches. Smaller clinics are easier to plan, require fewer volunteers, and are much less expensive. 
Weekly Events September 16-22

To see what's happening this week, Click Here
Columbia Cares
In Sympathy:
  • Bob & Sally Logue on the death of Sally's youngest brother, Stan Swinnerton, on September 10 after a long battle with cancer.
  • The family of Mickey Slack, who died on August 19.

In Concern:
  • Jim Waltz - recovering from a fall
  • Pat Wheeler - recovering from surgery
  • Sheila Hockley - recovering from a fall
  • Todd Carroll - treatment for cancer
  • Helen Byler - on hospice
  • Carol Peterson - health concerns
  • Larry Barnes - health concerns
  • Ida Beth Freitag - recovering from surgery
  • Jeanene Polete - health concerns
  • Dottie Scott - health concerns
  • Barbara Van Nostern - lower back issues
  • Jim Hudson - health concerns
Giving Options
Ways to Give:

  • By Mail or Bill Pay through your financial institution
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