Children, Youth, and Families at St. Columba's

St. Columba's strives to be a safe and loving community for all kinds of families - we welcome families formed through adoption, foster care, birth, choice, or circumstance. We welcome families who are doing the sacred work of raising children, families who are hoping and preparing to do that work, and families whose work and life together does not include children.  We believe that a full community includes people and families of many ages, stages, and ways of being together.

At St. C's we believe that all people are born into this world with an innate sense of the presence of God, and a desire to know and be in relationship with the Divine. What we all lack, in the beginning, is the vocabulary, space, and permission to freely explore that sense of God's presence and desire for relationship. Our formation programs for children and youth at St. C's are designed to provide that vocabulary, make that space, and give permission for each of our children to speak, create, and explore their relationship with God. We seek to enfold our children in a community that treasures the unique gifts they bring and recognizes their full humanity and full membership in the household of God. We look for ways to craft worship and Christian formation experiences that are specifically for children and we strive to make sure that all of our worship offerings hold space for our children and youth to bring all of who they are into our community of faith. 


Programs for Children, Youth, & Families

Children, Youth, & Families this Week: May 5th, 2019

Published on Fri, 3 May 2019 00:00
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Children & Youth 4-18 are invited to participate as actors in a Godly Play Story for Good Shepherd Sunday on May 12th. Children & Youth will be practicing together for the play ...

Egg Hunt Volunteers Needed for April 21st

Published on Wed, 3 Apr 2019 17:22
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Expert Easter Bunnies Needed for High Stakes Egg Hunt Job

We need eight adult volunteers to hide 400 Easter Eggs right af...

Summer 2019 Lego My Bible - Legos Needed!

Published on Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:00
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It may be chilly but Summer 2019 is shaping up already as far as planning is concerned! Though Godly Play will take a break this summer, a new program, Lego My Bible will start in&nb...

Children & Families this Week: February 17th

Published on Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:20
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Children this week will go to Godly Play after the Children's Blessing Song. Children ages 2-7 will meet in the Family Room while kids 8-10 are in the Yellow Room. Younger Child...

Nursery Care: Ages 0-2

Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 03:00
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St. Columba's cherishes it's youngest members and works hard to make sure parents feel supported, and the babies and toddlers in our community are cared for in a safe, nurturing...

Godly Play: Ages 2-7 & 8-10

Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 02:00
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During the 10am service at St. Columba's, we offer Godly Play for ages 2 to 10 in two different classrooms, Younger Godly Play for ages 2-7, and Older Godly Play for ages 8-10....

6th-12th Grade - Donuts & Discussion

Published on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 01:00
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Youth in grades 6-12 meet most Sunday mornings during our 10am service for Donuts and Discussion. This group talks about a variety of topics and how youth can use their Christia...

Volunteers Needed for Children & Youth Ministry

Published on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:53
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With our Godly Play Program doubling this year and our Youth now spanning both middle and high school, we are now on the lookout for mentors, chaperones, pizza bakers, and door ...

Our Photo Policies

Published on Mon, 7 May 2018 12:15
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Photographs taken at St. Columba's and associated events are used for publicity on the church website, in our e-newsletter, and on Facebook & Instagram to give the larger commun...