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

Published on Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:36
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People of all ages are invited to bring backpacks, laptop cases, tote bags, whatever you carry your things in, to the Backpack Blessing on September 15th to mark the beginning o...

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...

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 2-6, and Older Godly Play for ages 7-10....

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...

Published on Mon, 7 May 2018 12:15
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