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Join us in the Great Hall for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from our rector and lay leaders, as well as distinguished outside speakers on topics that challenge us on a wide range of current issues. Click here for recordings of recent Sunday Forum presentations.
Forum series led by Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) Professors
In our final two sessions of this excellent series, come and learn more about the principles and traditions that inform how and why we observe Lent the way we do in The Episcopal Church.
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“The Music of Lent: Food for the Soul”
The Rev. Dr. Wm. Bradley Roberts, Professor of Church Music, VTS
Join us for the sounds of the season.
“The Liturgies of Holy Week”
James Farwell, Professor of Theology and Liturgy, VTS
An in-depth look at the mystery and beauty found in these distinct services.
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Series: Christian Responses to today’s Environmental Challenges
There’s no denying that there is lots of uncertainty regarding the future of environmental justice for the planet. Come hear diverse speakers share the ways that Christians can fulfill the commandment to be good stewards of the environment through their knowledge and action.
"Resilience and Stewardship"
Mobilizing Christians to address climate change, anti-Muslim bigotry and Criminal Justice reform from the “New Evangelical” perspective
The Rev. Dr. Rich Cizik, president of The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good
Rich Cizik is pioneer in the new evangelical movement which "gives voice to evangelicals who believe issues of justice, environmental sustainability, interfaith cooperation and equality are logical extensions of the call to serve the common good."
"Resilience and National Security"
Accelerating environmental changes means choices we make today should incorporate future risk to ensure our security
Alice Hill, retired judge and former senior advisor on Obama’s National Security Council
Judge Hill will share realistic projections about the health of the earth and vulnerabilities of its people. Judge Hill served as the principal advisor on issues stemming from climate change and provided direct counsel on the former president’s Climate Action Plan.
"Resilience at Home"
Daily Practices for a cleaner, healthier, more spiritually grounded life
Kate McLynn, Science teacher at the Janney School with a special focus on environmental science.
This forum will be led by St. C’s parishioner Kate McLynn, who has done so much to enhance the natural landscape and environmental awareness around St. Columba’s. In addition to bringing science to life (literally) in the classroom, she is a master gardener, certified beekeeper and has worked extensively on developing greenscapes for schools and communities, including the RiverSmart Schoolyard Conservation Site at St. Columba’s Nursery School. She received the Garden Club of America’s 2015 Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award, in recognition of her contributions to early childhood environmental education.
The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin
Come hear updates about the life and happenings at St. Columba's.
To be announced
Come hear from our bishop, the Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde.
Photo: Wayne C. Fowler