Celebration of harvest

It was lovely to celebrate the bounty of God’s goodness to us at our annual harvest service today.   We were blessed by performances from both our “popup” choir and from our young kids.  As always we remember those near and far you aren’t as fortunate as we are, all the food parcels from today will be distributed locally and our harvest collection will be used to help the work of ICS who came and shared some amazing stories of God’s work even in the unlikeliest of places.

FAB is back on tonight!

FAB, our primary school aged youth club, is starting back this evening!
It’s on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Friday of the month from 6.30 to 8.
Why not pop down and see what all the fuss is about??

BBQ!

Join us today for a walk and BBQ at Lady Dixon’s park. Come for 11 and walk for as much or as little as you want in the lovely surroundings of the park. Then make your way to the BBQ area just above the café car park for a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by our resident BBQ experts.

Welcome back!

We hope you had a lovely summer and feel refreshed and invigorated. But on the off chance that you could do with a little pick me up, why not come along to one of our weekday clubs which are starting back his week?

Starting this evening is Cameo, our ladies group @7.30pm

Tuesday morning see’s the return of our mums’ and tots (and dads/grandparents, we really don’t mind who) @10am

In 2 weeks time DVM will return for it’s new season @7.30pm

The Boyd’s are coming!

We were delighted to announce this morning that the Rev James Boyd of Willowfield Church has been appointed as our new rector. We look forward to welcoming James and his wife Shirley and family into the parish soon.
The date of the institution has yet to be confirmed.
Please remember them in your prayers as they prepare for this new season in their ministry.

Don’t forget the Psalms

We were reminded today of the beauty and importance of the Psalms. “The Psalms were the songs of Jesus” we were reminded.

We looked at Psalm 29 and the wonderful, vibrant and powerful description of the voice of God and we were encouraged not to think of the Psalms as dreary, irrelevant, Old Testament stuff. Rather we should celebrate them and hear the voice of God whisper, speak, shout and thunder through them.

Praise God for the Psalms!

Farewell to the McElhinney’s


It was with profound thanks tinged with sadness that we said farewell to Stephen, Cathy and their three kids today. They have been with us for nearly seven wonderful years and in that time they have touched countless lives and made a permanent mark on the life of St. Columba’s.
Stephen, Cathy, Ruby, Patrick and Scott have become an integral part of our lives and not just on a Sunday morning or through various meetings and organisations but also through their wonderful pastoral ministry and social visits. We have been incredibly blessed by their ministry and are all the richer for it.

We wish Stephen all God’s blessings as he embarks on his new calling as the UK and Ireland mission director for SAMS.