Newcomers to St. Columba’s often comment on the spirit of friendliness, openness and acceptance they receive. The sense of community within the congregation is very strong yet it is also easy to be drawn into the busy swirl of life at St. Columba’s.

As a gathered congregation, we are drawn from throughout the city. In some ways, the quality of life in community at St. Columba’s can feel like a village. We look out for one another, we genuinely care for one another. At a deeper level, however, we are aware that the nurturing of our community life is not an end in itself.   Our life together empowers us and impels us to reach out to the world around us, as active vessels of God’s justice and peace, God’s healing and love.