January 26 Bulletin Announcements


Weekly Events:

A Study of 1 Corinthians

Using the lectures of Dr. Kenneth Bailey and his book, “Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes.”  Dr. Bailey looks at Paul’s writings with the cultural perspective of first century Christians and gives an enlightening perspective and clear meaning to the message in I Corinthians. Facilitated by Rev. Ted Buck and Bill Wheeler, this class will be meet at 10:30am in LL6 (this week only). This class resumes concludes on February 2.


Westside Bible Study for Men 

meets Tuesdays at 6:30am at the Peachtree Restaurant: 6600 NE Hwy 99.   This group is now studying the New Testament. For information, contact  Bill Wheeler.


Eastside Bible Study for Men 

Tuesdays at 6:15am at Black Bear Diner, 1505 SE 164th Ave. This is an inductive bible study of the Gospel of Mark, led by various members of the group. Contact Dick Petermann for more information.


Wednesday Bible Study for Men 

meets at 9am in the church library. Contact Dave Cram for further information.


Grace Notes – A Study on Galatians 

Led by Pastor Laurel Neal (this week), this Sunday morning class will meet at 10:30, January 19-May 24 in the Chapel. Receiving and living in God’s grace may be the most difficult lesson that Christians face. We still cling to the idea that we must be good in order to be acceptable to God. This was the problem that Paul wrote about to the Galatians. Some Jewish Christians believed that Gentile believers needed to live according to the Jewish law code in order to be accepted by God. But Paul was quite adamant that this legalistic teaching was a perversion of the gospel, and that grace alone is enough. We will be studying this radical and amazing grace that Paul writes about in Galatians. Come and be a part of learning to live in God’s amazing grace!


Holy Yoga 

Thursday evenings through  February 25, 5:45 – 6:45 in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation is $5-10 per session, and childcare is available by reservation (please contact Terry Hurley in the church office by Wednesday each week).  More information is available at https://sarahcoomber.com/holy-yoga/. 




Wednesday Nights:

For all Wednesday activities, childcare is available by reservation. Whether you are a leader or a participant, please help us help our childcare staff. Kindly contact Terry Hurley in the office.


Wednesday Dinners 

Join others at Columbia for food and fellowship,  Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per youth/child, $10 max per family.  Gluten free options are available. 


Gift Lite@Night

invites you to join with us as we dig deep into the parable of the Prodigal Son through Ken Bailey’s brilliant teaching from the Middle Eastern perspective. We meet  Wednesday evenings in LL6 at 6:30,  January 8 – February 5.  Childcare is provided by advance reservation by  contacting Terry in the office.


Upcoming Events:

Blood Pressure Check 

Drop by after one of the services on January 26 for a blood pressure check, sponsored by the Health Ministry Team. The team will be providing quarterly blood pressure screenings in January, April, July, and October .  For questions, you can call Kathie Lasater, Faith Community Nurse.


Vision Sunday/Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 9, in the Sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the Pastoral Terms of Call, to elect officers, and receive reports.  Please plan to attend.



Wednesday evenings, February 5 – April 29.  This is a 13-session program. While it’s ideal to attend all 13 sessions, each week can stand alone.  Cost for the workbook is $20 (scholarships available).  For more information contact Terry Robertson.


High School Ski Retreat

February 14-17.  Registration forms are available in the Youth Center or on the church website under the Ministries tab-Students. Deadline to register is Sunday, February 2. Contact Kristin Newton in the office for more information.


Men’s Retreat 

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1 at Aldersgate Retreat Center.  Pick up a brochure in the Gathering Area for details or to register.  You may also register here.


Youth Work Camp Auction

Sunday, March 15, 12:00pm at McLoughlin Middle School. We are currently accepting auction items. For more information, contact Amanda Stimmel. 


Ways to Serve and Give:

Senegal Prayer Partners

Please consider becoming a prayer partner, following along daily with them, using a shared prayer itinerary. 

Join members of the team at the table in the Gathering Area after each service to sign up as a prayer partner and for more trip info.


2020 Offering Envelopes

Envelopes are available in the Gathering Area.  Please be sure to write your name and envelope number on the sign-out sheet.


Blood Drive 

Monday, February 3, 2-7pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please consider donating!  Sign-ups beginning January 19 in Gathering Area or you may sign-up    online at www.redcrossblood.org, code CPCvan.


Winter Hospitality Overflow (WHO)

Columbia will server February 16 – 19 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church.  Volunteer opportunities include working at the shelter, making soup or stew for dinner, calling volunteers, and praying for families and workers.  Sign up in the Gathering Area today.



Ways to Grow and Learn:

Ellen Torongo Scholarships 

Applications for the Ellen Torongo Scholarships may be printed from the church website under Ministries then Presbyterian Women. There are four different scholarships available. Completed applications are due back no later than 4:30pm on Monday, March 2. Contact Judy Falk for more information.

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