Worship is the heart of our faith community. Our liturgy represents our diversity and the spirit of joy that comes from opening our hearts to God. We believe that Jesus' hospitality transformed the lives of many and we seek to offer that same hospitality inviting all persons in to experience God’s love and to be welcomed as Christ.
Although Covid-19 has temporarily restricted how we serve, typically Ministers of Worship are made up of those in our congregation who serve on Altar Guild, Acolyte (carrying the cross, banners and torch bearers, and helping with elements at the altar), Flower Guild, Lectors (reading scriptural passages), Lay Eucharistic Ministers (chalice bearers), Usher/Greeters, and Aloha Ministry (welcoming visitors and newcomers with handmade leis), gardening ministers, Children and Youth Ministers (requires “Safeguarding God’s Children” course taught by a licensed provider).
If you are interested in serving in the above ministries, please let us know.
Community Meal (on hiatus starting May 2021 due to kitchen construction)
In recognition of the economic hardships faced by our community during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the longing for fellowship and the desire to serve Christ in others, St. Columba's offers a drive-through Community Meal every Tuesday from 4:30 to 5:30pm. (For more about the history of this Community Meal at St. James‘ and now at St. Columba‘s, click here.)
The bulk of the meal is prepared in St. James’ kitchen in Waimea on Tuesday morning and transported to St. Columba’s in the afternoon, where volunteers package and distribute 300-plus hot boxed meals from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We frequently offer children's crafts and free produce and guarantee a friendly smile with lots of aloha.
We need volunteers to help prepare food in Waimea and transport it to St. Columba's, to bake cookies and assemble cookie bags, and to pack meal boxes and distribute them. Contact Community Meal Coordinator Sue Dela Cruz by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 885-4923. Please note her hours are 9am to 2pm Monday and Wednesday and 9am to 7pm Tuesday and Thursday.