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’s 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, and 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 due to kitchen construction)
St. Columba's Community Drive Through Meal has been suspended as of May 2021, pending the construction of our new kitchen! We will resume when our new facilities are available.
For more about the history of this Community Meal at St. James’ and at St. Columba’s, click here.
Volunteers and contributions are still needed for the Thursday Community Meal in Waimea, with seated buffet service in the Pavilion from 5 to 6PM and drive-through boxed meals available 4:30 to 5PM.
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.