St. Columba’s Nursery School is the largest ministry of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, and in the spirit of hundreds of years of Episcopal educational tradition, welcomes children and families of all faith traditions or none at all.
Our Episcopal Roots
Service learning and our weekly chapel (called Get Together) are each a part of our Episcopal-ness. Our favorite service project is our monthly Soup Day. The children bring vegetables and other soup-making ingredients, which they wash, chop and add to our enormous soup pot. In the spring and fall, they garnish the soup with herbs and greens they pick from our gardens. The soup is prepared in the church kitchen for guests of the Water Ministry, which serves our homeless neighbors and friends. We also collect cereal for Martha’s Table, host a Mitten Tree and baby goods drive for St. Philip’s Child Development Center in Anacostia, donate books and art supplies for children in need, and collect pet care necessities for the Washington Animal Rescue League.
At Get-Together, led by Head of School, Julia Berry, the children experience gathering as a community in a sacred space to sing, hear stories, celebrate birthdays and be reminded that God loves us all and expects us to care for each other and our Earth. Get-Together is also a time where the children learn about and celebrate diverse religious holidays, often with the help of families who practice them.
Parents, would you like to know more about family involvement at St. Columba’s?
Rich Learning and Active Outdoor Play
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