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The Gospel of John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish, but have eternal life.” 

We pray for a powerful Holy Week experience for us all, and a Happy Easter.!

We pray also for good weather for our planting season and abundant crops!

We pray for those in need that they may be blessed!

We pray for the growth of the Kingdom of God, here at St. Columba Anglican Church and in the town of Beaumont and wherever else we may minister to the needs of others!

Dear God, continue to carry us in the palm of your hand!

Amen.

About

St. Columba Anglican Church was established in Beaumont on Sept 18th 1983 after two families felt that Beaumont needed an Anglican church and got approval from then Bishop Rt. Rev. Kent Clark and the Synod Office.  The first services were held in J.E. Lapointe School gymnasium and were presided over by the Venerable Vic Kerr.  We met at J.E. Lapointe for many years until Ecole Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School was built and we moved our services to the Drama room in the High School.  Having risers in this room meant we didn’t have to set up and take down chairs every week and that was a real treat for us!

In 1992 the opportunity arose to get a church building from the former St. John Anglican Church in Kitscoty, Alberta (a town located 225 km east of Edmonton).  Through the efforts of a number of our congregation members, we had the church moved onto a new foundation in Beaumont that we had built.  We were blessed that so many of the original contents from St. John came along with the building  (pews, linens, communion containers, etc. )  Many of the original memorials and plaques still exist.

The Anglican Church Women’s group (ACW) held many fundraisers to raise the money necessary to put a kitchen in our new facility.  We had an Annual Bike Swap, sold Baking and Crafts at the annual Beaumont Craft Fair and sold Cotton Candy at the annual Beaumont Town and Country Days, to name a few.  The kitchen enabled us to put on socials and do some catering.

We held our first church service in the new building in December 1992, where we had to climb up homemade planks and pallets to gain entry.  (We later learned that we weren’t allowed in, until stairs had been completed and a safety inspection done.  We were just so anxious to get in! )

Over the many years we have welcomed new babies, and new members,  said farewell to folks moving or departing from us far too soon.  Our journey as a Church Family continues and we welcome you to join us!

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Groups and Activities

Centering Prayer Meditation

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

We have a group that meets at the Church most Tuesday`s at 7:00 p.m. for group Centering Prayer. Please contact the church for more information.

Music Ministry

Our music ministry consists of a wide variety of hymns, praise and contemporary music worship. There is something for everyone.

Children’s Ministry

Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our church services, as well as partake in the children’s activities, how ever they are most comfortable.

Prayer Chain

The prayer chain is available to members of the St. Columba community and to their families and friends. Our goal is to uphold, strengthen, and encourage others as we pray in faith for God’s will, guidance, healing, and intervention.

The prayer chain members receive the majority of prayer requests via phone, email, or clergy, and send them on to other members of the Prayer Chain Team. At the present time, there are a total of six people on the prayer chain praying for people who have asked us to pray for them, or someone they know.. Prayer requests are confidential, meaning that no one outside the chain is aware of them, unless the Prayer Chain Team is instructed otherwise.

A.C.W. (Anglican Church Women)

The ACW meets monthly to come together in prayer and service.  Business meetings are every Second Month and the alternating months are Social gatherings with a focus on fun and fellowship. Activities undertaken in the recent past include assembling Christmas Emmanuel Sacks for the Inner City Pastoral Ministry, Christmas Care Packages for the Y.E.S.S., and knitting/crocheting Prayer Shawls for sick within the Parish.