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Outreach Ministries

Outreach ministries are an integral part our mission to walk in love with the broader community. We are called to bring the church's message of love, compassion, and social justice to those in need, and to build bridges between people of different backgrounds and cultures. Through outreach ministries, the church can address pressing social issues such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, and discrimination, and provide practical support and resources to those affected. Additionally, when we engage in outreach we put our faith into action and to serve as agents of change in the world. Outreach ministries allow us to spread God's love and grace to all, and to create a more just and equal society.

Please contact the parish office at for questions about our Outreach ministries.

Anne Smith School Partnership

This ministry exists to support the partnership between St. Columb’s church and Anne Smith Elementary Public School in Ridgeland, MS. Ministries include a school supply drive at the beginning of the year and resources for a picnic at the close of the school year. 

Ministry Leader - Rebecca Grant 

IONA House

IONA house is an ongoing outreach ministry of St. Columb’s meets weekly on Thursdays and Fridays to prepare and distribute groceries for those in need. 

Ministry Leader & IONA House President - Cy Tandy 

Honduras Medical Mission

St. Columb’s has agreed to “host” the Honduras Medical Mission for 2023 and 2024. This means we will administrate the mission, coordinate fundraisers throughout the Diocese of MS, and host our own fundraising events. Participants in this ministry would help with the coordination and administration of the mission.

Ministry Leader - Cathy Halford 

Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs)

LEV’s take communion to those who are unable to attend in-person services. They also assist the clergy in maintaining an active list of pastoral needs in the parish. This ministry requires training and Diocesan certification, which St. Columb’s provides in house.

Ministry Leader - Rev. Cathy Halford

Meals to Parishioners

As the pastoral need arises, this team of volunteers takes preps meals and takes them to the homes of the parishioner(s) in need.

Ministry Leader - Rebecca Grant

Prayer Shawls

Participants in this ministry create shawls to offer solace and comfort to those in pastoral need. The shawls contain prayers of support and encouragement, and are blessed by the clergy before being distributed. 

Ministry Leader- Mary Margaret Woodrick

Pastoral Care Committee

This committee meets to survey the various ministries associated with pastoral care at St. Columb’s to assess the needs of each ministry, evaluate the effectiveness of each ministry, suggest changes to each ministry, and recommend the creation of new ministries or the suspending of ineffective ministries. 

Committee Chair - Rev. Cathy Halford 

Vestry Shepherd - Mariella Doyle 

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