St. David’s is a diverse and vibrant congregation of about four hundred people who are seeking to grow in the knowledge and love of God. You will find a varied and healthy mixture of people at St. David’s, some of whom are cradle-to-grave Episcopalians and others who have come from other denominations and faith traditions. This diversity is good. We bear out in our everyday lives and worship the truth of St. Paul’s words, “there are different kinds of services, but the same Lord.” You will find that you do not have to have all the answers to be a member of St. David’s. “Searching” is an important part of the faith experience. We feel that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and by reaching out to each other, we all will find the answers in the One who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life”. In short, we see ourselves as being on a journey of faith and we invite you to join us in this journey. We hope you find this website helpful. If there is anything we can do to help you in any way, please contact us.
REGULAR SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
|8:00 AM||Holy Eucharist|
|9:00 AM||Coffee and Fellowship|
|9:15 AM||Sunday School and Adult Forum|
|10:30 AM||Holy Eucharist, with Music|
|10:30 AM||Children's Chapel/Children's Sermon|
|11:45 AM - Noon||Coffee and Fellowship|
St David’s Sunday/Reunion/Coming Home Celebration
St Davids is having a reunion celebration on March 1st 2020. There will be only one service on that day at 10:00 a.m. with lunch afterward. All are invited, especially former parish members and anyone who would just like to come and check us out. Everybody is welcome, since we are the friendliest, most welcoming church in Columbia.
Thank you to all those great volunteers that spent thier Saturday Nov 9th in the church parking lot, helping cut tree limbs and clearing brush. The Nov 16 work day is cancelled, but stay tuned. We will have several more work days coming up soon. Many hands make light work, and that was ceertainly proved.
We have a great bunch of folks at St Davids.
Fun at Camp Gravatt.
If you missed going to Gravatt last Oct 25-27, you really missed a fun, and relaxing time. So many activities, so little time. Such good food. There was hiking, canoeing, archery, hatchet throwing - watch out Daniel Boone - puzzles, good food, story telling - did I mention the good food? See the pictures here.
First Responders Appreciation Day
First Responders Appreciation Day was a big hit. Thanks to all of the wonderful people who made it happen. Especially all of our great cooks who worked hard to create a banquet, and a big thank you to all the policemen and fire fighters who came. We want to let them know that we appreciate their dedication and hard work. See the rest of the pictures here.
Bishop Waldo visited St. David's on Sunday April 28, 2019 for our 10:30 am service. There was a reception and forum with the congregation in the Parish Hall after the service.
St. David's Talent Show was a great time. See the pictures under the main menu "Pic Gallery".
Who can collect the most Easter Eggs? Looks like these two did just fine. Between the Sunrise service and the 10:30 am service, children had a chance to go on an Easter egg hunt. Inside the eggs were all sorts of candy. Good news for dentistry, bad news for parents. Hmm, maybe we should have included toothbrushes and toothpaste in the eggs too!
Teddy bears for children in need.
St. David's Daughters of the King created these teddy bears as part of their ministry.. They go to the Richland County Sheriff's department to give to children who are in need.
What is the Kairos Prison Ministry?
The Kairos Prison Ministry is about going and sharing the word of God and Christ to those who are incarcerated and want to know more about the love of Christ. Our church has been involved in the ministry for many years. We take food and care for those who cannot come to us. We are looking for donations of cookies. Cookies can be baked or store bought. If you wish to donate, please place them in a clear plastic bag. The next prison visit will be April 24 through April 28. Please call the church office (803) 736-0866 and ask to contact Joe Smoak. You can vist the Kairos Prison Ministry website here.
St. David's has turned 30!
That's right. St. David's turned 30 this year in March. St. David's was formed, with the assistance of St. Martin's-in-the Fields Episcopal Church. Fifteen families from St. Martin's agreed to establish the new community. St. David the Patron Saint of Wales, is celebrated on March 1, the date of St. David's death in 589 A.D. On Sunday, March 3rd, we celebrated St. David's Day and the thirtieth anniversary of being in our present church home. On June 9th we celebrated by having a salad pot luck in the Parish Hall, after the 10:30 a.m. service. All of us celebrated St David and all St Davids families. See the pics in the Pic Gallery.