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Fast-growing church celebrates 10 years
Public invited to attend special services Sunday
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Forsyth County News

If you’re going

* What: Tenth anniversary celebration

* When: 9 a.m. and 11:15 services; luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Sunday

* Where: St. Columba Episcopal Church, 939 James Burgess Road

* For more information about the church, visit http://www.saintcolumba.net/.

In honor of its 10thanniversary Sunday, St. Columba Episcopal Church in south Forsyth invites the community to take part in special festivities.

The Rev. Robert Wright, the 10th bishop of Atlanta, will speak at both the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.

In addition, the church’s adult and children’s choirs will come together for performances at both services. They will be accompanied by Premiere Brass, an Atlanta brass instrument ensemble.

A parish luncheon, which is also open to the public, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and is being presented by the Knights of Columba and Daughters of the King. Both are church-sponsored service groups.

Margie Hutson, who serves on St. Columba’s governing board and in Daughters of the King, said everyone at the church is excited to celebrate the milestone anniversary.

“The anniversary event is all about the next 10 years going forward, what we’re going to do and how we’re going to grow and what’s meaningful to the community around us,” she said, noting that at one time St. Columba was the fastest growing Episcopal parish in the nation.

The parish was established in 2003 and met at South Forsyth Middle School. In 2006, ground was broken on the site of the current church building at 939 James Burgess Road.

The first congregation included about 500 members and has more than doubled over the past decade, totaling more than 1,100 members today.