When a member of our parish is in need, we provide meals. Please consider joining our Meals Email Group to get updates on opportunities as they arise. This is also a great way to meet people in our Parish. Our Meals Team Coordinator, Cynthia Logsdon is happy to answer any questions!


A short look into this amazing and important work.


Ministry to pregnant & parenting teens

A new ministry of Young Life, YoungLives will specifically serve pregnant and parenting teens. YoungLives reaches teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be.

They are hosting a city-wide interest breakfast on Saturday, August 11 where they will

  • explain the ministry in depth
  • talk about their vision for the ministry in the Midlands
  • discuss potential ways for you to get involved:
    • mentors
    • committee
    • childcare
    • meal team
    • prayer team

You can contact Katie Lindeman at or 859-948-8300 with any questions.


Mentor A Local Refugee

Many refugees who’ve settled in Columbia need a little extra support. Intensive Case Management (ICM) is a program through Lutheran Services Carolinas (LCS) for refugees who require a bit more help. ICM provides medical case management, cultural orientation, referrals to ESL classes, and connecting refugees to community resources. Contact Marwa Aanai, (803.461.2634, or Lynn Morrow ( for more information about getting involved.


Indian Food Catering

Rashmi is a friend of several CotA families and has attended CotA services in the past. She would love to cater Indian food for special events, family gatherings, or whatever, in order to help provide for her family (and also because her passion is cooking!) Please spread the word within our community and contact Catherine Badalamenti (803) 374 -6486 if you are interested in contacting Rashmi. She is an amazing cook!