Stone Village Church is a contemplative LGBTQI friendly faith community in the Short North & downtown Columbus. Join us Sundays @ 9, 10:15 & 11:30 am for worship

Welcome to

Stone Village Church

No matter who you are or the path you walk, you are welcome here

Our Vision

As a community of faith, we believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therefore, every human being is invited to be a real part of the church, regardless of background, belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, age or any of the other categories people use to separate or exclude. We believe that the goal of church is not to make people more religious but to help people be more fully human. Our ultimate goal is to grow in love and understanding of our creator, God, while simultaneously growing in love and understanding of one another. We invite you to join us for Sunday worship at 9 & 10:30 am.

A Note from Pastor John - Updated 10/1/20

Dear Stone Village Church –


I pray this note finds you well. 


Although many of our onsite and in-person ministry offerings and gatherings are currently suspended due to COVID-19, we remain committed to one another and to our work on behalf of those who live in the margins.



As we move into the fall season and colder temperatures become our reality, Stone Village’s current outdoor ministries will transition to Zoom. The Zoom links will be accessible through Stone Village’s Slack platform. If you have not set-up a personal profile on Stone Village’s Slack platform and wish to participate, please contact Pastor John.   


The following ministries are offered in-person, yet those present must wear a mask and honor social distancing guidelines. Stone Village's ID & Birth Certificate Ministry, offered on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am. 


For now, as a worshiping community, we will remain connected through online worship at Stone Village's YouTube channel as well as Stone Village's Worship page and Facebook page. 

 

This is a wilderness time of life for each of us. And in the wilderness, we can easily succumb to fear and despair and panic; and rightly so, our world has shifted, life is different, and the future feels uncertain.  And yet, we are still God’s children, and now more than ever, we need to hold tightly to our identity as God’s Beloved. We do not journey alone. We will get through this wilderness time of life together. 

 

And although much in our lives has been canceled or postponed, love is not one of them. 

 

Now, more than ever, we need to be a good neighbor. Don’t replace empathy with apathy. Don’t replace kindness with despair. Don’t replace love with hate.  Check on your neighbors. No one should feel isolated or alone during this time. If you’re in a life group or a dinner group or a bible study, please consider sending a message to those in your group. If you live on a street or in an apartment building with an elderly neighbor or a single parent, please inquire if they need help. If you know of someone in need, including yourself, please do not hesitate to contact the church; the church has the resources to help. If you’re a parent and need childcare, the church has the space and I certainly now have the time to watch Frozen II on a loop. If you or a neighbor need groceries or errands ran, either I or members of Stone Village will meet those needs.  If you know of a local organization in need of support, please contact me, the church will help. Now is not the time to go it alone. Please reach out for help and support. 

 

In the days ahead, I pray you will be gentle with yourself and with others. I pray you will embrace patience and offer compassion. I pray you will be mindful of your neighbors. I pray you find hope and joy in this unexpected time of life. I pray rest for your body and your spirit. I pray you will remember to breathe; God is never farther than a breath away. 

 

If you need anything, I’m here. 

 

Peace and love to each of you – 

 

Pastor John

C: 614-579-5493

We Are

A worshiping community of 120 or so people. We are married couples, young families, children, young adults, LGBTQI, straight, Baby Boomers and singles. 


A community of rich and diverse faith traditions; we have United Methodists, post-Evangelicals, Presbyterians, Baptists, Lutherans, Catholics, Reformed, UCC, agnostics, atheists, and the ever popular "nothing." 


An urban faith community, born and raised in central Ohio, located in the Short North Arts District. Our home is a modern facility with lots of windows, steel beams and concrete floors. 


A sacramental community. We believe communion is central to our identity as God's Beloved as well as our work on behalf of God's hope for creation. We invite, without exception, all people to receive the bread and the cup. 


A community with a lot of children. We celebrate children in our community and we encourage our children to be fully present and fully engaged in worship and community events. We offer SVC KIDS, an educational ministry, at the 9 and 10:30  am services.  

We Believe

We believe that God reaches out to us in different ways. God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the savior—known boldly and intimately in Jesus life, which shows us how to live and love. God is the Spirit who enables us to make a difference in our world and in the lives of others.


We believe that every human being is created and gifted by God; therefore, every human being is invited to be a real part of the church, regardless of background, belief, sexual orientation, gender, class or any of the other categories people use to separate or exclude. 


We believe that the goal of church is not to make people more religious but to help people be more fully human. 


We believe that the Bible is a beautiful, God-inspired, complex, and challenging book. We believe that its message of grace matters most when we live it out in a way that people’s lives are changed (our own lives included).


We believe that we need each other. It’s a lot easier to follow God with friends than it is by ourselves. 


We believe that we don’t have all the answers and that disagreement and discussion is healthy. Whatever specific things you believe about God or Jesus aren’t as important to us as is your desire to explore and be in community. 


We believe that we are called to reach out to our neighbors both locally and globally and serve them in ways that make a difference. 


We believe that spiritual practices like prayer, reading the Bible, participating in small groups, fasting, and tithing are vital to our faith.

FlockNote

Stone Village Church utilizes the communication platform, 

FlockNote, to send text messages to our community. 

All text messages pertain to ministry changes and general ministry reminders. 

If you are a member of Stone Village, please consider registering for FlockNote.