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 10 am.*


Stone Village's Guidelines & Requirements to attend public worship.


*As we continue to navigate the reality of COVID-19, Stone Village will continue offering online worship on the church's YouTube channel,  Worship page, Facebook page, and Instagram page. 


Dear Stoners – 

 

I hope this note finds all of you well. 

 

Stone Village’s return to public worship will be Sunday, November 28 at 10 am, the First Sunday of Advent.

 

Our return to public worship will be a soft return to allow for space to assess and adjust to the needs of the community as we continue to live-in and navigate the pandemic. In addition to the public worship offering at 10 am, I will continue to pre-record and post weekly worship elements on social media for those not ready to return.

 

Those who do return to public worship (ages 2 and up) will be required to wear a face mask, and there is no exception to this requirement. Please take a moment to review Stone Village's additional Guidelines & Requirements for public worship. 

 

Regarding Stone Village’s children, I’ve spent the most time considering their safety and how best to meet and support their needs. So, beginning on Sunday, November 28, the current Sunday School format offered on Zoom will move from 9:30 am to 9:00 am for our families not ready to return to public gatherings. For those families ready to return, we will offer Sunday School at 10 am led by Beata and volunteers.  Also, at this time, anyone who volunteers with the children during Sunday School will be required to show proof of vaccination; this requirement honors a request made by the children’s parents.   

 

I realize this is a big announcement and I've not touched on every nuance, so if you have any questions, please let me know. 

 

I look forward to us being together again and the end of this time apart in the wilderness. 

 

Peace to you - 

Pastor John

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 at the  10  am service.  

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.

eNewsletter

Each week, Stone Village publishes an eNewsletter, 

highlighting impending ministry offerings and events. 

If you would like to learn more about our community, 

you're welcome to subscribe to our eNewsletter.

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Stone Village's Guidelines and Requirements for Public Worship

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This Week's eNewsletter: December Gallery Hop, New Children's Minister & Open Shelter Wishlist

eNewsletter 11/11/21: Open Shelter Holiday Wishlist

eNewsletter 11/2/21: Stone Village's Return to Public Worship & November Gallery Hop


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.