SVC honors & cares for our neighbors in the Short North and Columbus community through our Social Justice outreach programs. Join us & Invest in Hope.

              Outreach

                                                          For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,

I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, 

I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

 ~ Matthew 25: 35 - 36



As a community of faith, our intent is to always provide hope, kindness, love, and tangible assistance to all persons and families in need, and so we honor and care for our neighbors through our Brown Bag Lunch Ministry, our State ID & Birth Certificate Ministries, our Homeless Ministry, and our Community Partnerships. 


Below, you can learn more about Stone Village's outreach ministries as well as the other ways our community seeks justice and offers mercy on behalf of those living in the margins. If you have questions, please contact Pastor John.

State ID Ministry

Those in need of an Ohio Identification Card can receive a voucher from Stone Village Church on Wednesday morning at 8:30 am. 

 

Our voucher covers the cost of an Ohio identification card. The voucher does not cover the cost of an Ohio driver's license, nor can the voucher be used towards a driver's license. 

 

Those in need must have two certified forms of identification (photocopies are not certified documents) in order to secure a voucher for their state ID. 

 

The Primary Document must have a person's date of birth. These documents include: a birth certificate, passport, naturalization or citizenship documentation, a certified document from the courthouse, a state ID or driver’s license not expired beyond six months and military identification. 

 

The Secondary Document must have a person's social security number. These documents include: a social security card, a social security print out, a certified court document, a school transcript, Medicare card, w-2 form, 1099 form, and military discharge documents.  

 

If an individual is not born in the state of Ohio, they MUST have a certified copy of their out of state birth certificate. Ohio will not issue an Ohio ID without the out of state birth certificate. 

 

An offender release card (green card) covers all documents the state requires to issue a state ID.

 

Finally, a person cannot have a state ID and a driver’s license simultaneously in the state of Ohio. So, if a person currently has driving privileges, utilizes Stone Village's ID ministry, they will be driving illegally. 


If you have questions about acceptable certified forms, please visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles


If you have questions, please contact Pastor John

Birth Certificate Ministry

Persons in need an Ohio Birth Certificate can receive a voucher from Stone Village Church on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am.  


Our voucher only covers the cost of an Ohio Birth Certificate, our voucher does not cover the cost of out of state Birth Certificates. 


Those in need must be born in the state of Ohio and have a referral letter from an accredited organization or agency, illustrating their need for the voucher. 


The letter need only convey the person's name and need of assistance to obtain a Birth Certificate. 


If you have questions, please contact Pastor John

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

On the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, Stone Village's community gathers and packs 400 lunches to feed those who hunger. 


We invite you to join us.

Homeless Ministry

Inspired by the needs of those who are homeless, each month Stone Village Church will collect one item, different each month, to be delivered on Sunday mornings and placed at the altar.


During the month of December, Stone Village’s community will focus on collecting hand and feet warmers. Our goal is to collect 500 packages. 

Community Partnerships

In addition to our internal outreach ministries, Stone Village is in partnership with the following community organizations, who are making a bold and inspiring difference in the lives of women, immigrants, refugees and the homeless living in Central Ohio. 

  • The Open Shelter

    The Open Shelter is an Advocacy Center & Day Services Shelter for homeless and marginally-housed people in Central Ohio. The Open Shelter provides crucial needs directly to those in crisis. Coordinated, supportive services are also provided, directly or by referral. Through the generosity of our supporters, we also provide the basics of survival – hot meals, sack lunches, food, clothing, personal hygiene items, tarps and sleeping bags.

  • Make A Day

    At Make A Day, we operate through Pop-Up events hosted by local businesses. Events have included food trucks, pop-up salons, gourmet coffee stands and more. All centered around promoting positive relationships, love, and encouragement thorough connection and conversation with our local homeless community.

  • Avanza Together

    A local community organization looking to bridge the gap between the immigrants in Columbus looking for support, and community members looking to stand with them in their time of need.

  • CRIS: Community Refugee & Immigration Services

    Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio.