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 in order to secure an state identification voucher. If you have questions about acceptable certified forms, please visit the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. 


Please note, only twenty vouchers are given each week. 

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 out of state Birth Certificates. 


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


Please note, only four Birth Certificate vouchers are given each week.

Brown Bag Lunch Ministry

On the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, Stone Village's community gathers and packs 425 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 October, Stone Village’s community will focus on collecting new and gently used winter coats. Our goal is to collect 300 coats.

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. 

  • Hear Jane Roar

    A local community organization, offering a platform for women to share their stories, become empowered, and change the world. 

  • The Open Shelter

    The Open Shelter provides, directly or by referral, emergency shelter and assistance for homeless and marginally housed persons in Central Ohio, especially the most vulnerable among them. 

  • 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. 

  • Mid Ohio Food Bank

    The Mid Ohio Food Bank (MOFB) works to help Ohio residents meet one of the most basic human needs: food. Not only does MOFB increase access to food for persons in need, they also promote hunger response programs and increase community awareness about hunger in Ohio. Volunteers are essential to MOFB's success, and can be involved in a range of activities from stocking the food panty, to sorting and packing donations, to guiding shoppers through the food pantry and helping with events. 


    If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Stone Village member David Friedrich.