Stonybrook UMC values service as a spiritual act of worship. We desire to reach out into our local, national and global communities to share the love of Christ with everyone.
Change The World Weekend• May 21, 2017
This is a whole church opportunity to go into the community to serve in various designated projects including: yard work, painting, visiting homes, sewing, working in the free store and other projects. On Sunday we will have normal scheduled services sharing our serving experiences.
Gahanna Summer Lunch Club • July 10-14, 2017
This is a citywide cooperative project that provides lunch for students and their families during the summer. We commit to one week each summer. Servants are needed to cook, deliver and serve the food.
The Free Store • Through Grin
We provides clothing and comfort to families in need. Help is needed to sort, wash, label, hang clothes and assist visitors. This project puts us face to face with those who are struggling each and every day. Clothing for the GRIN clothing store should now be dropped at the new site: 760 Morrison Road, Gahanna Suites A and B. Hours are irregular so it would be wise to call before going. The phone number is 214-4747.
Back Pack Project
This is a seasonal event that provides back to school supplies for children in our community. Donations are made by the congregation and help is needed to fill the backpacks and distribute them.
Volunteers work with the same student each week during the student’s lunch hour. Materials are provided by the school. The emphasis is on building a relationship with the student as well as helping them with school work.
Appalachian Service Project has been a Stonybrook outreach for many years. Teams of high school youth and adults spend a week rehabbing houses in West Virginia, Kentucky or Tennessee during the summer.
The Community Lunch
This is a partnership with Peace Lutheran Church to provide a meal each Sunday for those who desire it. Our Sunday is the 4th Sunday of each month. We provide the food, prepare it and serve it at Peace. A sign-up sheet will be found at the Welcome Center.
J.O.Y. (Joining Old and Young)
This is a unique ministry designed to share the joy that our children bring to our lives with the elderly in nursing homes. Four times during the school year families with young children are invited to come to visit with the residents through dancing, singing, crafts and a snack. No preparation needed.
Kairos is a ministry serving men in prison. Volunteers spend a long weekend serving as God’s instrument by showing His love, grace and mercy expressed to participants in a real and profound way. Training meetings are held for 6 weeks. Homemade cookies are used throughout the weekend as a tangible expression of God’s love. You can serve a Prayer vigil, by baking cookies, or serve on a team.
United Methodist Women
The UMW is a unique group of Christian women who share Christ’s love through many ministries for women, children and families. Our projects include “little dresses for Africa, sewing kits for Haiti and providing tools for the Community Development for all People. You are invited to visit either of our two circles or join us for one of our informative general gatherings. This group also provides opportunities for spiritual growth, education, and fellowship.
As the summer winds down and we are collecting for back to school back packs, it is also time for our older students to head off to college. We want them to know they are cared for and remembered. Care packages are sent to all college students. We can serve these students by contributing items or cash, helping pack the boxes for mailing.
Gahanna Residents in Need is another opportunity to share with those who are struggling for daily necessities. Collections of food are made at various times during the year.
Outreach Bell Choir
This is an extension of the music program. The choir visits nursing homes to present musical programs and extend the love of God to those living there.
Hispanic and Latino Ministry
Just south of Gahanna on Seltzer Road is a ministry of the United Methodist church with the Hispanic and Latino population in this area. Activities include tutoring, school supply give-away, Christmas gifts, Bible study, ESL classes and medical clinics.
There are numerous other activities and ways to serve.
This ministry is composed of cyclist that ride together and raise money for cancer research. We sign up to ride as many miles as we are prefer for Pelotonia. Our primary time to ride is April through September when the weather is good for riding. You must have a bike and helmet with the ability to transport your bike to ride starts around the central Ohio area.
United Methodist Men
This ministry has one major fund raiser in January of each year. The Spaghetti Dinner is a tradition at Stonybrook. The funds earned at this event are disbursed to outreach projects related to Stonybrook. All men of the church are encouraged to help with this event by cooking, serving, setting up, cleaning up, or running the dishwasher.
Financial Peace University
“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Prov. 22:7. We all need a plan for our money. FPU is a biblically-based curriculum that teaches how to handle money God’s way. It will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, and spend and save wisely. This course is offered twice a year.