Stonybrook Children and Family Ministries will provide donuts and beverages for children to enjoy with their fathers, grandfathers and uncles to celebrate Father's Day. If the weather is good, we will be outdoors in back of Cook Chapel. If the weather is inclement the event will be located in the Stonybrook Early Learning Center mallway.
The community is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, May 30 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Stonybrook. The purpose of this public input meeting is to review and allow for comment on the proposed trail project and alignment for section four of the Big Walnut Trail. Once completed, this trail will connect to section five of the Big Walnut Trail along Olde Ridenour Road to the existing Big Walnut Trail Section One, located on Nob Hill Drive. Section four is critical for the overall Big Walnut Trail system and will complete the trail system from Morse Road south to Rocky Fork Drive South. No formal presentation will be given during the open house. However, staff will be present to answer questions. For more information, contact City Engineer Robert Priestas at 614.342.4050 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, May 21st Stonybrook Church will be reaching out into our community and serving as one congregation. We will be having ONE service at 9:00 am. Following the service we will be sent out to serve until 12:30 pm. Packed lunches will be provided. Childcare will be offered for children 6 weeks- 3 years at the church. When signing up if you need childcare please state the age of your children in the personal message box.
We are partnering with Gahanna Parks and Rec, Gahanna Jefferson City Schools, Gahanna Historical Society, NNEMAP Food Pantry, Sunrise of Gahanna, and National Church Residences to help better our community. You can also serve on projects from people in our neighborhoods, to help those unable to make minor home repairs on their own. Lastly we are partnering with NNEMAP and our Childrens Ministry for a young family friendly opportunity, re-packaging Dog food.
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Blennerhassett Island is a historic state park located on a small island in the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia. On May 20 we will travel aboard a deluxe motor coach to the Blennerhassett Museum to see some of the priceless, historic relics of the Ohio Valley’s past. Then it is a sternwheeler ride to the island where we will enjoy a box lunch, have a narrated horse-drawn wagon ride and tour the 200 year-old mansion. The Palladian style mansion resembles George Washington’s Mount Vernon and was visited by Aaron Burr. The cost is $70 per person. The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 17. Contact Bill Bartter with questions at email@example.com or visit blennerhassettislandstatepark.com
"An Overview of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Church's Quest for Peace in the Holy Land" Our speaker will be Skip Cornett, retired Lutheran clergy and former Director of Continuing Education at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. Skip is a Gahanna resident with a Master's degree, specializing in Israeli settlements in the West Bank (Palestinian territory). Although Skip is well-versed in this topic, this will not be a graduate-level seminar. Anyone who has an interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided and a free-will offering will be received to cover the cost of the food. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 7.
Maundy Thursday, April 13: 7:00 pm (Sanctuary), Good Friday, April 14: 12:00 pm (Wesley), Easter Sunday, April 16: 6:30 am Sunrise service (Fishers' Barn, located across the street), Traditional services 8:00 am and 9:30 am (Sanctuary), Contemporary service 11:00 am (Wesley).
Completed in 1985, John Rutter's Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Requiem or Mass for the Dead. This 40 minute work will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 9 at the 8:00 and 9:30 am services by 28 Stonybrook vocalists and a chamber ensemble consisting of organ, harp, tympani, bells, flute, oboe and cello.
Sunday Evening Soup Supper and Vespers for Lent Our final Soup Supper will be served April 2 from 4:30—5:15 pm. The menu will be soup, bread, fruit/cookies and beverage. A free-will offering will be received. The Lenten Vesper Services will begin at 5:30 pm and will feature a Reader’s Theater presentation for two voices from Max Lucado’s book, No Wonder they Call Him the Savior. The services will include simple songs, prayer, special music by various Stonybrook musicians, children’s moments (new this year), scripture readings and the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
Stonybrook’s Healing and Wholeness Service will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Marcie Seidel. Marcie became the Executive Director of Drug Free Action Alliance in 2011, after serving as Assistant Director overseeing the areas of communications and public policy for the agency since 2007. In the role as Assistant Director, she also led the Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High-Risk Drinking as Project Director. Prior to Drug Free Action Alliance, Marcie served eight years as chief of staff to Ohio’s First Lady Hope Taft and she served on the senior staff of advisors to the Governor. In this capacity, she worked extensively at the state and national level on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention activities. Marcie will share healing stories from family members who have lost a loved one to drug addiction and were helped to channel their grief into positive advocacy activities to help prevent further drug overdoses and deaths. Pastor Bob, Pastor Nikki and the Stonybrook Healing Ministry team will lead in the healing prayers and preside for the Sacrament of Holy Communion. You may come to the service to pray for others, to have the community pray for your special needs, pray for the hurt and brokenness in the world and learn about some tangible work that is being done to combat the growing drug epidemic in Ohio. A free-will offering will be received.
The Central Ohio Brass Band and Gahanna Lincoln High School Jazz Band will share a concert at 7:30 pm Tuesday, February 28 to be held at Stonybrook. Also featured at this event will be an art show of Stonybrook artists. Featured media will be oils, acrylics, water colors, photography and sculpture. This event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering with be taken to support the two musical ensembles.
Everyone is invited to the Haiti Experience! Our Stonybrook team who went there recently will share their experiences. See photos and learn about the country, culture and orphanage. Lunch at noon, donations accepted.
Dr. Walter Crouch, the President of Appalachian Service Project will be our guest preacher on Sunday, February 12, at all three services. There will be a light lunch in Wesley following the 11:00 service (approximately 12:30 pm). Anyone who would like to personally meet with Walter and ask any questions about ASP and hear a little more about the work of ASP, is invited to come for lunch. To make sure we have the right amount of food, please RSVP on the form below.
If you have an ASP shirt from a past trip, please wear it on Sunday.
We're looking forward to hosting Dr. Crouch and hope you will be able to join us for worship and lunch.
Pastor Bob Thomas; Pastor Nikki Baker; Jason Sheldon, Stonybrook ASP Coordinator; Ben Lilly, Student Ministries Director; Emily Keener, Missions and Outreach Coordinator.
With our apologies, due to an unexpected high number of registrations this year and space limitations the registration page is now closed.
Our Annual Candyland Ball will be held Friday, February 10, 2017 for fathers and daughters of all ages. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Buffet style appetizers and dinner begin 6:00 pm, including an ice cream sundae bar. Music for dancing by a popular DJ. Donations accepted at the door, $10/person suggested. Professional photos available for a minimal additional fee.
Prime Timers Lunch and Learn "Reminiscing the 1950s" Many of us grew up in the 1950s and remember the Korean War on the world stage and Howdy Doody on the home stage. Psychologists have claimed that our personalities are shaped by the events of our childhood years. The Prime Timers will explore and reminisce the events of the 1950s on Wednesday, January 18 at 12:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose room. We will share our personal memories of the 1950s. A light lunch will be provided. Sign ups will begin next week. If you have questions, contact Bill Bartter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Service of Healing and Wholeness will be held Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm in Wesley. The service is open to the entire community. The heroin epidemic is growing and causing much pain and destruction across our city and nation. Tom Paulus is a community relations police officer on the west side of Columbus and has a powerful story to tell about progress and hope for some caught up in the sweeping addiction. Tom’s story is based on his day-to-day work in the community and his undergirding faith in God. Pastors Bob and Nikki will lead in the healing prayers and preside for the Sacrament of Holy Communion with assistance from the Stonybrook Healing Ministry team. Plan to come to the service to pray for others individuals, to have the community pray for your special needs, and to pray for the healing of our city and nation. We know that God works in miraculous and powerful ways. A free-will offering will be received for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House.
Stonybrook is partnering with The Central Ohio Brass Band to present a Christmas Concert to be held Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 pm in our sanctuary. This is the first of three collaborations between Stonybrook and this fine musical organization over the next six months. COBB is our “neighbor” in that their rehearsal home is just up the road at Columbus Academy. Price of admission is paper products to be donated to NNEMAP.
Back by popular demand…Jazz Worship! Remember our Change The World Sunday in May? There was great enthusiasm for the jazz music experienced that day. Sunday, December 4 at the 8:00 am and 9:30 am services we will share Jazz Advent Worship in which traditional melodies will be transformed into jazz style by Stonybrook musicians Kelly Shellhammer, Rob Cebriak, Jonathan Bradshaw, Greg Miller, Ian Ryan, Debbie Chotkevys and our volunteer choir. We hope you will plan to be with us and invite others to this unique worship experience.
Lift Up Your Heads Ministry, a partnership between Stonybrook Church and Rhema Christian Center, is hosting an event for all men and women who have experienced the loss of a loved one, relationship or job. “And I will restore to you the years the locusts have eaten.” ~Joel 2:25. A continental breakfast and turkey lunch will be provided. Join us as we gather together in fellowship, prayer and instruction in order to take back our lives. We need servants who can help with registration, food service, set-up and clean-up. Invite your friends and neighbors!
The Prime Timers are sponsoring a day trip to “Amish Country” on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. We will have an early morning departure from the church, going to the Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek and their production of “Our Christmas Dinner”. Join us in finding out what happens when Christmas plans are interrupted by surprise strangers, kinfolk and a snow storm.We will enjoy lunch at Der Dutchman, plus time to shop at Breitenbach Wine Cellars and Tis The Season, Ohio’s largest year round Christmas shop. The cost is $80 per person and includes travel aboard deluxe motor coach, show and lunch.
***TICKETS ARE LIMITED***
America in the 1940’s The Prime Timers ministry is hosting an event on Wednesday, November 16 from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. A light lunch will be provided. Bob Weihenmayer, a WWII veteran, will share some of his experiences. Also, the floor will be open for others to share their personal or family experiences of this major time in American history. We will discuss world events and also cultural and personal events. How did the war impact American families? What was popular on the radio? What novels did people read or plays did they attend? What was the impact of returning soldiers and the GI bill? What was America like with so many post-war babies (those famous “baby boomers”)? All members of the Stonybrook community are invited to participate (even if you were not around in the 1940’s). If you have questions, please contact Bill Bartter at email@example.com. Sign up below or on the Connection Card during Sunday services.
Join us for Stonybrook Church's Annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 22 from 5:00 -7:00 pm. This outdoor event provides our church with an opportunity to minister to families from Gahanna and greater Columbus seeking family-friendly fall FUN! Last year we had over 800 people attend our event. We are looking for individuals, families and groups to sponsor a car to decorate in a child-friendly theme and hand out candy or small non-food prizes. Volunteers are also needed for set-up, take down, serving refreshments and hospitality. Sign up below to serve or decorate a trunk.
Stonybrook is Participating in:
Plan to stop by Stonybrook at either 1:30 or 6:30 pm on TUESDAY, August 30 and join a table in Wesley Hall for some light refreshments and an hour of conversation.
More than 3,000 residents are expected to participate in at least 300 conversations held across the region. The hosted conversations of 8-12 participants will be an open conversation, where people can express ideas about the strengths and challenges we face as a community.
“Central Ohio is a caring region. We thrive and create new opportunities when we come together to discuss the challenges facing our region.”— Douglas F. Kridler, President and CEO of The Columbus Foundation
The emphasis is not on finding immediate solutions, but rather on creating authentic civic energy and engagement through the conversations that occur and the ideas that are shared. The Big Table will give participants an opportunity to share their thoughts about creating a promising future for our community. A follow up survey will collect summary responses, ideas, and suggestions.
In gratitude and honor of each person who participates, The Columbus Foundation will make a contribution to the Gifts of Kindness Fund. This fund provides one-time emergency grants to help lift up individuals and families who experience an unexpected setback.
Please come to the table and bring a friend, co-worker, neighbor or family member.
Preschool Camp Stonybrook Children and Family Ministries will host Preschool Camp "Jesus Gives Us Courage!, Follow Him!" August 23-25, 9:00 am-11:00 am or 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Each day preschoolers will learn how ordinary people showed amazing courage when they trusted in God: Day 1: Daniel and the Lions Den, Day 2: Queen Esther Saves her People, and Day 3: Peter Walks on Water. This camp is for 3-5 year olds who are potty trained. Cost for the camp is $25.00. To register click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.