Missions at Stonybrook
Stonybrook Church is passionate about serving in missions localy, nationally, and globally. Our goal is to create new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World, through our missional opportunities.
UNITED METHODIST MEN
This ministry has one major fundraiser 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.
CHANGE THE WORLD WEEKEND
Each year in May we have one service, and then go out into our community to serve. We partner with Gahanna Jefferson City Schools, Gahanna Parks and Rec, and other organizations to better Gahanna. On this day we also assist individual home owners on projects they are unable to do. What better way to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
NNEMAP FOOD PANTRY
Stonybrook is a sponsor of one of the largest food pantries in Franklin County, NNEMAP provides over 29,000 people with a 3-day supply of food twice a month. Help support our commitment to this worthy cause through your donations of funds and food products. Check their website for a list of current needs and upcoming events.
BILL GLASS BEYOND THE WALLS
Bill Glass BEHIND THE WALLS is a Dallas-based ministry, started by former NFL player Bill Glass. With a dedicated staff and volunteers numbering in the thousands, the ministry is known for its high-energy Day of Champions and Weekend of Champions events conducted inside prisons across the country. For more information contact Dan Shupe at DanShupe.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing Hearts, Transforming Lives, Impacting the World
During the initial Kairos weekend, Kairos volunteers serve as God’s instrument through which His love, grace and mercy are expressed to the participants/guests in a real and profound way. God begins changing hearts. Following their weekend experience, participants/guests are encouraged to take responsibility for their life choices and their relations with God; they are invited to engage in small accountability groups
For more information contact Dan Shupe at DanShupe.email@example.com.
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.
GRIN (GAHANNA RESIDENTS IN NEED)
GRIN is a community wide, faith based organization committed to helping the residents of the Gahanna-Jefferson school district in a time of need. We support financially, by serving and food donations. Clothing donations can be dropped off at 760 Morrison Road, Gahanna Suites A and B. For hours of operation and more info visit http://www.grin4gahanna.org or call 614.214.4747.
FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH
This is a partnership with Peace Lutheran Church to provide and serve a meal each Sunday for those who desire it. Our Sunday is the 4th Sunday of each month.
HOPE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Located just south of Gahanna on Steltzer Road, this is a ministry of the United Methodist Church that serves members of Gahanna and Columbus' Hispanic and Latino communities. Opportunities are available to support the many activities there such as tutoring, Bible Study, ESL classes, school supplies, Christmas gifts and medical clinic support.
GAHANNA SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
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 prepare food at the church and deliver to the lunch location; on-site helpers are needed to serve food to the students.
APPALACHIAN SERVICE PROJECT (ASP)
ASP provides life-changing short-term Christian mission trip opportunities, bringing youth, adult, and college volunteers into rural Central Appalachia to make homes warmer, safer, and drier for families in need.
This year’s trip in 2018 made it our 43rd year of serving on ASP trips!
McCurdy Ministries is thriving and striving to make an important difference in the Española Valley. They work in partnership with McCurdy Charter School (MCS) which is located on campus. Their ministries include MCurdy Preschool, Project Cariño (mental health counseling program for MCS students and families), After School Care, Breakfast and Lunch Program, Camp Stars (summer camp that combines the best of VBS with STEM education) and a Volunteer Program which welcomes volunteers to the campus from around the country. Stonybrook supports this ministry through donations, as well as sending volunteers to serve in New Mexico.
Keith & Natalie Back
REACH THE COLLEGE CAMPUS TODAY, CHANGE THE WORLD TOMORROW. 90% of people who accept Christ do so before the age of 21. Many professors are teaching that there is no God. College is often the place where students shape their beliefs about life and spirituality.
We are also working to reach the over 1,500 international students at Indiana University and Purdue University in Indianapolis for Christ. The top international students from around the world are sent to America. Most of these students return to their home countries where they will be the leaders. If we can reach them for Christ while they study here, we can send them back to places that we as Americans have hard times getting in. We have interacted with students from Iran, Japan, S. Korea, China, India, Ghana, the Gaza strip, Thailand and many other countries.
Reaching internationals here now can literally take the gospel to ALL THE ENDS of the Earth.
Helping Haitian Angels
Stonybrook is a partner with Helping Haitian Angels which is a Christian organization caring for orphaned and abandoned children in Northern Haiti by raising them to become healthy, happy, Christian members of their communities who will have the tools to positively impact future generations.
For more information about HHA visit http://www.helpinghaitianangels.org