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FAQs During Covid-19

During this time of Covid-19, please continue to check back here for updated information you might find helpful regarding Overbrook Church. If you have questions which are not answered here, please contact us.

I miss being in the church. Can I come inside just to meditate or to pray?

While we would love to allow personal opportunities for reflection in our worship spaces, we are not yet ready to do so. Please know that we will communicate when those opportunities are available as we progress though our phases of safe re-opening. Until then, remember that parts of our online worship services are recorded inside the church building and watching those might provide the familiarity you desire. We also suggest finding a special space in nature, or creating a peaceful place in your home, in which to regularly pray and worship during this time.

I miss seeing other church members. How can I connect with them?

There are many ways we are interacting, and we hope you’ll join us in all ways which are comfortable to you:

  • Online: weekly 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning coffee hour; members-only Facebook fellowship group; Youth Fellowship – schedule varies
  • In Person: outdoor Sunday morning worship through June 20th; indoor Sunday morning worhsip, beginning June 27th; monthly book group; monthly Theology on Tap fellowship group; occasional small fellowship groups; lawn mowing and garden upkeep crew; parking lot food drive volunteering or donating
  • Other: We encourage you to find ways to “pass the peace” to others in the congregation by calling to say hello or by emailing or mailing them a short note. Contact the church office to request an updated directory.

We are continually adding ways to safely come together. Be sure to check the weekly email updates to see what’s new. If you are a member of our congregation but do not receive the email updates or the postal mailings, please contact the church office to be added to the list.

Someone has died, can we have a memorial service?

During the time in which our properties have been closed due to Covid-19, we have continued to help families celebrate the life of loved ones who have passed away. A graveside or funeral home service can be arranged. If a death has occurred in your family, please contact a pastor to to see how they might be able to help by leaving a message on the Pastor on Call line (614-261-0905).

How do I receive pastoral care right now?

We know things can seem challenging on many levels. If you’d find it helpful to talk to a pastor, a deacon or a Stephen minister, please contact the church office to be put in touch with someone to help provide you with some emotional, social or spiritual support.

Can I borrow a Hymnal or a Bible?

We know some of you might like to borrow a hymnal or a Bible to keep at home for awhile – perhaps even for several months. If you’re one of those folks, please contact the church office (614-261-1040 or office@overbrookchurch.org).

How are offerings/donations collected at this time?

You can give online by clicking here:

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You are also welcome to mail a check with your offerings/donations directly to the church (4131 North High Street; Columbus, OH  43214). We are picking up our mail from the post office several times a week. Additionally, you can contact John Wyckoff (jwyckoff@overbrookchurch.org) to set up auto payment from your bank account.

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