The Short North Arts District is known for an amazing mix of dining destinations, boutique shopping and of course diverse art galleries.  There’s a strong sense of community in the District that stretches beyond the business of the Short North. There are many community organizations as well as non-denominational churches that saturate the neighborhood.

This week, the Short North Business Association is proud highlight several of our area churches as they celebrate the Easter holiday in their own unique way.  We welcome all to come and fellowship with these churches during this holiday and every Sunday:

 

Stone Village Church

Stone Village Church offers an all-inclusive worship experience open to believers of all walks of life.  For Easter, this congregation will begin their Easter service at 7 p.m on Sunday evening at 139 E. 2nd Ave, led by Pastor John Wooden.  Directly following services, dinner will be held at a Short North area eatery that will be determined after worship.  In addition to “spiritual health,” Stone Village Church also hosts a non-professional runners group that meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at 9:30 am to run 3 miles and 5 miles around downtown and the Short North. This is an opportunity to get in shape, engage in a community of like-minded individuals and enjoy our community.

Veritas Community Church

With two campuses, Veritas Community Church will offer a variety of options for this Easter holiday.  Good Friday services will be held on April 6th at 7 p.m. at Upper Arlington High School; this service will include Stations of the Cross. On Easter Sunday, Veritas Community will offer services in the Short North at 345 E. 2nd Ave, presided by Pastor Nick Nye at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. offering baptism and a liturgical worship experience for parishioners. Join Veritas Community Church to learn more about their community initiatives as well such as She Has a Name: a movement of Christ-followers creating awareness and raising funds to fight human trafficking right here in our own city and beyond.

Continuum Church

Services for Easter at Continuum Church will offer a very unique perspective on the religious holiday.  This non-traditional service will be a Q&A seminar with people ranging from atheistic beliefs to tenured Christians discussing Easter and exploring their faith with the opportunity to get their religious questions answered.  Continuum Church gathers at the Gateway Film Center, 1550 North High Street from 10:30 a.m.-12:30a.m. with services being presided over by Pastor Adam Long.  Join the conversation as Continuum Church hosts theircurrent discussion series: “Finding the Center,” which explores the core ideas around which the community is forming. Rather than using their belief statement to define who is in and who is out, Continuum invites everyone into the conversation about these compelling ideas..
Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Greek Orthodox parishioners will begin their celebrate of the Easter holiday on April 15th.  This week-long celebration includes celebrations for the Great and Holy Pascha, Crescens the Martyr, Leonidas, Bishop of Athens, Michael the New Martyr of Smyrna and the 9 monk-martyrs of Corinth.  All services will be held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 N. High Street. Enjoy services in their beautiful church throughout the year and be sure to attend the 40th Annual Greek Festival, held at the cathedral on Labor Day weekend August 31-September 3, 2012.

Capital City Grace Church

Capital City Grace Church serves the community in four dimensions: upward, inward, forward and outward.  Using these tools, Capital City Grace builds the faith from within to then spread the word to those around them.  Their Easter services will be held at Arena Grand Movie Theatre, 175 W Nationwide Blvd at 11 a.m. presided by pastors Larry Totzke and Eric Miller.  The mission of Capital City Grace is to glorify God by following Jesus, loving others, and serving our city. Join this welcoming community of individuals for the Easter holiday this Sunday.

With such a wide variety of options, it is easy to see why celebrating Easter in the Short North is a welcoming option for those looking to celebrate their faith and community. We hope to see you Sunday!