Get to know Smoky Row Brethren Church
We hope that we can answer some of the questions you might have about us here on this page and throughout the site. We’ve tried to be as straightforward as we can about who we are and what we’re about. If you still have questions after reading through, feel free to come visit and ask them in person! (Seriously, though, you can always just Contact Us.)
Our worship service starts just a little after 10:30, because people always have one more thing to catch up on. It’s good to snag a cup of coffee and a bulletin before coming into the worship area. If they want, parents can grab an activity bag for their older children, and drop their younger ones off at the nursery (3 and under). During the service there’s a reading or two, some songs or hymns are sung. People who feel comfortable enough might share things they’d like the group to pray for, or give an update on some way they’ve seen God come through for them.
A little into the service, parents are invited to take their children back to Children’s Church if they’d like, a time for those from about 4 to 10. The older kids stay in the service, and they may have grabbed an activity bag, too, or may be trying to join with the adults. Someone, usually our Senior Pastor Rich, gives a message that’s either topical or on some part of the Bible that the congregation has been walking through. Everything wraps up officially by 11:40.
For those who are interested, we offer a regular 9:30 Adult Education class that ranges from discussions on books of the Bible, theological topics, or books about the Christian life from perspectives that we might not usually get. It’s a great time.
Location7260 Smoky Row Rd. Columbus, OH 43235
What to Expect
Expect to be greeted warmly, but given space to experience your time with us. Expect to see people talking with each other, and glad to catch up. Expect to discover a congregation where everyone matters, and the pastor isn’t the final authority or the most important person in the room. Expect to hear a kid or two laugh during the morning, and see people of all ages connecting. Expect to not be catered to: the services that we put together take into account a range of preferences, styles, and the gifts we have as a congregation. We just sort of believe that the Church is at its best when it considers everybody.
Expect to be blessed, though, no matter what.
You can contact us if you have any questions that we haven’t answered well enough or forgotten to address.
If you want to get involved in the life of our congregation more deeply, check out one of the main ways we try to help make that happen by reading about our Life Groups.