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Upcoming Events
SEP

22

SAT
FOOD PANTRY AND FREE BREAKFAST
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
SEP

23

SUN
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Adult and Children classes:
Blended Worship Service
10:30 AM
Blended Service with traditional and contemporary styles.
Everyone is always welcome and encouraged to join our congregation for worship.
Iglesia Cristiana Mana (Spanish)
2:00 PM
Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica y un lugar de adoracion. La vision: Una iglesia en crecimiento guiada por el Espiritu Santo.
SEP

25

TUE
6pm Basketball Conditioning
Coach Darryl is in the Gym every Tuesday to help with Basketball Conditioning - All Ages
SEP

26

WED
Wednesday Small Groups Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Small groups meet for the purpose of growing spiritually through bible study.
SEP

29

SAT
FOOD PANTRY AND FREE BREAKFAST
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
SEP

30

SUN
Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:25 AM
Adult and Children classes:
Blended Worship Service
10:30 AM
Blended Service with traditional and contemporary styles.
Everyone is always welcome and encouraged to join our congregation for worship.
Meet our new pastor
12:30 PM
A casual get acquainted with pastor Phyllis Plear.
Iglesia Cristiana Mana (Spanish)
2:00 PM
Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica y un lugar de adoracion. La vision: Una iglesia en crecimiento guiada por el Espiritu Santo.
OCT

02

TUE
6pm Basketball Conditioning
Coach Darryl is in the Gym every Tuesday to help with Basketball Conditioning - All Ages
OCT

03

WED
Wednesday Small Groups Bible Study
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Small groups meet for the purpose of growing spiritually through bible study.
Staff
Lead Pastor

Phyllis Plear

I came on the scene in Hillsboro, Ohio; Ernest and Rosie Plear named me Phyllis.  My middle name was supposed to be Lynn, but it did not make it on the birth certificate.  I am the middle sister of three girls.  Shortly after my birth, my family moved to Wilmington, Ohio where my dad worked as a civilian at Clinton County Air Force Base (AFB).  My youngest sister, Rosetta was born there. At a young age my dad began to take me to Sunday school at Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.  I recall fond days growing up in a small town atmosphere.  We knew all of our neighbors; I often ran around barefooted and played continuously in our backyard with my dog Mickey.  I ran up and down a shaded “Wood Street” often with my childhood friends.

In Wilmington we had extended family, in Xenia, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Hillsboro and Blanchester, Ohio.  My dad’s oldest brother and a sister lived with their families in Logan, West Virginia.  We visited often with uncles, aunts and cousins in addition to family friends.  At the end of the 60’s, Clinton County AFB closed and my dad transferred to Lockbourne AFB.  My family moved to Columbus in 1970.  My school years consisted of attending Deshler Elementary, Southmoor Junior High School, and Walnut Ridge High School.  My family joined First AME Zion church on Bryden Road shortly after our move to Columbus.   

Upon graduation from high school I attended Columbus Technical Institute (CTI) for a year.  The following year I joined the Ohio Air National Guard in June 1979.  Leaving home for Lackland AFB was the first time I’d ever flown on an airplane.  Funny but I really didn’t get homesick until my training was almost over.  After military training, I returned to Columbus and finished my Associates Degree in Law Enforcement at CTI.  Shortly thereafter I transferred to Ohio Dominican College and received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  I began my Guard career working in law enforcement, later I worked as a recruiter.  After I received my four year degree, I attended the Air Guard’s officer training school at McGhee-Tyson Air Station, Knoxville, Tennessee and was commissioned a 2d Lieutenant in 1987.  Still trying to find my way and figure out what I wanted to do; I began a master’s program at Central Michigan University (CMU) after officer training.  In 1988 I married Reginald Bynum, an Army Sergeant from Washington, D.C.  Shortly after our marriage we were transferred to Germany where we lived for the next six years and I worked as a civilian in Dusseldorf.  Eventually we moved to Nurnberg, Germany where I worked as a training supervisor.  As an officer I was a reservist at Ramstein AFB where I worked with a transportation unit.  While in Germany I traveled to many European countries, made lots of European and American friends, and truly enjoyed the time we lived there.  

In 1993 we returned to the U.S. and my husband was stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  I worked on the post as a civilian and as a reservist at Westover Air Reserve Base, (Chicopee) Massachusetts.  While in Massachusetts I completed my Master of Science Administration degree at CMU’s Ft. Dix, New Jersey location.  I also completed a Master of Business Administration at Western New England College on Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.  Although I didn’t care for the winters in Massachusetts--way too much snow--it was interesting to travel to all the historical sites in the area and learn about United States history first hand.   

In 1995 Reginald and I moved back to Columbus.  Regretfully our marriage did not last and we divorced in 1997, he remained in the Columbus area.  In June 2012, just days after his birthday Reggie unexpectedly passed away, I miss him.  Except for a brief period of time, fifteen months, that I spent working in Connecticut at a Federal Prison for Women, I have lived in Columbus most of my life.  I retired from the Air Force Reserve at Wright-Patterson AFB in December 2007.  I accepted the call to ministry at First AME Zion in 2010.  During August of that year I preached my first sermon.  I entered the Methodist Theological School of Ohio in 2011.  I was instantly enthralled when I began seminary, whatever I learned I gladly took back to our church and shared it with our parishioners.  Sadly, after several controversies (not personal) regarding various preachers in the AME Zion church, the Lord and I decided it was time for me to move on.  In May of 2012 I became a member of the United Methodist Church (UMC) where I initially worshipped in Reynoldsburg.  In Reynoldsburg I was a ministry intern for two rotations where I learned a great deal about working in ministry.  I was blessed to work with some talented and fantastic folks, and got my first opportunity to go on short term mission trips.  My first trip was to New Jersey to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, the second mission trip was to Haiti to help refurbish a village school.  Also in January of 2013 while in seminary, I was blessed to travel to Cuba with a group of fellow seminarians for our cross cultural immersion experience.  The following year in the spring of 2014 I received a student enrichment grant which allowed me to travel to the countryside of England and study Wesleyan Spirituality at Cliff College. 

During my last term at seminary, I was an intern in clinical pastoral education at Nationwide-Children’s Hospital.  I graduated from MTSO on May 24, 2014, with my Master of Divinity degree and a specialization in spirituality.  My last year at seminary I began the process to become an ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Within this process, in January of this year I appeared before our board of ordained ministry, they voted to affirm me as a provisional elder.  I was confirmed a provisional elder at our annual conference at Lakeside in June of this year.  My former church was North Broadway UMC in the Clintonville area where I was blessed to worship and serve in a very loving faith community.  My North Broadway church family was very supportive of me while I sought my provisional elder status.

A little more about me, recently I graduated from a year of chaplain residency at the Ohio State University (OSU), Wexner Medical Center.  I look forward to a continued relationship with the Pastoral Care Department at OSU as I work part-time in a health care setting as a contract chaplain.  I’m also currently in the process of seeking ecclesiastical endorsement from the denomination.

Brice UMC I am very excited to be your lead pastor and look forward to our worshipping, growing and ministering in God’s grace to others.  I look forward to where God will lead us as the Body of Christ. 

A few final words, presently I reside in Reynoldsburg, Ohio; although my Dad has passed on, my mother lives close by and I receive lots of love and support from my fiancé Rudy, my family and friends. 

 






Pastoral Administrative Assistant

Angela Wilson

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Hello my name is Angela Wilson and I am the new Pastoral Administrative Assistant here at Brice United Methoist Church. I have been involved with the church for almost a year and prior to that I was the Administrative Assistant at the school Brice Christian Academy for 2 years. I really love the ministry here and at the school and am truly happy to help others daily and to be able to work in the house of the Lord. I am orignally from Huntington Beach Califorina and have now been in Ohio for a little over 7 years and find that each year I grow to love it here just as much as I love Califorina. I am a mom of two beautiful daugters and a caregiver to my youngest sister .

Hobbies that I have are biking with my daughter and hanging out with my family doing all sorts of outdoors activites. I also enjoying helping and volunteering with my daughters school and with my sisters day program the Nook in Pickerington Ohio. 

"I can say I am truly blessed by this church and the people that work and volunteer her."

Favorite bible verse: " Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalms 55:22 )






Sunday Morning Children Activity Coordinator

Alice Alaya-Rojas

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Hello, my name is Alice M. Ayala-Rojas.  I have four wonderful children—Justin, Austin, Angelina, and Alyssa, who all attend BCA.  This is my first year as Sunday Morining Children's Activity Coordinator.  I attend Brice United Methodist Church with my kids and I enjoy all the love and fun that I get when I am in the classroom with the kids teaching them about Jesus.  Brice is like another home away from home for me.  I love the children, teachers and staff.






Receptionist

Marilyn Geiger

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I Have been an active member of BUMC since January 1988. I serve as VP/secretary of the Brice Christian Women (BCW).
After working as a legal secretary for 20 years, I decided it was time to retire. The receptionist at the church was having surgery,
so I volunteered to cover for her.  She had decided to retire and some years later I am still at the front desk throughout the week!                      

Brice Church has been present in my life throughout highs and lows and I can't imagine not having my church family.
I have seen many changes over the years and have witnessed God's presence throughout each and every one.

                                                                          
When asked what my hobby is, I answer: "volunteering at the church and school."  

 






Building Stewart

A. Deon Holloman

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