Tuesday, September 26, 2017

UALC Announcements

There's a lot going on at the church. Keep up with our current happenings here.

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Children’s Winter Coat Drive

This Sunday, October 1, we will be collecting monetary donations for SON Ministries to purchase coats for hundreds of children in the Hilliard area. Donations of hats, gloves and scarves will be collected through November. Details at

Ministry Time

Prayer time during and after worship services, for anyone who desires prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit. Contact Buff Delcamp,

Fall Ministry Guide

You won't want to miss this year's Fall Ministry Guide with numerous ways for you to engage in classes, service and next steps for all ages. Check out the opportunities to get connected.

Ministry Leaders Desert - October 19

All UALC ministry leaders are invited to desert on Oct. 19 at 7:30 pm, at Lytham Road. This is a continuation of the Spring Ministry Leaders Gathering and the purpose is to continue to discuss our vision and mission as well as network with one another. No cost, but please register so we are prepared with enough desert. Register here. Contact Judy Webb,

UALC is Hiring Part Time Position

Computer and Database Support Technician. Find details and applications at

Worship Community Leadership Teams

Each community has a team of leaders who ensure the smooth operation of each worship service, connect members and attenders to Congregational Care and pray for the worship services. There are many ways to lend a hand on Sunday mornings: usher, serve communion, lector, bake communion bread, run sound or slides, pray, and many more. 
Contact a member of the Community Leadership Team to serve:
Lytham Road Traditional - 9:00 am Leaders: Jim Fritz and Charlie Oellermann. Contact
Lytham Road Celebration - 10:30 am Leaders: Eric Schoeff, Kristin Schoeff, and Bruce Wall. Contact
Lytham Road Xalt - 10:30 am Leaders: Steve Bruns, Steve DeWeese, and Shad Good. Contact
Mill Run Sanctuary - 9:00 am Leaders: Steve Heavilin and Bob Masheter. Contact
Mill Run Sanctuary - 10:30 am Leaders: Kathy Felty, Rob Twitchell, and Mark Voltmann. Contact
Mill Run Xalt - 9:00 am Leaders: Diane Mountz, Dan Overmyer, Jen Overmyer, Mike Short, and Katie Ulring. Contact
Mill Run Xalt - 10:30 am Leaders: Mark Locher, Lisa Ryan, and Greg Schad. Contact

Hospitality Ministry Team

Connect with others in our church community. Many volunteers needed each Sunday on our coffee and Connect Center teams or as a greeter. Contact Jessica Efird,

Connect Center

Share the love of Jesus with members and guests visiting our church on Sunday mornings! The Connect Center serves as a place where people can come to find out “what’s happening” in the church. Mill Run contact is Dawn Griebel, Lytham Road contact is Carole Roys,

Visitation Ministers

As we are called to care for the body, you have an opportunity to care for others by serving as a Visitation Minister. Visit those who are hospitalized, homebound, in care facilities, and connect with people going through various life experiences. Training is provided. Contact Becki Bork,

Retirement Home Ministry

Serving four local care facilities by sharing the love of Christ with residents and staff. We currently need piano players, volunteers to assist residents, and people to lead the service and give a short Bible message. Contact Jeff Morlock,

Worship Tech Volunteers

Looking for additional volunteer sound and slide technicians for our worship services. All training is provided and schedule is flexible. Contact Steve Gill,

Worship Music Ministries

The worship teams are dedicated to providing leadership to the worship services on Sunday mornings, as well as special services (Christmas, Easter) throughout the year. Vocalists and instrumentalists serve in a variety of venues. Find details at Contact Katie Borden,

Highland Pen Pal Program

Pen pals needed to correspond with Highland fifth graders. The time commitment is writing one letter/month and attending a Meet-Your-Pen-Pal Party in May. Contact Mim Braaten,

God’s Hygiene Help Center

Basic hygiene and cleaning items give dignity back to the less fortunate. September collection is feminine hygiene products and diapers. Drop off donations to the Exchange Centers at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact

Bed Brigade

Help build simple beds for families in need. Volunteers needed for building and delivering beds, gathering mat-tresses, interacting and praying with the families. Contact Dale Cory,

Winter Coats

Watch for the annual coat drive. Monetary donations are used to purchase hundreds of coats for Hilliard students. Hats, gloves and scarves are also needed. Volunteers also needed to organize and distribute items. Details to come on Contact Kim Emch,

Toy Drives

We support the SE Ohio ministries and SON Ministries toy drives in November. Toys, stocking and Christmas items needed. We also support Operation Christmas Child by supplying small toys and school supplies. Details to come on

Women of the Word - Fall Bible Study 

Meet, pray, discuss, and grow with other women in your understanding of the Christian faith. Join the “Finding I AM” video-based study, by Lysa Terkeurst. It’s an interactive Bible study where we learn about trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing Jesus. Four meeting times offered. Find details and register at Contact Christie Masheter,

The Armor of God - Video Series

This study describes the armor of God and explains its purpose. You’ll learn how to use it to fight the battles and secure the victory Christ has already won for us. Sundays, Sept. 10-Oct. 22, 10:30-11:30 am at Mill Run. Details at Contact Diane Mountz,

Small Group Leader Training

Learn how to lead and participate in your own small group. You’ll discover how to facilitate a group in ways that engage members and create community. Mondays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 6:30 pm at Mill Run. Find details and register at Contact Judy Webb,

Financial Peace University

This course is Dave Ramsey’s biblical method of handling money God’s way. In the nine-week series you’ll learn how to manage your finances and prepare for your future, family, education, or retirement. Sundays, 6:30-8:15 pm, Sept. 17-Nov. 12 at Mill Run. Find details and register at Contact Judy Webb,


Do you know people who suffer emptiness be- cause they do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ? Let Alpha help your friends and loved ones’ search for answers. Session include meals, teachings and small group discussions. Free. Evening: Mondays, Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 6:15 pm, Mill Run. New Small group and in home sessions are available. Details and registration at Contact Bill Nyberg,

Momming is Hard! 

And you are not alone. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a Christian organization that encourages relationships, offers practical help, and provides support among moms of young children. We also need volunteers to spend time with the kids while their moms meet. First and third Tuesday of every month, Sept. 19, 2017-May 15, 2018, 9:00-11:15 am, Lytham Road. Register at Volunteer or questions? Contact Laura Natalie,


Offers support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a video-based program with small group discussions that offers support and encouragement. Tuesdays, Sept. 19-Dec. 19, 12:30-2:30 pm at Lytham Road. Find details and register at Contact Becki Bork,

Being and Making Disciples 101 (For Women)

Do you know just a little bit about the Bible or do you know a lot? Do you have a desire to teach others, but don’t know how to get started? Join a discussion to explore. Wednesdays starting Sept. 20, 6:15 pm at Mill Run. Contact Annie Jedick,

Awana Starts September 20!

Have a heart for kids? Join our quest to reach kids for Christ through Bible verse memorization, games, and large group teachings. Awana Clubs meets Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run and is for preschool through 6th Grade. Register a Clubber and sign up to volunteer at Questions:

Joyful Angels Children’s Choir (Grades K- 2)

Children are engaged in singing and playing instruments, learning Bible stories, enjoying games and making crafts. Wednesdays, starting Sept. 20, 5:30-6:15 pm at Mill Run. Find details and register at Contact “Miss Cherie” Tanedo,

Carol Choir (Grades 3-6)

Children sing, enjoy high-energy games, Bible lessons, monthly dinners, winter overnight lock-in, and a musical. Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at Lytham Road. Find details and register at Contact Tammy Schuster,

Cum Christo Weekends

An ecumenical environment to renew your commitment to Jesus Christ and grow as His disciple. Prayer and Share Groups meet weekly to continue study and encourage Christian action. Women’s weekend: Oct. 19-22 (both off-site). Find details and register at Contact: Jerry Cable,

A Closer Look at UALC 

Do you attend UALC regularly or are you a visitor? Do you have questions about UALC? Join us for an opportunity to meet people, ask questions and hear a few UALC staff share their passion/vision for our church. Monday, Sept. 25, 6:30-8:00 pm, Lytham Road. Registration at Contact Judy Webb,

Building Relationships with Muslims: Without Borders Women's Conference and Men's Track – Sept. 29-30 

At Mill Run, we're hosting separate two-day events for women and men who seek to break down walls of mutual suspicion and prejudice, and to better understand and engage Muslims, whether they live across the street or across the ocean, presented by Crescent Project. The conference for women includes teachings, workshops, and testimonies that will equip you to comfortably build new friendships with Muslim women and sensitively share your faith. In the Men's Track, discover the "Why" and "How To" of sharing with Muslim neighbors, friends and co-workers. Find dates/times, cost, and registration for both at Contact Dave Mann,

January Mission Trip to Honduras - Jan. 13-20, 2018

Do you have an interest in mission work and a heart to serve? We are now accepting applications for the January 2018 short term mission trip to Honduras.
No experience needed, just a serving and willing heart. We will be doing medical clinics, construction and possibly a couple days of VBS in the villages of Caliche and Aguas de la Reina. For information, contact Jen Geistfeld, or pick up an application in the Connect Center. Application is due Sept. 30.

Join a FYC Ministry Team this Year 

No matter your age or gifts, we’ll help you find your fit serving children of all ages. Contact any staff member of the Family, Youth & Children’s team or apply at using the “Volunteer for FYC Application Form.” 


We welcome children, ages 3 months to 3 1/2 years, into our nursery on Sunday mornings, and during the week for scheduled events. Contact Elizabeth Lake,

Baptism and First Steps Workshop (Age 0 & up)

Prepare for you own or your child’s baptism by participating in this workshop. Meets the first Sunday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm at alternating campuses. Lunch is provided. Find details and register at Contact David White,

UALC Preschool and Kindergarten

For over 50 years, we have offered high quality, part-time programs for 3-, 4-, 5-year-olds and kindergarten. Children experiment, investigate, create and discover in an environment based on Christian values. Find details at Contact Jodi Coleman,

Kids’ Church (Ages 3-grade 5)

A highly-engaging environment where pre-K through grade 5 can learn about God, grow in their faith, build relationships with peers and mentors, and experience the value of worshiping God. Mill Run: 9:00 and 10:30 am; Lytham Road: 10:30 am. Find details and register at Contact Andrea Taphorn,

Middle School Ministry (MSM) 

Next Step Workshop - Ten Commandments 
Come learn the distinction between the Law and Gospel, the meaning of each of the Ten Commandments, and their value for life today. Recommended for sixth graders and parents. Sundays, Oct. 1-29, 6:15-8:00 pm at Mill Run. Fee is $7.
MSM Late Nighter
Come hang out with the MSM Group for some crazy fun and games, worship time, fellowship, and PIZZA! Friday, October 13, 6:00-11:00 pm at Mill Run. Register here.
Find details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

High School Ministry (HSM)

Fall Confirmation Capstone 
Are you ready to take your faith to the next level and step into the world of adult faith? This memorable experience includes workshops, a weekend retreat, and a ceremony. It will challenge you to take ownership of your faith. Parents attend the first and final meeting. The sessions run Oct. 22-Nov. 19. Starts: Sunday Oct. 22, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run.  
Find details and registration at Contact Catherine Scurria,, or Aaron Thompson,

Singles Discipleship Ministry for Men and Women

Join other singles to hear guest speakers, enjoy conversation and discuss ways to serve in the community. Meets once a month, place TBD. Cookout in late September. Contact Judy for details, Judy Webb,

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Class

Learn about Spiritual Gifts and what Scripture says about them. Then discover your own gifts and how to apply them. Sundays, Oct. 1-15, 10:30 am at Mill Run. Find details at Contact Terry Starr, or Judy Webb, to register. Or you can just show up!

Harvest Worship and Luncheon 

Annual Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch, for those who have difficulty attending Sunday services. Volunteers needed for logistics, as we host residents from over 16 care facilities. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Mill Run. Need transportation? Want to help? Contact Pastor Jeff Morlock, or 614-451-3736.

Grandparents Group

If you are a grandparent, and would like to meet with others in a small group setting, you are invited to an informational meeting and regular meetings held twice a month at Lytham Road. Info Meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Road. Regular Meetings: first and third Wednesdays of the month at Lytham Road. Contact Christine Thompson,

Full Family ESL (English as a Second Language) Program

A full family educational program where each international family member is taking steps out of poverty through education, especially in English. Volunteers are needed to work with all ages. Training: Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Volunteer: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays beginning Oct. 5, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Find details at Contact Dave Mann,

Monthly Luncheon and Program

Catered lunch, fellowship, and program at Lytham Road. Cost is donation. Thursday, Oct. 5, 12:00 pm – Columbus Zoo Outreach Program with live animals! Contact Pastor Jeff Morlock,, or 614-451-3736. 

Community Bible Study Prayer Group 

Journey Through the Gospel of Luke. Thurs., Sept. 14, 2017-May 10, 2018, 7:00-8:45 pm, Mill Run. Fee is $19. There are four opportunities to join the 30-week study: Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 or Jan. 4, 2018. For details and registration, contact Millie Adams, madams6845@gmail.comDetails at

Food Pantry 

Help “serve the least of these” at the LSS Food Pantry with providing nourishing food to clients in need Saturday, Oct. 7. Bring non-perishable food or Bibles (new or used) to the LSS bins at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tom Andres,  

Radically Refreshing Relationships 

Direct, open, honest Christian relationships are your key to making life, ministry, family, and friendships work like never before. Join us for two Equipping Ministries classes; Listening for Heaven’s Sake and Speaking the Truth in Love. Each class is five weeks, $12.50 per class. Speaking the Truth in Love will be Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 11, 6:30-7:45 pm, Mill Run. Questions and registration? Contact Gail Bren, 

Ladies of the Club 

Make friends and enjoy fellowship with other mature single women. Meets monthly for food, fellowship and outings. Friday, Oct. 13, 11:30 am at Joey Chang’s, 3799 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard. Contact Charlene Heyl through the church office.

Men’s Renewal - Returns Oct. 14

Recommit yourself to be a disciple of Jesus. The weekend has group and individual time to meditate, pray, share your story, worship and relax. Group continues to meet for six months and then “gives” the weekend away to another group of men. Oct. 14-15 at Mill Run. Cost: $10. Find details and register at Contact Joe Valentino,

IFI Bible Study and Training 

Support the International Friendships (IFI) Friday night Bible study by providing and serving dinner. This is a great small group activity and no training is required. Some IFI volunteer opportunities require training. Please plan to attend one of the upcoming training sessions. Training on Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, Mill Run. Register at To sign up to help with dinners, contact Jerry Cable, 

New Member Event

Considering joining our congregation? You’ll have time to get acquainted with other people joining the church, meet some of the pastors and leaders, and enjoy brunch. Saturday, Oct. 28, 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details and register at Contact Judy Webb,

Operation Christmas Child

Pack a shoebox (or two) in late October or early November to send to children around the globe. Find instructions on what to buy and how to pack at Volunteers also needed to serve during OCC National Collection Week in mid-November. Details to come on Contact Keri Sutter, fredkeri@ee.nett.


This 20-week program offers hope in Christ to those seeking freedom from various sexual and relational issues. The program provides the basis for a lifetime process of healing. Application process and fee. Next program starts Nov. 6, applications will be collected online starting Sept. 24. Find details at Contact Mary Lou Garves through the confidential email and voicemail,, or 614-451-3736, ext 4728. 

Men’s Bootcamp Weekend

During this weekend retreat, we will explore key questions about who we are as men, who God intends us to be, and the spiritual battles that surround us. Based on “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge. Nov. 9-12, Eagle Wing’s Lodge in Hocking Hills. Find details and register at Contact: Jeff Schuster,

Women’s Boot Camp

This women’s weekend, based on the book ‘Captivating’ by Stasi and John Eldredge, will provide an opportunity to be refreshed and renewed as the Lord speaks to your heart. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, Eagle Wings Lodge in Hocking Hills. Cost: $285. Find details and register at Contact Amy Adams or Peggy Valentino,

Friendship Bible Class

Weekly Bible class for adults with intellectual disabilities and a companion. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Linda Jokiniemi,

Tai Chi/Yoga Class 

Try a senior-friendly weekly exercise class to increase balance, flexibility and core strength while reducing stress in a biblical approach to tai chi and yoga. Wear comfortable clothing that accommodates long stretches. Mondays, Sept. 11-Nov. 20, 4:15-5:15 pm, Lytham Road. Contact Pam Mann, 

Men Over 30 Basketball

Pick-up basketball games for men over 30 years old for fun and exercise. Mondays, 7:00-9:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact Dave Charlson,

Tae Kwon Do Jr (Ages 5-8)

Introductory martial arts class teaches basic kicks and punches for kids incorporating games, Bible stories, large motor exercises and repetition. Beginner and advanced classes start Sept. 9. Find details and register at Contact Kelly or Sheridan Mikhail,

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 8-Adult)

Develop self-defense skills and enjoy regular exercise within a Christian environment. Offered three times/week at Lytham Road. Find details and register at Contact Angie Edmonds,

Quilt Guild

Whether you’re a new quilter or a seasoned one, come and learn new techniques, tools, patterns and more. Work on group projects or on your own. Monthly meetings consist of teachings, retreats or field trips. Second Saturday of the month, 9:00 am at Lytham Road. Contact Dee Wagner, ddwmjnn10@gmail or Pam Mann,

Community Garden is Growing

We strive to deliver Jesus’ love by grow-ing food for the hungry, welcoming immigrants and refugees through gardening and cooking, along with preserving His creation by turning waste into compost. Every Saturday morning through Nov., 9:00 am at Mill Run Garden. Find more information at Contact Todd Marti,

20-Somethings Small Group

This co-ed group of adults in their 20s meets weekly to engage in fellowship, Bible study, and intentional prayer. Tuesdays, 7:00 pm at Lytham Road. Just show up.  Find details at Contact Ashley Hyatt, 

Faith of Our Fathers Study Group 

The group uses DVDs and speakers in studies of American history and understanding current culture through the eyes of the Christian faith. Meets Mondays, 7:00-8:45 pm at Mill Run. Contact Mindy Lambert,

Thursday Bible Study

Gather every Thursday morning for a rich Bible study and discussion. Newcomers always welcome. Thursdays, 10:30 am at Lytham Road. Contact Jeff Morlock,

Adult Sunday School 

At Lytham Road, Bible study of II Peter, then continuing in James. Sundays, 10:15 am-11:30 am. Contact Barb Masten,
At Mill Run, Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew. Newcomers always welcome. Sundays, 9:00-10:00 am. Contact: Mark Locher,

LIFEwalk Ministries

Provides emotional and spiritual support through prayer for those going through difficult or challenging times. A team of two LIFEwalk ministers meet and pray regularly with someone in need.  Find details at Contact Kim Greene,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4723.

Celebrate Recovery®

Anyone struggling with life issues such as alcoholism, overeating, codependency, sexual brokenness, or financial problems can find help in this Christian, 12-step program. Our meeting includes a praise and worship time, a testimony or teaching, and gender specific small groups. Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Lytham Road. Details at email:

Connecting with Each Other

myUALC is an online tool that is full of helpful ways to stay connected. To be able to stay connected, it’s important to have up-to-date contact information. Please take a moment to visit the website and make sure your information is correct. On this website, click “myUALC” in the upper right hand corner. Directions are listed. Contact Carole Roys,

Small Group Life

Small Groups come in many shapes and sizes and there is one certain to fit you and your life. A group is a place where we learn to do life together as we build lasting friendships with other believers. Looking for a group? Visit our web page and scroll down to the section titled “Help Us Get You Matched Up.” Fill out the form and we will work with for that perfect fit. Visit or contact Judy Webb,, for ways to connect.

Visual Arts Ministry

Presenting the art of local artists through visual displays at our campuses. The group sponsors the 7 Day Bible Art Challenge that starts in Feb. 2018, details at Meets the first Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at Lytham Road. Contact

Donate to the Clothes Closet Ministry

Donate gently used clothes, shoes, pajamas, under garments, purses, coats and linens. Volunteers sort items and provide them to various outlets within and outside the community in locations across Ohio. Drop off bins located at Mill Run and Lytham Road. Contact Cathy Shaw, 

Libraries at UALC (Lytham Road & Mill Run)

Providing excellent educational materials that help people of all ages grow in their walk as they follow Jesus. Check out the new book “From Generation to Generation: Grandparents Share Their Wisdom,” by UALC member Christine J. Thompson. Find info at Contact Gail Crosser,

Prayer Line

UALC members, or anyone who desires prayer for any need or concern, can share a prayer request. All requests are confidential unless instructed otherwise. Submit a request two ways: call 614-643-4725 or the main church number, 614-451-3736, and select option 5; or go online to and fill out the request form.

Weekly Prayer Request Group

Be a part of our weekly prayer group and pray for our ministries and our outreach to the world. Visit for requests and the option to sign up for a weekly email. Contact Buff Delcamp,

Pray for our City-Hilliard

Join us every Tuesday morning, 9:00-9:30 am (in person, via Skype or via conference call) wherever you are – praying for the Hilliard community. Contact Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries for details, Kim Emch,

Do You Have an After Hours Care Emergency?

In the event of a Care emergency outside of normal business hours, please call the main church number, 614-451-3736, press 6, and your call will be forwarded to the on-call pastor. If he is unable to answer at that time, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.