Saturday, May 25, 2019

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the recent announcement video. 

Open Positions

We have an opening for a part-time Director of Small Groups and Preschool Teacher. Find details and the application here.

Family, Youth & Children Summer Guide

Check out the summer guide for opportunities for family, youth and children. Download our Summer Guide 2019 and find out what's happening this summer. Copies are also available at the Connect Centers. 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) June 10-14 

Watch Our VBS Teaser Trailer here!
Age Specific Sessions 
Kids age 3-grade 6 are invited to a five-day adventure full of live drama, games, songs, art, small group time and more! Spend the week exploring stories from the Bible and getting hands-on experience learning what it’s like to be a disciple of Jesus. 
Invite a friend! 
To register your child to be in a class with up to two friends, please see directions on the registration form. Please note: we are no longer doing the walk-in class placement at VBS. 
Snack Donations
Vacation Bible School needs individual bags of snacks for over 700 kids. Please donate individual, pre-packaged Lays® potato chips, Fritos®, Doritos® and fruit snacks. Drop donations at the Connect Center at Lytham Road and Mill Run. 
VBS Volunteers
In order to make Vacation Bible School happen, many volunteers are needed. All kinds of gifts, talents and willing hearts make VBS a place where Jesus shines. Help is needed before and during the week of VBS, June 10-14. Contact Andrea Taphorn,, or sign up at
Find details and registration at Contact Andrea Taphorn,, 614-451-3736. 

Few Preschool Spots Available

We have just a few spots left in our 3- and 4-year-old classrooms. Beat the summer rush to register. Contact Jodi Coleman,

Summer Clothes Needed 

The Clothes Closet is in need of gently used summer clothes and shoes, especially boys, girls and men. For a list of all items accepted, visit the Connect Center or click here. Cathy Shaw,, 614-777-4276.

Quilt Guild 

Join us on the second Saturday of the month with devotions, sharing and teaching at Lytham Road. Contact Deb DeWees through the front office, 614-451-3736, or by searching people on MyUALC 

Crafting Group

Join us for fellowship while knitting, crocheting and fiber crafting. All skill levels welcome, come prepared with your own supplies. First and third Saturdays, 9:15-11:15 am at Lytham Road. Contact Dena Schnupp or Gena White. Find their contacts online by searching people on MyUALC or by calling the front desk, 614-451-3736.

Grands Group

Join other grandparents as we encourage and pray for one another in our role as grandparents and study the book “Courageous Grandparenting.” Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Rd, $16 fee. Contact Chris Thompson,

Weekend Retreats

We know that intentional time away from our day to day life focused on the Lord helps us grow in our relationship with Him. Like a vacation with our family, these are times set aside build memories and deepen our relationships with the Lord and His people. Consider one of these retreats: 
Retreat to Connect with God
The Bootcamp Weekends present you with some of the lost treasures of the Kingdom (spiritual warfare, inner healing, more validation from our heavenly Father) and given essential time to engage with Jesus. Come join us in this adventure. Eagle’s Wing Lodge, $285. Men’s weekend June 6-9. Find details and registration at

Help Needed for GHHC 

Can you join God’s Hygiene Help Center’s (GHHC) team as we give hope by providing hygiene products to people living in poverty? Contact

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

Serve Those in Need with LSS 
Serve those in need by filling orders for non-perishable food items at Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry. LSS is dedicated to “creating a better world by serving people in need.” Volunteers help shoppers select food items, make Christian material available, and look for opportunities to pray with shoppers. June 3, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 1430 Champion Avenue. Contact Chris Burger by calling the church, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on MyUALC.
Christian Materials Needed 
UALC has a parallel ministry at the Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Food Pantries where books and Christian materials are distributed to the shoppers. UALC members have been very generous by donating new or used materials. We now have a specific need for large print Bibles, children’s Bibles, coloring or drawing books, and crayons. Drop off in bins in exchange centers at Lytham Road and Mill Run.  

Quilting Ministry for Missions

Join the Beacons quilting ministry on the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 am at Lytham Rd. All skill levels welcome. Contact Sue Logan through the church office, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on MyUALC.   

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries Needs You  

As Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries prepares for their 13th annual Free Summer Lunch Camp in Hilliard, there is a need for non-perishable food donations and volunteers. 
Summer Lunch Camp Help Needed 
The Summer Lunch Camp needs you to help fill one of the many roles and positions required! Hundreds of children in the Hilliard community participate and are provided a nutritious lunch, fun programming, and the chance to become young entrepreneurs by running their very own restaurant. Volunteers above 18 years of age must be background checked. Volunteers in high school are encouraged (but not required) to apply for our teen internship program. 
Non-perishable Food Donations 
The Summer Lunch Camp needs your help to ensure that no child goes hungry this summer! We accept nutritious food donations all summer for children in need. Food is compiled to serve when ordered lunches run out. No pork, gelatin products or junk food. 
Find details at Contact, 614-586-7939. 

Small Groups

Small groups are a place to make connections outside of Sunday worship. They provide opportunities to experience new relationships, practice true discipleship and simply live life together. Acts 2:46-47 describes the Fellowship of Believers, which we are called to be a part of. If you’re looking for a way to get connected, please fill out the Help Us Get You Matched Up form at Contact Jennifer Jerrome,

Baptism Workshops

Prepare for your baptism or your child's by participating in this workshop. Workshops are on the first Sunday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm at alternating campuses. Lunch is provided; find location details, and register here. David White,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4691.

Family, Youth & Children’s Ministry  

Pre-K and Elementary 
We’ve designed our preschool and children's ministries around a child’s specific phase of life. We love little ones and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing healthy growth and faith. Contact Andrea Taphorn, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at and
Kids’ Camp 2019
Kids’ Camp is a five-day, four-night journey of faith, friendship and new experiences. Kids will be challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus and community. The camp is staffed by our own trained crew to ensure a safe and fun week for kids in grades 2-5. UALC members, non-members and friends welcome. July 14-18, Woodland Lakes Christian Camp. $350. Registration deadline: July 1. Find details and registration at
Middle School Ministry
We’ve designed our middle school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. We love middle schoolers and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing real-deal discipleship. Contact Kelsey Bacon, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
Middle School Mission Trip 
Join us for a three day mission experience where we travel around Columbus and serve our city! We stay in a host home, learn about God’s call on our lives to serve, and have fun! June 26-28, off-site, $40. 
Middle School Summer Camp 
We are heading to southern Ohio for a five-day, four- night adventure of a lifetime. This camp experience will be unlike any other! July 18-22, Woodland Lakes Christian Camp. Cost: $350. Registration deadline: July 1. 
High School Ministry 
We’ve designed our high school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. We love high schoolers and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing real-deal discipleship. 
Contact Jon Zawodny, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
Following Jesus After Graduation
Join other high school graduates to talk and pray through the major changes ahead. Take some time to consider the big questions of life as you head into college or the work force. You’ll also hear insights from current college students. Sundays in June, 9:00 am at Mill Run and offsite. 

College-age Ministry

A summer opportunity for newly graduated high schoolers and current college-age students to grow as followers of Jesus.
College-Age Ministry Volunteers 
We are seeking adults who have a desire to encourage college-aged students in their next steps of life and faith growth.
For information, or to become an adult encourager, contact David White,

Adult Enrichment

For a list of all adult activities, and for more information on the activities listed below, contact Jeff Morlock,, 614-451-3736 ext. 4652 or visit  Register for these activities at
Mill Run Adult Sunday School 
Study the Book of Acts. Newcomers welcome. Sundays, 9:00-10:15 am at Mill Run.  

Have You Tried a Fitness Program? 

Our REFIT® Ministry is going strong. We come, we workout, we pray, we fellowship. This is for women of any age. Our bodies are gifts from God. We are stewards in a sense, so it’s important to take time to care for them. By being fit and healthy, we are also better able to carry out our God-given vocation on earth. Thursdays, 6:15 pm at Lytham Road. Fee: $5. Contact Stacey Swanson,

Christian Yoga Flow

This flow style class links breath to movement and includes standing, balancing, seated and reclined poses, with the goal of giving your entire body attention while cultivating strength and openness in an environment that supports all abilities. Moderate intensity. Please bring a mat. Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm at Lytham Rd. $5 fee. Contact Julie Carter, 

New Security Team

UALC is pleased to announce that our plain clothes security teams are trained and in place at both campuses. Our teams will consist of armed and unarmed volunteers who have been carefully selected and vetted. They will be trained to respond to all security and safety issues that may occur at our buildings. Please pray for God’s wisdom and guidance to lead our security team members as they embark on the task of protecting our congregation. Contact Security Director Bob White,   


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. 
Ministry Time 
Prayer time during and after worship services, for anyone who desires prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit. Contact Buff Delcamp,
Weekly Prayer Request Group 
Be a part of our weekly prayer group and pray for our ministries and our outreach to the world. Find details at for requests and the option to sign up for weekly email. Contact Buff Delcamp,

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.