Thursday, June 21, 2018

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the current announcement video. 

Sunday Morning Discovery Discussions

We’ve begun discussions that explore our long-term Sunday morning life together. In this Sunday Morning Discovery Process, we are working prayerfully to determine how to move forward into the future and we want our congregation's involvement in this process. Join us on June 26, 6:30-8:30 pm at Mill Run (nursery is available). Sign up here. Contact Katie Borden with questions,

Summer Worship Schedule – Starts July 1

We're making some changes to the summer worship schedule beginning July 1. This is short-term, for eight weeks only. Find the details here.

Summer Women of the Word

Why is it so difficult at times to share our faith? Come to WOW (Women of the Word) this summer to watch Andy Stanley’s video teaching, “Go Fish,” and learn how you can make it natural, easy part of everyday life. Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 6:45-8:30 pm at Lytham Road. Find details at

Church Wide Mission – Backpack and School Supplies

We have noticed and we are responding to a need in our community. Many students are living in poverty and school supplies, even though a necessity, often cause a financial strain on the families. As a congregation, we can make a difference for students and families in our community and beyond. We have pledged to supply basic supplies to over 520 students in Hilliard, Columbus and Southeast Ohio through our long-time mission partners - SON Ministries, God’s Hygiene Help Center and Helping Appalachian Rural People (HARP). Prepackaged backpacks are available for purchase ($10) and donations of tissues, disinfecting wipes, and resealable plastic bags (sandwich, quart and gallon sizes) are needed. $10 donation for backpacks or donation of items. Donate online here (select Backpack and School Supplies). Contact Becky Harrass,

New Food Pantry Distribution

UALC will continue to work with Lutheran Social Services as they move to serving shoppers in a new food distribution location. Let us know if  you are interested in participating. Contact Tom Andres,

IFI New Volunteer Training

The New Volunteer General Training is an overview of the International Friendships Inc (IFI) Vision and Values and will teach you the skills you’ll need to relate well to your international friend. June 26, 7:00-9:00 pm at Mill Run. Find IFI information and an application at

God’s Hygiene Help Center Updates 

We are looking for volunteers for one-two hours a month as we help people in need and living in poverty to live more dignified and comfortable lives. We provide cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, school supplies and winter accessories to those in need. Information about donations can be found online or in the Exchange Center at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tammy Jewell, or Terry Starr, Visit our new website:

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.

Volunteers Needed   

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries’ summer programs need your help. There are many volunteer opportunities with the Summer Lunch Camp as well as the Children’s Entrepreneurial Restaurants. These programs are part of SON Ministries’ mission to overcome suburban poverty in our town - one child, one family, at a time. Find details at

Middle School Ministry (MSM)

In-Town Mission Trip
An amazing three-day local missions experience for middle schoolers! We stay at a host home and engage in Kingdom work around Columbus as we discover the needs of our community and God’s desire for us to live with servant hearts! July 11-13, $40, offsite.
Find MSM details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

Adult Sunday School at Mill Run

This season, we will be working through the books of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah. Join us for this new study led by Mark Locher. Sundays, 9:00 am at Mill Run. Contact Judy Webb,

Adults 65+

While these are planned with Adults 65+ in mind, all ages are welcome. Contact and register by emailing Pastor Jeff,, or calling 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.
Progressive Euchre Card Party (For all ages)
Never played? Come and learn—all ages welcome! Bring a friend and a snack to share. Tuesday, June 26, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Rd. 
Thursday Bible Study
Join us for coffee and donuts and a study on the Miracles of Jesus. From the healing of lepers to turning water into wine, miracles demonstrate God’s power. But they also reveal God’s character, Kingdom, and love for you. No study on June 14. Thursdays, May 30-June 28, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Rd.   
Mid-Week Dinner 
Vacation Bible School volunteers are planning a dinner midway through the VBS week. All are welcome! Dinner is on your own. Wednesday, June 13, 4:30-6:30 pm at Der Dutchman in Plain City.
Single Men’s Lunch 
Join other men who are single, or single again, for lunch, discussion and fellowship with Pastor Jeff. Tuesday, June 26, 11:30 am–12:45 pm at Panera in Mill Run, 3625 Fishinger Blvd. 
Visit the Summer Lunch Camp 
Come see how UALC partners with SON Ministries to provide a Summer program and lunch for kids facing poverty in our community. And share a meal with the kids! Thursday, June 28, 12:00-1:15 pm at Horizon Elementary School, 6000 Renner Rd. RSVP by June 14. Find details at
Columbus Jazz Orchestra 
Join us in July for a terri c free outdoor concert by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra! Bring your own lawn chair or reserve a folding chair at our prearranged, at area near the front. Come early, park at the Sunny 95 lot and look for the UALC signs. Thursday, July 19, 7:00-8:45 pm at Amelita Mirolo Barn at Sunny 95 Park in Upper Arlington. RSVP by July 9. Find details from and contact Christine Strommen by calling the front desk, 614-451-3736. 
Questions? Contact Pastor, or call 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.

Quilting Ministry for Missions

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

UALC Quilt Guild (for all ages)

Come learn, teach, share a love of quilting. All skill levels welcome. Work on your own or charity projects. Each meeting includes devotions, fellowship, show and tell, tips/techniques, and a teaching. Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Deb DeWees,

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.

Faith of Our Fathers Discipleship Group

Faith of  Our Fathers is a group of  Christians examining historical and Biblical Christianity to correctly apply and live Christianity in today’s world. Meetings include teachings, events and video presentations. Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Steve Sikora,

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.