Sunday, February 24, 2019

UALC Announcements

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

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Spirituality for the Rest of Us...Finding God in the Ordinary

Find the worship schedule and weekly topics at

Inclement Weather Policy

UALC buildings will close for Level 3 emergencies and other conditions. To confirm if  an event is canceled or not, please check the website calendar for updates at

Express God’s Love for the Community!

Join us for the O2 Conference! You’ll get to hear five student-led ideas that address local needs, vote on which idea will receive an audience award, enjoy a delicious dinner catered by Freedom a la Cart and hear updates from past O2 presenters. Saturday, Feb. 23, 5:02-8:00 pm at Mill Run. $10 tickets. Find details and tickets at Volunteer contact: Star Bradley,

SE Ohio Mission Trip - Info Meeting

Come hear about the SE Ohio June trip at the Informational Meeting. Mary Bates, Director of HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural People), our mission partner in SE Ohio, will be speaking. Sunday, Feb. 24, 10:30 am at Mill Run. Contact Becky Armstrong, 

Tenth Anniversary 2009 Israel Tour Reunion

Did you go on the 2009 "Journeys of Paul Excursion" to Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt with Pastor Paul Ulring? Then join us on March 3, 2:00-4:00 pm at Mill Run for a trip reunion. Please bring your photo albums, memorabilia, memories and a plate of finger food to share. Contact Norma Bruce, with questions.

Progressive Euchre Card Party 

Come alone or bring a friend, and a snack to share. All ages welcome. No experience needed. If you’ve never played Euchre, come and learn! A great time of fun and fellowship! Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Road. Contact, 614-451-3736, ext: 4652.

The Book of Revelation 

Join us to study God’s revelation to John in a 13-week study for all ages. This newly updated study incorporates themes and materials found in “Revelation” by Louis A. Brighton. $11 fee. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-May 28, 7:00-9:00 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Mark Locher through the church office, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on MyUALC.  

Community Bible Study Group

Do times feel unbearably unsettled? Join us for an in-depth interdenominational study of  Daniel, a man who dared to live for God in dangerous times. The 90 minute session mixes prayer, small-group discussion with a study guide, and large-group teaching. Thursdays through March 21, 6:59-8:45 pm at Mill Run. Contact Millie Adams,

Crafting Group

Join us for fellowship while knitting, crocheting and fiber crafting. With a mission of giving, emphasis will be on crafts to be donated, though personal projects are welcome. 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 at or by calling the front desk, 614-451-3736.

Cum Christo Weekends 

An ecumenical environment bringing Christians together in a three-day spiritual renewal weekend. Dates: Men, March 28-31; Women, May 2-5. Find details at Contact Dan & Deb Hill, 


DivorceCare® is a Care, Study, and Support Group for those who are going through separation or divorce. This group is designed to come alongside people as they face the challenges of this experience, while rebuilding and moving toward healing. Mondays, Jan. 28-Apr. 22, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. $20 fee. Find details and registration at Contact Susan Jones,

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,

Women’s Bootcamp 

Join other women and take an opportunity to be refreshed and renewed as the Lord speaks to your heart. This weekend’s focus is based on the book “Captivating” by Stasi Eldredge. You’ll explore key questions about who God intends you to be and the spiritual battle for your heart. May 2-5, Eagles Wing Lodge, $285. Contact Andrea Taphorn,

Help Needed for GHHC 

God is on the move. Can you join God’s Hygiene Help Center’s (GHHC) team as we give hope by providing hygiene products to people living in poverty? Can you serve on our board as we develop our dignity model and grow? Contact

Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

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. Contact Sue Logan through the church office, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on MyUALC.   

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries Opportunities

Family ESL Program Volunteer 
Choose when and how often you serve based on your schedule! Tuesday/Thursday Evenings at Mill Run. Orientations available in January and February.
Snack Angels
Provide a light meal once or monthly for the hungry children who attend our Family ESL Program.  
Office Support 
Help us with administrative duties during regular business hours.
Find details at Contact Kathleen Turvy,
Summer Lunch Camp Help Needed 
As Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries prepares for our 13th annual Free Summer Lunch Camp, we need your help to fill 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. Find details at Contact Brittany White,

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 Contact Andrea Taphorn,
Middle School Ministries
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 Payne, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
Spring Late Nighter
Come hang out at the MSM Spring Late Nighter! We’ve got huge fun and games, fellowship, ice cream, and more. Bring friends and neighbors to this awesome event! Friday, March 15, 6:30-11:00 pm at Lytham Road. 
High School Ministries 
We’ve designed our high school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. This fall we are inviting friends, diving deeper into scripture, and taking new and exciting steps in our faith. Contact Aaron Thompson, or Jon Zawodny, Find details and registration for ministry opportunities, events, and Next Step Workshops at
This original musical was created for UALC youth ministries and has impacted lives across the country for the last 40 years. Tetélestai vividly depicts Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His trial, execution and His resurrection. Invite a friend and join us for this amazing performance opportunity. All singing and acting abilities welcome. There's a place for everyone! Rehearsals: Sundays, Feb. 10-April, 12:30-5:00 pm at Lytham Road. Performances: Nashville, April 5-7; Columbus, April 12-14; and Bishop Watterson, April 10.
HSM Mission Trips - Summer 2019
Our summer mission trips make a difference in the world for the Kingdom of  God. They also help young people discover the many ways that God can use them to make an impact on their world. Two trips are being offered: 
Level 2 Trip: Memphis, TN, June 23-29, $170 fee  
Level 3 Adventure Trip: KY, July 7-17, $240 fee
Applications due February 24 and both trips require fundraising in addition to fees. 

College-age Ministry

If you are 18-24 or a graduating high school senior, we’re excited to let you know there are caring adults who want to encourage your faith as you look to the future. Watch for upcoming events. 
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,

Parent to Parent – HS and MS

This is an opportunity for parents to get together and discuss the joys and challenges of  parenting at this stage of  life. Participate in a discussion with parents who’ve “been there.” A variety of  topics will be covered based on parent input. Four stand-alone meetings will be held throughout the year. Middle School: April 7, 4:30-5:30 pm at Mill Run. High School: Feb. 24, April 14, 4:00-5:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details and registration at Contact Jennifer Jerrome,

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

Thursday Bible Study
Join Pastor Jeff for a study on “Renewing the Mind.” Learn to overcome irrational thoughts and emotions by living in the truth and promises of God’s Word. Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road. 
Mill Run Adult Sunday School 
Study the Book of Acts. Newcomers welcome. Sundays, 9:00-10:15 am at Mill Run.  
Progressive Euchre Card Party 
Come alone or bring a friend, and a snack to share. All ages welcome. No experience needed. If you’ve never played Euchre, come and learn! A great time of fun and fellowship! Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Road. 
Following Jesus in the Second Half (of Life) Workshop
For those considering retirement or already retired, this workshop, based on Philippians 3:7-14, explores issues of identity, fear, control, time, enemies, and God’s call in this next phase of life. Guest speaker is retired NALC pastor and author, Beverly DeBord.  Saturday, March 2, 8:30 am-3:45 pm at Mill Run. $20 fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and Bible study materials. 
Aging and Mental Health 
Greg Schad, Director of Crossroads Counseling Group and UALC member, will speak on anxiety and depression - two thieves that threaten to rob us as we age. Learn to identify and overcome the tricks anxiety and depression play on us. Thursday, March 7, 11:45 am at Lytham Road. 
Aging at Home Workshop
For those who want to stay in their home as long as possible but require help in order to do so. Aging adults and their families will discover information, resources, and alternatives to assisted living in this one-session workshop. Monday, Mar. 18, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run. RSVP to Pastor Jeff,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.
Ladies of the Club
No meetings in January or February due to possibility of inclement weather.

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. 
These two great ministries are pairing up to collect supplies for those in need. Ladies, come to REFIT® on Thursday evenings throughout February for a great workout and bring feminine hygiene products to donate to God’s Hygiene Help Center. 
 Contact Stacey Swanson,

Men’s Thursday Night Softball

Men’s Thursday Night Softball league is looking for players age 18 and over. Games are fun but still competitive. Thursdays, May-August. $40. Contact Roy Bobbitt, 

Co-Ed Softball 

The co-ed softball team emphasizes fun and fellowship. Winning is optional. Men and women ages 16 and up are welcome! Sundays, May-August. $25. Contact Andy Smith, through the church office, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on MyUALC. 

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.