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Friday, December 06, 2019
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals
 

MISSION PARTNERS

Coats for Kids Drive 
Thank you for supporting SON Ministries in their annual winter wear coat drive. Hats, scarves, and gloves were collected through Nov. 3. If you would like to volunteer at the Winter Wear Store in December, check out the sign-ups that started early November, at son-ministries.org/volunteer. Contact:  Kathleen Turvy.
 
Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries English as a Second Language (ESL) Kids’ Club
A full family educational program where international adults learn English. Volunteers needed for children 3-months through middle school age. Training provided. Flexible schedule. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Trish Barnett.
 
SON Ministries ESL with UALC— Classroom Assistant 
Help internationals learn English in one of six fluency levels. Build relationships with people from over 30 nations. Training provided. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Dave Mann.
 
Family ESL—Conversation Partner 
Meet regularly with an international, at a time and place of your choosing, to practice conversational English. Contact:  Dave Mann.
 
Family ESL Hospitality 
Help prepare and serve snacks to international participants (children and adults). Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Dave Mann.
 
SON Ministries Snack Angels 
Meals needed for children while international adults learn English. An easy way for individuals, family, or a small group to serve. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Trish Barnett.
 
International Friendships (IFI) Training 
New Volunteer Training for first-time volunteers is available on-line. (Many volunteer opportunities require a two-hour training). Find more information and register at ualc.org/ifi. Contact:  Jerry Cable.
 
IFI English Conversation Partner
Meet one-on-one with international students to practice English, build relationships, and point to Jesus. IFI training required. Find more information and register online at ualc.org/ifi. Contact:  Jerry Cable.
 
IFI Friday Night Bible Study Set-Up
Set up tables and chairs for the Friday night IFI Bible study at Lytham Road. No training required. Weekly, Fridays before 6:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information and register online at ualc.org/ifi. Contact:  Jerry Cable.
 
God’s Hygiene Help Center
Providing hygiene, dignity, and hope to those in need with the compassion of Jesus. Drop hygiene product donations in the Ministry Exchange Centers. Contact:  God's Hygiene Help Center.
 

MISSION TRIPS 

Lutheran Church of South Sudan Medical Mission Trip 
Medical Team going to Gambella, Ethiopia, for South Sudanese refugees. The team needs doctors and nurse practitioners. January 20-25, 2020, Ethiopia. Find more information at ualc.org/missiontrips. Contact:  Mark Locher or Donna Locher.
 
Honduras Mission Trip 
Construction, hygiene clinic, and possibly VBS. No Spanish necessary, just a servant heart. Must be at least 13, in 8th grade. February 15-22, 2020, Honduras. Approx. cost is $1150. Find more information at ualc.org/missiontrips. Contact:  Jen Geistfeld.
 
SE Ohio Mission Trip Information Meeting 
Informational Meeting for Helping Appalachian Rural People (HARP) trips and activities. Mary Bates, Director of HARP, is speaking. Optional bed- building and lunch following meeting. Sunday, February 23, 10:30-11:30 am at Mill Run. Contact:  Becky Armstrong.
 

COMMUNITY MISSION PARTNERS 

Kairos Prison Ministry 
Sharing the love of Christ with incarcerated individuals through word and home-baked cookies during weekend retreats and monthly reunions. Contact:  Phil Heveron or Dan Hill.
 
Bed Brigade 
Help build and deliver simple beds for families in need. Especially need delivery teams to do two deliveries per week. Saturdays, 10:30 am-Noon at Mill Run & off-site. Contact and RSVP to Dale Cory.
 
Angel Tree 
This program of Prison Fellowship connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Choose a family on a Sunday morning, buy and deliver gifts before Christmas. December 1 or 8, 9:00 am-Noon. Find more ways to give at ualc.org/seasonforgiving. Contact:  Erika Mitiska.
 
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry
Serving the hungry by distributing grocery items. Serve in the pantry on Champion Ave. Also donate non-perishable food and Christian materials (Bibles, coloring books) in the bins at Lytham Road/Mill Run. Shifts are Wednesdays, December 18, January 8, and February 12, 12:30-3:30 pm at 1430 Champion Ave. Contact:  Chris Burger.
 

MISSIONAL LIVING 

We all have daily opportunities to notice God at work and join in. Where can God use you to bless the world where you live, work, and play? 
 
AT UALC 
 
In Town Mission Trip: Bed Build 
Join the Bed Brigade and help assemble beds for those without. All ages and abilities welcome. Saturday, February 8, 1:00-3:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Jeff Morlock.
 
Kids’ Church, Children, Middle School, High School Ministry Teams 
Serve directly with children and young people or behind the scenes. All kinds of roles available with these impactful ministry teams. 
Contact:  Kids’ Church—Elizabeth Lake; Children’s—Andrea Taphorn; Middle School—Kelsey Bacon; High School—Jon Zawodny.
 
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Childcare Volunteers
UALC Mothers of Preschoolers needs volunteers to help during MOPS meetings. First and third Tuesdays, 8:45-11:15 am at Lytham Road. No special experience needed: if you can rock a baby, hug a child or read a Bible story, we need you. Contact:  Angela Culver,  email MOPS.
 
Clothes Closet 
Clean out your closets and provide gently used warm clothes, coats, shoes/boots, for all of God’s people. Drop off in bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact:  Cathy Shaw.
 
Christmas for Internationals 
Explore with international students/immigrants what is the true meaning of Christmas. Bring a dish of finger food to share. Friday, December 6, time TBD at Mill Run. Contact:  Dave Mann.
 
Highland Pen Pal Program 
Looking for pen pals to write to Highland Elementary fifth grade students once a month. Contact:  Mim Braaten.
 
Blood Drive
Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. Saturday, January 18, 8:00 am-12:45 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information and register online at ualc.org/care. Contact:  Paul Schmitt, email Blood Drive.
 
Awana® Volunteers and Donations 
Awana needs donations of nut-free candy for weekly club meeting and toys or other prizes for quarterly Store Nights. Volunteers are also needed— flexible schedule. 
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Kristen Henry, email AWANA.
 
ON SUNDAYS 
 
Serve in a Worship Community 
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 Campus Pastor to find out more information. 
Lytham Road Contact:  Joe Valentino
Mill Run Contact:  Brodie Taphorn
 
Ministry Time Prayer Volunteers 
For those interested in being on the prayer team on Sunday mornings during worship. Training provided. Contact:  Buff Delcamp.
 
Handbell Choir 
Handbell Choir is for those who can read music and want to glorify Christ through beautiful music. Wednesdays, 6:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Dan Hill or Amy Turnbull.
 
Lytham Road Sanctuary Choir 
Join the choir to sing hymns and anthems by traditional and contemporary composers at the Traditional service. No audition required. Rehearsals weekly, Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at Lytham Road. Services weekly, Sundays, 9:00 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at ualc.org/music. Contact:  Brian Carlton.
 
Mill Run Intergenerational Choir 
Come be part of Mill Run worship leadership in a group that offers both occasional praise song leadership and special anthem music. No audition necessary. Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Amy Turnbull.
 
Mill Run Music Ministry Auditions 
Connect with the music ministry team leaders to determine where to best offer your musical gifts. Sign up for an audition time with Katie Borden.
 

Care Ministers 

Visit those hospitalized, homebound, or in care facilities, and connect with people in various life experiences. Training provided. Contact:  Becki Bork.
 
 
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The Food Pantry Needs Our Help

UALC has been a strong and faithful supporter of Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries for years. You can help by bringing non-perishable groceries to our lobbies any time you come to church.

 

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Family, Youth & Children

We partner with parents to nurture each child's spiritual growth. Check out some opportunities.