Monday, April 23, 2018
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.

O2 Conference Volunteers

All kinds of hands and help is needed before and during the May 12 Conference at Mill Run. Contact David White, to get involved.

800 Dozen Cookies Needed for Kairos

An important part of Kairos Prison Ministry is the sharing of home baked cookies while building strong Christian communities in state and federal prisons. 800 dozen cookies are needed for two upcoming weekends. Please no nuts, raisins or powered sugar and make sure the cookies are cool before placing one dozen in a quart-size plastic zippered storage bag. Please pray over the cookies as you prepare them. Deliver cookies to the freezers at Mill Run or Lytham Road by April 28. Contact: Phil Heveron,

Lytham Spring Clean-up Cancelled

The April 28 Spring Clean up has been cancelled due to an event at the Lytham Road campus. Contact Bill Johnson by contacting the front desk, 614-451-3736. 

Shoes for Hilltop Preschool 

Hilltop Preschool is a Five Star best-practice pre-school, actively changing the lives of four and five-year olds in the Hilltop neighborhood. In addition to social experiences and educational tools, the students are in need of well fitting shoes. Laura Fullen,

Teen VBS Filming 

Calling all teens! We are filming a VBS volunteer video and we need your help! Come during the time of HSM and MSM to be in the video. Wear a VBS t-shirt. We need as many middle and high schoolers as possible! Sunday, April 22, 4:00-6:00 pm at Mill Run.

Build Relationships with Internationals

Volunteers are needed to practice conversation with internationals from the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Work as a team with other volunteers at the new ESL Conversation Group Mondays, 9:30-11:00 am at Mill Run. Conversation partners are also needed to work with one to two internationals. You figure out the time and location with your new international friend. Contact Pastor Dave,, 614-451-3736, ext. 4657. 

Reaching Out to the Homeless

God’s Hygiene Help Center is starting a new project to reach out to those living in homeless camps. Donations are appreciated: blankets, socks, pop-top soup, instant coffee, pot holders and sample size hygiene items. Drop off items at the Mill Run and Lytham Road Exchange Centers. Questions? Contact

Donations Needed 

Canned vegetables and baby diapers: Lutheran Social Services bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road.  
Feminine hygiene products: God’s Hygiene Center baskets at Exchange Center at Mill Run and Lytham Road.
Shoes: Watch for details about the Hilltop Preschool shoe drive.
Winter hats and gloves: These items are on sale now, pick some up for next year. Place in baskets at the Mill Run and Lytham Road Connect Centers. 

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.

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. May 8,  7:00-9:00 pm at Mill Run. Find IFI information and an application at

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. To sign up to help with dinners, contact Jerry Cable, 

Family English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

There are many ways to get involved with families who want to learn English. There are opportunities to work with all ages including:
Academic Support: for school-aged children (K-8) with homework, support children on educational websites and facilitate math and language arts games.
Indoor Recess: Joyfully oversee and interact with children (K-8) in an indoor recess environment. Recreation, Legos, board games and craft tables.
Early Childhood: Care for and pour into young children (3 months-pre k) with love, language and learning. Early Literacy and kindergarten preparedness emphasized.
Snack Angels: Children at the Program often arrive hungry, In order to help them learn and play better, we supply a light, healthy meal. Sign up as an individual or as a group.
Adult Hospitality: Adult ESL students enjoy community during a class break for fellowship, coffee/tea and a light snack.
Volunteers of all ages are needed and frequency is based on your schedule. Tues. and/or Thurs. evenings, 6:00-8:30 pm, at Mill Run. Contact Dave Mann,; or Kim Emch,; or visit

God’s Hygiene Help Center

Noticing that food pantries and shelters in her Linden neighborhood had no resources for hygiene items, Tammy Jewell started the Hygiene Help Center. Prayers, coupons, help shopping and packing, and donations of hygiene and home cleaning items are needed. Current need: female hygiene items for schools. Contact Tammy Jewell,

UALC Bed Brigade Ministry

Join our group of dedicated volunteers who build a simple, sturdy, bed and provide them to families in need. This includes the frame, mattress, linens, pillow, Bible, prayer and good cheer. Serving opportunities with the Bed Brigade team include building beds, gathering mattresses, delivering beds while interacting and praying with the families. Contact Dale Cory,,
LSS Food Pantry
New and gently used Bibles and non-perishable food can be dropped off in the Lutheran Social Services bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road. To volunteer at a pantry, contact Tom Andres,

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: Lisa Ryan, and Greg Schad. Contact

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,

Transform Lives and Volunteer with Family, Youth and Children’s Ministries

God is at work here and there are many amazing ways to contribute! The ministries serving children and youth have some specific volunteer roles for you to consider. Many talents needed to work directly with kids of all ages or behind the scenes. We’ll help you find the right fit for your talents and availability. Fill out an online application here, which includes descriptions of volunteer opportunities. Questions? Contact David White,, 614-451-3736, ext 4691.

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, 

Worship Community Serving Opportunities 

Mill Run Communion bread baking: Recipe provided. Deliver bread to freezers anytime. Barb Winter,
Mill Run Communion robe care: Help a few hours a month to care for the robes. Kathy Felty, Kfelty@columbus,
Lytham Road Sanctuary pew care: Weekly straightening up of the pew materials. Call the church office.
Lytham Road Xalt service is looking for people interested in serving communion. Contact Marlin Seymour,