Sunday, January 21, 2018
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed 

Help Serve at the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry at 1460 S. Champion Ave. Saturday, Jan. 6, 12:00-3:00 pm. Contact Tom Andres, 

IFI Training Conference – January 13 

International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a registered Ohio State University student organization and Christian community group seeking to promote friendship and hospitality for international students. Training is required for some events. Join us for basic training or specific workshops where you’ll learn ways to connect with people of different nationalities and faiths. Speakers include Rich Mendola, Pastor Dave Mann and many more. This is a great opportunity for beginners and veterans in international relations. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Mill Run. Registration and information at
Conference Training and Workshops
If you are new to volunteering with IFI or are a veteran, this one-day conference and workshops are a great opportunity to become better equipped for international student ministry. $20 fee includes lunch. 8:30 am-4:00 pm at Mill Run.
New Volunteer Training (Half-Day)
Learn the skills you’ll need to relate well to an international friend. 9:30 am-12:00 pm at Mill Run.

Thank You for Your Donations! Please Keep Giving!

Thanks to your generosity, hundreds of children in central and SE Ohio, and around the world will receive gifts this season. The Season for Giving is not over and the weather is getting colder; so please continue to donate hats, gloves, scarves and socks in all sizes. Drop off at the Connect Centers. 

Living and Giving Affluenza

Thank you for living generously with your donations to God’s Hygiene Help Center. We are always collecting personal hygiene products. Drop off donations in the Mill Run and Lytham Road Exchange Centers. Visit our new website:   

Be a Hero—Volunteer with Awana® 

Do you have 30-75 minutes a week to share? Awana Club kid registration has grown! We’re still looking for adults and teens for Wednesdays, 6:30- 7:45 pm at Mill Run to help with set-up, large group games and floating where needed. Find details and volunteer sign-up at Contact Andrea Taphorn,

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

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, 

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,
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.

Community Garden is Harvesting and Preparing Beds for Winter

We strive to deliver Jesus’ love by growing food for the hungry, welcoming immigrants and refugees through gardening and cooking, along with preserving His creation by turning waste into compost. Find more information at Contact Todd Marti,

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, 

Food and Helpers Needed for Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries

Help serve families that come to the Food Pantry at Frebis and Champion, Tuesdays and/or Saturdays. Individuals, families or small groups are all welcome; training is given when you arrive. Don't forget to pick up a few non-perishable groceries and place in the bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road. Contact Tom Andres, for information.

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,,

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,