Saturday, July 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. 

Summer Worship Schedule

For more details about the eight week schedule, visit July 1-August 19. 

Survey Results

You may recall that in May, we took some time together in our services to complete a survey about Sunday morning worship at UALC. 875 responses were recorded, and the results can be found here. The leadership of our church is taking this, and other information shared at our discovery discussions, into consideration as we continue to prayerfully and intentionally discern the best way forward as a whole congregation. Thank you again for your participation!

Back At It 2018 is Coming!   

Join the congregation as we celebrate the installation of  Senior Pastor Steve Turnbull and getting “Back At It” with many school-year church ministries. New activities this year including Gladiator Joust, Archery Tag and King of  the Mountain. Come for fellowship, fun and food! Bring money for lunch from the food trucks, but dessert and all activities are free. Invite neighbors and friends, all are welcome! Sunday, August 26, from 12:00-3:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details at

UALC Preschool Celebrating 50 Years!

This fall, UALC’s Preschool and Kindergarten celebrates 50 years of offering high quality, part-time programs for 3-, 4-, 5- year-olds based on Christian values. As we plan our celebration, we’d love to hear from families who attended the program over the years. Please take a moment to fill out a short online form or contact the preschool office. Find details and the form at Contact Jodi Coleman,, 614-451-3736, ext 4633. 

Keep the VBS Wins Going! 

It’s exciting to hear all the stories of  how God was at work during VBS. If  you have a story you’d like to share, please contact Children’s Director Andrea Taphorn at Listening to the music is the easiest way to keep the faith conversations going at home. Download either album online at

Do You Love to Write?

Daily Bible Blast, UALC’s blog, is looking for a writer. This is a great way to get yourself  in God’s Word consistently, as well as feeling involved in each preaching series. Training available. Check it out: Contact Judy Webb,

Learn to Fish with WOW

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

UALC Community Garden

Help us supply fresh produce to hungry families. Wednesdays at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am at Mill Run. Contact Todd Marti, Find details at 

Church Wide Mission – Backpack and School Supplies

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,

Awana Fall Club Kick-Off

Seeking adults and teens to "Be a Hero" to elementary-aged kiddos at our Awana program, ASAP. Awana is 6:30-7:45 pm Wednesdays from September-May. Many roles exist, including some with shorter time commitment requirements. Training and support will be provided. Email to request info. Details will also be available at later in the Summer.

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)

How to Follow Jesus in Middle School
Middle School can be tough. We’re here to help. In an engaging and interactive way, we’ll help you prepare for the challenges of  the middle school years. Invite friends and get a preview of  the exciting 6th-8th grade ministry of UALC! Sunday, August 5, 12:00-1:45 pm at Mill Run.
Summer Bible Study
Thursdays, July 26-August 16, 6:30-8:30 pm. Location TBD. 
Find MSM details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

High School Ministry (HSM)

HSM Summer House Parties
This month HSM will meet in homes around the city. Come connect with friends, and learn more about how to study Scripture with our new teaching series, “My Favorite Verse.” See the HSM email for weekly house addresses. Sundays, July 1-29, 4:00-6:00 pm.
How to Follow Jesus in High School
This is a workshop for incoming freshmen and their parents. The workshop will help to prepare students to: navigate life in high school, follow Jesus through opportunities and obstacles and connect with the high school ministry of UALC. Sunday, August 5, 12:00-1:45 pm at Mill Run.  
Find HSM details at Contact Aaron Thompson,

Men’s and Women’s Boot Camp

You will be presented with some of the lost treasures of  the Kingdom (spiritual warfare, inner healing, more validation from our heavenly Father) and given time to engage with Jesus like you were meant to.
Separate weekends are held at Eagle’s Wing Lodge in Hocking Hills, Thursday - Sunday.
Men’s Advanced Boot Camp-September 13-16. Men’s Basic Boot Camp-November 8-11 or December 6-9. Cost is $295. Contact Jeff Schuster, Find details and registration at
Women’s Bootcamp-October 4-7. Cost is $285. Contact Amy Adams, Find details and registration at

Adult Sunday School 

Join us for an in-depth Bible study and discussion. Open to all, and newcomers are welcome any week. Bring your Bible if you have one. Lytham Road, 10:15 am, lead by Charlie Oellermann, and at Mill Run, 9:00-10:00 am, lead by Mark Locher. 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, July 24, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Rd.
Thursday Bible Study
Heaven and Hell. There are lots of popular ideas today about life after death. Discover what the Bible really says about the nature of  the afterlife, its purpose in God’s grand design, and how to “live heavenward” today. Thursdays, July 19-August 16, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Rd. 
Monthly Lunch Program
“The Flag Lady,” May Leavitt, owner of The Flag Lady’s Flag store, will present a patriotic program and tell her story. She was recognized as 2016 Small Business Champion in Ohio by the National Federation of  Independent Business. Thursday, August 2, 11:45 am-1:15 pm at Lytham Rd. Lunch provided, donations.
Ladies of the Club
Enjoy lunch and fellowship with other mature single women. Friday, July 13, Der Dutchman/Yutzy’s Farm Market, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City. Friday, August 10, MCL Cafeteria, 3160 Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington. RSVP to Charlene by calling the front office at Mill Run, 614-451-3736. 
Daytime In-Town Mission Trip
Distribute school backpacks to kids in need at SON Ministries’ Hilliard Summer Lunch program. Three times at different locations are available. Monday, July 23, 10:00-11:30 am or 1:00-2:30 pm at Horizon Elementary School, 6000 Renner Rd. Tuesday, July 24, 1:00-2:30 pm at Hilliard Church of Christ, 4300 Avery Rd. For event registration and to RSVP, contact, or call 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.
Columbus Jazz Orchestra 
Join us in July for a terrific 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.

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.