Sunday, January 21, 2018

UALC Announcements

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

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Inclement Weather

As events or services cancel at UALC due to the weather, please check the calendar at Click “Calendar” in the upper right hand corner of this page,  or the “Weather Cancellation” image on the homepage. Please note that UALC will be closed if a Level 3 Emergency is declared for Franklin County.
Ministry Time 101 and 201 Workshops
Attend our Ministry Time Workshops to grow deeper in your prayer life, either to learn more about praying with others, or to grow personally. Upcoming workshops:
Ministry Time 101 Workshop, Healing Prayer. Most people have experienced intercessory prayer. Here is a fresh way to pray to hear God as we pray for others. Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:30-11:00 am, at Mill Run. Details and register,
Ministry Time 201 Workshop, The Gift of Prophecy. Jesus said His voice is recognized by His followers. When He wants us to share revelations from Him with others, we can call it prophecy. Come hear it described and practice. Saturday, Jan. 27, 9:30-11:00 am, at Lytham Road. Details and register,

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

New Fitness Classes Offered in 2018

Start off 2018 with a focus on fitness in an Christian environment:. Everyone in the community is welcome.
Tai Chi/Yoga – Mondays
Weekly exercise class to increase balance, flexibility and core strength while reducing stress in a biblical approach to tai chi and yoga. Mondays starting Jan. 15, 4:15-5:15 pm, Lytham Road.
Christian Yoga – Mondays & Sundays
These classes are for people of all fitness levels and provide a way to enjoy Yoga in the presence of God. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, and Sundays, 7:00-8:00 pm Mill Run
REFIT® Cardio Fitness for Women Thursdays
REFIT® is a program for that engages the whole person; body, mind, and soul. This community-centered program focuses on building relationships as well as endurance. Thursdays starting Feb. 8, 6:00-7:00 pm, Lytham Road
For these fitness class details, including instructor information and fees, go to Other sports and fitness options including Tae Kwon Do, Men's Basketball and more are also listed there.

Play-N-Praise (18 months to 3 years)

Explore large muscle activities, Create art, sing and praise our heavenly Father at circle time and have a parade. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays through March 9, 10:30 am-12:00 pm at Lytham Road. $10 fee for entire session. Contact Kelly Mikhail at Find details and registration at

Children’s Ministry

 Living in a Digital World
Did your child just get a new gadget for Christmas? Are they regularly connected to games, phones, or music? Come and enjoy a workshop designed for parents and their second grade students. Much more than a discussion about living in a tech and info saturated world, you’ll walk away with a framework you can use over and over again as your student grows. Older elementary students are welcome. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:30-7:45 pm or Sunday, Jan. 21, 3:30-5:00 pm. Details and registration at Contact David White,

Middle School Ministry (MSM)

MSM Group has Moved to Sundays!
Middle School Ministry Group historically met on Wednesday nights. Come join us as we expand and grow our community, learning, worshiping, and having fun together! Sundays, 4:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run. Register here.
MSM Winter Retreat
Join us for an awesome weekend of fun, worship, excitement, and growing with God and others at Christ In Youth’s Believe conference in Cincinnati. Feb. 16 & 17. Cost is $100, ($110 after Jan. 15). Registration deadline is Jan. 31.
Find MSM details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

High School Ministry (HSM)

HSM Winter Retreat - Feb. 2-4, 2018
We all deal with stress! Too much work, busy schedules, friendships or dating, family - it all adds up. How does our faith help us deal with all of it? Spend the weekend de-stressing and learning to trust in Jesus! Starts Friday, Feb. 2, 7:00 pm at Heartland Retreat Center. Cost is $125, includes travel. Scholarships are available. Register here. Registration deadline is January 31. 
“Can I Ask That?” Part Two
Do you have questions you’d like to ask about your faith? We’ll meet to study and discuss topics such as evolution, marriage and sexuality, and the imperfection of the Christian church. Come to all sessions or drop in when you can. Tuesdays, Feb. 13 - March 13, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run. 
Find HSM details at Catherine Scurria, or Aaron Thompson,

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,

New Support Groups Coming 

Support Group for Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? Would it help to have others to talk to and to pray with once or twice a month? We know that care-giving is lonely stuff and we all need the support and encouragement from others who have been there. Let us know if you are interested in hearing more. Let's not keep doing life alone. Contact Judy Webb, to for more information. We will start up as soon as there are a couple people who are interested.
Support Group for Parents of Children with Mental Illness
A support group is forming for parents of children who are navigating mental illness. This confidential group, formed with the intent of supporting one another through discussion and payer. Contact Judy Webb, with questions and to express your interest.

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.
Thursday Bible Study: “Christian Faith and the Nightly News”
What the Bible has to say to us about current events in our world today. Thursdays, through Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road.
Monthly Lunch and Program
Charley Shin, UALC attendee, founder and CEO of Charleys Philly Steaks and Bibibop Asian Grill will share his testimony. Lunch will be catered from Bibibop with a number of options available. Thursday, Feb. 1, 12:00-1:15 pm at Lytham Road. 
In Town Mission Trip
Help build beds for those who don't have one with Bed Brigade and 20s-Something Small Group. All skill levels and abilities welcome, and a job for everyone. Sunday, Jan. 21, 3:00-5:00 pm, at Mill Run. RSVP to or Pastor Jeff at 614-451-3736, ext 4652.
Columbus Dream Center
Prepare and serve food to those in need of a hot meal. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 11:00 am-2:30 pm, meet at Lytham Road to carpool, RSVP by Feb. 1.
Progressive Euchre Card Party (For all ages)
All skill levels are welcome. Every fourth Tuesday of the month, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Road. While this is planned with Adults 65+ in mind, all ages are welcome. Contact or Pastor Jeff at 614-451-3736, ext 4652.
Questions? Contact Pastor Jeff,, or calling 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.

Dig into a Community Bible Study

Would you like to sit at the feet of Jesus? You can still join during week 18 of a 30-week journey through the Gospel of Luke. Community Bible Study (CBS) is an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study for adults and includes small-group discussion and large-group teaching. Thursdays, beginning Jan. 4, 7:00 pm at Mill Run. Cost is $19. Find details and register with Millie, 

WOW Winter Study 

Join other women at the winter Women of the Word (WOW) Bible study and discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity and discernment as we study the revised Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. Four meeting times starting Jan. 6. Cost is $16. Find details at  

Renewing the Mind Equipping Course 

This course invites us to become aware of the thoughts and self talk that God wants to renew using the power of scriptural truth. With God’s power, we can overcome negative thinking, emotions and habits. Wednesdays, Jan. 10–Feb. 7, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Fee is $12.50. Contact Gail Bren, 

GriefShare® - POSTPONED Until Spring

GriefShare® is for those journeying through one of life’s most difficult seasons. Meetings consist of DVD-based teaching, small group discussion, and workbook assignments. A broad range of topics are covered to help whether the loss you’re grieving is recent or happened years ago. Cost is $15. Find details and register at

Financial Peace University 

Over four million people have gone through FPU and learned God’s ways of handling money. They’ve been taught how to create a budget they can follow, and they’ve rewritten their stories– changing their futures forever. Sundays, Jan. 21-March 18, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run. Cost is $100/family. Register at Contact Judy Webb,

Alpha Winter 2018 

Know someone who needs Jesus? Family, friend, neighbor? Someone who struggles and feels that no one cares? Alpha is a process that needs you investing your time to help them in their journey. Who are you inviting? Mondays, Jan. 22–March 26, 6:15-8:45 pm at Mill Run. No fee, dinner included. Nursery available. Register at Contact

Kitchen Service

Come and hear what’s cooking at UALC as staff and council discuss what to expect in the upcoming year. We want to answer any questions you may have; bring them with you or email them in advance. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 6:30-7:30 pm at Mill Run. Questions? Contact

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Help Serve at the Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry at 1460 S. Champion Ave. in February. Tuesdays, Feb. 6 & March 6; 10:00 am-2:30 pm, Saturdays, Feb. 10 & March 10; 12:00-3:00 pm Contact Tom Andres,

Quilting Ministry for Missions

Join the Beacons quilting ministry on the second Thursday of each month. All skill levels welcome. Feb. 8, 11:30 am at Lytham Road. Contact Sue Logan, through the church office, 614-451-3736.

Take a Closer Look at UALC

Come and meet others who are attending UALC but not yet members. Meet staff and others while you enjoy refreshments. This could be your first step toward membership. Feb. 12, 6:30-8:00 pm, Mill Run. Details and RSVP at

Attention Artists! Call for Entries 

If you’re an artist, or you know an artist, sign up for the “7 Day Bible Art Challenge.” Take the challenge to create an original artwork in seven days based on a Bible verse. Cash prizes await! Registration deadline is Feb. 14. Verse Assignment is Wednesday, Feb. 21, 7:00 pm at Mill Run. Turn-in Deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 pm at Mill Run. Find registration and details at Contact  

Nominating Committee Submissions

The Nominating Committee is asking for names of UALC members, who you believe would be worthy considerations for church council and Nominating Committee (church leadership positions). For more information and to send names, contact Tom Slemmer,

Full Family ESL (English as a Second Language) Program

A full family educational program where each international family member is taking steps out of poverty through education, especially in English. Volunteers are needed to work with all ages. Find details at Contact Kim Emch, or Dave Mann,

LSS Food Pantry

New and gently used Bibles and non-perishable food can be dropped off in the LSS bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road. To volunteer, contact Tom Andres,

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 at Lytham Road. Contact Deb DeWees, ddewees@columbus.

Thursday Bible Study – Adults 65+

Gather every Thursday morning for a rich Bible study and discussion. Newcomers always welcome. Thursdays, 10:30 am at Lytham Road. Contact Jeff Morlock,

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.

Celebrate Recovery®

Anyone struggling with life issues such as alcoholism, overeating, codependency, sexual brokenness, or financial problems can find help in this Christian, 12-step program. Our meeting includes a praise and worship time, a testimony or teaching, and gender specific small groups. Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Lytham Road. Details at email:

Connect Center

Help share the love of Jesus with members and guests visiting our church on Sunday mornings! The Connect Center is as a place where people can find out “what’s happening” in the church. Contact: at Mill Run, Dawn Griebel,, at Lytham Road, Carol Roys,

Connecting with Each Other

myUALC is an online tool that is full of helpful ways to stay connected. To be able to stay connected, it’s important to have up-to-date contact information. Please take a moment to visit the website and make sure your information is correct. On this website, click “myUALC” in the upper right hand corner. Directions are listed. Contact Carole Roys,

Visual Arts Ministry

Presenting the art of local artists through visual displays at our campuses. The group sponsors the 7 Day Bible Art Challenge that starts in Feb. 2018, details at Meets the first Monday of the month, 7:30 pm at Lytham Road. Contact

Libraries at UALC (Lytham Road and Mill Run)

Providing excellent educational materials that help people of all ages grow in their walk as they follow Jesus. Check out the new book “From Generation to Generation: Grandparents Share Their Wisdom,” by UALC member Christine J. Thompson. Find info at Contact Gail Crosser,

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.

Weekly Prayer Request Group

Be a part of our weekly prayer group and pray for our ministries and our outreach to the world. Visit for requests and the option to sign up for a weekly email. Contact Buff Delcamp,

Ministry Time

Prayer time during and after worship services, for anyone who desires prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit. 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.