Saturday, August 17, 2019

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the recent announcement video. 

UALC Summer Ministry Guide

Find many ways to get involved at UALC in our new quarterly Ministry Guide. Available in the Connect Center, or download here.

Back-to-School Drive

Thanks to everyone who donated items and monetary donations, UALC was able to supply several hundred backpacks. There is still a need to sort, stuff, count and organize the backpacks. Contact Jennifer Kiser, and let her know the names of volunteers and the times they are available. Location:  3700 S. High St. Aug. 12-16. Shift Hours: 9:00-11:15 am, 11:00 am-2:30 pm, 2:15-4:00 pm.

UALC Community Garden

Volunteer to help plant, harvest, weed, compost or deliver fresh produce from early spring-late fall. No experience necessary. Weekly, Saturdays 9:00 am-Noon at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Todd Marti, 

Clothes Closet 

Helping local, state and nationwide needs for clothes, linens and some household items. Currently gathering back-to-school and fall clothes for a giveaway at New Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis, OH. Drop off in bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact Cathy Shaw,

UALC Young Professionals

Connect and build relationships with other young professionals. Events being planned throughout the summer. Find more information at Contact Christina Marian,

Open Positions

We have a openings for a part-time Director of Small Groups. Find details here.

Back At It 

Celebrate the end of summer and new ministry season at a fun-for-all-ages event featuring food trucks and free activities! For all ages. Invite neighbors and friends. Bring a dessert to share! August 18, 12:00-3:00 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Jessica Efird,

Equipping Ministries Classes 

Experience radically refreshing relationships with Biblical, practical, relational skills for hearing, speaking and activating God’s truth in love. Listening for Heaven’s Sake is the first class offered. Renewing the Mind and Speaking the Truth to follow. Starting September 11, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run, $12 fee. Find more information at Contact Gail Bren,

Kids’ Church 

Kids age 3 years through fifth grade worship and grow together as disciples of Jesus as a community of young believers. (Kids’ church takes a break during the summer to give our volunteers a rest). Beginning August 25, 10:30 am at Lytham Road, 9:00 and 10:30 am at Mill Run. Details at Contact Andrea Taphorn,

Honoring Our Veterans Luncheon & Quilt Presentation

Join us November 7 for a luncheon and program as we honor all UALC military veterans who have served our great nation. Lytham Road, 12:00-1:30 pm. Please RSVP by November 1 to Jeff Morlock at or 614-451-3736, ext 4652.

UALC Preschool & Kindergarten 

Since 1968, we have offered high quality programs for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Schedule a tour by contacting the church office or Jodi Coleman. Register online at Contact Jodi Coleman,

Handbell Choir

Handbell Choir is for those who can read music and want to glorify Christ through beautiful music. Practice schedule and performance dates TBD. Find more information at Contact Dan Hill, 

Worship Tech Volunteers 

Looking for additional volunteer sound and slide technicians for our worship services. All training is provided and scheduling is flexible. Weekly, Sundays during church at Lytham Road and/or Mill Run. Contact Steve Gill,

Ministry Time Prayer Volunteers 

For those interested in praying during Ministry Time in our worship services. Training provided. Contact Buff Delcamp,

Serve in a Worship Community

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:
Lytham Road Traditional, 
Lytham Road Celebration, 
Lytham Road Xalt,
Mill Run Sanctuary, 
Mill Run Xalt, 

Friendship Bible Class

A Bible class for young adults with special needs. It’s an hour of song, crafts, snack and prayer. All participants attend with an adult companion. Weekly during the school year, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Linda Jokiniemi, 

Beacons Quilting Ministry 

Join the Beacons quilting ministry for mission. All skill levels welcome. Second Thursdays, 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Sue Logan through the church office, 614-451-3736.

Stitches Together 

Enjoy fellowship, Bible study, and working on your favorite knitting, crocheting, crafting project. Bring your own supplies. First and third Saturdays, 9:15-11:15 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Dena Schnupp, 

Quilt Guild  

A welcoming group of quilters who pray, work to improve skills, and encourage one another to complete projects. Retreats and regular meetings. Second Saturdays, time TBD, at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Sandy Overturf,

Visual Arts Ministry 

The Visual Arts Ministry promotes glorifying God through artworks at both UALC campuses. At the Mill Run Gallery Space exhibit, see UALC-owned artwork that has been in storage. The 7 Day Bible Art Challenge registration opens in August. This art competition provides the artist with “an artistic encounter with the Word of God.” Find more information at Contact


A group of grandparents meeting to encourage one another as we strive to help our grandchildren follow Jesus. Study of “Building Family Strengths: Generation to Generation” beginning September 4. First and third Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Christine Thompson,

Hope Connection Support Group 

Support for those with friends or family who have mental health issues; come to share, learn and be encouraged. Third Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Kathy Felty,

Widows’ Group 

All widows welcome at any time for book discussion and prayer. Weekly, Mondays 1:00-2:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Jan Fitz, 

M2M (Men to Men) 

Grow in the faith alongside other men. Neighborhood groups meet for study and fellowship. List of groups available on-line. Meets on and off-site throughout week. Find more information at Contact Carl D’Onofrio,

Celebrate Recovery® 

A Christian, 12-step program dealing with hurts, habits and hang-ups. Weekly, Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact (confidential). 

LIFEwalk Ministries 

Provides emotional and spiritual support through prayer for those going through difficult times. Find more information at Contact Kim Greene,

Care Ministers 

Visit those hospitalized, homebound, or in care facilities, and connect with people in various life experiences. Training provided. Contact Becki Bork,

Family ESL Teachers 

English teachers needed for the Fall session of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Meet now with Pastor Dave to learn what is involved. Contact Dave Mann,

God’s Hygiene Help Center 

Providing hygiene, dignity and hope to those in need with the compassion of Jesus with your cash or in-kind donations. Searching for paid Executive Director to guide us as God directs us to open more Help Centers in other community centers. Contact

Blood Drive

Giving blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. September 21, 8:00 am-12:45 pm at Lytham Road. Register online at Contact Paul Schmitt,

Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry 

Donate non-perishable food and Christian materials (Bibles, coloring books) in the bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact Chris Burger,

Bed Brigade 

Help build and deliver simple beds for families in need. Volunteers especially needed for delivering beds, gathering mattresses, interacting and praying with the families. Deliveries made every Saturday. Weekly, Saturdays 10:30 am-Noon at Mill Run and off-site. Contact and RSVP to Dale Cory,

IFI Friday Night Bible Study Set-Up 

Set up tables and chairs for the Friday night IFI Bible study at Lytham Road. (IFI training not necessary). Fall Fridays, TBD before 6:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Jerry Cable, 

IFI Conversation Partners 

Meet one-on-one with international students to practice English, build relationships, and point to Jesus. (IFI training required). Find more information at Contact Jerry Cable,

IFI Airport Pick-up and Hosting 

Pick up international students at airport and host for about three days in July/August. (IFI training required). Find more information at Contact Jerry Cable,

Quilting Ministry for Missions

Join the Beacons quilting ministry on the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 am at Lytham Rd. All skill levels welcome. Contact Sue Logan through the church office, 614-451-3736, or by searching for people on myUALC.   

Small Groups for All Ages and Stages 

A small group is a band of brothers and sisters in Christ where you can know and be known, love and be loved, care and be cared for, and grow in Christ together. Small groups meet 3-4 times per month all across town. This is the primary experience of Christian community where we live out the “one anothers” of the Bible. New groups are forming all the time. Find more information at Contact David White,

New Member Growth Workshop 

Consider joining the family and mission of UALC. Led by campus pastors, it’s the best way to get connected and understand how we are following Jesus together. October 6 and 20, 5:00-7:00 pm at Mill Run. October 27, AM services and lunch at Mill Run, Lytham Road and off-site. Details at Contact David White,


Children age 3 through sixth grade build lasting faith foundations through Bible memorization and fun activities. Starting early September, Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run. Register online at Contact Kristen Henry,

AWANA Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for our AWANA Clubs working with kids age 3 to grade 6. Many roles for adults and teens. Starting in September, Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Kristen Henry,

Baptism Workshops

For those interested in being baptized or baptizing their children. Adults, teens, and children of any age are welcome. Lunch provided. September 1, Sunday, Noon-1:15 pm at Mill Run. Register online here. Contact David White,

Kids’ Church, 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 Andrea Taphorn,

Family, Youth & Children’s Ministry  

Pre-K and Elementary 
We’ve designed our preschool and children's ministries around a child’s specific phase of life. We love little ones and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing healthy growth and faith. Contact Andrea Taphorn, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at and

Carol Choir
For kids in grades 3-6, this weekly singing group enjoys high energy games, Bible time, dinners, a late-night, musical and singing in worship. Beginning August 21, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm at Lytham Road. Details at Contact Britanny Burkey,
Middle School Ministry
We’ve designed our middle school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. We love middle schoolers and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing real-deal discipleship. Contact Kelsey Bacon, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
High School Ministry 
We’ve designed our high school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. We love high schoolers and we’d love to be your partner for pursuing real-deal discipleship. 
Contact Jon Zawodny, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at

Adult Enrichment

Adult Sunday School 
In-depth Bible study and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Bring a Bible if you have one. Weekly, Sundays 10:15-11:30 am at Lytham Road. Weekly, Sundays 9:00-10:00 am at Mill Run. Find more information at
     Lytham Road Contact, Barbara Masten, 
     Mill Run Contact, Mark Locher, 
Thursday Bible Study 
The current study is 'The Relentless Love of God', an in-depth look at the book of Hosea. Weekly, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road. (Studies in December will be from 11:00-11:50 am as part of the Advent season schedule). Find more information at Contact Jeff Morlock,  
Progressive Euchre Party 
Come alone or bring a friend, and a snack to share. All ages welcome. Never played Euchre? Come and learn! Fourth Tuesdays, 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact Jeff Morlock,
Women of the Word Fall Study 
Join us for Jen Wilkin’s “God of Covenant,” a study of Genesis 12-50. Small group discussion, video teaching, and prayer. Beginning week of Sept. 10.
Sept. 10-Nov. 12, Tuesdays 6:45-8:45 pm at Lytham Road, $17 fee. 
Sept. 12-Nov. 14, Thursdays 9:15-11:15 am at Lytham Road, $17 fee.
Sept.12-Nov. 14, Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm at Mill Run, $17 fee. 
Sept. 14-Nov. 16, Saturdays 9:15-11:15 am at Lytham Road, $17 fee. 
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Class 
Identify your spiritual gifts, your personal style and your passions so that you can serve God and others joyfully and follow his will for your life. Leaders are also available to teach small groups. June 23-August 25, Sundays 10:30 am-Noon at Lytham Road and Mill Run, $8 fee. Register online at Contact Terry Starr,

REFIT® Cardio Fitness for Women 

REFIT® workouts strengthen body, mind and soul. It builds relationships and physical endurance through fun easy movements and inspiring music. 
August 15-fall, Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm at Lytham Road, $5
Find more information at Contact Stacey Swanson,

Christian Yoga Fitness 

Practice body stewardship through strengthening, stretching, deep breathing, and meditation on Scripture. For all fitness levels. Weekly, Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run, $5 fee. Find more information at Contact Stephanie Schroer, 

Men’s Over-30 Basketball

Enjoy pickup basketball games for fun and exercise. Open to men over 30. Come anytime, weekly commitment is not required. Weekly, Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact Dave Charlson, 

Tae Kwon Do (Age 8-Adult)

Develop self-defense skills and enjoy regular exercise within a Christian environment. Weekly Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm at Lytham Road, $25/month. Weekly, Saturdays 11:00 am-Noon at Lytham Road, (incl). Register online at Contact Angie Edmonds,

Tae Kwon Do Jr. (Ages 5-8) 

Introductory martial arts class of basic kicks and punches for kids incorporating games, Bible stories, large motor exercises and repetition. Beginner and advanced classes. Fee for classes, begins week of September 7. Each level attends two classes per week at Lytham Road.
Beginning September 7, Saturdays (Beginner) 9:00-9:45 am, Mondays (Beginner) 5:30-6:15 pm
Beginning September 7, Saturdays (Advanced) 10:00-10:45 am, Wednesdays (Advanced) 5:30-6:15 pm
Details at Contact Ella McWherter, 


Prayer Line  
Prays for members of UALC and others who desire prayer for any need. Find more information at Submit prayers at; 614-451-3736, ext. 4725. 
Ministry Time 
Prayer time during and after worship services, for anyone who desires prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit. Contact Buff Delcamp,
Weekly Prayer Request Group 
Be a part of our weekly prayer group and pray for our ministries and our outreach to the world. Find details at for requests and the option to sign up for weekly email. Contact Buff Delcamp,

UALC Libraries 

Many resources that are focused on Jesus, the Bible, discipleship, and growth in faith are available for all ages at both Lytham Road and Mill Run. Reserve DVDs are available for neighborhood small groups; see the receptionists for assistance. On-line catalogue available. Find more information at Contact Gail Crosser,,

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.