Wednesday, November 21, 2018
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.

Thanksgiving Food Drive for Lutheran Social Services

Join us in our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the LSS Food Pantries. Bring non-perishable food items now through Thanksgiving. Plus, cash donations will collected in the lobbies on Sunday, Nov. 18. For each dollar donated, over $5 of food can be purchased due to bulk buying. Find more information about the Food Pantry and getting involved at Contact Tom Andres,

In-town Mission Trips

Help sort and pack clothing and other items for an orphanage in Haiti through Eyes Wide Open International. Learn about and pray for the kids through their adopted mother, Nichole. Nov. 28, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 5000 Arlington Centre Blvd (entrance in back of building). Fill Christmas stockings for needy kids in Southeast Ohio, to be distributed by HARP (Helping Appalachian Rural People) and Children’s Services. Toys or other gifts may be donated at either Mill Run or Lytham Road by November 10. Monday, Nov. 12, 9:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road. Contact Jeff Morlock,

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.

A Season for Giving

It might seem early to be thinking about Christmas, but many UALC mission partners are hard at work planning for needed services during the holiday season. Donations can be dropped off at the Connect Centers at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Details at

Clothes Closet 

“Folding Clothes to the Glory of  God to people in need everywhere!” What we take? Gently used, clean clothes, coats, shoes, accessories, and linens. Donate items or volunteer to sort clothes. Contact Cathy Shaw,

Food Distribution to Those in Need

Serve those in need by filling orders for non-perishable food items, assist shoppers with the selection of  fresh produce and meat items, make Christian material available and be alert for opportunities to pray with shoppers. Contact Tom Andres by calling the front desk, 614-451-3736. 

Full Family ESL 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. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Dave Mann,

Community Outreach 

The World is Coming to Columbus! 
International Friendships, Inc (IFI) partners with universities and Christian volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars, and their families. You and/or your small group can support the IFI Friday night Bible study by setting up or providing and serving dinner, no training is required. Some IFI volunteer opportunities require training like hosting students for holidays, being a conversation partner, etc. Help with Friday event at Lytham Road. Contact Jerry Cable, Online training courses available anytime at
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: in the adult classrooms, with children of all ages in Kids' Club or the nursery, or even provide snack hospitality. Volunteer Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, beginning Oct. 4, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Training provided. Contact Dave Mann, or Trish Barne,
Feeding Those in Need 
Serve those in need at Lutheran Social Services (LSS) food pantry by filling orders for non-perish- able food items, assist shoppers with the selection of fresh produce and meat items, make Christian material available, and be alert for opportunities to prayer with shoppers. Contact Tom Andres,
Clothes Closet Ministry 
“Folding Clothes to the Glory of God to people in need everywhere!” What we take? Gently used, clean clothes, coats, shoes, accessories, and linens. Would you like to know more or volunteer? Wednesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact Cathy Shaw,
Give Hygiene, Give Dignity 
Donation drive for basic hygiene through the God's Hygiene Help Center. Current needs: feminine products, detergent, and diapers. Updates on most needed items: Contact 
Community Garden 
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. Every Saturday morning through Nov., 9:00 am at Mill Run community garden. Find details at Contact Todd Marti, 
Bed Brigade 
Help build simple beds for families in need. Volunteers needed for building and delivering beds, gathering mattresses, interacting and praying with the families. Contact Dale Cory, 

Global Outreach

Operation Christmas Child 
Pack a shoe box (or two) to send to children around the globe. Find instructions on what to buy and how to pack at Contact Keri Sutter,

Serve at Church 

Encountering God Through Music-Making and Fellowship
We are a group of musicians who seek to lead the Mill Run Sanctuary congregation each week to worship God and to encounter Him in a powerful yet personal way. If you are an instrumentalist, a vocalist, or musician who’s interested in music ministry, please come join us! Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Shine Wu,
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,
Connect Center 
Help share the love of Jesus with members and guests visiting our church on Sunday mornings. Be a part of helping others know Jesus by seeing His love through your smile, kind words and service. The Connect Center serves as a place where people can come to find out “what’s happening” in the church. Mill Run: Dawn Griebel, Lytham Road: Carole Roys,
MOPS Childcare Volunteers 
While the UALC Mothers of Preschoolers group meet, childcare is provided through our MOPS KIDS program. If you love spending time with kids and are interested in being a blessing to new moms, we’ll find a fit for you. First and third Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18, 9:00-11:15 am at Lytham Road. Contact Laura Natalie,
Seeking adults and teens to “Be a Hero” to elementary-aged kiddos at our Awana program. Awana does Bible teaching and verse memorization exercises. Many roles exist, including some with shorter time commitments as well as prayer warriors and scholarship donors. Training and support provided. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run. Find details at Contact

God’s Hygiene Help Center Updates 

We are looking for volunteers for one to 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.  Donations may be left in the Exchange Center at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tammy Jewell or Diane Hendrickson,; or Terry Starr, Visit or for current donation needs.

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

Quilting Ministry for Missions 

Join the Beacons quilting ministry on the second Thursday of each month. Thursday, Sept. 13, 11:30 am-1:30 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Sue Logan, through the church office, 614-451-3736.

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 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,
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The Food Pantry Needs Our Help

UALC has been a strong and faithful supporter of Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries for years. You can help by bringing non-perishable groceries to our lobbies any time you come to church.


Family, Youth & Children

Family, Youth & Children

We partner with parents to nurture each child's spiritual growth. Check out some opportunities.