Tuesday, August 14, 2018

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the current announcement video. 

August 26 Activities 

Join the congregation Sunday morning for the Installation of  Senior Pastor Steve Turnbull and stay for the celebration as we get “Back At It” with many school-year church ministries and new activities, 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. Installation: 9:00 am at Lytham Rd and 10:30 am at Mill Run. (These are the only services offered this morning). Back At It Celebration: 12:00-3:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details at

Welcome Jon!

A big UALC welcome to Jon Zawodny as he joins the Family, Youth and Children staff as Director of High School Ministries alongside Aaron Thompson. Jon brings a passion for God and reaching students that is contagious. 

NALC Offices Moving

You may notice the signs for the NALC are being removed from the property at Mill Run and we wanted to let you know why. UALC has had a vital partnership with the NALC and, from the very beginning, generously provided administrative support and office space at minimal cost. The NALC has maintained an office at Mill Run since their inception, but recent staff relocations have eliminated the need for this space. Our relationship with the NALC is strong and it has been the privilege of the congregation to provide office space to the NALC for almost eight years. If you have any questions, please contact David Bowersox, 614-451-3736 or

Discussion Meetings – Extending the Summer Mill Run Worship Schedule

Join the Mill Run Worship Schedule discussions where you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and offer opinions on August 14, 7:00-8:15 pm, or August 19, 12:00-1:15 pm; both at Mill Run. Find the FAQ at

Summer Worship Schedule

For more details about the schedule, visit

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!

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. 

Short-Term Mission Trip 

Have you ever considered going on a short term mission trip? We are in the planning stages for our trip to Honduras in January, 2019. We are asking you to pray about whether this is your time to join us. Ages 13 and up are invited. Watch for more information and the application in September. Contact Jen Geistfeld,

Be a Pen Pal

We’re looking for pen pals to write to fifth grade students at Highland Elementary. Letters are exchanged once a month, and an end of year “Meet & Greet” party will be held in May. Contact Mim Braaten,

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 

Awana Fall Club Kick-Off

Seeking adult and teen volunteers to “Be a Hero” to elementary-aged kiddos at our Awana program. Many roles exist, needing different skills and time commitments. Training and support will be provided. No time to volunteer? Also seeking prayer warriors and scholarship donors! Wednesdays, Sept.-May, 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-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:

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

Marital Arts for Ages Five - Eight

Tae Kwon Do Jr is an introductory martial arts class of basic kicks and punches incorporating games, Bible stories, large motor exercises and repetition. Classes run throughout the school year. Fall session: Sept. 8-Dec. 1, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Classes and fees based on experience level. Find details and registration at Contact Ella McWherter, 

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.

Families, Youth and Children

We can’t wait to see everyone at our weekly gatherings. Start dates below. Bring friends! Find details and registration for these programs, and others, at
  • Kids' Church - Sunday, Sept. 2. 
  • Middle School Ministry Group - Sunday, Aug. 19.
  • High School Ministry Group - Sunday, Aug. 19. 
  • Worship Academy - Tuesday, Oct. 2. 
Middle School Ministry (MSM) 
Summer Bible Study
Thursdays, July 26-August 16, 6:30-8:30 pm. Location TBD. 
Middle School Ministry Group
Sunday, Aug. 19!
Find MSM details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

High School Ministry (HSM)  

High School Ministry Group
Sunday, Aug. 19!
Worship Academy
Tuesday, Oct. 2. Find details and the application at
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

Man to Man Kick Off Breakfast

Men - get connected with other men in fellowship. Hear from Senior Pastor Steve Turnbull at the M2M Fall Kick Off breakfast. Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:00 am at Mill Run, $5 fee. Find details and registration at Contact Carl D’Onofrio,

Adult Sunday School 

In-depth Bible study and discussion. At Mill Run, 9:00 am, we’re studying the Book of Acts; at Lytham Road, 10:15 am, A Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Open to all. Leaders: Mill Run, Mark Locher; Lytham Road, Barbara Masten and Charlie Oellermann. Contact Judy Webb,

Women of the Word Bible Study

Join us at “The Sermon on the Mount.” The nine-week study by Jen Wilkin examines Jesus’ longest recorded message articulating what the life of  a Christ-follower would look like. Sessions include video teaching, small group discussion, and prayer. ($15 fee includes workbook). Join us at one of the following times:
Click on the day above, to register and pay. You can also register at the session, to pay by cash or check. For women age 18 and older. Friends, neighbors and co-workers are invited. Scholarships are available. Contact Christie Masheter,

Community Bible Study

Would you like company pursuing God? Join our interdenominational, in-depth Bible study for men and women that also provides practice in prayer. Want to know more? Our CBS kick-off dinner is a fun, no-obligation way to learn more about our study, renew relationships with CBS friends, and meet new friends. Thursdays, 6:59-8:45 pm at Mill Run. Sept. 13-Oct 25: Ruth and Esther: Behind the Scenes with God, $7 fee. Kick off: Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:00 pm, Nancy and Bob Gillette’s home. Contact Millie Adams,

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
“Heaven and Hell” What is heaven like? What do people do there? Is hell a real place? How can I have assurance about my eternal destiny? Discover biblical answers to questions about life after death. Thursdays, Aug. 16 and 23, 10:30-11:30 am Lytham Road.
Questions? Contact Pastor, or call 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.

Grandparent Group

Join a fun group of committed grandparents striving to leave a legacy of faith. We share joys, struggles and ideas in our journey together. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, beginning Sept. 5, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Road, $10 book. Contact: Christine Thompson,

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.