Saturday, January 18, 2020

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the recent announcement video. 

Congregational Meeting Jan. 26

Join the congregation as we receive and act on the Call Committee report regarding Joe Valentino. Sunday, January 26, 12:00 pm, Lytham Road. Nursery care is available; there will be no lunch.

2020 Small Groups

In February we’ll be launching dozens of new groups. Join us by filling out the on-line form for information about facilitating or joining these new groups. Details: Contact: Peggy Bronson, for Mill Run; Tammy Schuster, for Lytham Road.

O2 Conference

Applications are due January 15. It’s time to encourage 6-12th graders to apply with their ideas! Text three people today so our communities hear about this amazing opportunity! Easy to share resources:

Nominations Accepted for Church Council and Nominating Committee

UALC's Nominating Committee is preparing to seek God's guidance in selecting members from the congregation to serve on Church Council and the next Nominating Committee. If you have a name of someone who you feel would serve our congregation faithfully in this capacity please send their names to Nominating Committee.

UALC Winter Ministry Guide

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

Worn American Flags, Scout Sunday

Bring your worn, American flags to Scout Sunday at Lytham Road on Sunday morning, February 2. UALC scouts will retire them in a dignified fashion. Contact Bill Johnson.


Work in the Church Nursery

UALC is hiring caring staff to work in our church nurseries at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Daytime and evening hours available. To apply, contact Sarah Rumschlag.


We are committed to meeting the real needs in our community. Through campus mission partnerships, we join our efforts to serve the needs of people who live around our church campuses—and abroad. Find more information on our partners and find many, important ways to serve at


The daily pursuit to grow in your relationship with God takes many shapes and forms. Typically this looks like prayer and time in the Bible but can also include disciplines like fasting, confessing, journaling, simplicity, solitude, and stewarding talents and resources. 
Daily Readings Bookmark 
This resource is designed for your daily quiet time with God. It is a great way to stay connected throughout the week with Scripture readings for each day and the Sunday text at each campus. Copies available at the Connect Center or download a campus specific bookmark at
Portrait of a Disciple 
This resource book is designed for your daily quiet time with God or in a small group setting. Sermon videos available on-line. Copies available at the Connect Center. Find more information at
Open Book Sermon Series 
Follow along with our year-long sermon series. Weekly scripture at
Serve in a Worship Community 
There are different ways you can lend a hand on Sunday mornings: usher, serve communion, lector, bake communion bread, run sound or slides, pray, and many more. Find more at Lytham Road Contact: Joe Valentino; Mill Run Contact: Brodie Taphorn.


We gather weekly to worship God and encourage one another in the faith. We hear from God’s Word and participate in the sacraments of communion and baptism. 
Upper Arlington—Lytham Road Campus 
9:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Xalt and Celebration Services 
Find more information at
Hilliard—Mill Run Campus 
9:00, 10:30 am Worship
Find more information at
Kids’ Church
Kids age 3 years through 5th grade worship and grow together as disciples of Jesus and as a community of young believers. Sundays, 10:30 am at Lytham Road; Sundays, 9:00, 10:30 am at Mill Run. Find more information and register online at Contact: Andrea Taphorn
Worship Renewal at Mill Run
To learn more about the worship renewal process we are embarking on at Mill Run, click here.


Growth workshops propel us forward. Covering a wide-range of topics, they meet us right where we need to mature and prepare us for what’s next in life. Families, individuals and sometimes whole small groups participate in workshops from time to time to carve out space for phase specific growth and faith conversations that may not happen otherwise. 
Following Jesus with Your Baby Growth Workshop 
For parents of newborns-2 year-olds. It’s not too early for your young child to know they are loved by Jesus. Online only, beginning February 16. Find more information on Growth Workshops and events for this age group and register at Contact: Andrea Taphorn.
Baptism Growth Workshop
For those interested in being baptized or baptizing their children. Adults, teens, and children of any age are welcome. Lunch provided. Choose one session. Sunday, February 2, Noon-1:15 pm at Lytham Road; Sunday, March 1, Noon-1:15 pm at Mill Run. Register here. Contact: David White
Lord’s Prayer Growth Workshop
This workshop is for all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to take the next step toward Confirmation. (Catch up sessions of the 10 Commandments and Apostle’s Creed Workshops available upon request). January 5-26, Sundays, 4:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run. $15. Find more information and register online at Contact: Kelsey Bacon
Confirmation Capstone Growth Workshop
High School students delve into the foundations of faith, learn practical ways to follow Jesus everyday, and make their faith their own. Includes a weekend retreat. 
Sundays, January 19, 26, and February 9, 4:00-6:00 pm at Mill Run
$50 Retreat, off-site, Friday, January 31-Sunday, February 2
Sunday Service, February 23 
Find more information on Growth Workshops and events for this age group and register at Contact: David White.
My Bible Intermediate Growth Workshop
High School students learn to read and interpret scripture on their own while exploring the different types of writings in the Bible. This workshop follows Confirmation Capstone. 
Beginning March 29, Sundays, 12:00-1:15 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information on Growth Workshops and events for this age group and register at Contact: David White.
Ready or Not, Here Comes Aging! Growth Workshop
Spiritual, physical, and emotional resources for older adults and loved ones. Led by Jean Scholtz- Mellum, C.L. Huddleston, Becki Bork and Pastor Jeff. 
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 am-12:15 pm at Mill Run. Find more information on Growth Workshops and events for this age group and register at Contact: Jeff Morlock, 614-451-3736, ext 4652. 


High School Ministry (HSM) Group
Join other teens for a couple of hours of hanging out, eating free food, getting to know each other, and talking honestly about the ups and downs of high school life. Weekly, Sundays 4:00-6:00 pm at Mill Run. Find more information and register online at Contact: David White.
HSM Mission Trips 
The Level 2 Mission Trip is June 21-27 at Myrtle Beach. The Level 3 Adventure Trip is July 5-14 in Atlanta. Applications are due on February 16 for both trips.Register at Contact: David White.
Middle School Ministry (MSM) Group
Students experience God through fellowship, games, worship and small group time. It’s a safe place to experience God and ask questions. Weekly, Sundays 4:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run. Find more information and register online at Contact: Kelsey Bacon.
MSM Winter Retreat 
A fun-packed weekend of worship, teaching, friends, and time with God at the CIY Believe conference in Cincinnati. Friday-Sunday, February 21-23, off-site. $140. Register at Contact: Kelsey Bacon.
MSM/HSM Sunday Morning Connect 
Looking for a place to meet other teens from the church on Sunday mornings? Join us to catch up with friends and leaders, enjoy snacks, and play games. Weekly, Sundays 10:00-10:30 am at Mill Run (Lytham Road coming soon). Find more information at  or Contact: Kelsey Bacon
Carol Choir
For kids in grades 3-6, this weekly singing group enjoys high energy games, Bible time, dinners, a late-night, a musical, and singing in worship. Weekly, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm at Lytham Road. $25. Find more information and register online at Contact: Britanny Burkey
AWANA Clubs®
Children age 3 through 6th grade build lasting faith foundations through Bible memorization and fun activities. Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run. $30. Find more information and register online at Contact: Kristen Henry.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Join other moms of young children (infants- kindergarten) for a time of fellowship and connection, with brunch. Childcare available. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 9:00-11:15 am at Lytham Road. $115. Find more information and register online at Contact:  Angela Culver, email MOPS.
UALC Preschool and Kindergarten
Registration for the 2020-21 school year opens January 14. Find more information at Contact: Jodi Coleman.

O2 Conference 

UALC is breathing life into Columbus through the ideas of young people! Join this inspiring grassroots effort that’s building new relationships in our community
and making an impact on real needs. Learn more at and then text three friends. All of us can encourage parents, teachers, administrators and 6-12th graders with this unique opportunity so that students apply by Jan. 15. The March 1 event is open to the public and all ages. Nearly 300 people participated last year. It’s an easy, uplifting way to introduce UALC to a friend or neighbor. Online tickets are on sale now. 
Wednesday, January 15: deadline for 6-12th graders to apply on-line
Sunday, March 1, 5:02-8:00 pm at Mill Run: Live O2 Conference, open to the public
Find information, apply, and buy tickets at Contact: David White.


A small group is a small 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/month all across town. This is the primary experience of Christian community where we live out the “one anothers” of the Bible.
Small Group Facilitators in 2020 
Our Small Groups campaign will kick off in January. Be on the look-out for a Small Group Facilitator to invite you to join their group or sign-up for a Small Group in January. Community, care and growth are here for you. Contact a Director with any questions. 
Lytham Road Director:  Tammy Schuster
Mill Run Director:  Peggy Bronson
Find more information at


Adult Sunday School 
Join an in-depth Bible study and discussion. Everyone is welcome. Bring a Bible if you have one. Weekly, Sundays 10:15-11:15 am at Lytham Road, or 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 December study is on forgiveness. January 9 and 16 will be a study of Baptism, followed by an in-depth look of the Gospel of Luke.  Weekly, Thursdays, December 5-19, 11-11:50 am, and Thursdays, January 9-February 27, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact: Jeff Morlock.

M2M (Men to Men) 
We have multiple groups meeting different days in numerous communities around the city—reach out and join one near you. Meets on and off-site throughout week. Find more information at Contact: Carl D’Onofrio.
Equipping Ministries Classes 
Experience radically refreshing relationships with biblical, practical, relational skills for hearing, speaking and activating God’s truth in love. “Speaking the Truth in Love” is last in the series. Wednesdays, January 8-Februry 5, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. $13. Find more information and register online at Contact: Gail Bren.
Faith of Our Fathers Study Group 
Applying Christianity to life through the lens of American history and understanding current culture. Weekly, Mondays, 7:00 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact: Steve Sikora
A group of grandparents meeting to encourage one another as they strive to help their grandchildren follow Jesus. Contact: Christine Thompson.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 
Learn how to get out of debt and handle money God’s way. Sundays, January 12-March 15, 6:30-8:30 pm at Mill Run. $100. Register at Contact: Bill or Dena Schnupp.
Women of the Word Studies 
Beginning in January, study Melissa Spoelstra’s “Romans: Good News Changes Everything.” Then join us for Jen Wilken’s “1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ” starting the week of February 23. Both includes video teaching, small group discussion and prayer. Find more information and register at Contact: Christie Masheter.
Perspectives Course 
A 15-week course focusing on the Scripture, history, culture, and strategy of God’s global purpose. First two classes are free. Mondays, January 6-April 27, 6:30-9:15 pm at Grace Polaris Church. $250. Contact: Dave Mann
Cum Christo Weekends 
An ecumenical environment to renew your commitment to Jesus Christ, grow as his disciple, and to be motivated to grow as Christian leaders. 
Men’s Weekend: March 19-22, off-site, $150 
Women’s Weekend: April 16-19, off-site, $150 
Contact:  Deb and Dan Hill.


All Church Pancake Breakfast 
All are invited for full “flying” pancake breakfast by Chris Cakes. Freewill donation. Enjoy morning bingo and euchre as well. Saturday, February 1, 9:00-11:30 am at Mill Run. Contact:  Jeff Morlock.
UALC Young Professionals 
Connect and build relationships with other young professionals. Various fun events planned. Join our email list for details.
Winter Hike:  Winter hike in the Hocking Hills includes free lunch, special events and tour guides. Carpool from Mill Run. Saturday, January 18, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Find more information at Contact: Star Bradley.
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.
Monthly Lunch and Program 
Enjoy Christian fellowship over a delicious, free lunch and a program that runs the gamut from spiritually enriching to educational or entertaining. Thursday, February 6, 11:45 am—1:15 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information about events like these at Contact: Jeff Morlock.


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 
Join beginner to advanced quilters in sharing the love and fun of quilting. Various teachings, eld trips, shows, and charity projects. Second Saturdays, 9:00-11:30 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact: Sandy Overturf.
Beacons Quilting Ministry 
Join the Beacons quilting ministry for missions. All skill levels welcome. Second Thursdays, 11:30 am-2:00 pm at Lytham Road. Contact the church office, 614-451-3736.
7 Day Bible Art Challenge— Call for Entries 
Artists: take the challenge to create an artwork based on scripture in one week. If you’re not an artist, invite someone who is. Apply through February 5, 2020, $15/$20. Find more information at Contact: Steve Puffenberger.
Visual Arts Ministry 
The Visual Arts Ministry promotes glorifying God through artworks at both UALC campuses. Find more information at Contact:  Visual Arts
The Sacred Art Corner: “O Come All Ye Faithful” exhibit showcases the works by artists from eleven countries showing people in various kinds of Christmas celebrations. December 1-January 31 at Mill Run (Library Lane). Contact: Howard Zimmer.


Offering care to others for body, mind, and spirit through the grace of God. 
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: Celebrate Recovery (confidential). 
LIFEwalk Ministry 
Provides emotional and spiritual support through prayer, listening, and encouragement.  Find more information at Contact: Kim Greene, email LIFEwalk.
Widows’ Group 
All widows welcome at any time for book discussion and prayer. Weekly, Mondays 1:00-2:00 pm. Find more information at Contact: Jan Fitz.
Friendship Bible Class 
A Bible class for young adults with special needs. It’s an hour of song, crafts, Bible study and prayer. All participants attend with an adult companion. Weekly, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Mill Run. Find more information at Contact: Linda Jokiniemi.
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.
Ministry Time 
Weekly prayer time during and after Sunday worship services, for anyone who desires prayer through the power of the Holy Spirit. Contact: Buff Delcamp.
Prayer Line 
Prays for members of UALC and others who desire prayer for any need. Submit prayers and find more information at; 614-451-3736, ext. 4725. 


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. Weekly, Saturdays 11:00 am-Noon at Lytham Road. Find more information and 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. Each level attends two classes per week.  
Saturdays (Beginner), 9:00-9:45 am at Lytham Road and Mondays (Beginner), 5:30-6:15 pm at Lytham Road. 
Saturdays (Advanced), 10:00-10:45 am at Lytham Road and Wednesdays (Advanced), 5:30-6:15 pm at Lytham Road.  
Find more information and register online at registration coming soon! Contact: Ella McWherter.
Christian Yoga Fitness 
Practice Christian prayer and Biblical reflection while engaging body, mind, and spirit using a variety of strengthening and stretching movements. For all fitness levels. Weekly, Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run, $5. 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: Jeff Schuster.
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. Weekly, Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm at Lytham Road, $5. Find more information at Contact: Stacey Swanson.


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 catalog available. Find more information at Contact: Gail Crosser.
Sermon Resources 
Visit to listen to past sermons and download sermon notes. Contact: Web Support
Engage with Bible Resources for Open Book Sermon Series 
Brand new pew Bibles have been placed at both campuses! NIV Study Bibles will be available for purchase at the Connect Centers. Contact: David White.

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.

Care Ministers 

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


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.

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.