Tuesday, October 16, 2018

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the current announcement video. 

Mill Run Worship Schedule Update

At the Sept. 30 congregational meeting, Pastor Steve’s report included information about where we’re going as a congregation. In particular, he shared some vision for where we’re going in our worship life together. In case you missed the meeting, we have emailed and/or mailed this information to you. The information is also available at

Hilltop Property Transfer

The Hilltop property transfer was approved at the September 30th Congregational Meeting. For questions, contact

Hope Worth Sharing Conference

Wondering how to build relationships with people from a Muslim background? You don’t know what to say? UALC has a great opportunity to participate in Crescent Project’s National Conference, hosted at Mill Run. Speakers of national renown. Practical ideas. Come, be inspired and equipped. Nov. 1-3, $65 with promo code “ualc” for first 35 registrants. Regular conference price is $199. Details and registration Contact Christie Masheter,

All Saints’ Remembrance Cards

On All Saints’ Sunday, Nov. 4, we remember those who have died in Christ and live forever in Heaven as the names of  the departed saints will be read during worship. To submit a name to be read at the service you attend, please complete a card, available at the reception desks beginning Oct. 14, and return it by 5:00 pm Monday, Oct. 29.

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

“Grands” Welcomes New Members

If  you are a grandparent and would like to meet with others, you are invited to join the “Grands” (formerly Grandparent Group) to encourage one another in our role as grandparents striving to leave a legacy of  faith. First and third Wednesdays, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Road. Contact Chris Thompson,

Renewing the Mind Class

This class could be called “How to take the plank out of  your own eye before taking out the speck in your neighbor’s” using Romans 12:1-2. Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 7, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Registration and details at, $12.50. Contact Gail Bren by calling the front desk, 614-451-3736.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

A four week study of  our Spiritual Gifts and what they mean to us as Christians seeking To Be and To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ. Sundays, Oct. 21-Nov. 11, 10:30 am at Mill Run. Contact Judy Webb,

Colossians: Front Stage with God

This is an interdenominational, in-depth Bible study open to any adult in the community. Colossians is the second in a series of four studies in which we watch God inviting everyday people into eternal epic pursuits beyond their imaginations! Thursdays, Oct. 25-Dec. 6, 6:59-8:45 pm at Mill Run, $7. Contact Millie Adams,

Miss making music? Join Handbells!

No prior handbell experience is needed. The ensemble meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Lytham Road Choir Room. Anyone high school aged or older is welcome to come and learn how to ring, refresh your music reading skills, and spend time praising the Lord with ringing! Questions? Contact Christen Joyce at

3,800 Dozen Cookies Needed 

Kairos weekend #15 at London Correctional Institution needs cookies to represent the unconditional love of  Jesus Christ and present to inmates and staff. Cookies need to be home-baked, (chocolate chip preferred and pre-made cookie dough is ok), prayed over and packed one-dozen per resealable bag. Drop cookies off at Lytham Road or Mill Run by Friday, Oct. 26. Contact Phil Heveron,

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,

God’s Hygiene Help Center

Would you become a monthly dignity donor or volunteer for dignity? Details at

UALC Wedding Team Expanding 

Are you interested in helping engaged couples at UALC by serving as a wedding coordinator? Find out more here. Contact Tori Short, to apply.

UALC Preschool Celebrating 50 Years!

UALC congregation, current and former students, families and staff  are all invited to attend a special service that is sure to bring a smile to your face! Sunday, Nov. 11, 10:30 am, reception to follow at Lytham Road. Find details and the form at Contact Jodi Coleman,, 614-451-3736, ext 4633.  

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.

Family, Youth & Children’s Ministry 

Pre-K and Elementary 
We’ve designed our preschool 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
Following Jesus with your Preschooler
Parenting a 3-5 year-old is full of  unique challenges and opportunities. At this workshop, preschool and children’s ministry staff  will share practical insight and useful tips for discipling your child through this phase. Sunday, Nov. 4,  9:00 am at Lytham Road. Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:00 and 10:30 am at Mill Run.
Middle School Ministries
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 Payne, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
Sunday Morning Connect 
Looking for a place to meet other teens from the church on Sunday mornings at Mill Run? Join us at MSM/HSM connect. Sundays, 10:00-10:30 am at Mill Run, room 2032. Contact Kelsey Payne,
High School Ministries 
We’ve designed our high school ministries around your student’s specific phase of life. This fall we are inviting friends, diving deeper into scripture, and taking new and exciting steps in our faith. Contact Aaron Thompson, or Jon Zawodny, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at
HS Fall Retreat
When high school students step out of  their weekly routine to focus on faith, something big can happen! We’ll leave town for an amazing weekend together with friends, nature and God. Heartland Retreat Center, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, $99. Contact Aaron Thompson, or Jon Zawodny,
This original musical was created for UALC youth ministries and has become a tradition. All singing abilities welcome. Drop in auditions: Feb. 10, 12:30-5:00 pm at Lytham Road. Rehearsals: Sun., Feb.-April,12:30-5:00 pm at Lytham Road. Performances: tbd. Contact Aaron Thompson, or Jon Zawodny,
Discipleship at this age of important decisions and independence is full of big questions. We offer summer and school year opportunities to be discipled one-on-one or in small groups by an adult who will encourage you in your next steps of life and faith. If you are part of UALC but go away for school this can still be an incredible thing in your life. Contact David White,

Parent to Parent – HS and MS

This is an opportunity for parents to get together and discuss the joys and challenges of  parenting at this stage of  life. Participate in a discussion with parents who’ve “been there.” A variety of  topics will be covered based on parent input. Four stand-alone meetings will be held throughout the year. Middle School: Nov. 4, Feb. 3, April 7, 4:30-5:30 pm at Mill Run. High School: Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Feb. 24, April 14, 4:00-5:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details and registration at Contact Jennifer Jerrome,

Adult Sunday School 

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

Next Steps for Adults

How Do You Serve God? 
Do you know your spiritual gifts and are you using them as God intends? Discover Your Spiritual Gifts will help you identify your spiritual gifts, your personal style and your passions so that you can serve God and others joyfully and enthusiastically while following His will for your life. Offered throughout the year and available for small groups. Find details at Contact Terry Starr, 

Small Groups and Studies

Small Group Life 
Small groups are a place to make connections outside of Sunday worship. They provide opportunities to experience new relationships, practice true discipleship and simply live life together. Acts 2:46-47 describes the Fellowship of Believers, which we are called to be a part of. If you’re looking for a way to get connected, please fill out the Help Us Get You Matched Up form at Contact Jennifer Jerrome,
Seven-Day Bible Art Challenge 2019 
You’ll have one week to create an original artwork based on an assigned Bible verse. Youth and adult artists are welcome to enter. Find details and registration at Registration closes Wednesday, Feb 13. Seven-Day Challenge: Feb. 20-27. Contact
Quilt Guild 
Come learn, teach, and share a love of quilting. Retreat: Nov. 9-10 at Mill Run. Meetings: Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Dee Wagner, 

Adult Enrichment

For a list of all adult activities and for more information, contact or visit  
Monthly Lunch and Program
Enjoy a delicious catered lunch and program by Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support. Thursday, Nov. 1, 11:45 am-1:00 pm at Lytham Road. Lunch is provided, donations accepted. Contact Jeff Morlock,
Thursday Bible Study
Enjoy coffee, fellowship and a study entitled, “The End is Clear” with Pastor Jeff. Thursdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 9, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Road. Contact Jeff Morlock,
Ladies of the Club 
Enjoy lunch and fellowship with other mature single women.
Friday, Nov. 9 - 11:30 am-1:00 pm Scrambler’s, 3939 Britton Pkwy, in the Giant Eagle plaza.
RSVP to Charlene by calling the church office, 614-451-3736. 

Adult Enrichment Weekends

Renewal - Men’s and Women’s
Recommit yourself to be a disciple of Jesus. The weekend has group and individual time to meditate, pray, share your story, worship and relax. Followed by six months of forming a team to pass along the experience to others. 
Men’s Weekend: Oct. 20-21 at Mill Run, $65 fee. 
Women’s Weekend: Oct. 27-28 at Mill Run, $65 fee. 
Find details and registration at Contact Judy Webb,
Men’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. December 6-9,  Eagle’s Wing Lodge, Hocking Hills, $295. Details and registration at Contact Jeff Schuster,

Sports and Fitness 

Find a full list, details, and registration at

Support Ministries

Find support for all the hurt and change life throws at us at

Community Outreach 

Find a list of ways you can reach out and volunteer in our community at

Serve at Church 

Find a list of ways you can serve our church at


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. 
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,

Donating Throughout the Year

During the year we collect items for mission to the community far and wide. 
Ongoing Collections: 
• Hygiene items: diapers, feminine hygiene, soap, deodorant, cleaning supplies, etc.
• Non-perishable food for LSS
• Bibles and Christian materials 
Find details at Drop-off in Ministry Exchange Center or bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. 
Special Event Collections: 
• Toys: big and small
• Winter gloves, hats and scarves
• Cookies for Kairos Prison Ministry
• Preschool shoes and socks
• School supplies
Details to come at and watch The Cornerstone newsletter for the latest news. 

Looking Ahead 

Winter Apparel, Toys and Food 
It’s not too early to be thinking about those in our community who will be in need of winter hats and gloves, holiday meals and kid’s Christmas gifts (toys, gift cards and small items for stockings). Watch for details of needed items and volunteer opportunities for the SON Ministries drive, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, LSS Food Pantry and Helping Appalachian Rural People. Details to come at

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.