Saturday, March 28, 2020
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals


Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries English as a Second Language (ESL) Kids’ Club
A full family educational program where international adults learn English. Volunteers needed for children 3-months through middle school age. Training provided. Flexible schedule. Weekly (thru April 30) Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact: Haifa Lopez for questions and to register. 
SON Ministries ESL with UALC— Classroom Assistant 
Help internationals learn English in one of six fluency levels. Build relationships with people from over 30 nations. Training provided. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Weekly (thru April 30) Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm. Contact:  Dave Mann.
Family ESL—Conversation Partner 
Meet regularly with an international, at a time and place of your choosing, to practice conversational English. Contact:  Dave Mann.
Family ESL Hospitality 
Help prepare and serve snacks to international participants (children and adults). Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Dave Mann.
Family ESL Dinner Team  
Help to set the dinner tables and ensure the dinner donation is ready to be served to the children. 
Weekly (thru April 30) Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact: Haifa Lopez
SON Ministries Snack Angels 
Meals needed for children while international adults learn English. An easy way for individuals, family, or a small group to serve. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Weekly (thru April 30) Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact: Haifa Lopez
International Friendships (IFI) Training 
New Volunteer Training for first-time volunteers is available on-line. (Many volunteer opportunities require a two-hour training). IFI requires training to pick up, host and meet with students who arrive starting July 2020. Find more information and register at Contact:  Jerry Cable.
IFI English Conversation Partner
Meet one-on-one with international students to practice English, build relationships, and point to Jesus. IFI training required. Find more information and register online at Contact:  Jerry Cable.
IFI Annual Banquet

Enjoy a complimentary meal; see how God uses IFI to reach nation, and an opportunity to give financially. 
Saturday, April 25, 5:30-8:30 pm at Ohio Union. 
Register online at Contact: Jerry Cable
IFI Friday Night Bible Study Set-Up
Set up tables and chairs for the Friday night IFI Bible study at Lytham Road. No training required. Weekly, Fridays before 6:00 pm at Lytham Road. Find more information and register online at Contact:  Jerry Cable.
God’s Hygiene Help Center
GHHC is thrilled to announce Terry Starr as Executive Director. There is a need for another board member and numerous volunteer opportunities for staff positions including inventory, database, and serving at hygiene help centers along with other projects. GHHC provides hygiene, dignity, and hope to those
in need with the compassion of Jesus. Drop hygiene product donations in the Ministry Exchange Centers at Lytham Road and Mill Run. 
Contact: Terry Starr.


Kairos Prison Ministry 
Sharing the love of Christ with incarcerated individuals through word and home-baked cookies during weekend retreats and monthly reunions. Contact:  Phil Heveron or Dan Hill.
Bed Brigade 
Help build and deliver simple beds for families in need. Especially need delivery teams to do two deliveries per week. Saturdays, 10:30 am-Noon at Mill Run & off-site. Contact and RSVP to Dale Cory.
Kindway/EMBARK Prison Ministry 
Kindway/EMBARK prison reentry ministry is thriving. 136 graduates have been released from prison. Thank you UALC volunteers. To get involved, contact Christine Money
Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry 
Serving the hungry by distributing grocery items. Serve in the pantry on Champion Ave. Also donate non-perishable food and Christian materials (Bibles, coloring books) in the bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. 
Wednesdays, April 8, and May 13, 12:30-3:30 pm at 1430 Champion Ave. 
Contact: Chris Burger.
South East Ohio Mission Trip 
Short-term mission trip to Caldwell, Ohio, partnering with HARP mission. Activities include: construction, bed-building, prayer and care. Apply by April 19. 
Wednesday-Saturday, June 3-6. Caldwell, OH, $280. Find more at Contact: Becky Armstrong.


We all have daily opportunities to notice God at work and join in. Where can God use you to bless the world where you live, work, and play? 
Teen Helpers 
Students who have finished 7th grade and up can apply to be teen helpers during VBS. This is a great opportunity to serve and love kids for Jesus. Morning and afternoon sessions. Apply by May 17. Monday-Friday, June 8-12  am/pm, Lytham Road/Mill Run. Register online at Contact: VBS Youth
Teen Cast and Crew at Lytham Road 
Middle school and high school students can apply to join the team that serves and leads Young Kids VBS at Lytham Road. Monday-Friday, June 8-12  am/pm, Lytham Road. Register online at Contact: Andrea Taphorn
Adult Volunteers for VBS 
We need about three hundred volunteers to help us put on this amazing week for kids. Come join in the fun by serving in various capacities from cleaning, cooking, teaching, and more. 
Monday-Friday, June 8-12  am/pm, Lytham Road/Mill Run. Register online at . Contact: Andrea Taphorn.
Kids’ Church, Children, 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:  Kids’ Church—Elizabeth Lake; Children’s—Andrea Taphorn; Middle School—Kelsey Bacon; High School—David White.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Childcare Volunteers
UALC Mothers of Preschoolers needs volunteers to help during MOPS meetings. First and third Tuesdays, 8:45-11:15 am at Lytham Road. No special experience needed: if you can rock a baby, hug a child or read a Bible story, we need you. Contact:  Angela Culver,  email MOPS.
Clothes Closet 
Clean out your closets and provide gently used spring/summer clothing for our partner church, New Life Lutheran Church in Gallipolis, Ohio. Drop off deadline: Apr. 8 to the bins at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact:  Cathy Shaw.
Awana® Volunteers and Donations 
Awana needs donations of nut-free candy for weekly club meeting and toys or other prizes for quarterly Store Nights. Volunteers are also needed— flexible schedule. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Kristen Henry, email AWANA.
Serve in a Worship Community 
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 Campus Pastor to find out more information. 
Lytham Road Contact:  Joe Valentino
Mill Run Contact:  Brodie Taphorn
Ministry Time Prayer Volunteers 
For those interested in being on the prayer team on Sunday mornings during worship. Training provided. Contact:  Buff Delcamp.
Handbell Choir 
Handbell Choir is for those who can read music and want to glorify Christ through beautiful music. Wednesdays, 6:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Dan Hill or Amy Turnbull.
Lytham Road Sanctuary Choir 
Join the choir to sing hymns and anthems by traditional and contemporary composers at the Traditional service. No audition required. Rehearsals weekly, Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at Lytham Road. Services weekly, Sundays, 9:00 am at Lytham Road. Find more information at Contact:  Brian Carlton.
Mill Run Intergenerational Choir 
Come be part of Mill Run worship leadership in a group that offers both occasional praise song leadership and special anthem music. No audition necessary. Wednesdays, 7:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact:  Amy Turnbull.
Mill Run Music Ministry Auditions 
Connect with the music ministry team leaders to determine where to best offer your musical gifts. Sign up for an audition time with Katie Borden.

Care Ministers 

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