Tuesday, November 20, 2018

UALC Announcements

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

Watch the current announcement video. 

Do You Worry? 

Worry, it’s universal. Yet Jesus said, “Don’t worry.” Join Women of  the Word (WOW) as we listen to Andy Stanley and learn where worry comes from, why it is so difficult to overcome, and what you can do to conquer worry in your life. Sessions start the week of Nov. 6. No registration required, just come, $2 fee. Details at Contact Christie Masheter,

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,

Advent Devotionals and Wreaths

UALC is once again producing an Advent Devotional to help us prepare our hearts for the Christmas season. Wreaths and replacement candles will also be available. Available Dates: Nov. 18, 25 and Dec. 2 at Mill Run and Lytham Road. Devotionals $5, various prices for wreaths. Contact Judy Webb,

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

168 Film Project "Mini-Fest" 2018

John David Ware is UALC's "missionary to Hollywood," with the 168 Film Project, an incubator for filmmakers worldwide to explore faith-based filmmaking. We'll be screening the best of the 168 Film Festival 2018, plus a sneak peek at the first-ever 168 Film Project Feature, "Final Frequency." See the best films from the 2018 festival, and learn how you can support this mission. December 30, 2018 at Mill Run, 7:00-9:30 pm. Learn more at Questions? Contact our UALC contact, Steve Puffenberger,

O2 Conference Applications Open

Do you have a new idea to breathe life into Colum-bus? Are you in grades 6-12? Apply to present at the O2 conference where youth propose ideas for monetary awards and mentor support from community leaders. Attendee tickets are on sale now. Application deadline: Dec. 31. Event: Feb. 23, 5:02-8:00 pm at Mill Run. Find details Contact David White,

“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, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 9:30-11:00 am at Lytham Road. Contact Chris Thompson,

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,

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. 

Quilting Ministry for Missions

All skill levels are welcome to join the Beacons quilting ministry. Second Thursday of each month, 11:30 am at Lytham Road.

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,

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.

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 

Following Jesus with Your Baby
For parents and children newborn to two years-old. You’ll find this workshop to be both encouraging and useful to think through parenting and spiritual growth. It’s not too early for your baby to know they are loved by Jesus. Three Sunday morning options: Dec. 2, 9:00 am, Lytham Road; Dec. 9, 9:00 am or 10:30 am, Mill Run. Find details and registration at Contact Andrea Taphorn,
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. 18, 9:00 and 10:30 am at Mill Run. Contact Andrea Taphorn, Find details and registration for events and Next Step Workshops at and
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
MSM Winter Late Nighter
Come hang out at the MSM Winter Late Nighter for friends, fellowship, crazy fun and games, and ice cream! Bring friends and neighbors to this awesome event made just for middle schoolers. Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30-11:00 pm, Mill Run. Register at Kelsey Payne,
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 impacted lives across the country for the last 40 years. Tetélestai vividly depicts Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His trial, execution and His resurrection. Invite a friend and join us for this amazing performance opportunity. 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: Feb. 3, April 7, 4:30-5:30 pm at Mill Run. High School: 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,
3rd Annual 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. 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  
Advent Devotions and Lunch
Join us for a brief  worship service of  the Word and Holy Communion focused on Advent Scriptures, followed by lunch. Thursdays, Dec. 2-20, 12:00-12:45 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Jeff Morlock,

Adult Enrichment Weekends

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,

Library Open House

Visit the Lytham Road library and check out the Christmas Collection. There will be treats for kids and a book giveaway. All ages will find something to celebrate Christ’s birth. Sunday, Dec. 2, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Lytham Road.

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. 

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.