Sunday, May 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.

Special Congregational Meeting – June 3

The Call Committee made their recommendation to call Pastor Steve Turnbull to be UALC’s next Senior Pastor. Join us for a special congregational meeting to consider the call on Sunday, June 3, 12:00 pm at Mill Run. Nursery is available but there will be no lunch. Find more information about Pastor Steve and the Call Committee update here.

Summer Worship Schedule – July 1-August 12

We're making some changes to the summer worship schedule beginning July 1. This is short-term, for seven weeks only. Find the details here.

Sunday Morning Discovery Discussions

We’ve begun discussions that explore our long-term Sunday morning life together. In this Sunday Morning Discovery Process, we are working prayerfully to determine how to move forward into the future and we want our congregation's involvement in this process. Join in one of two discussions on Sunday, May 20 at Lytham Road. or June 10, at Mill Run from 1:00-3:00 pm. Sign up here. Contact Katie Borden with questions,

Vacation Bible School Registration

Sign up your child to spend a week with us as we go on a Kingdom Quest and seek the treasure. You’ll find a castle with kings, queens, knights and a few surprises. Two separate programs for different age groups are offered. June 11-15 at Lytham Rd and Mill Run, $10. Find details and registration at

Spring Art Show

Stop in and enjoy the Upper Arlington Art League annual show which includes watercolor, oil, drawing and photography at Mill Run. Open during building hours through June 6.

New Food Pantry Distribution

UALC will continue to work with Lutheran Social Services as they move to serving shoppers in a new food distribution location. Let us know if  you are interested in participating. Contact Tom Andres,

IFI New Volunteer Training

The New Volunteer General Training is an overview of the International Friendships Inc (IFI) Vision and Values and will teach you the skills you’ll need to relate well to your international friend. June 4 and 26, 7:00-9:00 pm at Mill Run. Find IFI information and an application at

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.

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

Wedding Director Position Available 

UALC is looking for a Wedding Director to help engaged couples schedule and navigate the wedding planning process. This part-time position has flexible hours, based upon the frequency of wedding ceremonies at UALC. Apply at

Children’s Ministry 

Raising a Healthy Baby Workshop
For parents and children newborn to one year old. This is a great workshop to come to after you have gone through our Baptism workshop. Led by pediatrician Dr. Lindsay Wylie and Director of Children's Ministry Andrea Taphorn. Come for a holistic spiritual check-up on your baby. We will talk about developing a plan to disciple your children so that they grow up to knowing they are loved by you, their parents, and by Jesus. Sunday, May 20, 4:00-5:30 pm at Mill Run. Find details and registration at 
Join us for VBS
Join us as on a Kingdom Quest at this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). You’ll find a castle with kings, queens, knights and a few surprises. Age specific programs for 18 month olds through sixth grade students. June 11-15, $10 fee, register by June 3. Find details and registration at
Contact Andrea Taphorn,

Middle School Ministry (MSM)

MSM End of Year Party
Come celebrate the end of the school year at the last MSM Group! We’re having a giant party, so bring a swimsuit, a towel, and your friends! Sunday, May 27, 4:30-6:30 pm at Mill Run. 
MSM Almost Summer Late Nighter
Join us for the last Late Nighter of  the school year! Bring your friends for a night packed full of fun, games, fellowship, and a pizza party! No cost, you can register online. Friday, May 18, 6:00-11:00 pm at Mill Run.
Find MSM details and registration at Contact Kelsey Payne,

High School Ministry (HSM)

Summer Camp
Are you ready for an incredible grow faith big experience this summer? Our week will be filled with passionate worship, amazing teaching, great conversations, playing fun games and making new friends. Join us at MOVE! Summer Camp – June 25-30, Johnson City, TN. Fee is $399. 
Oscar Night
Join us for a great night of dressing up, taking pictures, eating dinner and watching the videos we made on the big screen. Laugh, play, win trophies - it’s awesome. See you there! Sunday, May 20, 4:00-6:00 pm, at Mill Run.
How To Follow Jesus After Graduation
This Next Step Workshop is for graduating seniors. It is designed to help you think about how to strengthen your faith in college and in the work force. Come for a great, honest conversation about your new phase of  life! May 29 and 31, 4:00-7:00 pm at Lytham Rd. $15 includes dinner and course materials. 
Find HSM details and registration at Aaron Thompson,

College-Age Ministry  

Join us for a summer opportunity for newly graduated high schoolers and current college-age students (18-24 year olds). Come to dinner and learn what the rest of  the summer looks like as we begin discipling groups. Contact David White,

Join us for VBS 

Join us as on a Kingdom Quest at this year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS). You’ll find a castle with kings, queens, knights and a few surprises. Age specific programs for 18 month olds through sixth grade students. June 11-15 , $10 fee, register by June 3.Find details and registration at

Join Family, Youth & Children this Summer!

Our FYC summer schedule is out and there is something for all ages. It's much more than a menu of options but a plan to partner with families so children and youth can take their next step of faith. Download the Summer 2018 brochure. and share with a friend.

Adult Sunday School at Mill Run

This season, we will be working through the books of Obadiah, Jonah and Micah. Join us for this new study led by Mark Locher. Sundays, 9:00 am at Mill Run. Contact Judy Webb,

Baptism Workshops

Come to the Baptism Workshop and you can prepare for that next step in your life. Adults, teens, and children of any age are welcome. Parents can learn more about God’s plan for passing faith on to children and how UALC partners with families. The first Sunday of every month, 12:00-1:00 pm, July 1 at Mill Run; June 3 and August 5 at Lytham Road. Find details and registration at Contact David White,

Men’s Boot Camp

This isn’t a typical men’s retreat. You won’t be put into small groups. This is a trek into the core of  who you are, into your deep desires. You will engage with some of  the lost treasures of the Kingdom! May 25-28, Eagles Wings Lodge, Hocking Hills, cost $295. Find details and registration at Contact Jeff Schuster,

SE Ohio Summer Mission Trip 

Serve on a mission team to Appalachian SE Ohio, to take part in construction projects, bed-building and delivery, prayer and care, as well as help plan a community Sunday worship service and brunch. June 6-10, cost is $290, includes all meals. Contact Becky Armstrong,

Start Making Summer Plans

Watch for more details about summer camps and mission trips here on announcements and at
Vacation Bible School – June 11-15
Kids’ Camp – July 15-19
MSM Summer Camp – June 24-28
HSM Summer Camp – June 25-30
HSM Houston Mission Trip – July 8-14
HSM Atlanta Mission Trip – July 16-25
Cedar Campus Family Camp - July 28-August 3

New Fitness Classes Offered and Teams Forming

Tryout a Christian yoga class, join a softball team, try Tae Kwon Do or many other choices. At UALC, there are many ways to get fit in a Christian environment. Find more information here.

New Support Groups Starting

Support Group for Caregivers
Are you a caregiver? Would it help to have others to talk to and to pray with once or twice a month? We know that care-giving is lonely stuff and we all need the support and encouragement from others who have been there. Let us know if you are interested in hearing more. Let's not keep doing life alone. Contact Jennifer Jerrome, for more information. We will start up as soon as there are a couple people who are interested.
Support Group for Parents of Children with Mental Illness
A support group is forming for parents of children who are navigating mental illness. This confidential group, formed with the intent of supporting one another through discussion and payer. Contact Jennifer Jerrome, with questions and to express your interest.

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.
Progressive Euchre Card Party (For all ages)
All skill levels are welcome. Every fourth Tuesday of the month (next one is May 22), 1:00-4:00 pm at Lytham Road. Bring a friend and a snack to share. 
Thursday Bible Study
Weekly opportunity to Grow in God’s Word. Topic for May 3-10 is “Who Do You Think You Are? A Study on Self Esteem and Aging.” May 17-31 is a study on the Miracles of  Jesus. Coffee and light snacks available. Thursdays, May 3-31, 10:30-11:30 am at Lytham Rd.
Questions? Contact Pastor Jeff,, or call 614-451-3736, ext. 4652.

Donations Needed 

Nonperishable food and diapers: Lutheran Social Services bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road.  
Feminine hygiene products: God’s Hygiene Center baskets at Exchange Center at Mill Run and Lytham Road.

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.

Faith of Our Fathers Discipleship Group

Faith of  Our Fathers is a group of  Christians examining historical and Biblical Christianity to correctly apply and live Christianity in today’s world. Meetings include teachings, events and video presentations. Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Steve Sikora,

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.