UALC
Thursday, September 20, 2018
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.
 

Transform Lives and Volunteer with Family, Youth and Children’s Ministries

God is at work here and there are many amazing ways to contribute! The ministries serving children and youth have some specific volunteer roles for you to consider. Many talents needed to work directly with kids of all ages or behind the scenes. We’ll help you find the right fit for your talents and availability. Fill out an online application here, which includes descriptions of volunteer opportunities. Questions? Contact David White, dwhite@ualc.org, 614-451-3736, ext 4691.
 

Community Outreach 

The World is Coming to Columbus! 
International Friendships, Inc (IFI) partners with universities and Christian volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars, and their families. You and/or your small group can support the IFI Friday night Bible study by setting up or providing and serving dinner, no training is required. Some IFI volunteer opportunities require training like hosting students for holidays, being a conversation partner, etc. Help with Friday event at Lytham Road. Contact Jerry Cable, jerry66.cable@gmail.com. Online training courses available anytime at www.ifipartners.org.
 
Full Family ESL (English as a Second Language) 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: in the adult classrooms, with children of all ages in Kids' Club or the nursery, or even provide snack hospitality. Volunteer Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, beginning Oct. 4, 6:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Training provided. Contact Dave Mann, dmann@ualc.org or Trish Barne, tbarne@son-ministries.org.
 
Highland Pen Pal Program 
Looking for pen pals to write to 5th grade students at Highland Elementary. Letters are exchanged once a month, and there is a Meet & Greet party at Highland sometime the end of May. Contact Mim Braaten, mimbraaten@gmail.com.
 
Feeding Those in Need 
Serve those in need at Lutheran Social Services (LSS) food pantry by filling orders for non-perish- able food items, assist shoppers with the selection of fresh produce and meat items, make Christian material available, and be alert for opportunities to prayer with shoppers. Contact Tom Andres, tom.andres@att.net.
 
Clothes Closet Ministry 
“Folding Clothes to the Glory of God to people in need everywhere!” What we take? Gently used, clean clothes, coats, shoes, accessories, and linens. Would you like to know more or volunteer? Wednesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Mill Run. Contact Cathy Shaw, ceshaw59@gmail.com.
 
Give Hygiene, Give Dignity 
Donation drive for basic hygiene through the God's Hygiene Help Center. Current needs: feminine products, detergent, and diapers. Updates on most needed items: godshygiene.wordpress.com. Contact godshygiene@gmail.com. 
 
Community Garden 
We strive to deliver Jesus’ love by growing food for the hungry, welcoming immigrants and refugees through gardening and cooking, along with preserving His creation by turning waste into compost. Every Saturday morning through Nov., 9:00 am at Mill Run community garden. Find details at ualc.org/garden. Contact Todd Marti, todd-kelly@columbus.rr.com. 
 
Bed Brigade 
Help build simple beds for families in need. Volunteers needed for building and delivering beds, gathering mattresses, interacting and praying with the families. Contact Dale Cory, dcory2015@wowway.com. 
 

Global Outreach

Short-Term Mission Trip 
Have you ever considered going on a short term mission trip? We are in the planning stages for our trip to Honduras in January, 2019. The application will be available in September. We are asking you to pray about whether this is your time to join us. Ages 13 and up are invited. Details at ualc.org/missiontrips. Contact Jen Geistfeld, jengeistfeld@gmail.com. 
 
Operation Christmas Child 
Pack a shoe box (or two) to send to children around the globe. Find instructions on what to buy and how to pack at www.samaritanspurse.org. Contact Keri Sutter, fredkeri@ee.net.
 

Serve at Church 

Encountering God Through Music-Making and Fellowship
We are a group of musicians who seek to lead the Mill Run Sanctuary congregation each week to worship God and to encounter Him in a powerful yet personal way. If you are an instrumentalist, a vocalist, or musician who’s interested in music ministry, please come join us! Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm at Mill Run. Contact Shine Wu, swu@ualc.org
 
Worship Tech Volunteers 
Looking for additional volunteer sound and slide technicians for our worship services. All training is provided and schedule is flexible. Contact Steve Gill, sgill@ualc.org.
 
Connect Center 
Help share the love of Jesus with members and guests visiting our church on Sunday mornings. Be a part of helping others know Jesus by seeing His love through your smile, kind words and service. The Connect Center serves as a place where people can come to find out “what’s happening” in the church. Mill Run: Dawn Griebel, dawn@martinellicpas.com. Lytham Road: Carole Roys, croys@ualc.org.
 
MOPS Childcare Volunteers 
While the UALC Mothers of Preschoolers group meet, childcare is provided through our MOPS KIDS program. If you love spending time with kids and are interested in being a blessing to new moms, we’ll find a fit for you. First and third Tuesdays beginning Sept. 18, 9:00-11:15 am at Lytham Road. Contact Laura Natalie, mops@ualc.org
 
AWANA® 
Seeking adults and teens to “Be a Hero” to elementary-aged kiddos at our Awana program. Awana does Bible teaching and verse memorization exercises. Many roles exist, including some with shorter time commitments as well as prayer warriors and scholarship donors. Training and support provided. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run. Find details at ualc.org/awana. Contact awana@ualc.org
 
Serve your Worship Community 
Each community has a team of leaders who ensure the smooth operation of each worship service, connect members and attenders to Congregational Care and pray for the worship services. 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 member of the Community Leadership Team to serve: 
Lytham Road Traditional - lrtrad@ualc.org 
Lytham Road Celebration - lrceleb@ualc.org 
Lytham Road Xalt - lrxalt@ualc.org
Mill Run Sanctuary 9:00 - mrsanct9.00@ualc.org 
Mill Run Sanctuary 10:30 - mrsanct10.30@ualc.org 
Mill Run Xalt 9:00 - mrxalt9.00@ualc.org 
Mill Run Xalt 10:30 - mrxalt10.30@ualc.org 
Check the Know Your Row pads for information on your Community Leadership Team. 
 

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 ualc.org/service. 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 ualc.org/service and watch The Cornerstone newsletter for the latest news. 
 

Looking Ahead 

Winter Coats, Toys and Food 
It’s not too early to be thinking about those in our community who will be in need of winter coats, 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 coat drive, Operation Christmas Child, Angel Tree, LSS Food Pantry and Helping Appalachian Rural People.
 

God’s Hygiene Help Center Updates 

We are looking for volunteers for one to two hours a month as we help people in need and living in poverty to live more dignified and comfortable lives. We provide cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, school supplies and winter accessories to those in need.  Donations may be left in the Exchange Center at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tammy Jewell or Diane Hendrickson, godshygiene@gmail.com; or Terry Starr, terrystarr70@gmail.com. Visit www.godshygiene.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/godshygiene for current donation needs.
 

Reaching Out to the Homeless

God’s Hygiene Help Center is starting a new project to reach out to those living in homeless camps. Donations are appreciated: blankets, socks, pop-top soup, instant coffee, pot holders and sample size hygiene items. Drop off items at the Mill Run and Lytham Road Exchange Centers. Questions? Contact godshygiene@gmail.com.
 

Quilting Ministry for Missions 

Join the Beacons quilting ministry on the second Thursday of each month. Thursday, Sept. 13, 11:30 am-1:30 pm at Lytham Road. Contact Sue Logan, through the church office, 614-451-3736.
 

Visitation Ministers

As we are called to care for the body, you have an opportunity to care for others by serving as a Visitation Minister. Visit those who are hospitalized, homebound, in care facilities, and connect with people going through various life experiences. Training is provided. Contact Becki Bork, bbork@ualc.org.
 

Retirement Home Ministry

Serving four local care facilities by sharing the love of Christ with residents and staff. We currently need piano players, volunteers to assist residents, and people to lead the service and give a short Bible message. Contact Jeff Morlock, jmorlock@ualc.org.
 

Worship Community Serving Opportunities 

Mill Run Communion bread baking: Recipe provided. Deliver bread to freezers anytime. Barb Winter, bwinter5@att.net.
Mill Run Communion robe care: Help a few hours a month to care for the robes. Kathy Felty, Kfelty@columbus,rr.com.
Lytham Road Sanctuary pew care: Weekly straightening up of the pew materials. Call the church office.
Lytham Road Xalt service is looking for people interested in serving communion. Contact Marlin Seymour, mseemore63@yahoo.com.