Thursday, September 21, 2017
How Can I Serve?

Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.

January Mission Trip to Honduras - Jan. 13-20, 2018

Do you have an interest in mission work and a heart to serve? We are now accepting applications for the January 2018 short term mission trip to Honduras.
No experience needed, just a serving and willing heart. We will be doing medical clinics, construction and possibly a couple days of VBS in the villages of Caliche and Aguas de la Reina. For information, contact Jen Geistfeld, or pick up an application in the Connect Center. Application is due Sept. 30.

Momming is Hard!

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a Christian organization that encourages relationships, offers practical help, and provides support among moms of young children. We need volunteers to spend time with the kids while their moms meet. First and third Tuesday of every month, beginning Sept. 19, 9:00-11:15 am, Lytham Road. Volunteer or questions? Contact Laura Natalie,

Awana Starts September 20!

Have a heart for kids? Join our quest to reach kids for Christ through Bible verse memorization, games, and large group teachings. Awana Clubs meets Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm at Mill Run and is for preschool through 6th Grade. Register a Clubber and sign up to volunteer at Questions:

Help Families Out of Poverty

Full Family ESL Program serves families from 30+ nations, who are struggling financially, to receive educational components to help them take steps out of poverty while being loved in Jesus’ name. Volunteers of all ages are needed and frequency is based on your schedule. Tues. and/or Thurs. evenings, 6:00-8:30 pm, Mill Run. Training: Thurs., Sept. 21, 6:00-8:30 pm, Mill Run. Interested? Contact: Pastor Dave Mann, or Kim Emch,

Harvest Worship and Luncheon

Annual Midweek Worship Service, followed by lunch, for those who have difficulty attending Sunday services. Volunteers needed for logistics, as we host residents from over 16 care facilities. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11:00 am–1:30 pm, Mill Run. Want to help? Contact Pastor Jeff Morlock, or 614-451-3736.

Food Pantry 

Help “serve the least of these” at the LSS Food Pantry with providing nourishing food to clients in need Saturday, Oct. 7. Bring non-perishable food or Bibles (new or used) to the LSS bins at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tom Andres,

IFI Bible Study and Training 

Support the International Friendships (IFI) Friday night Bible study by providing and serving dinner. This is a great small group activity and no training is required. Some IFI volunteer opportunities require training. Please plan to attend one of the upcoming training sessions. Training on Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00-9:00 pm, Mill Run. Register at To sign up to help with dinners, contact Jerry Cable, 

Highland Pen Pal Program

Pen pals needed to correspond with Highland fifth graders. The time commitment is writing one letter/month and attending a Meet-Your-Pen-Pal Party in May. Contact Mim Braaten,

God’s Hygiene Help Center

Basic hygiene and cleaning items give dignity back to the less fortunate. September collection is feminine hygiene products and diapers. Drop off donations to the Exchange Centers at Lytham Road and Mill Run. Contact

Worship Community Leadership Teams

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 - 9:00 am Leaders: Jim Fritz and Charlie Oellermann. Contact
Lytham Road Celebration - 10:30 am Leaders: Eric Schoeff, Kristin Schoeff, and Bruce Wall. Contact
Lytham Road Xalt - 10:30 am Leaders: Steve Bruns, Steve DeWeese, and Shad Good. Contact
Mill Run Sanctuary - 9:00 am Leaders: Steve Heavilin and Bob Masheter. Contact
Mill Run Sanctuary - 10:30 am Leaders: Kathy Felty, Rob Twitchell, and Mark Voltmann. Contact
Mill Run Xalt - 9:00 am Leaders: Diane Mountz, Dan Overmyer, Jen Overmyer, Mike Short, and Katie Ulring. Contact
Mill Run Xalt - 10:30 am Leaders: Mark Locher, Lisa Ryan, and Greg Schad. Contact

Will You Show Outrageous Hospitality?

Share the love of Christ in a tangible way by serving on the growing Sunday morning greeting, coffee, usher or hospitality team. Volunteer positions are available for all talents and schedules. Contact Jessica Efird, to get plugged in. All training is provided.

Connect Center

Share the love of Jesus with members and guests visiting our church on Sunday mornings! The Connect Center serves as a place where people can come to find out “what’s happening” in the church. Mill Run contact is Dawn Griebel, Lytham Road contact is Carole Roys,

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,

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,

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,

Worship Music Ministries

The worship teams are dedicated to providing leadership to the worship services on Sunday mornings, as well as special services (Christmas, Easter) throughout the year. Vocalists and instrumentalists serve in a variety of venues. Find details at Contact Katie Borden,

Pray for our City-Hilliard

Join us every Tuesday morning, 9:00-9:30 am (in person, via Skype or via conference call) wherever you are – praying for the Hilliard community. Contact Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries for details, Kim Emch,

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,, 614-451-3736, ext 4691.

Winter Coats

Watch for the annual coat drive. Monetary donations are used to purchase hundreds of coats for Hilliard students. Hats, gloves and scarves are also needed. Volunteers also needed to organize and distribute items. Details to come. Contact Kim Emch,

Toy Drives

We support the SE Ohio ministries and SON Ministries toy drives in November. Toys, stocking and Christmas items needed. We also support Operation Christmas Child by supplying small toys and school supplies. Details to come.

Quilt Guild

Whether you’re a new quilter or a seasoned one, come and learn new techniques, tools, patterns and more. Work on group projects or on your own. Monthly meetings consist of teachings, retreats or field trips. Second Saturday of the month, 9:00 am at Lytham Road. Contact Dee Wagner, ddwmjnn10@gmail or Pam Mann,

Community Garden is Growing

We strive to deliver Jesus’ love by grow-ing 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 Garden. Find more information at Contact Todd Marti,

Donate to the Clothes Closet Ministry

Donate gently used clothes, shoes, pajamas, under garments, purses, coats and linens. Volunteers sort items and provide them to various outlets within and outside the community in locations across Ohio. Drop off bins located at Mill Run and Lytham Road. Contact Cathy Shaw, 

Food and Helpers Needed for Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries

Help serve families that come to the Food Pantry at Frebis and Champion, Tuesdays and/or Saturdays. Individuals, families or small groups are all welcome; training is given when you arrive. Don't forget to pick up a few non-perishable groceries and place in the bins at Mill Run and Lytham Road. Contact Tom Andres, for information.

UALC Bed Brigade Ministry

Join our group of dedicated volunteers who build a simple, sturdy, bed and provide them to families in need. This includes the frame, mattress, linens, pillow, Bible, prayer and good cheer. Serving opportunities with the Bed Brigade team include building beds, gathering mattresses, delivering beds while interacting and praying with the families. Contact Dale Cory,,

Worship Community Serving Opportunities 

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