Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals.

Volunteers and Non-Perishable Food 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 Non-perishable food is also needed to feed the children that haven't signed up for lunch. Download the food donation list here.

Church Wide Mission – Backpacks & School Supplies

We have noticed and we are responding to a need in our community. Many students are living in poverty and school supplies, even though a necessity, often cause a financial strain on the families. As a congregation, we can make a difference for students and families in our community and beyond. We have pledged to supply basic supplies to over 520 students in Hilliard, Columbus and Southeast Ohio through our long-time mission partners - SON Ministries, God’s Hygiene Help Center and Helping Appalachian Rural People (HARP). Prepackaged backpacks are available for purchase ($10) and donations of tissues, disinfecting wipes, and resealable plastic bags (sandwich, quart and gallon sizes) are needed. $10 donation for backpacks or donation of items. Donate online here (select Backpack and School Supplies). Questions? Contact Becky Harrass,

Awana Fall Club Kick-Off

Seeking adults and teens to "Be a Hero" to elementary-aged kiddos at our Awana program, ASAP. Awana is 6:30-7:45 pm Wednesdays from September-May. Many roles exist, including some with shorter time commitment requirements. Training and support will be provided. Email to request info. Details will also be available at later in the Summer.

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. Information about donations can be found online or in the Exchange Center at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact Tammy Jewell, or Terry Starr, Visit our new website:

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. Training is available online in time for new student arrivals this fall. Find IFI information and an application at

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

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.

God’s Hygiene Help Center

Noticing that food pantries and shelters in her Linden neighborhood had no resources for hygiene items, Tammy Jewell started the Hygiene Help Center. Prayers, coupons, help shopping and packing, and donations of hygiene and home cleaning items are needed. Current need: female hygiene items for schools. Contact Tammy Jewell,

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 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: Lisa Ryan, and Greg Schad. Contact

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,

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, 

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. Call the church office.
Lytham Road Xalt service is looking for people interested in serving communion. Contact Marlin Seymour,