Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Caring for Our Neighbors

Services and Support for our Neighbors 


SON Ministries Full Family ESL (English as a Second Language) Program in Partnership with UALC

A full family program for ages 3 months – grandparent age. Adults learn English while their children, ages 3 months – high school, enjoy early literacy, tutoring/homework help and pro-social recreation programming. Located at UALC-Mill Run Campus, October-April. For information, visit the SON Ministries website here or contact Kim Emch

UALC Bed Brigade

A volunteer group that provides simple, handmade bed frames, mattresses and bedding to those in need in our communities. Contact:Dale Cory

Clothes Closet

Serving families from ministries like Helping Appalachian Rural People (HARP), Bed Brigade and organizations in need. Contact: Cathy Shaw

West Inter-Faith Free Legal Clinic

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries, in partnership with the Columbus Bar Association (CBA), offers a monthly, free legal clinic for free legal advice given by attorneys who are members of CBA. To qualify, clients must have income no more than 250% above the federal poverty guidelines. Contact: Kim Emch

Food Pantries

The Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry serves the hungry around central Ohio. Visit the LSS Website here for information. Contact:  Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, 614-443-5130

Hilliard Helps Resource System

A free website listing all programs in Hilliard that help families in need. Visit for information. Organized by Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries: bringing hope to children and families in need in the Hilliard area. Contact: Kim Emch

SON Ministries Summer Lunch Camp

A USDA Summer Food Service Program partnership between Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries and UALC for children in Hilliard and Powell, grades K–12, who are facing poverty.  We serve in many offsite locations in the summer months.  Children also join cam with crafts, games, books and supervised activities. For information, visit the SON Ministries website here. Contact: Kim Emch

UALC Community Garden

The Community Garden at Mill Run supplies fresh produce for individuals and families at Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries’ Hilliard Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids program, the Hilltop, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and through Faith Mission. For vegetables, or to help in the garden (full families welcome), contact our garden stewards with any questions. Come on out on Saturday mornings, we have all the tools you'll need, (early spring-late fall). Contact: Todd Marti, or Irma Chon

Coats for Kids

The people of UALC generously donate funds every fall so that winter jackets can be purchased and donated to "dignity stores" where families facing poverty in Hilliard can purchase new coats for their children at a drastically reduced price. Now, children are being given vouchers from their schools on a referral basis. If you have questions, or a need, contact Kim Emch, Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries.

Financial Aid, Scholarships or Material Assistance

•  For questions or information regarding financial assistance, contact our Care Administrator, Becki Bork, 614-451-3736, ext 4634.
•  For scholarships for our children's programs, contact Andrea Taphorn, 614-451-3736, ext. 4687.
Prayer at UALC

Let Us Pray for You

Submit prayer requests and pray for others. Details here. Prayer requests will remain confidential, and prayer begins immediately. Read the Public Prayer Requests here.
Caring for Our Neighbors

Find Support in Times of Need

Find information about the Food Pantry, Clothes Shop, ESL classes and more. 
Celebrate Recovery

Youth Ministries

We partner with parents to nurture each child's spiritual growth. Check out some opportunities. 
Small Groups

Community | Care | Growth

A small group is a band of brothers and sisters in Christ where you can know and be known, love and be loved, care and be cared for, and grow in Christ together. Find details and join a group.