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Friday, May 14, 2021

Local Volunteer Opportunities

UALC offers projects for small groups and individuals
 
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Serve with Youth Ministries

We are serving more and more people in-person each week. The ministries that we count on like nursery, Kids’ Church, MSM and HSM have to grow their teams alongside that growth in demand. Praise God we have so many infants, kids and teens to serve! The quality of what we offer is directly related to the quality of our volunteer teams. We know it’s all about relationships and we’re thrilled about the investment we can make in them, their families, and the spiritual growth that God brings forth when we work together as a church body. Here's what you need to know for each age group:
 
Nursery
The nursery is seeking Jesus-loving, caring, nurturing staff who love babies and toddlers. Each Sunday, at both Lytham Road and Mill Run, we offer nursery care during each worship service. We are in need of more workers to provide for the needs of parents who would like to participate in the service without interruption. Your commitment is one Sunday worship service per month (or more if you are able).  This is a paid position. To applying to serve on Sundays, contact Sarah Rumschlag for an application and information.

Kids’ Church
We are looking for adults who love Jesus and love kids. Volunteering consists of serving as small group leaders each Sunday morning throughout the school year. Depending on the age group you volunteer in, your Sunday morning commitment looks a little different. For Preschool leaders you lead a group for the entire worship hour with teaching a Bible story, playing, singing and leading activities. Kindergarten- 5th grade have Kids’ Church small groups for about 20 minutes during the worship service. Leaders teach the Bible lesson, connect with kids by praying and playing a game each week. All curriculum is provided, and all activities are prepped for you, ready for you to use each Sunday morning. Most weeks this is a two-hour commitment (the majority of which will take place on Sunday). If you would like to apply, click here to fill out the form. If you have any questions about Kids’ Ministry, contact Andrea Taphorn.

Middle School Ministry (MSM)
We are looking for individuals of any age who love Jesus and desire to love and serve middle schoolers. As a volunteer, you can serve as a small group leader, helping to facilitate the events of MSM and discipling students in a small group, or on the hospitality team, which helps with set up, tear down, check-in, and food. Volunteers serve on Sundays throughout the school year, meet regularly with their fellow leaders to grow together, and have the opportunity to join and lead students on mission trips, retreats, camp, and other special events. Most weeks this is a 3-4 hour commitment (the majority of which will take place on Sunday). If you would like to apply, click here to fill out the form. If you have any questions about being an MSM Volunteer Leader, contact Kelsey Bacon.

High School Ministry (HSM)
We are looking for individuals who love the Lord and enjoy serving, befriending, and discipling young people. Our volunteer leaders are a valued part of a community that is committed to discipling our high schoolers. Volunteers serve as small group facilitators each Sunday throughout the school year, they pray with and for our students regularly, and have the opportunity to join and lead students on mission trips, retreats, and other special events. Most weeks this is a 3-4 hour commitment (the majority of which will take place on Sunday). If you would like to apply, click here to fill out the form. If you have any questions about being an HSM Volunteer Leader, contact Dan Kidd.
 

UALC Community Garden at Mill Run

The garden produced over 15,000 lbs of fresh produce in 2020! We are in need of volunteers to help in this critical time of year for planting and preparing the gardens for another great year. Visit ualc.org/garden for details.
 

Festa-Val Event | May 21

Festa is the new name and brand for our mission partner, Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries. Festa is having a special event and everyone is invited! Are you searching for a way to serve God and help our neighbors who are struggling, but you don’t know what to do? Come to Festa-Val on Friday, May 21 from 6:00-8:30 pm. By attending, you help offer Festa's Free Summer Lunch Camps and Family ESL programs across Columbus! It's a Friday night, parking lot tailgate with tons of social distance and delicious international food trucks. Fun for the whole family and change lives! Register here. 
 

Festa is Hiring

Festa (formerly SON Ministries) is preparing for their 15th annual Summer Lunch Camp. They are looking for staff and volunteers at their lunch sites for eight weeks. They are hiring Site Leaders and Assistant Site Leaders to plan fun, prosocial activities and supervise and build relationships with the children they serve. This is a wonderful opportunity for the body of Christ to love and serve children in our community! In addition, they have AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate positions which includes an education stipend. Find out more information here.
 

Video Production Team

We're looking for volunteers to help on Sundays with our video production of worship services. Training provided. Email: Communications.
 

God’s Hygiene Help Center

GHHC is a rapidly growing ministry that “provides dignity and hope through hygiene to people in need with the compassion of Jesus.” We are committed to serving people in need in our low-income communities who are in desperate need of hygiene and personal care products. We serve hundreds of people each month and are changing lives while sharing the love of God and the hope of Jesus Christ. To volunteer or donate, contact Terry Starr, or go to godshygiene.org/volunteer.
 

Care Ministers 

Visit those hospitalized, homebound, or in care facilities, and connect with people in various life experiences. Training provided. Contact:  Becki Bork.