With the pandemic finally waning, we are at a turning point at Urban Light Ministries. God is moving mightily on several fronts. There is a lot to report.

June has been declared Responsible Month in Ohio by Governor Mike DeWine.

Juneteenth / FatherFest

Urban Light is partnering with Gammon house to present the 2021 JUNETEENTH/FATHERFEST on June 19th at 620 Piqua Place Springfield, Ohio. The event includes a 5K Run/ Walk for freedom starting at 8:00 AM. Other activities includes resource tables, quilt exhibits, food trucks, free bike helmets, free COVID vaccinations (register to win prizes), and music. At 1:00 PM the 2021 Good Dad Awards will be presented to local fathers. Get more information about Juneteenth/FatherFest 2021 at https://gammonhouseoh.org/events/. It’s a great way to celebrate dads on Father’s Day weekend! Funded in part by:


Virtual Fundraiser with Special Appearance by John Legend

We are excited to invite you to our Father’s Day Auction with a special appearance from John Legend! Popz Topz will be auctioning four new hats, S/M/L/XL , autographed by the Legendary singer. Tickets are $40 and there are only 96 seats available. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Urban Light Ministries Fatherhood Program. Join us June 20th at 5:00pm EST for this virtual auction. Click the link below to reserve your space today. We hope to see you there!!

Father Love Dads Discussion Group

More info and free registration at https://urban-light-ministries.ck.page/af8f599804

Urban Light is announcing that registration is now open for our first post-lockdown Dad’s Discussion Group series.


  • Thirteen (13) one-hour sessions
  • Interactive PowerPoint presentations
  • Stimulating and encouraging conversations
  • Challenging action steps toward growing from good to great
  • Free to attend due to the underwriting of The Turner Foundation and Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.



Finally, this note about golf. Care-It’s for Kids is now a program of Urban Light Ministries! This youth serving nonprofit entity has been the beneficiary of the proceeds from the annual Jeff Wyler Charity Invitational. This year’s 20th annual scramble will be held at Springfield Country Club on August 23, 2021. Look for more information in the coming days.