NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

WALKING THE STREETS
Saturday, August 18, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome students back to campus and make them aware of Summit and who we are. We are looking for volunteers to help us walk around a two block radius from the church in groups of two to meet folks. We will have a welcome table at the church for those who don't feel mobile enough to walk. We also need people who would be willing to help us put together "welcome packets" for students with some cookies, snacks, water, and information about Summit. If you like to bake or would be willing to donate some of the items for the bags or even just help us put them together, please let us know.

Contact Afia Chrappah at achrappah1@gmail.com for more info.

I BELIEVE IN THE CHURCH
Event with Bishop Palmer
Tues., September 11, 6:00 p.m. Indian Run UMC, 6305 Brand Rd, Dublin Weds., September 12, 6:00 p.m., Peace UMC, 235 Diley Rd. Pickerington, September 26, 6:00 p.m., Broad St. UMC, 501 E. Broad St.

Join Bishop Gregory V. Palmer for an evening of inspiration, worship, testimony and sharing. All West Ohio United Methodists are encouraged to attend. This event is being offered at multiple locations, but dinner has reached capacity at the Broad Street location.

        Schedule:  
                6:00 to 6:45 p.m. - Dinner (by reservation only)
                7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Program featuring Bishop Gregory Palmer

If you would like to attend, you must email sumc@summitumc.org by Sunday, August 19. Please let us know if you would like us to reserve a dinner for you. There is no charge for this. If you cannot make one of the events above, but would like to attend, a list of all locations is available at www.westohioumc.org/IBelieve.

CHILDREN'S SKATE OUTING
Sunday, August 26, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswood Dr, Columbus, OH 43229
Join SUMC children for an afternoon of skating. Admission is free; skate rental is $4.00. Please contact Robb Tarr at robbtarr@gmail.com for additional information, to coordinate transportation, and to request financial assistance.

THE BODY OF CHRIST HAS AIDS
Thursday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at SUMC

"If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it...You are the body of Christ and parts of each other." - 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
According to the US government, more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don't even know it. Scripture tells us that if one of us suffers, we all do, yet HIV/AIDS is not a subject that faith communities often address. Please join us on August 30th as we engage in an open discussion about how our faith intersects with this disease.

ONGOING EVENTS

WORSHIP

SUMC Worship Service 
Sundays, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. (Centrum, Room 104)
Contact: Rev. Kim Wisecup (kimwisecup@summitumc.org, 614.886.6747)
At Summit, we are a welcoming, diverse, and motley crew who gather for uplifting, informal worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays. Grab a cup of coffee, enjoy some extraordinary music, and discover more about what a vibrant, inclusive life of faith can look like!

GROW

Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. (Main Lounge, Room 109), pauses during the summer
Contact: Linda Bernhard (lindabernhard718@gmail.com, 614.889.1824)
Small group discussions, using books with related scripture readings.

Fight Club Bible Study 
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Hackler Lounge, Room 202)
Contact: Lori Schiefer (chiefchimp1@gmail.com)
Reading the Bible doesn’t have to be intimidating! Join us as we explore the ways that Scripture connects to our daily lives. Zero bible experience necessary. Questions, insights, skepticism and doubts welcome.

PILGRIMS Bible Study 
1st Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Main Lounge, Room 109)
Contact: Jane Swinford (jane1563@sbcglobal.net, 614.488.3641) or Sandy Wycoff (wycoff2124@gmail.com, 614.440.1074)
Become a Pilgrim Friend and work once a month with adults living with disabilities. 

Pastor’s Book Study
Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Hackler Lounge, Room 202)
Contact: Rev. Kim Wisecup (kimwisecup@summitumc.org, 614.886.6747)
Are you longing for a meaningful, growing relationship with God? Join us for book study and relevant conversation.

Campus Ministry
Contact: Afia Chrappah (achrappah1@gmail.com, 614.607.3074)
Rooted in Jesus Christ and his love for all people no matter who they are, Summit’s campus ministry hopes to create an amazing collective of college students who worship, pray and lean on each other. Contact Afia for more information about programming for college students.

GROW (Children & Youth)

Summit Nursery 
Sundays, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. (Nursery, Room 127)
Contact: Susan Wallace (happytofall@yahoo.com)
A space for infants to preschoolers (ages 4 and under) to learn, play, worship, and experience God's love in ways that fit their developmental stage during Summit's Sunday worship. Talk to Susan to volunteer with stories, guided play, coloring, crafts, and more.

Children's Sunday School
Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (Room 010a), pauses during the summer
Contact: Robb Tarr (robbtarr@gmail.com)
Children ages 5 and up are excused partway through the worship service every week but the first Sunday of the month for exploring the love of God for them and the whole world. Talk to Robb to volunteer to help with interactive stories or to simply be a loving presence in a Montessori style class environment.

Cedars
Sundays, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. (Lower Lounge, Room 03), pauses during the summer
Contact: Robb Tarr (robbtarr@gmail.com)
Cedars is our ministry for upper elementary and middle school youth. Join us for interactive lessons that use visual aids and connections to modern stories to help kids connect to God.

SERVE

Summit Singers
Rehearsals Sundays, 9:15  -10:15 a.m., Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Choir Room, Room 204), September-June only
Contact: Susan McQuilkin (smcquilk@yahoo.com)
Let your singing voice express your faith with messages of hope and healing by joining our Summit Singers Choir! If you’ve ever sung soprano, alto, tenor or bass in any choir anywhere, you’ll fit right in!

MINISTRY PARTNERS

Crazy Faith (www.crazyfaithministries.org)
Sundays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Centrum, Room 104)
Contact: Rev. Susan K. Smith (crazyfaith@crazyfaithministries.org, 614.245.5411) 
Crazy Faith Ministries is a non-profit committed to improving the lives of "the least of these" through teaching the concept of the power of "crazy faith" in surmounting the issues faced by people in this society. CFM believes in taking "the good news" to people who have been marginalized, empowering them to live their fullest lives

CrossWalk
Sundays, 12:50 p.m. (Kitchen/Dining Hall, Room 110/111)
Contact: Andrew Hu (hu.1184@buckeyemail.osu.edu)
Serve our neighbors living on the land with our partners in this OSU student organization.  Every Sunday prepare meals to share with those living around campus and downtown, then go out with the group to share food and build relationships.

SMART Recovery (www.smartrecovery.org)
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Library, Room 203)
Contact: Dan Pritchard (smartrecoverycolumbus@gmail.com, 614.439.1813)
Self Management And Recovery Training is a mutual, self-help support group that is based in science for anyone working with any type of addictive issue, including chemicals or behaviors. This is a recognized resource by the American Medical Association and is an alternative or adjunct to AA or NA.

NA Regular Meeting — “Meshugeneh”
Saturdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Room 109)
Contact: Brian Weinstein (614.285.8609) or Adam Hall (740.350.7722)
“Meshugeneh” is an open Narcotics Anonymous meeting.