NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

PASTOR'S BOOK STUDY RESUMES
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning October 25

On Thursday, October 25th, we will resume the pastor’s book study by reflecting on a book entitled:  Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference written by Bishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Mpho Tutu.  During apartheid in South Africa, the Tutus were witnesses to acts and beliefs that showed some of the worst in people.  Bishop Tutu was asked “How can you be so hopeful after witnessing so much evil?  Why are you so sure that goodness will triumph in the end?”  This book is his answer - we are made for goodness and it is up to us to live our destiny.  Come and join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday evenings as we discuss how we can get in touch and be that goodness!  

Please sign up by emailing the church office at sumc@summitumc.org or on the sign-up sheet that will be passed around during worship on Sunday.

PLEDGE SUNDAY & POTLUCK LUNCH
Sunday, October 28

Join us for worship on this special Sunday as we make our 2019 financial commitments to Summit together. All are invited to stay after worship for a potluck lunch. If you plan to contribute to the potluck, please e-mail Lynne Reid (LReid93410@aol.com) telling her what you will be bringing. This helps us enormously in knowing how to best plan and coordinate the lunch.

NEW SMALL GROUP
FOOD FOR THE SOUL: A HEALING CIRCLE
Beginning Thursday, November 1, 7:00 p.m. at Summit
Join Maryam Critchet and Chere Hampton for this nine-week small group that will use writing, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, and other types of spiritual healing to help people dig deeper into their soul, find inner peace, and release pain, grief, or negative energy that they have been holding onto.

 NSI CONCERT
Sunday, November 4, 4:00 p.m., Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1235 Northwest Blvd., Grandview Heights
An offering will be taken to support Neighborhood Services, Inc. Reception to follow. If you wish to participate in the mass choir with Summit Singers, please contact Sue McQuilkin at smcquilk@yahoo.com. 

ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at Summit UMC
All are encouraged to attend this event as we vote on important items and set breakthrough goals for the coming year.

WAY FORWARD LEARNING SESSION
Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Bexley UMC, 2657 E. Broad St.
Join Bishop Palmer for this gathering in Christian community to look at our future as The United Methodist Church. The discussion will be centered on the called General Conference scheduled for February 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis, MO. Other Conference leaders will team with Bishop Palmer in this work. There will be an opportunity to hear about the key proposals to the General Conference from the Commission on a Way Forward as well as time for Q&A and sharing your thoughts about the options verbally or in writing.

In order to help Bexley UMC properly prepare to host, you are asked to register by clicking here.

For more information about the Special Session of the General Conference, and to familiarize yourself with the work of the Commission on a Way Forward as you prepare to attend one of these gatherings, click this link.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Sunday, November 18: Alumni Sunday
Sunday, November 25: Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, December 16: Cantata Sunday
Friday, December 21: Winter Solstice Celebration
Monday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service
More details to come.

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), resumes October 25
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.

Buckeye Methodists
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Ohio Student Union)
Contact: Afia Chrappah (achrappah1@gmail.com, 614.607.3074)
This partnership between Summit on 16th and King Ave. UMC provides a space for students to explore their own spiritual journey and have opportunities to serve the communities they are living in. For more information about Buckeye Methodists, click here.

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), currently on break
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.