NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

BLACK: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON RACE
Wednesday, September 18
Light refreshments at 5:30 p.m., conversation begins at 6:00 p.m.

An interactive conversation about the intersection between race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Participants include folks from Summit, the People’s Justice Project, Equitas Health (Mozaic), Crazy Faith Ministries, and other community organizations

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
On Sunday, September 29, we will be holding a joint worship service with Crazy Faith Ministries and the Ignite Movement.

SUPPORTING TRANSGENDER INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Austen Hartke, a transgender theologian, will be at King Avenue the weekend of October 12-13. He is the author of Transforming: The Bible & the Lives of Transgender Christians. His website is austenhartke.com. On Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., he will participate in a workshop "Supporting Transgender Individuals & Their Families." On Sunday, October 13, 7 p.m., he will speak on "Seeing Gender Diversity in Scripture. " Both events are free. The Saturday workshop does require registration on Kingave.org. Questions? Contact John Keeny at jkeeny@kingave.org.

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 
First 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. 

Buckeye Methodists
Contact: Rev. Kim Wisecup (kimwisecup@summitumc.org, 614.886.6747)
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.

Beginning Salsa Class
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Freedom Hub, Room 126)
Contact: Rev. Mike Walls-Miller (michaelwallsmiller@summitumc.org)
A free class specifically designed for those new to salsa or those wishing to improve their basic steps. This class will teach you all of the basic moves for salsa dancing. Bring a partner or come by yourself. All couples are welcome.

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. (Freedom Hub, Room 126), 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.

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: Rev. Mike Walls-Miller (michaelwallsmiller@summitumc.org)
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.

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.