NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

CANTATA SUNDAY
Sunday, December 16
Come and enjoy our Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 16, at the 10:30 worship service! We will explore "Claiming Joy" with festive selections by our Summit Singers choir and featuring soloists Bettina Hughes and Sharon Huber as well as cellist John Koon, saxophonist Alex Burgoyne, euphonium soloist Laura Reed, and our own Sharon Udoh. "Claiming Joy" is a mix of musical styles, including traditional carols, along with spoken selections. Experience our uplifting morning of joyful Christmas music! 

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Friday, December 21, 7:00 p.m. at Summit
Our theme this year is "Igniting Our Purpose." The event is free and an offering will be taken for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project and the Mozaic Program at Equitas Health. Join us!

 CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Monday, December 24, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this beautiful and inspiring candlelight service.

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. (Main Lounge, Room 109)
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.

Food for the Soul: A Healing Circle
Thursdays, beginning November 1, 7:00 p.m. (Lower Lounge, Room 03)
Contact: Maryam Critchet (anaciport25@gmail.com) or Chere Hampton (questrules11@yahoo.com)
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.

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.

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.