NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

OPEN PRAYER AND MEDITATION
All Thursdays and Fridays, August 3 - September 1, 
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at SUMC

Join Michael Wheeler in the Freedom Hub for this open time of silent prayer, meditation, and reflection. You may come and go as needed.

BAPTISM
Sunday, August 27

Have you been baptized? We will be celebrating the sacrament of baptism in worship on Sunday, August 27. If you have not yet been baptized and would like to discuss this next step in your faith journey, please contact Rev. Laura Young (laurayoung@summitumc.org).

BLESSING OF THE BIKES
Sunday, September 10, 1:30 p.m. at SUMC
Join us for this interfaith and city-wide time of reflection on the reasons folks in our community choose to bike and on our view of the world from the seat of a bicycle. Blessings, encouragement, and prayers will be offered for peace and safety in our streets and for respect among diverse modes of transportation. You do not have to bike regularly to attend!

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL RESUMES
Sundays, beginning September 24, 9:15 a.m., Lounge at SUMC

This fall we will study William R. Callahan’s Noisy Contemplation, an approach to prayer and to pray-ers. Its goal is to “sustain people as loving human beings during the long and arduous work of justice and peacemaking.” This study will help us to find support for confronting injustice through deep prayer. Please contact Linda Bernhard by email [lindabernhard718@gmail.com] to let her know that you would like to join the study or if you would like more information about the study. Linda needs to know who would like to be in the class so that she can order books.

ONGOING EVENTS

WORSHIP

SUMC Worship Service 
Sundays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (Centrum)
Contact: Rev. Laura Young (laurayoung@summitumc.org)
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!

Crazy Faith (www.crazyfaithministries.org)
Sundays, 5-6 p.m. (Centrum)
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

GROW

Adult Sunday School (on break for summer, resumes September 24)
Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. (Room 109)
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. (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, 7-8 p.m. (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. 

Columbus Unity Mosque
Fridays, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Room 202)
Contact: Frank Parmir (frankparmir@yahoo.com, 614.271.7330)
We promote a gender equal, progressive vision of Islam. We meet at Summit for Friday prayers.

GROW (Children & Youth)

Summit Nursery 
Sundays, 10:00-11:45 a.m. (Room 127)
Contact: Susan Wallace (happytofall@yahoo.com)
A space for infants to preschoolers 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 and crafts and more.

Godly Play (summer schedule varies)
Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (Room 010a)
Contact: Robb Tarr (robbtarr@gmail.com)
Kids from kindergarten through 3rd grade are excused partway through the worship service every week but the first Sunday of the month for exploring the love of God for their own developmental stage. Talk to Robb to volunteer to help with interactive stories and facilitating fun, development and relationship building in a Montessori style class environment.

Cedars Youth Gathering (summer schedule varies)
Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (Room 03)
Contact: Robb Tarr (robbtarr@gmail.com)
Kids from 4th through 6th grade are excused partway through the worship service every week but the first Sunday of the month to explore how God's love makes itself present in their lives and world. Talk to Robb to volunteer with lessons that connect the bible to pop culture and current events, personal development activities and relationship building games.

SERVE

Summit Singers (on break for summer)
Rehearsals Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m., Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Room 204), September-June
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!

CrossWalk (on break for summer)
Sundays, 1-3 p.m. (Room 110/111)
Contact: Abby Moretti (crosswalkoutreachosu@gmail.com)
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.

SUPPORT

NA Regular Meeting — “Meshugeneh”
Saturdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. (Room 109)
Contact: Tyler (tybohm@gmail.com, 614.592.0114)
“Meshugeneh” is an open Narcotics Anonymous meeting.