NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS

We're Hiring!
Summit United Methodist Church is currently looking to fill the position of Campus Ministry Intern. The selected candidate will serve as liaison between the church and local college students.  He/she will represent the church and will oversee the church's outreach efforts in conjunction with the vision and priorities set by the Campus Ministry team. This internship is grant funded from May 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  The compensation for 15-20 hours of work per week will be $1083.00 per month.  Please see the attached job description by clicking here for more information regarding the duties and expectations for this position.

Interested candidates should contact Amy Van Pelt at avanpelt1@gmail.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

EARTH DAY SPRING CLEAN-UP
Sunday, April 22, during worship

On Earth Day, we will have a very short worship service and then proceed outside to mulch the gardens and to pick up trash. Remember to wear clothes that can get dirty. And for those who are able, please bring a wheel barrow and/or shovel. Gloves will be provided for all.

BLESSING OF THE BICYCLES
Sunday, April 29, during worship

We will continue our theme of healing the earth on April 29 by partnering with Yay Bikes for a blessing of the bicycles ceremony. We will reflect 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. Don’t forget to bring your bike or any other human-powered form of transportation!

SPIRITUALITY NETWORK: LIVING FAITH AWARDS
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 a.m.
Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Ave.
Keynote Speaker: Lama Kathy Wesley, Cost: $35.00

As a multifaith organization, the Spirituality Network aspires to be a community of acceptance and inclusion and is pleased to honor individuals who create a more hopeful, peaceful, and faithful world.  This year, our very own Rev. Dr. Susan Smith will be receiving the Alvin R. Hadley Social Justice Award.
For more information and to register, go to http://www.spiritualitynetwork.org/livingfaith.html. Please email John at sumc@summitumc.org if you register to have your name added to a list of Summit folks so that we can all sit together.

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!

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

GROW

Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. (Main Lounge, 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. (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.

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. (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. (Godly Play Room, Room 010a)
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: 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
Sundays, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Kitchen/Dining Hall, 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

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.