NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Sunday, July 2
All in the community interested in discussing race and LGBTQIA+ issues related to the Columbus Pride parade and arrests of four people of color (#blackpride4) are invited to worship, eat, and converse on Sunday, July 2. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, renowned activist-scholar-preacher, founding president and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., interim academic dean and associate professor of homiletics (preaching) and Hebrew Bible at Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO), will give a powerful word from the pulpit and stay afterwards to moderate the community conversation.

Worship: 10:30
Lunch: 11:30
Community Conversation: 12 noon

MORAL MOVEMENT TEACH-IN
Wednesday, July 5, 7-8:30 p.m. @ SUMC in the Centrum

The Moral Movement teach-ins are opportunities to learn the history of injustice in this country as a way and means of making sense of fighting injustice from the moral perspective. The teach-ins offer fascinating parts of history about which few of us know, but which serve as inspiration for the fight against injustice in many different areas of our lives. For information, please contact Rev. Dr. Susan Smith (cassady2euca@icloud.com).

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY MEETING
Sunday, July 9, after worship @ SUMC

Calling all parents, children's ministry volunteers, and anyone interested in the well-being and growth of the children in our community! Join us for this important meeting in which we will be talking about our ideas and dreams for ways to best nurture the children of our church into the future.

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).

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)
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.