NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

WELCOMING THE STRANGER WITH OUR HEADS, HEARTS, & HANDS
2ND ANNUAL INTERFAITH PRAYER GATHERING & POTLUCK
IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY REFUGEE & IMMIGRATION SERVICES (CRIS)
Sunday, December 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Broad Street Presbyterian Church, 760 East Broad St.

Schedule:
5:00 - Interfaith Prayer Service
6:00 - Community Potluck
(Bring covered dish to share with ingredients listed on index card.)
Kindly RSVP by December 8 to office@iaco.org.
Summit on 16th UMC, along with other faith and peace-based organizations, is one of the co-sponsors of this event!

CRAZY FAITH MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZING FOR A MORAL OHIO TEACH-IN
Monday, December 11, 6:00 p.m. at SUMC
Movie: "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" and conversation of how women can resist.

CANTATA SUNDAY
Sunday, December 17, 10:30 a.m. at SUMC
 Join us for our festive and uplifting Christmas cantata as part of our worship service!

CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m. in the main lounge at SUMC
Church Council is the governing body of the church that meets monthly to discuss important matters and to make decisions. Meetings are open to all.

WINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION: LIGHT THE CHANGE
Thursday, December 21, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at SUMC

Join us for our annual multicultural, interactive gathering in sacred space of music, movement, meditation, and drumming.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Sunday, December 24, 6:30 p.m.
Join us for this beautiful and inspiring candlelight service.
Note that we WILL also have morning worship at the normal time (10:30 a.m.) on Christmas Eve.

CRAZY FAITH WATCH NIGHT SERVICE
Sunday, December 31, 10:30 p.m.

Crazy Faith’s New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service is a replication of a service celebrated by African American congregations across the country that was held by slaves in 1862 as they awaited for the new year to come in....marking their freedom. (The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in mid 1862.) At midnight, as they prayed in 1863, they also prayed in their freedom. New Year's Eve was called "Freedom's Eve" by many churches for some years. Tradition has it that all people in attendance begin praying at about 11:50 or so.... At midnight, the prayer celebrating the end of the old year and heralding the coming in of the new year ends ...and we praise God, singing and celebrating!

CHURCH CONFERENCE
Sunday, December 10, after worship
All are encouraged to attend this event as we vote on important items and set breakthrough goals for the coming year.

ONGOING EVENTS

WORSHIP

SUMC Worship Service 
Sundays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. (Centrum)
Contact: Rev. Philip Brooks (philip.d.brooks@gmail.com)
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
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.

Children's Sunday School
Sundays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. (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. (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
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.