NEWS & EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

STEWARDSHIP 101 FOR THE SMALLER CHURCH
Saturday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Brice UMC, 3160 Brice Rd., Brice, OH 43109

The purpose of Stewardship 101: Growing Generous Givers is to equip local churches to develop generous stewards to advance their mission and vision. This workshop, taught by Rev. George Cooper, has been utilized for three years at Crucible, Licensed Local Pastors School, Starting Well, District Leadership training events and individual local churches. However, the culture of a smaller church has many nuances that may prevent application of these strategies. Toward that end, a workshop focused on smaller churches has been developed that takes into consideration the unique issues of smaller congregations, both rural and urban. Cost is $5 per person, including lunch, refreshments, and resources. For more information or to register, click the link in the Jan. 25 newsletter or email John for help (sumc@summitumc.org).

CRAZY FAITH SUNDAY
Sunday, February 25, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for worship together with Crazy Faith Ministries on this special Sunday. All of us are encouraged to bring socks (white for adult men and women, any color for children) to donate through Crazy Faith to people experiencing homelessness. We will also take a special offering to support the ministries of Crazy Faith, whose vision is to equip people to fight against injustice through the use of crazy faith. Rev. Dr. Susan Smith will be preaching.

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. 


Pastor's Book Study
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Hackler Lounge (Room 202)
Are you longing for a meaningful, growing relationship with God? Join us as we study Trevor Hudson's Questions God Asks Us, a book that encourages us to focus on the quest rather than a resolution. Such an approach leads to deeper dialogue and intimacy with the divine.

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.