For the 3rd year in a row, Summit on 16th will take a Sunday away to be on RETREAT together!


Here are the details:

RETREAT SCHEDULE: We are Salt & Light


Sunday, August 4, 2013                                 10:30am – 3:00pm

Methodist Theological School in Ohio                             3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH

Purpose of the time together

—  To strengthen relationships with one another and with God

—  To grow in our journey with God, both in wisdom and generosity

—  To discern together what it means for us to be the salt and the light as individuals and as the community of Summit UMC


9:20am – Van Departs from Summit on 16th


10:00am – Registration / Light Refreshments Served


10:30am – WORSHIP & Prayer Walk


11:45am – Lunch  (This will be provided at no cost.  Please plan to bring a special offering to go toward the group of 25+ headed to the Reconciling Ministries Convocation in Washington, DC over Labor Day weekend).


12:30pm – Conversations at Tables – Being Salt & Light


1:15 pm – Sharing with the Larger Group


1:30 pm – Break


1:45pm – Conversations at Tables – The Path of Discipleship – Where is your next step?


2:30pm – Sharing with the Larger Group


2:45pm – Closing Worship









What will we be doing?

During our first all church retreat in 2011, we spent time creating our path as a congregation for the next few years.  The end product was a new mission and vision statement.  In 2012, we continued on the path by strengthening our relationships with one another and with God.  This year, we will be challenging one another to think about what it means for us to be growing as disciples of Jesus.  We will be using Matthew 5:13-15 as our guide, “We are the Salt of the Earth… and the Light of the World.”


Who should come?

EVERYONE who is a part of the Summit community!  That includes people who worship here on Sunday morning, members of the congregation, recent visitors, people who attend a small group, or people who spend time here in the Summit building for other reasons than worship!


Who will be leading the retreat?

Pastor April will help facilitate our conversations as a large group and then our staff and leadership team will be sitting at the various tables to continue guiding conversations.


Why are we going offsite?

Many churches have an annual tradition of stepping away from their usual routine to pray, worship, and dream about what God has in store for them. A different location offers a place for fresh perspective, personal renewal, and community building.


What about Childcare?

There will be childcare for our nursery-aged children all day.  Older children will be involved in the process at various stages, but there will be age-appropriate children’s activities during times where the children will not be participating.  These activities will likely take place outside and/or offsite.  So, please plan to dress your children for some active play time!


What if people show up to the Summit location that day?

We will have a desk worker scheduled on that Sunday morning to welcome anyone who comes to the church.  They will have maps to the retreat location in case anyone forgets where to go.


We look forward to retreating with you!   Questions?  Call the church @ 291-3324













DIRECTIONS to the Methodist Theological School in Ohio - 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH


From Summit, take High St. north all the way past Worthington and past the intersection of I-270.  This is also Highway 23.  Stay on Highway 23 through Lewis Center and Orange Township.  You will pass the new Ohio Health facility and Cheshire Rd.  After those, begin looking on your right for MTSO.  Pull into the lot and park in front of the first building.  Come up the steps and into the Centrum for our gathering!