COVID-19 Update: UMC Summit will resume in-person worship with an outdoor service starting on September 20th.
Please visit our COVID-19 page for more details about our latest reopening plan.
We are a people of faith, dedicated to continuing the ministries of preaching, teaching, and healing that we inherit from Jesus Christ. These ministries can be experienced in worship, prayer, study, service, music, fellowship, and more!
Weekly we gather to worship, sharing our gratitude and joy for the journey of faith, and we go into the world to serve, embracing and being embraced by a world where God is present.
- 10:30 am: Worship Service
11:30 am: Refreshments and Fellowship
- Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19
Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month
There are various parking meters in and around the Summit Downtown Business District and the Summit train Station. On Sunday, all meters are free. Additionally, Summit offers parking in five lots: three lots entered off DeForest Avenue, the ground floor of the tiered garage (entrance is off of Springfield Avenue), and the Bank Street lot entered off Bank Street. In these lots the first hour of parking is free. For further information see summitdowntown.org/parking.php
Worship is not confined to Sunday Morning. Throughout the year, special worship services are held to celebrate significant Church holidays and important events of our lives.
Advent & Christmas
The four weeks prior to Christmas are known as Advent. Throughout these weeks we prepare for the arrival of the Messiah into our lives and into our world. The word Advent literally means “coming,” or “arrival,” and so the Advent season is the time of waiting and watching.
Christmas Eve is an evening of joy and celebration. Our 6:00 pm service is geared towards families and includes a music and dramatic, interactive retelling of the nativity story. Our 9:00 pm service includes special music and message, sharing in Holy Communion and ending in candlelight. All are welcome as we celebrate God’s gift to us in Jesus Christ.
Lent & Easter
During the season of Lent, special services are held each Wednesday night focusing on a Lenten theme. Each week a different scripture passage is used to focus on understanding how we can carry out Christ’s directions in our lives. Each service is preceded by a simple supper and all are welcome. Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday are especially holy days in which we honor the story of Christ’s journey to the Cross.
The holiest day of our Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, is a day of great celebration. The worship service is a time of great joy with songs from our children and adult choirs, special music, and the sounds of ‘He is Risen! Alleluia!’ from the congregation.