Our church is celebrating God’s great gifts through worship together in a variety of ways!

COVID-19 Update: Due to the increasing COVID cases in our area, we will not be having in-person worship on Nov. 15 and Nov. 22. Plans for Advent worship will be announced the week of November 23. Please join us online or by calling in at 1-908-206-7598.

Messages left for the church office are checked during office hours (9am-3pm, Monday through Friday) and will be returned by the next business day.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for more details about our latest reopening plan.

Online Worship

Our congregation worships together online every Sunday at 10:30am sharp! There are three primary ways you can join us online:

  1. Please visit our Facebook page to view our worship service live, using Facebook comments to chat with other members of our church family.
  2. If you are not on Facebook, you can also watch a simultaneous stream using our Church Online portal.
  3. If you don’t have a reliable Internet connection and would like to join by phone, you can dial in to 1 908 206 7598 to listen to that week’s service.

If you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to video@umcsummit.org!

In-Person Worship

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.

Worship Times

  • 10:30 am: Worship Service
  • 11:30 am: Refreshments and Fellowship

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month

Parking

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 (off of Springfield Avenue),
  • and the Bank Street lot entered off Bank Street.

Parking spots are also available on both sides of DeForest Ave. on Sundays and holidays. For more info, visit the Summit Downtown parking website.

Special Services

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.