Summerfield Church

Podcast: 2014FEB02

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Scripture reading from the sermon today were: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – Contemporary English Version (CEV) Matthew 5:1-12 – The Message (MSG) Subscribe to our Sermon […]

Podcast: 2014JAN26

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Scripture reading from the sermon today were: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 – New International Reader’s Version (NIRV) Matthew 4:12-23 – New International Reader’s Version (NIRV) Subscribe […]

Minutes: Admin Council 2014JAN20

Administrative Council Meeting Minutes for Summerfield United Methodist Church January 20, 2014, 6:30 pm The meeting minutes are a record of matters for our church. The minutes are maintained by the Administrative Council. Summerfield UMC is not required by law as a non-profit organization to make these records public, but does so to maintain transparency […]

Podcast: 2014JAN19

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Scripture reading from the sermon today were: Isaiah 49:1-7 – New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) John 1:29-42 – The Message (MSG) Subscribe to our Sermon […]

Podcast: 2014JAN12

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Scripture reading from the sermon today were: Isaiah 42:1-9 – The Message (MSG) Matthew 3:13-17 – Contemporary English Version (CEV) Subscribe to our Sermon podcast […]

E-News Focus

The Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church honored Summerfield UMC in the latest eNews update sent to all Methodists in the state. The text can be read here: ENews 1-9-14 This recognition was for the recent Why We Serve video produced to highlight our Meal Outreach Program, and the need for partner churches and […]

Kitchen Remodel

On January 8, 2014 Summerfield UMC will begin a remodel of our kitchen. This modest project will upgrade our facility to meet city code for the expansion of our Meal Outreach Program, (which includes a much needed new floor). Thanks to the charitable contribution from an anonymous donor we will be able to serve more […]

Podcast: 2014JAN05

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Subscribe to our Sermon podcast feed RSS | iTunes

Why We Serve

This short video feature explains about the Meal Outreach Program at Summerfield UMC, the impact its service is making with the local community, and how anyone interested in volunteering can help. Thanks to all who participated in the video production, and especially those to donate their time and resources each and every week to help […]

Video: Why We Serve

This short video feature explains about the Meal Outreach Program at Summerfield UMC, the impact its service is making with the local community, and how anyone interested in volunteering can help. Thanks to all who participated in the video production, and especially those to donate their time and resources each and every week to help […]

All In

Beginning Tuesday evening (New Year’s Eve), I invite you to experience the kind of life God created you to live. Your heart longs for more than an hour of worship each week and a few minutes of devotional reading in the morning. The Christian faith is not boring, mundane, or safe. It is the greatest […]

Podcast: 2013DEC29

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Here is a link to the video featured in the sermon today: Children in the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan Subscribe to our Sermon podcast […]

Advent Devotion – Day 24

Dear Summerfielders, With today being Christmas Eve, our shining star is…Jesus. • Christmas Eve • Read Hebrews 1:1–12 Reading these opening verses of Hebrews on Christmas Eve helps us to see the full meaning of the incarnation. While this day may stand out on the calendar, both liturgical and cultural, it must never stand apart […]

Advent Devotion – Day 23

Dear Summerfielders, Today the shining star that came to my mind was a woman I saw preach when I was in seminary. One day a week we had a worship service in the chapel that was quite a big to-do and guest preachers were invited from around the world. Following worship they would come to […]

Podcast: 2013DEC22

The weekly Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert, Pastor of the 160 year old congregation at Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, and author of the book Letters From Lent. Subscribe to our Sermon podcast feed RSS | iTunes

Advent Devotion – Day 22

Dear Summerfielders, If you weren’t with us in worship today, you missed a very special service. We had about 20 people, so it was very intimate, and Margarita was not one of them so we sang Christmas carols without accompaniment. The choir sang, but to the CD we had be rehearsing with instead of the […]

Advent Devotion - Day 21

Dear Summerfielders, Before I begin our devotion today, I want to remind you that we are going Christmas caroling after the meal program this evening. Be at church by 6pm if you want to come with us. And speaking of Christmas carols, I have been slow in getting the Christmas Eve service together this year. […]

Advent Devotion - Day 20

Dear Summerfielders, Wow, 20! Only four more days of Advent left. How quickly this month has flown by. If you have been thinking, “I really should right something about_____” now is the time. Your reflections are still welcome, but you don’t have much time. Today WPR announced that Jim Fleming who hosts their nationally broadcast […]

Advent Devotion - Day 19

Dear Summerfielders, A shining star in my faith journey has been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To me, he is more than just a day off in January. In fact, part of the reason I chose to attend seminary at Boston University was because that is where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. became […]

Advent Devotion - Day 18

Dear Summerfielders, A week until Christmas! Wow. You are running out of time, so if there is someone you would like to acknowledge as a shining star in your faith journey you need to hurry up and let me know soon. In October of last year I attended an Urban Ministry conference in Los Angeles. […]

Advent Devotion - Day 17

Dear Summerfielders, I cannot believe there is only one week left of Advent. If you have someone you would like to lift up as a shining star in your faith journey, now is the time! Today I would like to look at someone most of us have probably never heard of, Roy Plunkett. Finding Jesus […]

Advent Devotion - Day 16

Dear Summerfielders, I invite you to read Romans 1: 1-7. It is written by Paul. Paul, considered by many to be the greatest evangelist of Christian history, should be held up as one of our shining stars this Advent season. In this passage, he talks a lot about being “Called” – Paul makes it sound […]

No Podcast: 2013DEC15

Due to the Christmas performance given by the children of Summerfield, there was no Sunday sermon by Reverend Jennifer Emert this week. Subscribe to our Sermon podcast feed RSS | iTunes

Advent Devotion - Day 15

Dear Summerfielders, The same in private as in public Francis de Sales is one of the revered saints of French history. A bishop planned to write a biography of de Sales, so he wanted to know what de Sales was really like. Therefore, when he visited de Sales, the bishop drilled a hole in the […]

Advent Devotion - Day 14

Dear Summerfielders, Today I ask you to consider one of the primary characters in the Christmas story, Joseph. Joseph was willing to adapt his plans to God’s surprising purpose when he found that the woman he was going to marry was pregnant. The birth of the child for whom Joseph was to care was the […]

Advent Devotion - Day 13

Dear Summerfielders, I think we would be remiss if we went this entire Advent season without lifting up one of the greatest shining stars of our time, who recently passed away. This is an excerpt from a United Methodist article on Nelson Mandela’s recent memorial service: Great leaders like Nelson Mandela do not die but […]

Advent Devotion - Day 12

Hello Summerfielders, Today’s devotion is by Andre Robitaille, who has only been at Summerfield a very short time. If you were with us the day we had to go to the basement for the tornado warning, you may remember him being there with his young son. In recent years I struggled to overcome various doubts […]

Advent Devotion - Day 11

Dear Summerfielders, Miracle. It is a word we hear at this time of year a lot. “A Christmas Miracle” Two Christmas movies come immediately to my mind, “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Pocket Full of Miracles”. Then there is the hockey movie too. Have you experienced a miracle? I know I have. They are not […]

Advent Devotion - Day 10

Dear Summerfielders, We often hear about children who are sick and their great courage. We marvel at their strength. Today I would like to share with you a woman who wowed me with her courage and sense of peace that God was in her situation no matter what. I have no doubt that God orchestrated […]