News and awareness for upcoming events

Service Times Cappuccino Roundtable – 8:30 am. Come to discuss the theme and key readings from the week’s traditional service, how they apply to our lives individually, and enjoy fellowship over a cup of coffee. Traditional Worship Service – 9:30am. Please come in and join us for a traditional service including music, scripture and sermon. […]


Am I really welcome at Summerfield UMC? Yes. You are welcome here, without question. What about the LGBT community? The Summerfield UMC congregation has a 160+ history, beginning with the Abolitionist Movement before the Civil War. One of our core values is a commitment to an open table. We welcome the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

Adopt a Soldier

Forest Home Cemetery offers an Adopt a Soldier or Sailor program for donations for the installation of military headstones. Checks made out to Forest Home Preservation Association Inc. can be sent to Forest Home Cemetery, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53215 Contribution are tax deductible. Learn More Pay Now with PayPal   Background […]

All Under One Roof

The weekly Meal Program saw an amazing fulfillment of community during the Saturday, July 12th dinner at Summerfield UMC. Youth members from New Hope Hmong UMC provided food and volunteers for the meal, which serves the poor and homeless of Milwaukee in the lower level of the church. At the same time, Fe UMC held […]

Summer Time 2014

From July 7 to August 31 (Labor Day Weekend), our traditional sanctuary service will start a half hour early: Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m. Sunday This 2014 summer time adjustment will return to the normal 10:30 a.m. after Labor Day (September 7).

Corn Roast 2014

Join us for the Summerfield UMC Corn Roast on July 3rd, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. It has been an annual tradition stretching back as long as members can remember. This year we need a few more volunteers to help, as we provide free corn on the cob for Milwaukee residents on their way to enjoy […]

Culture Caucus

Saturday, June 28 @ 2pm Laura Lingle is going to be offering a discussion on how American culture (historical and modern) influences how we view gender, and how people are treated differently based on those views. She will share examples of gendered marketing and use film clips to express the social perspectives.


In the Methodist denomination, a church cannot be dedicated until the building is free of debt. In 1999 the congregations extended our mortgage for the “Open Doors” program that added ground level access and handicapped lift to the building. So, after 110 years, our final debt against the church has been paid off. June 1st […]

VisionWalk 2014

Jennifer Emert, Family Chairperson of the event and Pastor of Summerfield UMC, spoke at the 6th Annual VisionWalk Wisconsin on 2014 May 18. Eye Institute helps grassroots funding at annual VisionWalk This is the fourth year that Pastor Emert and her family have been involved in the charity that walks to find a cure for […]

Emmaus Road Quartet

Summerfield is excited to have the Emmaus Road Quartet perform at our Sunday morning worship service. Based in Dalton, Georgia, Emmaus Road is an Energetic Male Quartet with a sound, style, and anointing all its own. They have had the opportunity of traveling and sharing their ministry in over 31 states. Emmaus Road’s mission and […]

Meet & Greet

An Issues Conversation with Jonathon Brostoff As a United Methodist Church in District 19, we want to invite members of the public to an event related to our shared civic governance. Jonathan Brostoff is running for the Wisconsin State Assembly seat. He will be at Summerfield UMC to speak with members of our congregation and […]

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 […]

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 […]


Over the next 25 days of the Advent season, Pastor Jennifer Emert of Summerfield UMC will eMail devotional messages to congregation members. The letters will be reposted here: All are welcome to read and share the spirit of our Christian faith over this special month.

Hispanic Ministry

As economics and demographics continue to shift for all denominations, faith-based institutions have begun operating under the cloud of scarcity. Bishop Hee-Soo Jung sees a time of abundance, and has launched initiatives to rejuvenate the Methodist Church in Wisconsin. Summerfield UMC has taken up that calling on a number of levels, including better allocation of […]

Digital Divide

The computers for our Church Lab and Meal Program were all donated by our technology partners, Project: Community Computers. Their mission is to bridge the digital divide for communities in need by repurposing used technology. Pastor Jennifer Emert took part in a promotional video, along with many others who have been touched by and received help […]

Imagine Milwaukee

Summerfield UMC will serve as host to the UMCs of Milwaukee, for a special discussion about how we can work together as a United Methodist presence in the city of Milwaukee. Tuesday, November 12, 20013 – 4:00 until 8:30 p.m. 4:00pm – Clergy Gathering 5:10pm – Potluck dinner 6:20pm – Worship 7:30pm – Time of Dreaming Preaching […]

300+ Visitors

Our docents introduced the history and architecture of Summerfield UMC to over 300 members of the public, for the third year in a row. Thanks to all who participated in this opportunity of sharing. Photos of Summerfield UMC, taken during the event, were featured by the Milwaukee Business Journal, along with other special venues around […]


A new school semester A new tutoring program Now accepting new students 4 hours a week after school The Summerfield Church After-School Program Begins in October     To volunteer or sign-up as a student, please call Pastor Jennifer 414-272-2610

Doors Open 2013

Summerfield will again participate in the third Doors Open historic celebration. “With Doors Open, Milwaukee extends an invitation to visit, explore and enjoy our city’s built environment. Milwaukee is packed with great buildings that reveal aspects of our history, economy, and culture. Doors Open presents an opportunity to peek inside and satisfy your curiosity about […]

Live Simulcast

The United Methodist Men of Summerfield UMC has partnered with Pastor Craig Groeschel for a live simulcast, that offers valuable insights for every man of faith. Saturday, October 26, 9:00-11:00am (CT) Pastor Craig’s sermons are featured at our Saturday 6:11 service. This free broadcast is based on his book, Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter […]


History binds Summerfield Methodist Church and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. In 1918, the founder of Goodwill – the Rev. Edgar J. Helms – was invited to speak to a Milwaukee meeting of Methodist men and women, among whom were members of the Gibson adult Sunday School Class of Summerfield Methodist Church. Inspired by his […]

Ice Cream Social 2013

The annual Summerfield UMC Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 4th from 1 – 3 pm. This fundraising event is designed to help promote awareness for the Summerfield Meal Outreach program, and assist with its funding. There will be something for everyone, eaters and non-eaters alike. Please stop by to show your […]

Musician John Ball

Summerfield UMC was fortunate to host Christian musician John Ball in between his multi-city midwest tour. John is a singer/songwriter who was born in Birmingham, and lives in Nashville. He writes songs about his faith and the daily experiences that it brings about. Songs performed for the Summerfield congregation were from his self-titled EP.

Corn Roast 2013

Join us for the Summerfield UMC Corn Roast on July 3rd. It has been an annual tradition stretching back as long as members can remember. This year we need a few more volunteers to help, as we provide free corn on the cob for Milwaukee residents on their way to enjoy the July 3rd Fireworks. […]

Meal Program Expansion

Summerfield UMC launched expanded social services on Saturday, May 3rd for our Meal Outreach program by offering Internet access to our visitors. This technology allows the needy of Milwaukee to utilize resources that they normally have limited access to, such as job searches, connecting with family via eMail, and exploring educational opportunities. We would like […]

Methodist Men 50 Years

Originally founded in 1963 at Summerfield, the United Methodist Men group has a 50 year history of male leadership in the Yankee Hill District of Milwaukee. In honor if its half century of service, the UMM Group @ Summerfield UMC was rechartered in 2013 to remain a pillar for the next decades to come. The […]