Ice Cream Social 2012

Returning after a long absence, the annual Summerfield UMC Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 5th from 1 – 4 pm. This fundraising event is designed to help promote awareness for the Summerfield Meal Outreach program, and help with its funding. Please contact Karen for details about how you can offer support.

Prayer In The Park

Join us Sunday, July 29th for the Summerfield UMC Outdoor Worship and Church Picnic. It will be a great morning outside. All services will be held at Juneau Park. Cappuccino Service at 9am, Celebration Worship at 10:30am, with a congregational meal to follow. Bring a lawn chair if you have one and a dish to […]

Campaign for Justice

On July 22nd, Wendel Hruska, Executive Director of Project RETURN will be the guest speaker at the 10:30am service. He will be presenting options on how to help our prison population in Wisconsin. The 11X15 Campaign to decrease the number of incarcerated people in Wisconsin and promote alternatives to incarceration is a project of WISDOM. […]

Swing For the Fences

The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee held its 2012 Interfaith Day at Miller Park. Members from Summerfield UMC tailgated prior to the game, enjoying food and fellowship, and then attended a Brewer’s win over the Cardinals (3-2).

A Baker’s Dozen

THINK BREAD All the symbolism of Christian faith, identity, and expression, bundled into a delicious loaf. NOTE: This goodness is best when shared. Bread has a long history and tradition in every culture, and is of particular significance in Christianity for its symbolism. Today, members of Summerfield UMC joined together in fellowship for the first […]

40 Days

Letters From Lent is a wonderful collection of inspirational Christian messages. Written by Reverend Jennifer Emert, from Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, each of the 40 essays was written over the Lent 2012 season. The topics range in variety, but each focuses on a different aspect of being a Christian and having a […]

Speaking Christian

Why have Christian words lost their meaning and power? How can they be restored? Join us for Conversations on the Patio, a book discussion group help Wednesdays this summer, 7 – 8 pm. July 11 – August 22 (except August 1st & 8th). All are welcome. Come for one evening, or be a part of […]

Corn Roast 2012

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. […]

Home Run For Hunger

Help the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee score public-awareness points. Attend the 2012 Interfaith Day at Miller Park. If enough tickets are sold to qualify, the Brewers will let one of our attendees throw out the first pitch on the field again. Last year, a 13-year-old girl from our Interfaith group had that honor. Tickets […]

Goal Reached

Jack’s Blindness Eliminators achieved the goal of raising over $1700, with a final total for 2012 of $1,943.00. Thanks to all who participated and sponsored this effort to cure vision disabilities.


Spring Community Rummage Sale! We want to help you clean out your attic, garage, or basement. SUMMERFIELD RUMMAGE SALE SEEKS DONORS Circle Saturday, May 19 on your calendar for the 2012 Spring Rummage Sale in the Summerfield Church Fellowship Hall. Bring your treasures for resale at this one large church event. The 2010 event was […]

Fight Blindness

Jack Emert-McKeown, son of of Pastor Jennifer Emert of Summerfield UMC, is the Youth Chair for the 4th Annual Wisconsin VisionWalk. Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness and make the world a brighter place for millions of Americans with blinding diseases. May 20, 2012 – 9:00am, Veteran’s Park, Milwaukee, WI – Map of location and […]

Easter Memories

On April 8, 2012 the members of Summerfield UMC took a congregational photograph at the end of the Easter Sunday Service. This was in commemoration of the 160 year anniversary of when the Church was founded in Milwaukee, and in honor of the 1907 photo taken at the permanent church location on Juneau Avenue built […]

Ministry Classes

Summerfield will be hosting ministry training classes for Lay Servants. This is an important ministry within the Methodist organization, and these leadership positions are rooted in the Church’s history. Download the announcement flyer. Anyone interested to learn more or join the course, please contact Karen Magestro. Day 1 Class: May 11 (Friday) 6:00 pm – […]


Dennis Hawk presents a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years. Join us at Summerfield UMC, Sunday, April 15th, 2012 10:30 – 11:45 AM One of the oldest sacred sound traditions of the world, Kirtan call-and-response chanting, involves Satsang, a Sanskrit term meaning where people gather together as a community to […]


Members of Summerfield (group photo collage) joined with thousands of others across the country on Saturday, March 17th to participate in the 2012 Fight for Air Climb. The vertical race started at the ground level of the US Bank tower and ended 47 floors or 1034 steps later. Thank you Midnight Milers supporters, and donors […]

Jazz Concert

Summerfield will host another musical performance on Sunday, March 25th. The concert begins at 4p.m. Admission for this concert is only $10.00. Tickets can be purchased from Pastor Jennifer or Robert Blahut in from the church office, or call Mark Thierfelder, SUMC Director of Music, at 262.271.0702. The two groups performing at concert will be […]

Tower Climb

Join Team Summerfield for the 2012 Fight for Air Climb at the U.S. Bank Center, at 11:30am on Saturday, March 17th. In support of the American Lung Association in Wisconsin we will scale 47 floors, all 1034 steps. Join us and thousands for this annual climb at 877 East Wisconsin Avenue. Fight for Air Climbs are […]

2012 Mission Trip

A mission trip to El Salvador is being planned for approximately May 30 – June 7, 2012. Summerfield Church has a growing relationship with the Methodist Church in El Salvador. Pastor Jennifer has traveled to El Salvador on two occasions in 2005 and 2007, and our own District Superintendent is from El Salvador. Salvadoran Mission […]

Study Series Lent

Join us for our Wednesday evening Bible study during the Lenten season which begins this week, on February 29th. The Lent Bible Study series will run for five weeks, ending on March 28th. We will meet every Wednesday at 6:00 pm for study and conversation on the topic of World Religions. A light soup supper […]

Fundraising Gifts

Looking for that perfect Summerfield UMC gift? is now hosting our official online church shop, complete with framed photo prints, t-shirts, and coffee mugs. $5 of each item sold goes to Summerfield UMC to help support its Community Mission work, which includes feeding the homeless. NOTE: Because the United Methodist Logo is a registered […]

Got Ashes? 2012

Join us for a special service at 6:30pm on February 22nd. Ash Wednesday emphasizes a dual encounter:  we confront our own mortality and confess our brokenness before God within the community of faith in the light of God’s redeeming love.  Our community of faith desires to reach out to the community that surrounds us today. […]

Guest Speaker

The Sunday, February 12th service will feature a message from NAMI, the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For more information, visit their website at:

District Conference

The Metro Districts Vision Team invites pastors, church leaders and all others who want to see their church grow and flourish to attend the Metro District Conference Saturday, February 11th, from 3:45 – 5 p.m. The event will take place at the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, located at 819 E. Silver Spring Drive […]

Northcott House

Northcott Neighbors is a group of concerned laity and clergy persons seeking to rebuild and create new partnerships between congregations and the vital ministries of Northcott Neighborhood House that benefit children, youth and adults in low-income urban families. Summerfield UMC and its members have a long tradition of financial and volunteer support for the Northcott […]

Food Donation

Whole Foods donated several hundred pounds of produce and provisions on December 31st to help the Summerfield Meal Outreach program. We are grateful for this support and are excited about this relationship moving forward into the New Year of 2012. Summerfield members can use the SCRIP program to show their patronage to Whole Foods and […]


Getting Married? Summerfield UMC as a 160 year history of joining happy couples in this sacred celebration. We are proud to honor this continued tradition, by offering the use of our Sanctuary and church facilities to anyone in our community. Download the brochure with our Wedding Guidelines, or review an online version. This document explains […]

An App For That

Summerfield Church is in the process of developing an app for Apple iOS devices, that focuses on connecting with the local community. Until this launches, mobile users are encouraged to try the Official Mobile App of The United Methodist Church. View in iTunes

Christmas Services

Children’s Christmas Program December 18 at 10:30am Join us in the retelling of the Christmas story through the perspective of the Little Drummer Boy, featuring Summerfield’s children (infant through 6th Grade). The congregation will be invited to participate through traditional Christmas music. Christmas Church Services December 24, 6:30pm – Christmas Eve We invite you to […]