Category: Library

An archival collection of informational resources

  • Goodwill Industries

    History binds Summerfield Methodist Church and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin. You Donate. We Train. People Work. In 1918, the founder of Goodwill – the Rev. Edgar J. Helms –…

  • Historic District

    Summerfield United Methodist Church is cornerstone member of the Cass / Juneau Avenue Historic District, a designation with the National Register. This is a several block area covering Knapp to…

  • History: Renovation

    Summerfield renovated its historic Sanctuary at the beginning of 2013. Removing the century-old lime mortar, reinforced with horsehair, was a major effort because it was two inches of solid concrete…

  • History: Stained Glass

    Biddle Street location of Summerfield from 1857 – 1904. Stained Glass Medalians installed with construction in 1856. Even though the Summerfield congregation had moved to the new Juneau Avenue location…

  • History: Bible

    There is no oral history or documentation that exists, but Summerfield has a German-language bible from 1855. Due to its age and character, the evidence suggests that it is one…

  • Policy: Fundraising

    This document explains the principles, policies and procedures surrounding church fundraising in order to help the church practice good stewardship, to act respectfully toward members of the congregation and others…

  • History: Timeline

    History of Summerfield Church | Download PDF Summerfield Church has a 160 year unbroken history of congregational worship. In serving thousands of people, it has remained a center for social…

  • Info: Wikipedia

    Even though this website is the definitive historical resource for Summerfield UMC, we are still proud of our page on Wikipedia. View the publicly documented encyclopedia entry and help contribute…

  • History: Centennial

    View the 100 year anniversary program, celebrating the history, legacy, and future of our ministry, congregation, and community. Summerfield: 1852 – 1952 A Century of Service

  • Worksheet: SCRIP

    Scrip is fundraising for our church while you shop. This program allows congregational members to purchase gift cards to popular local and online stores, like Target, Wallgreens, Kohls, Amazon.com, and…

  • Bible: Online

    A FREE mobile and interactive Bible, complete with various translations and in numerous languages (including audio readings). Join the millions of people who read, listen and share God’s Word using…

  • Bio: Frank Hudson

    For many years Mr. Hudson was caretaker of Summerfield church, living in the building immediately north of the church. He had never married, lived frugally and saved a considerable amount…

  • Bio: Rev. J. Brooks

    Rev. Jabez Brooks, served: 1853 – 1854 Was born Sept. 18th,1823, was converted at the age of twelve. Was licensed to preach in 1846 on Lighthouse Point Circuit, Ill., Rock…

  • Bio: Rev. E. Cooke

    Rev. Edward Cooke, D.D., Served: 1859 – 1860 Born Jan. 19, 1812, in Bethlehem, Grafton Co., N.Y. Was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of sixteen.…

  • Bio: Rev. J. E. Wilson

    Rev. James Emmett Wilson, served: 1860 – 1861 Was, to my youthful imagination, the model Methodist preacher. Nearly six feet tall, with large, well proportioned frame; with graceful movement and…

  • Bio: Rev. S. Fallows

    The Right Rev. Samuel Fallows D.D., served: 1865 – 1868 Was born in Manchester, England, in 1855. Came to this country in 1848, and settled in Wisconsin. He graduated at…

  • Bio: Rev. H. S. White

    Rev. Henry Summer White, served: 1868 – 1869 Was born in North Hoosick, Renssalaer Co., N.Y., April 7th, 1828. He was converted when he was fifteen, and joined the Methodist…

  • Bio: Rev: J. Hill

    Rev. John Hill, served: 1869 – 1871 Was born in the county of Downe, near Belfast, Ireland, Jan. 14, 1834, and died in Milwaukee May 1st., 1872. His parents were…