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Wearing his backpack, Connor Hunt bows in prayer at Summit UMC’s back-to-school service.
In Edmond, Summit UMC is benefitting by relocating to Cimarron Middle School, 3701 S. Bryant Ave. The move was made in late October.
The school site on busy Bryant Avenue boosts visibility for this new church family in the Conference. Almost 130 people participate in Summit’s various programs, said Pastor Allen Buck Jr.
Another advantage is storage space available in the school’s old gym, which is also where worship is held.
"We’ve been a mobile church," said Rev. Dr. Buck, "setting up every Sunday from a trailer."
The storage area accommodates all the trailer’s contents, he said, simplifying staging for worship each week.