First and Summerfield United Methodist Church
Saturday, August 19, 2017
An inclusive, diverse and reconciling congregation

FSUMC History

Ever since Methodist preacher Jesse Lee preached on the steps of the New Haven Court House on June 21, 1789, there’s been a Methodist community meeting in downtown New Haven. 
As our name suggests, First & Summerfield is the result of a merger between the former First United Methodist, (founded 1789), and Summerfield United Methodist (founded 1871), a congregation based in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven. The merger took place in 1981. 
Looking into the 21st century, First & Summerfield United Methodist Church is a congregation that seeks to be a people of justice and hope, who gather in downtown New Haven as a place of community and fellowship. We invite you to join us on this journey. 
Here at First & Summerfield United Methodist our hearts, our minds and our doors are open to you.