Welcome to the Summer Institute Blog

Summer Institute is going viral! Or, at least, the Summer Institute Planning Committee is starting a blog.  We hope to use the space to make periodic announcements, start conversations, and keep the community updated on, well, the community, as well as provide news, information, and conversation starters about SI. If you are already following us […]

T-shirt Designs Still Being Accepted

T-shirt design entries are still being accepted. Note that the deadline is a little earlier than usual this year, however: it’s February 1st. The theme is Covenant and Collective Action. So get your creative juices flowing, and send your submissions to: The winning designer gets a free t-shirt. We can’t wait to see all […]

Calling all artists!

Now that we have the theme for SI 2016, which is Covenant and Collective Action, it’s time to design the 2016 t-shirt! So start thinking and start doodling, and when you’re ready to submit, send your designs to:  Please put “SI T-shirt” in the subject line. Some tips to help you get started: remember that the […]

Summer Institute 2016 Theme

Matt Meyer has announced his theme for Summer Institute 2016. ‘Covenant and Collective Action’. More about the theme and Matt.

Seminar and Workshop Proposal Deadline Extended

OMD SI-ers!   Have you enjoyed the morning seminars and afternoon workshop activities at SI in past years?  All of those activities were led by dedicated volunteers who had a passion for the topic and the skills to present and lead those sessions with you.  They submitted proposals and the SI Planning Committee spent hours reviewing […]

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for Summer Institute 2016

The Summer Institute Planning Committee (SIPC) is looking for workshop proposals for SI 2016.   If you are interested please submit a proposal to the links below.    ALL proposals are due OCTOBER 1st, 2015. Afternoon workshops – Morning Seminars –

More SI 2015 Photos!

Have you had your fill of photos from SI 2015 yet? Of course not! Brad Bolton, the official SI Photographer, takes lots of great photos that don’t end up in the slideshow. Take a look on his site: Brad’s SmugMug gallery

Sunnyhill Photo

All Sunnyhillers are to meet on the Church steps immediately following Saturday morning service. Spread the word!

Move Out Assistance

If you need assistance moving out, John Marfy and his team of intrepid volunteers can help. Call him at (330) 289-5913.

Youth to Young Adult Bridging

Bridging from youth to young adults is scheduled for tonight, immediately following community vespers, on the First Church front lawn.  The rain location is the science center atrium. 

Hogwarts Students and Parents

Help is needed setting up the transfiguration room at Wilder before 3:15. Class is there at 3:25. The students will be in the children’s talent show, then will have the Night Challenge. Dementors, werewolves, and death eaters, be ready then please.


Please check out by noon tomorrow. Take your key, in its original envelope, and your key card to CSIC. This office is accessed via the door at Stevenson in between the cafeteria doors. Let them know if you have lost either and check the lost and found while there.

Plate Amnesty

All dishes can (and should) be returned to Stevenson or CSIC today.

Hymn Sing

The hymn sing that was rescheduled Monday will be today at 6:30 in the church worship center.

Rain Spaces

Rain spaces for outdoor workshops are: Duct Tape: Barnard Lounge Body Art: Barnard Lobby Art Space: Barnard Lobby Play With Me: Burton Lobby Note that there will be no workshops moved to the Science Center.