Local Mission Partners
SummitLIFE is committed to following Jesus’ example by sharing His love with ALL people as we faithfully serve and personally connect with our community.
Sharing this mission with other community organizations means more hands and feet serving a broken world! SummitLIFE promises to LEARN about, PRAY for, SUPPORT financially and SERVE alongside our Mission Partners listed below😊
Old Town Mission is a community-oriented Christian Faith-in-Action Outreach that extends a helping hand to those in need.
From the desk of Kellie Wilson, Old Town Mission Executive Director
We at the Old Town Mission are deeply grateful for the continued support and dedication of SummitLIFE. Their members have truly become an extension of our family, serving with open hearts and tireless hands to share God’s love with our community.
SummitLIFE volunteers step up in a big way during our annual Great Turkey Giveaway, transforming into holiday heroes. Behind the scenes, they expertly sort and organize mountains of food, ensuring each box overflows with generosity. Their joyful presence shines as they share warmth, laughter, and a helping hand with neighbors in need.
SummitLIFE’s commitment to faith-in-action resonates deeply with our mission, reflected in the actions of its members. Their generous financial contributions provide crucial support, enabling the Old Town Mission to touch even more lives with our work.
We are truly blessed to have the members of SummitLIFE as community partners, walking alongside us on this journey to serve our neighbors. Their unwavering dedication and joy are a constant source of inspiration, reminding us that together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of others.
Thank you, SummitLIFE, for being a beacon of hope and a testament to the power of faith in action. We are eternally grateful for your friendship and support.
Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District (SOCUSD) promotes relationships, relevance, rigor, and results in a unified effort to provide all students a solid foundation in academic, social, and workplace skills. West Sedona School (Home of the Wildcats) is home to SummitLIFE Sunday morning Gatherings.
From the desk of Deana DeWitt, Former Assistant Superintendent SOCUSD
WOW!!! SummitLIFE, this is AMAZING! You are all such angels! Thank you for the generous support of our students!
It’s the first day (August 2023) of school for the Sedona-Oak Creek School District, and the SummitLIFE Church just hand delivered a $2,500 check for the purchase of backpacks, clothing and supplies for our homeless students and families in the district who are in need of support.
Many of our district families struggle to make ends meet and benefit from the resources donated to the school district. We are fortunate to be in a community that is eager to share its generosity with those in need. These donations go a long way to ensure that every student is able to start school with the materials they need to be successful.
From the desk of Elizabeth Tavasci, West Sedona School Principal
West Sedona School is happy to share our space with SummitLIFE on Sunday mornings in our beautiful multi-purpose room. The leadership of SummitLIFE are generous, communicative, personable, and very easy to work with throughout the year. We appreciate the strength of this relationship. SummitLIFE blesses West Sedona School throughout the year with encouragement, help in keeping our MPR clean and attractive, community service projects (such as volunteering at our PTA Wildcat Carnival in October) and providing lunch for our entire staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. We love SummitLIFE and look forward to a continued positive relationship.
Steps to Recovery Homes provide safe and structured environments, free from alcohol and drugs, allowing those who “fall through the cracks” to achieve long-term recovery. Their Konnect Wellness programs focus on all aspects of life, not just substance use disorders.
From the desk of Patricia L. May MA LISAC, Konnect Wellness Clinical Director
The SummitLIFE service has been a dream come true for me. From the day I was able to talk about my wish to have help for people with no money to enter our program to the time I had the opportunity to come to a service with a co-worker and former resident of STEPS to talk about our program, I feel blessed by the generosity and spirit of your congregation. Your love has benefited many clients but personally I have been given the gift of renewed hope for people helping people. The congregation of the SummitLIFE group, although small, has the biggest heart for service and it only keeps getting bigger. Thank you for all you give, and I know you have only just begun to help.
From the desk of Damien Browning, Chief Executive Officer Steps to Recovery Homes
I want to reach out and recognize the generosity of SummitLIFE and express our sincere gratitude and appreciation. Everyone at Steps to Recovery Homes works so hard with a fiery passion that comes from their hearts to truly empower and encourage the individuals that we work with. We lead by example to guide them to have a healthier productive life and to share that with others.
Your contributions are helping the people we get in that have no financial means to get the help and support they are so desperately seeking. Above and beyond the initial funds to start our program, you are helping people by supporting them to embrace a career choice that will give them a purpose and help them with self-worth and the ability to be a productive member of our society and their families. These pieces will help the individual obtain and maintain long term recovery and contentment in their life.
Please know you are making a difference and directly being an intricate part in saving lives!!! Thank you for your awareness and partnership to address these core issues in our communities.
Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) offers a safe haven for victims of family violence and sexual assault, providing shelter, community outreach, legal advocacy and education and prevention.
From the desk of Vivien B. Mann, VVS Director of Community Based Advocacy
I would like to express my gratitude to the new Outreach program at SummitLIFE Church. In working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence it is sometimes challenging to find a resource to fit their immediate needs. Staying safe in this day of cyber stalking can be expensive. And sometimes the level of trauma can be immobilizing, leading to more challenges as time goes on. For several of our survivors, SummitLIFE has met those needs, with grace, generosity, and the utmost kindness. Their assistance does not leave a client with no options, but opens options not before seen and replaces hopelessness with hope.
From the desk of Tracey McConnell, VVS Community Development Director
We are deeply grateful to SummitLIFE for their incredibly kind and generous donations since 2020, which equates to more than $20,500! We feel that we have a true partnership to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Just last year in 2023, ten members of the church volunteered to help us with our 30th Birthday Party and we received $3,500 to our SAFER* Fund which helped us raise over $27,000; $1,500 to support our very successful 30th Year Anniversary Gala Fundraiser which helped us raise over $119,000; boxes of personal care items for our Emergency Shelter residents; and a special donation of $2,000 to support the critical need for rental assistance for one of our lay legal clients. Amazing support! *The SAFER Fund (Survivors And Families Emergent Relief) helps support sexual and domestic violence survivors with often-unforeseen expenses associated with accessing safety, healing, and security.