News for PeerMinistryMissionQuest, YouthWorship & more!
Questions on any of these events,  Contact Tracy:

-Current Tentative Plans (updates expected-please check back as social distancing adjustments arise!)

Youth Worship Service
Unprecedented times call for unique opportunities! We’ll combine KidsConnect with Middle School and High School Youth to create one Kids &Youth Worship Service this year!   Rehearsals will be outdoors whenever possible. We’ll use a variety of worship skills (reading, acting, singing, dancing, prayer, movement, and more)! The service will be broken down into parts:  OPENING & CLOSING– All kids\  MIDDLE SCHOOL – Reading/Song/Message\  KIDSCONNECT – Reading/Song/Message\ HIGH SCHOOL  – Skit/Song/Reflections
No big group gatherings indoors & your part can be done fully virtual if preferred. Contact Lindsey for details!
   Music Rehearsal Schedule – ALL Kids+Youth Sundays 6:00-6:45pm: April 18 / April 25 / May 2 (Group Recording)
   Skits/Readings Practice ScheduleDate/time TBD– based on YOUR availability
   Family Picnic and Kids/Youth Worship Preview: Fri May 14
   Kids/Youth Worship shared with congregation: Sun May 16 

Peer Ministry
Sunday, April 25th, 9am in the Chapel area, Meeting & Service
Peer Ministry meetings will be held once a month in person during the spring.
Spring date TBD Commissioning Service
For information about Peer Ministry visit Newcomers interested in signing up for our next training should contact to schedule.

Graduation Sunday and Scholarship Gifts
April 19 –
Scholarship applications will be emailed out to student members mid-April.
May 16 – 2021 Scholarship Gift Application DUE
June 13 – Graduation Sunday – Details will be announced as Covid safe plans develop.

Sunday Night Live
We move to monthly meetings in May! Stay tuned to learn about these fun Faith & Fellowship events to keep you connected throughout the summer!


Summer 2021:   Plans are underway to offer our youth opportunities to serve our community.  More detailed information will be coming soon on cost, age, Covid-19 safety precautions, etc. We just wanted to give you some tentative dates to place on your calendars while we finalize plans. For questions, please contact Tracy Ortlieb at
Save these Dates!
June 23, 4:00-7:00pm  – Huron River 365 GIVE –
For general information visit:365 River Clean- Volunteer Guide(cost expected to be $10/participant or less, you provide your own transportation, recommended for ages 16 and above or youth with parent.) To sign up, email with names of participants for 365 GIVE.
July 15-17 – Motown Mission drop-in days (cost expected to be about $150/participant, you provide your own food and transportation for covid safe youth & parent teams – or youth & age18+ family driver)  To sign up:
Tentative: August 18-22 – God’s Country Cooperative Parish – Upper Peninsula Covid-19 safe travel mission trip! (Each family provides their own transportation, limited dorm lodging accommodations are available or arrange other area lodging, and a kitchen is available for the group to provide our own meals. Expected costs and information meeting TBA soon.)

Want to earn MissionQuest hourly Credits toward your summer mission expenses now?
CAR WASH Let’s schedule a fun car wash to help fund our summer missions! Email to help organize this event!
Bottle Returns!
 WE NEED YOU to help!  Contact Tracy to schedule a bottle/can pickup time, and then return whenever it works for your schedule.
Sewing Ministry!  Did you know sewing could be an act of service?  If you are interested in a sewing project to help others, just contact Tracy at to sign up or for more details.
Gardening Sign up to help clean up the church grounds on April 29th or May 1st (let Tracy know), or contact Tracy for a custom date to do a project or ongoing maintenance of The Path! 

Saturday in the D  May 8, 10am-2pm.
Family mission opportunity: We hope to be working at the Joy Southfield Farmer’s Market parking lot. It needs cleaning and weeding in preparation for their spring opening. To express interest, get evolving details or sign up with parent, email Al at 

PARENTS and YOUTH: If you have input or insights as we navigate youth schedules during Social distancing, contact Tracy at!

Special Opportunities:

Student Intern applications acceptedIf you are interested in an internship at the church, please contact Tracy for all the information to apply and to learn about these opportunities to gain working experience and build your resume. We often have positions for Ministry, Administration, Building Maintenance, and Music!
Job Opportunities! FYI, we have leads on a summer babysitting job in Northville and a New Hudson food establishment that needs help NOW. Both are through people from our church.  If you are interested in more information, contact Tracy and she can get you the scoop!


FLOCKNOTE!  This is our new HighSchool texting service to replace the previously used “remind” program.  Most students were signed up automatically if we had their number.  If not, simply text 248-982-0513 with student name, grade and “cell number, and Tracy will sign you up!  You can opt out at anytime!

PARENTS!  Youth are required to have a FUMC permission form for ALL/ANY FUMC activities from  Sept 2020 to Sept 2021. Just click on the link: ONLINE 2020 HEALTH & RELEASE FORM     Instructions: Log in to our web portal.  If you have never done this, you will need to click on the red link in lower right “Don’t have an account? Sign In”.  If you have already established an account, log in and you will be directed to the form.

“Our mission is to be a community in which our children and youth can find, experience and share their purpose in life through God’s unconditional love and the teachings of Jesus Christ.” …First United Methodist Church, Northville