News for Enneagram study, SundayNightLive, PeerMinistry, & OutdoorAdventures!
Questions on any of these events,  Contact Tracy: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org


—–Current Tentative Plans—-  (updates are expected and will be included on this page. Please return to double check as we adjust for all the challenges social distancing brings us!)

January:

NEW HS Bible Study
Wed., Jan.13, 20 & 27
, 5:00 to 5:40 
Enneagrams – a look at your personality and your faith!  We will offer a zoom study There is still space, contact Tracy at 248-982-0513 to request zoom code   If you are interested, but Wednesdays after school do not work for you, please contact Tracy as we might be able to host a second small group on Sunday mornings.

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Sun., Jan.
10, 24, 31 6:00pm (Sunday Flocknote announcements will confirm or adjust details)
1/10 and 1/24: Acts of Kindness Kits are available for pickup, beginning Friday 1/8. They are to the right of the lower level entrance in a brown tub. These kits will be used throughout the month of January and February.  Please sign in when you pick up your kit. Contact Tracy with questions!
1/17: We are off for MLK weekend, but continue working on your kit if you haven’t finished current projects.  Anyone that missed last week can contact Tracy for instruction or a make up zoom on Sunday morning.
1/31:
 Zoom Cooking event with special guest hosts Andy Genitti and Amanda Thomas! Details to come.
SNL
is our high school youth group and all are invited to participate in this program of fun, faith and fellowship! Contact Tracy for details and links for Zoom.

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!

February:

Peer Ministry
Wed. Feb3, 5:00pm
Meetings will be held once a month in person or on zoom if needed.  Stay tuned for details about our Feb 3rd meeting.  For information about Peer Ministry visit https://www.fumcnorthville.org/ministries/childyouth/peerministry/.  Newcomers interested in signing up for training should contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org to schedule our next training sessions.

Sunday Night Live (SNL)
Sun., Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 
6:00pm or 3pm (days/times may vary, updates to come)
February OUTDOOR ADVENTURES! Watch for details to come on these local events planned for FUMC youth…and even their families!  Think Hiking, skiing, skating or other fun outdoor winter activities as weather allows!
SNL
is our high school youth group and all are invited to participate in this program of fun, faith and fellowship! Contact Tracy for details and links for Zoom.

*Any date- MissionQuest: a  day you pick to be in service!

Bottle Returns! Did you know we have collected hundreds of cans and bottles to help fund MissionQuest programs? WE NEED YOU to help!  Contact Tracy to schedule a bottle/can pickup time, and then return whenever it works for your schedule.  Volunteers will earn hourly credits toward future youth mission expenses.  Apparently, Meijer locations are the best for success in our area when doing returns and open throughout the day.
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 tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org to sign up or for more details.  We can provide a machine to borrow, supplies and some instruction!  Have friends you want to work with?  Let Tracy know and we can schedule a “social distanced” project at the church.  Have cotton fabric to donate? We are seeking some fun prints (scraps 8″x8″ or larger are welcomed).

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

Special Opportunities:

Student Intern applications accepted – If 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!
Help with Virtual Devotions: Our church services have switched primarily to an online devotional format (https://www.fumcnorthville.org/sermons/).  It takes help from lots of people to make this happen.  If you would be willing to help with music or some other part of these services, please let us know!  You can contact Tracy, Lindsey, or Annie.


IMPORTANT NOTEs!

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!   It is time to update forms! Please fill out a NEW FUMC permission form for your child for ALL/ANY FUMC activities for  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