Young Adult Events

Questions? Contact Tracy Ortlieb at tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.


FALL/WINTER EVENTS

PUB THEOLOGY (age 21+)

Now meeting 7:30-9: 00 pm, the first Tuesday of the month!
Location: Bak Bar, Northville  (Poole’s Tavern Annex) 
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome but needed.  The format is simple: beverages, conversation, and God.  – Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way, and hey— there’s food and beverages to enjoy!

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Please join us for these special events!

  • Missions Market Place and Cookie Walk: Dec. 14th, 9 to noon, all are invited to come support missions of the church and do a little holiday shopping!
  • Youth Group-Young Adult Night: Wednesday, Dec 18, Mid-Week Dinner starts at 6 pm, then after we move into our Night of 1000 Blessings Celebration! Our current Peer Ministry team will host special reserved tables for young adults!  Mark your calendar for this Advent event and we hope to see you there!
  • Advent Event  Sunday, Dec 22 (tentative), 11:00-noon Join us in room 12 for a special event to get in the holiday spirit!  We will enjoy fellowship and for those who would like to help with the Dec 24th 6 pm worship service, we will coordinate our parts!
  • Welcome the New Year! (age 18+) Thursday, January 2nd at 10:30 am (tentative),  We will gather at Red Dot Coffee House for fellowship:  505 N Center St, Northville 48167. Just show up!

2019 SUMMER EVENTS

3rd TUESDAYS ABOUT TOWN (age 18+)

Third Tuesdays May-July we will meet at a fun gathering location offering an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and discuss theology!  What a great way to spend an evening!  We meet on Tuesday, July 16, 7:30 pm at North Center Brewing Company -410 N. Center St., Northville.  Contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org for more information or locations for future weeks.

PUB THEOLOGY (age 21+)

Now meeting 7:30-9: 00 pm, the first Tuesday of the month!
Location: Bak Bar, Northville  (Poole’s Tavern Annex) 
People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome but needed.  The format is simple: beverages, conversation, and God.  – Come bring your questions, your curiosity, and pull up a chair. You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way, and hey— there’s food and beverages to enjoy!

FAITH JOURNEY SERIES (age 18+)

Faith does not happen overnight. It’s a journey. From birth to death we’re growing in faith. There are ups and downs — and sometimes long flat stretches where we seem to be stalled in our journey. But little by little, we can grow in our understanding and deepen our relationship with God. We hope you will consider joining us on these faith-building adventures! Each event has a different fellowship adventure theme and a short devotional to tie it all together. With multiple opportunities throughout the year, you are sure to find one that works for you. Friends age 18 and over are invited too!

To sign up for future events, contact Tracy Ortlieb: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.

May 15th – Fire Pit: Fellowship and Planning events
June 15th – Saturday in the D, 8:30 am we meet in the lower church parking lot to serve at Cass in Detroit!  A little mission work can make a BIG impact on your life!
July 17th – Bike it or Hike it, 7:45 pm We meet in the upper church parking lot to caravan to a fun hiking or biking location at 7:45 pm.
Aug date and destination TBD!

SUMMER MEDITATION/DEVOTION

TRY something new!
This adult group meets Wednesdays on The Path beginning June 5th at 7 pm, this is an opportunity to connect with the Creator through nature and find inner peace, joy and so much more in about 35 minutes. Come check out this awesome ministry led by the Doug and Jane Vernon.  Young Adult Fellowship follows the guided meditation, and the activity is planned on the spot – an additional opportunity to connect with friends, old and new!

2019 SUMMER MISSIONS

Mission Quest 2019: This year we have thirteen young adults serving at Greensky Hill Indian UMC for our July mission trip (registration is now closed, but check back later this year for info about our summer 2020 trip).
Saturday’s in the D is an opportunity to do one day projects in Detroit. These occur monthly, just visit our MISSION page to learn more!


SUMMARY OF PAST FAITH JOURNEYS 

  • “Serve it up” 7/2018: Traveling into Detroit we worked with three interns from our church who were committed to the efforts in Detroit. Being the hands and feet of Christ is a growing experience and serving others is a true joy.
  • “Cook it up” 7/2018: We got together in our beautiful commercial kitchen and cooked up our faith and a delicious meal of burrito bowls for hungry volunteers working at the UMC Motown service project in Detroit.
  • “Bat it up” 6/2018: Detroit Tigers game in fellowship with our church family! So fun!
  • “Downtown Joy Adventure” 8/2017: Finding JOY together in the simple things from our youth, and nurturing our spirits, we ventured on a walk to historic Northville where we enjoyed frozen treats at local businesses and played the oversized games at the town square. This adventure even appealed to those who prefer concrete under their feet!
  • “River Retreat” 7/2017: A paddle, swim and fire pit adventure at Heavner’s Canoe Rental in Milford, MI. A wonderful time on and in the water, great fellowship and a delicious dinner and dessert cooked over the fire offered a real get away from the everyday!
  • “Into the Woods 5/2017: A journey, a hunt and a little bit more! We went offsite to Maybury State Park for this young adult fellowship event. Pizza and a hike brought us together for some connecting with one another and nature.