Youth Missions

“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.”

MissionQuest Summer 2021 Updates- Living Waters

3 summer mission opportunities for youth (grade 6-12) with parent, and young adults (age 18+) too (Sunday, May 23 – MQ Info Meeting) !
– Post event update: August 18-22 God’s Country Cooperative Parish We returned from the Upper Peninsula multi-gen travel MissionQuest trip! Thanks to all who helped make this a possibility and those who participated. Lots of touching moments, sweat, water and laughter made it a trip to remember! Activities included repairs at three homes, delivering food and free appliances to low income families, assisting and sorting in the Church Mouse (local free store), repairs to a local church and the mission center, visiting both upper and lower Tahquamenon Falls, Lake Superior, Whitefish Point and more! 
– Post event update: June 23, 4:00– Huron River 365 GIVE What a great Canoe and clean-up effort! The FUMC team cleaned 130lbs of trash from the river and shore line (setting a new record for our partners), and connected with nature and each other!
– Post event update: July 15-17 – Motown Mission drop-in days: We had three great days of projects, Detroit connections, relationships, sun, heat, dirt, bugs, rain, and more flooding! They were productive days full of great memories. Big thanks to all who gave their time and talents to make it happen!

 For questions or for more current information, contact Tracy Ortlieb at

2020 (Covid-19 impacted plans):
Hogar Metodista – Costa Rica: Our international trip and partnership took a change to the plan when Covid-19 impacted the world. Since we had to cancel the trip, we instead supported our partners in Costa Rica by raising funds and sending so that they might still have the monetary support needed to continue their mission.
Motown Mission: While a week long trip was not possible, Motown was able to create some social distanced safe partner projects for our youth.  We spent three drop-in days painting houses, building porch steps, improving and manitaning local gardens and clearing overgrown and debri ridden alleys to imporve local safety.
Howell Nature Center: Partnering with this local refuge, we combined a retreat and service to help us connect with nature and God.

Greensky Hill Indian Church: A week long travel trip with our partners at Greensky Hill to do much needed work on this historic state site and to help prepare for and implement their annual childrens Herritage Camp.
Motown Mission: Partnering and lodging for a week with Motown and other Detroit based organizations – working to change the face of blight in our community.





Hear for yourself:
Carly Curvin’s “Soul On Fire” ASP Sunday Sermon, July 24