FUMC Young Adult Connector

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Holy Week* Prayer Walk, Tuesday March 30th at 7pm
Young adults (age 18+) meet in lower parking lot – Join us this Holy Week on a prayer walk about town, connecting with God, our community and all that is on our hearts. For questions contact Elena at 248-842-0777. *For additional information about Holy Week, visit https://www.fumcnorthville.org/

PUB THEOLOGY, Tuesday,  April 6, time and Location TBA.
We meet on the first Tuesday of the month! –  People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning.   The format is simple: beverages, conversation, and God.  You’ll be able to share your own wrestlings and thoughts while learning something new along the way!
April LOCATION:  Text 248-842-0777 for details!
BYO:  Refreshments

CASS Rummage Sale Saturday, April 17, 9am-2pm, at 11745 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Good stuff for a good cause! – “…appliances, furniture, clothing, tools, jewelry, craft supplies, collectibles, etc. If we don’t do something soon, our
96,000 sf World Building will run out of room. There will be great deals all day, and we will even help you load your car! Plus, recycling is a great way to
celebrate Earth Day month.”

Young Adult Small Study Group
New Study: Finding our Faith in Secular Art, Tuesdays this spring, via Zoom – We will explore music, paintings, books, movies and more! Contact Tracy for times and zoom codes, tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.
Small can be good!  If you are interested in spiritual growth via a committed small* study group, this is for you! Contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org to express interest.  We will select dates and times depending on our signups and specific study interests (Bible/Social Justice/Personal growth/etc).
*What will be small about it? – commitments to prepare will be minimal (possible short readings) – group size – duration of study to be limited.

2021 College Graduates!
If you are graduating in 2021, please send a photo, your school and area of study (degree) to Tracy at tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org. We have a small gift for each college grad and would like to recognize them in our annual Graduation Sunday in May. 

Saturday in the D (all church mission) Watch for more dates soon!
Volunteer with our church to be in service in Detroit with our partner organizations (Cass Social Svc, Brightmore, Motown, Noah, Rippling Hope, etc)! Social distancing will be practiced. Typical events run from 9am to 2pm.  Email: aljohnson619@gmail.com or text/call: 734-718-2183 for info or to sign up!

Career Network Ministries Young adults interested can sign up for career assistance – you never know the network your church family might be a able to offer! Sign up by contacting Tracy Ortlieb at tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

UMC Internship/Mission Opportunities
1. Global Mission Fellows are young adults, ages 20–30, who are committed to work in social justice ministries for two years. They serve outside of their home communities, either in the United States or overseas. This graduate-level fellowship allows… for more info, visit Global MIssion Fellows
2. Mission Intern Program: For young adults post high school.  An 8-week summer program at United Methodist congregations and related non-profits across Michigan. The goal is to develop young adult leaders, through an on-boarding training and ongoing site supervision.  The program also assists United Methodist congregations to be in ministry with their local communities, and answer the challenge of the Bishops’ Initiative on Children and Poverty. Interns at congregations will lead summer children’s programs or serve at Cass Community Social Services or God’s Country Cooperative Parish. At Cass Services in Detroit, interns will work with volunteer teams and organizing field trips for children living at Cass’s residences. At God’s Country Cooperative Parish in Newberry, interns coordinate volunteer teams providing home repair for local residents and lead a two-week swim class for area children.  For an application, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjHgXMTU3UQ93xzKgwUDf3HFpXFYy7wTe2zmyzzJHZGFBP6g/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
3. Young Adult Initiatives, Michigan Conference:  Have a “seed” of an idea for missional ministry for your community? Seed to Harvest is a program of the Michigan Conference of the UMC that supports young adult leaders in bringing their ministry ideas to fruition. The program offers support in the form of monthly one-on-one coaching and group support with… VISIT WEB INFO

Other Ongoing ministry events

Sometimes, stepping out and trying something new can really allow us to grow…spiritually or in relationship with others, it is all good! Join us on any of the 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.

While we can’t meet in person to sing, there are lots of opportunities to help with the music ministry of our church!  Please contact Annie at annieklark1@gmail.com to get all the details and join in the virtual fun!

YOUNG ADULT 3rd TUESDAYS IN TOWN (age 18+) We extended outside of summer months for the 2020 Pandemic
Third Tuesdays 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!  Likely in March, we will again meet at Northville Town Square outside seating or at another local pub – check back for details! Contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org for more information.

CLICK HERE to visit the FUMC church calendar for dates, times and locations of all events!
For Questions, contact Tracy tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

Looking for MORE? 

Click on your school below, or Google “Wesley Foundation (+name of your school)”! This might be the place to make some new connections…or to have some fun…or to find some good food🙂
If you can’t find your local chapter on-line, just respond to this email and Tracy will help you out.