FUMC Young Adult Connector

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Holiday Bake Sale! Sunday Dec 3, 9-noon in Fellowship Hall, Hope you will join us for this awesome fund raiser to support Youth and Young Adult Missional work! Volunteer bakers also needed! We will also have a used book sale to support the UMC Readers To Leaders program, impacting school kids in Detroit and Liberia!

PUB THEOLOGY, Tuesday, Dec 5, 7pm, we meet on the first Tuesday of the month at rotating locations! –  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.  Each meeting local location is provided to the email group (restaurants & parks) – please sign up for details- email Tracy: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

Night of 1000 Blessings, Wed, Dec 13, An all church outreach event including SNL youth! Enjoy an all church dinner and an opportunity to bless our community with our outreach effort to brighten the holidays for others! Optional Dinner is 5:30, event follows about 6:15. Sign up for the dinner here.

YA 3rd TUESDAY,  We meet for conversation prompts to spark your faith thinking, fellowship, and refreshments. Hope you can join us! Contact Tracy to sign up or for all the details:  tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.  On Dec 19th, we will do a walking tour of Northville Holiday lights and the downtown.

Circle, each Sunday, 9:15-9:50 ; A different way to do Sundays! Multi-gen Bible Verse small group discussion with Pablo Valencia; Currently held in Fellowship Hall. You can call this gathering church and depart spiritually fed into your week ahead, OR stay for the 10am service with scriptural insights!

Christmas Eve Sunday Morning worship, Dec 24,10am  

Christmas Eve worship, 4pm(young children’s), 7pm(candle light), 11pm (carols &candles)

      * Mon., Dec 25 – Merry Christmas! *

New Year’s Eve Sunday Morning worship, Dec, 31, 10am, with Connections time at11am

Coffee House New Year Celebration, Tues., Jan3, 11-Noon  There is joy in connecting and greeting each other and the New Year!  Come join us at a Northville coffee house where we will gather to catch up, share, and look to the new year with HOPE! Please RSVP if you can attend and we will send you the details. RSVP to tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.

Joyous New Year Card Outreach, Sun., Jan 7, 10:00 Fellowship Hall Join together with youth for a caring winter outreach.  We will create cards for shut-ins or others who could use a touch point. Questions: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

Real Connections Lunch and Learn, Tuesdays,12:00-12:45 on Zoom Grab your lunch and drop in on Zoom for a discussion on strengthening connections within the church and our community. This group is for those (age 18 and up) who want to listen and for those who want to brainstorm ideas. Each week we’ll cover a different topic: engaging with neighbors, church visitors, those who are isolated, community partners, etc. To sign up, email swheatley@fumcnorthville.org.

Ongoing opportunities:

Mid-Week Dinners and Choir (SongFest prep has begun!)
All church dinners are just $5.00, RSVPs are appreciated:https://www.fumcnorthville.org/midweek-dinners/
Choir rehearsals are held after dinner – all are welcome, no experience needed: lhamilton@fumcnorthville.org

Mastering Multiple Choice Mysteries is a short weekly test coaching email from Prof. Debbie P. sent every Sunday through Dec 17, 2023.  Each will have a Question and Answer with a goal to assist students with test taking skills! College students can email tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org to sign up.

Campus Ministry Connections, Rev. Jeff Williams is the Chairperson of the Div. of Higher Education and Campus Ministry for the UMC. He is trying to connect college students with the Wesley Director or campus ministry staff.  If you would like to be connected to this resource, it is easy, just email Tracy at tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org and she will get you connected!

Global Mission Fellows is seeking new applicants – see more below in UMC opportunities!

Looking ahead at special dates:

Winter Break Mission Week: United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) is scheduling their Discover … Mission journeys for young adults seeking short-term international mission experiences. In January 2024, two groups will travel abroad (Mexico or Puerto Rico). This is a perfect time of the year for those on winter break from school. For more information or meeting details, visit Young adult mission journeys set for 2024 – The Michigan Conference (michiganumc.org)

MORE Events/Opportunities —-

SCHOLARSHIPS! Did you know that just one application can be submitted for all the scholarships open through GBHEM? Visit the web page to learn more.

JOB opportunities – If you are looking for employment, there are opportunities with our day care center and with our Mom’s Morning Out program! There are also opportunities at summer camps with the greater UMC. Contact Tracy for more information.

Mission Quest 2024 Contact Tracy to express interest in being a leader, mentor or participant in our 2024 MissionQuest programs; tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org : We already have our first trip scheudled to Mid-West Mission Distribution Center in IL, June 23-27, 2024.

Returning in the spring: Sat in the “D”,  Join the effort to help out neighbors in Detroit! No experience necessary, we always need helpers for jobs with our local partners. We will meet at the church at 8:30am if you want to car pool – Or meet us at our designated project at 9:00. RSVP to (aljohnson0619@gmail.com), text or phone call (734.718.2183)

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. MI1 Fellow Program (similar to GMF-US2 but 1year) A one year experience for young adults between 18 and 28 years old designed to be mutually transformative for the young people involved, the communities in which they’ll live, and the organizations they’ll serve with. Learn more and apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sbMIbRjtwvyhCciXD2giRIOmeZY-DdfdCKoWmc9HWxc/viewform?edit_requested=true
3. Summer Intern Programs: Multiple opportunities in Missions, Camps, Ministry and schools! To learn more, visit https://michiganumc.org/young-adult/young-adult-summer-programs-2022/
4. 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.

There are lots of opportunities to help with the music ministry of our church!  Please contact Logan at lhamilton@fumcnorthville.org to get all the details!

Young Adult Small Study Group
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

 Contact Tracy for upcoming study details and sign-ups, tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org.

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

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? 

UPDATED LINKS: 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 email tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org for help.