FUMC Young Adult Connector

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Gift of Joy Festival, Sun, Dec 5,10:00-1:00 – a fund raiser event for Youth and Young Adult Missions in Fellowship Hall with a holiday bake sale, special holiday craft items, festival games and more! We also need event volunteers and bake sale donations!  For more information click here.

PUB THEOLOGY, Tuesday, Dec 7, 7:30-8:30pm, The Exchange(formerly known as Poole’s) 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!  For updates or questions: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

Night of 1000 Blessings, Wed, Dec 8, 6:00pm, An all church outreach project to build blessing bags for the community! We also need volunteers to help run the event, contact rlunning@fumcnorthville.org to signup!

Songfest, Sun, Dec 12, 10am annual all church holiday musical worship service! (For those that want to participate, view rehearsal schedule & tracks visit the HERE. Questions, text Annie – (734) 796-0680.)

Advent Brunch Sunday, Dec.19, 11am-Noon, Fellowship Hall Young Adults are invited to a FREE holiday brunch, sponsored by our friends at Motor City Wesley! We gather for yummy food, good conversation, and guest speakers to share on the movement of creativity, conspiracy and community among local young adults bringing God’s goodness to the world! ALSO – invitations and information to launch your own $100 projects for those interested!  RSVP is appreciated, but not required. Guests over 18 also welcomed!

YOUNG ADULT 3rd TUESDAYS IN TOWNTues, Dec 21 (age 18+) We meet from 7-8pm in downtown Northville, and rotate locations. Fellowship and fun discussion topics will make this a great opportunity to connect with God and  community.  Contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org for more information, or to sign up – this allows us to fill you in if the plan/location changes for weather, etc.

Mission Quest 2022 is sure to NEED Young Adult support – More information will be coming soon! Contact Tracy to express interest in being a leader, mentor or participant in our summer mission programs!

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

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…  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

YOUNG ADULT FAITH JOURNEY (age 18+)
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.

MUSIC MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
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.

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

Fall Study: Finding our Faith takes a look at seeking God in art and the everyday secular world, creating practices that make us more likely to stay connected with God.  We will explore music, paintings, books, movies and more! Contact Tracy for times/locations 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


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