FUMC Young Adult Connector

Get PLUGGED IN with news about ministries, missions & more.

Music Ministry: For the complete Adult Music Ministry Schedule in a handy single-page format click HERE.
Advent Songfest rehearsals begin in November!!! In general, the Christmas ensemble rehearsals will be on Sunday evenings.  Click links for all the details: Instrumental Ensemble,  Spirit Ensemble (a capella group), Christmas Choir

Holiday BakeSale and MarketPlace Sun., Dec 4, 9:00am-1:30pm  SHOP: Support our Youth Missions fundraiser by shopping at the Bake Sale and Market Place (featuring homemade Cookies and Baked Goods, fresh Cinnamon Rolls, hand poured scented Candles, used Books to support Readers to Leaders, and fair trade gift items from SERRV.
DONATE/VOLUNTEER: To donate to our bake sale or to volunteer to work the event, please sign up HERE.  If you have used books to donate, drop them off in the white donation box outside the lower level doors. CLICK HERE for more information on this great event! Questions? Contact Tracy Ortlieb.

PUB THEOLOGY, Tuesday, Dec 6, 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…For updates or questions: tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

YOUNG ADULT 3rd TUESDAY,  Dec 20, 7:00pm, Contact tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org to sign up for our special Christmas LIGHTS Tour event to walk downtown Northville and take in all the local décor! What a great way to get in the holiday spirit and Be the Light! For weather issues, we will switch to a vehicle tour.

Circle, Sundays at 9:15; A different way to do Sundays! Multi-gen Bible verse discussion -small group with Pablo Valencia; Currently being held in Fellowship Hall.  Stay for worship at 10am, or depart spiritually fed into your week ahead!  

Advent programs will be underway – be sure to check our homepage or emails for all the great ways to get in the Christmas spirit!

YA Hopeful New Year, Jan 3,10:30-11:30, RedDot,  There is joy in connecting and greeting each other and the New Year! Young Adults (18+), come join us for this coffee house gathering where we can catch up, share, and look to the new year with HOPE! We may do a little planning for things you are wishing for this summer too! Please RSVP if you can attend to tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org or 248-982-0513.

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Hot Topics will return in January We have been taking a look at difficult topics, like current issues surrounding reproductive rights, to learn about the UMC Book of Social Principles, and share dialogue …so that we learn from one another’s faith perspectives, understand our emotions, and find our positive voice in this world.  If you have questions or for more info, tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org

JOB opportunities – If you are looking for employment this summer and beyond, there are opportunities with our day care center and with our Mom’s Morning Out program! Contact Tracy for more information.

Environment/Ecology outreach survey for YOU, from our new FUMC Advocate, Hannah Craik! This is a chance to use your positive voice in the  life of the church!

Mission Quest 2023
For future opportunities to serve:   Contact Tracy to express interest in being a leader, mentor or participant in our 2023 MissionQuest programs; tortlieb@fumcnorthville.org :

  • June 19-23  God’s Country Co-op Parish in the Upper Peninsula: Travel with us to explore the beauty of northern Michigan, Lake Superior and the Tahquamenon River, while offering our service to those less fortunate in this impoverished area. We will learn new skills, work as a team, and grow in our faith and relationship with one another!  Hope you will consider joining us…
  • July 16-19 Motown Mission Experience: We travel to Detroit for three nights of lodging and three days of service, helping to erase the blight impacting our neighbors in Detroit.  Please join us for this opportunity to connect with God, the greater community, our church family, and ourselves – growing stronger relationships and developing our own resilience for a brighter future.
  • Date TBD Give 365 Huron River – Back by popular demand, we will gather in AnnArbor for this multi-gen effort to clean up the Huron River!
  • Saturday in the D Multi-gen mission opportunityVolunteer 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, but you can come for just the morning.  To express interest or sign up with parent email aljohnson619@gmail.com or text/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.

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 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? 

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.