Young Adult Ministry

Connecting Young Adults shaped by Faith & Worship

We connect twenty and thirty somethings with God and one another

Our ministry creates new spaces for young adults to deepen their faith through small groups, mission and gatherings that build community.

For more information contact the Pastor of Young Adult Ministry, Rev. Kate Smith at 979-8178 or by Email

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @hydeparkcommunityumccincy

Book Discussion of “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown

Mondays in September – October
Keystone in Hyde Park (3384 Erie Ave.)

Start your week off right with a beverage and meaningful conversation with other young adults! As a bonus, Keystone offers half off Mac and Cheese on Mondays, too!

We are doing a 5-part Book Discussion on Brené Brown’s book “The Gifts of Imperfection” at Keystone in Hyde Park in September and October – on Mondays from 7:00-8:30p. Sociologist, researcher, Ted Talk storyteller Brené has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

In her first New York Times best-selling book, “The Gifts of Imperfection” Brené’s “ten guideposts” are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.

The discussion will be framed in such a way that even if you haven’t had a chance to read, you will be able to participate in a meaningful way. Also, even if you haven’t joined us for previous chapters, anyone new is welcome to jump in where we are.


September 16 Preface & Introduction (pages ix – 48)

September 23 Guideposts #1 – 2 (pages 49-62)

September 30 Guideposts #3 – 4 (pages 63 -85)

October 7 – BREAK for Just Desserts Gathering at HPCUMC

October 14 – BREAK for Trivia at Mt. Lookout Tavern

October 21 – Guideposts #5, 6, 7 (pages 87 -104)

October 28 – Guideposts #8, 9, 10 (pages 105 – 126)

September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15
Starting at 12:00p in Hyde Park – email Kate for address

Every third Sunday come and enjoy a spread of sweet and savory brunch items, whether you found yourself at church that morning or needed some extra time to sleep in. Bring whatever you’d like to drink and friends are always welcome. There’s no agenda, just a time set aside to come together and potentially an opportunity to meet and connect with other young adults. Email Kate for the address (

Monday Trivia at Mt. Lookout Tavern

Monday, October 14 
Starts at 8:00p
3209 Linwood Ave. 

Got a case of the Mondays? Let’s come together for trivia, food, drinks, and conversation at Mt. Lookout Tavern and show that young adults can dominate!