Young Adult Ministry

Connecting Young Adults shaped by Faith & Worship

Our ministry creates new spaces for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to deepen their faith through small groups, mission and gatherings that build community.

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Sunday Brunch

Every second Sunday, young adults are invited to enjoy brunch together at Revolution Rotisserie in Pleasant Ridge at 12:00p. There’s no agenda, just time set aside to come together and potentially an opportunity to meet and connect with other young adults. Since we need to reserve our spot, please let us know you are coming the by Thursday the week of the Sunday brunch.

Upcoming Sunday brunches are November 14, December 12, and January 9

Current Studies & Events

Brews and Evolving Faith

Mondays from 7:00p-8:30p

Patio at Bean and Barley

Start your week off enjoying your favorite brew and meaningful conversation with other young adults. On Mondays through November 22nd, meet at the downstairs patio (or downstairs area for inclement/cold weather) of Bean and Barley Coffeehouse and Taproom (Madison Rd). from 7:00p – 8:30p for Brews and Evolving Faith.

Each week will feature a different episode from the podcast Evolving Faith talking about various topics, so each week stands on its own – come when you can. Scroll down to view the schedule for the series and to find the links to the episodes.

Listen or read the transcript of the week’s episode before the gathering and come ready to discuss. A “teaching team” has been formed of a few different young adults who take turn leading the discussions each week.

We’ve set a big rowdy table in the middle of the wilderness together. We’re having a feast of conversation and we saved a spot for you. There’s coffee or beer, stories, wonder curiosity, renewal, and redemption, too. We’ll see you there.

A little bit of information about the Evolving Faith podcast:

Hosted by Sarah Bessey and Jeff Chu, this is a podcast for the wanderers, the misfits, and the spiritual refugees to let you know you are not alone. No matter where you are on your journey, no matter what your story is, you are welcome! We’re doing our best to listen – to God, to one another, and to the world.

We are listening to episodes from the 1st season featuring the main stage sessions from the Evolving Faith gathering. You’ll have a chance to hear Austin Channing Brown preach the roof off the place, Jen Hatmaker talk honestly about the cost of laying down her status as an evangelical darling. Mike McHargue deliver a straight-up sermon about climate change, Jeff Chu’s just-checked-and-yep-no-one-has-recovered-yet talk about compost (trust us), and Rachel Held Evans herself on evolution and the apocalypse along and so, so, so(!) much more.

Brews and Evolving Faith Schedule

Follow the links below to go to the episode page and listen via Spotify  

October 11th Wonder, Welcome, and Communion with Kaitlin Curtice and Jonathan Martin
               Listen to episode

October 18th – An Evolving Faith is Still Faith with Pete Enns
               Listen to episode

October 25th – Evolution, Apocalypse, and Remembering with Rachel Held Evans (episode link not available)
               Listen to episode

November 1st – Politics Formed by Faith with Nish Weiseth 
               Listen to episode

November 8th – Enemies, Empathy, and Shalom with Osheta Moore
               Listen to episode

November 15th – The End of the World with Mike McHargue
               Listen to episode

November 22nd – TBD

Rev. Kate Smith

Pastor of Mission & Outreach

If you are interested in participating in young adult ministry, please contact Rev. Kate Smith, our pastor of mission and outreach.

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