Young Adult Group
Young(er) Adult Group Update and Happenings
The Young Adult Group continues to meet on Friday evenings and Sundays after worship. Our regular attendees currently include college students and folks in their 20s and 30s. Many of us are single, many of us are married, and a few of us are just starting families. We encourage anyone who identifies as a Young or Younger Adult to join our group gatherings. If you are interested in hearing about regular events including mission and service efforts, please send Julie Christianson an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a group Facebook page, Corvallis First UMC Young Adults. We post articles about Christianity today, list our events with details and share church and community events of interest as well. Anyone can search for us on Facebook and then request to join the group.
Most Friday evenings, 6:30-8:00: Fellowship, Bible study and discussion and prayer
On Friday evenings we meet for Bible study. We meet at Carl and Julie Christianson's house at 450 SE Atwood Ave Corvallis OR 97333. Friday nights include socializing, fellowship, Bible study and discussion and prayer and support. Babies and kids welcome.
Fourth Thursday of every month, 7:00-9:00: Fellowship and Theology on Tap/Pub Theology
Every fourth Thursday folks 21 and over meet at Les Caves Bier Cave and Kitchen to enjoy food and beverage and to raise random theological questions we want to discuss. Past topics raised have included the purpose of baptism, role of Godparents, whether or not humans should colonize other planets, and many other interesting discussions. If a Bible study intimidates you but you still want to be part of a fellowship group, Pub Theology is a great option to meet everyone.
Every Sunday after worship, 11:00-11:45: Sunday school class
We are a self-led group. We meet in the Youth Room, upstairs in room 219A. We try to make it up there from coffee hour by 11 am. We discuss the sermon and service, things in the news, and many other issues facing Christians, especially younger Christians, today. Please come join us!
Community Service and Mission efforts
In line with the church's refocusing on the vision process, fall 2012 our group decided to expand our mission and community service efforts. First UMC's mission is to bring people into a living relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, that we might love the world as God loves the world. Our group started as a way to enhance our own relationships with each other and to bring folks into a living relationship with God via Bible study and fellowship. Now we are trying to love the world as God loves the world by doing missions/service projects occasionally. We volunteer with Habitat for Humanity once a month and do other service projects as well. A long-term goal is to do an out-of-town mission trip once every 2 or 3 years. If you are someone who loves mission work, regardless of your age, and want to join in or support our efforts, please send Julie an email at email@example.com.
About once a month, sometimes once every 2 months, one of our group members hosts a Potluck (usually a BBQ in the summer) just to get together and socialize. Location and times vary. Email Julie Christianson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out when the next one is. Also, many members of the group are on the church's summer softball team. Games usually start in May and run through July and are on Sunday afternoons. Playoffs are in August. Look for game times and sign-up info in the church bulletin on Sundays starting in March/April.