The young adults of First United Methodist Church are on a journey to:

  • BElieve in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • BElong to the community of faith
  • BEcome (and make) disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

This is what God has called us to

Our Vision:

On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, we study together - a topic, a book of the Bible, a guided study of some kind, or anything the group thinks sounds interesting!  Through this, we engage our Heads (minds).  We are aiming to understand God's good truth as a means to grow in our love of God.

On the first Sunday of each month, we spend time building our relationships through sharing a meal (breakfast) and conversation together. Through this, we engage our Hearts as we celebrate each others’ successes and bear one another’ burdens. We are aiming to love each other (and ourselves). 

On the third Sunday of each month, we are off-site serving our local community in a variety of ways. Through this, we are engaging our Hands. We are aiming to love our neighbor as ourselves.

We aim because we are going somewhere — closer to God, closer to each other, closer to our purpose. It is our prayer that, in pursuing this vision together, we will transform ourselves and the world around us to the glory of God.

Believe, Belong, Become

This is it, my friends. The whole vision is just these three things…Anything other than the vision is exhausting, but the vision itself is fulfilling. Is this as much a relief to you as it is to me? We are freed up to do better things.

  1. Of course, there’s a catch: While we don’t have to do anything but this, we do have to do entirely this. We don’t get to pick which of the three we like best and avoid the other two. We need all three to be faithful. This is not a multiple choice question; it’s an all of the above answer.         

                                                         (Excerpt from “Letter to the Young Adults of FUMC” by Leah Hartman at

Read more about the God-vision we are pursuing together here.

We do this life together in the context of Sunday School classes (small groups), which meet every Sunday from 9:45- 10:30am.

Our Classes

  • Amicus - Amicus is Latin for "friend". This group is for young adults, ages 25 to (roughly) 35 and meets in the church's Library.
  • Young Adult Class - We are currently looking to form a new Young Adult Sunday School class for those age 18 (must be graduated from high school) to 24.  This does not include college students as they have their own small group.  If you are interested, or would like to learn more about this potential group, please let us know.  Once formed, this group will meet in Culp Chapel.

Note:  Small groups will age together. Once you join a group, you will not phase out of it. Rather, we will continue to form new “Young Adult Classes” underneath the established groups as they age. Singles, marrieds, and babies welcome. Much of what we do is family-friendly, but there are Nursery and Sunday School options for all ages.

We would love for you to catch our God-vision and join our God-mission. You are welcome here.

For questions or more information, contact the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry, Leah Hartman here.  And join our community on Facebook here.