Young Adult Ministry: Building community and making faith real and relevant in the lives of young adults – age 18-35.
As with actual wild spaces, the wilderness of young adulthood brings with it a whole lot of uncertainty and, sometimes, fear. But the wilderness can also bring with it freedom, especially when we navigate it together and learn to rely on our faith for guidance. Who is it that God has brought you be today? Who is God calling you to become? What does God have to say about your next step? Who are we, together?
The Bible has much to teach us about navigating uncharted wilderness. Jesus himself sought wilderness as a teacher; for 40 days he went head-first into an experience of isolation, emerging filled with the power of the Spirit (Luke 4), with clarity and confidence that only the darkness, solitude, and wilderness could offer him. He also learned that God was with him in the wilderness, even and especially when that seemed impossible.
So let’s do this together. Through monthly gatherings, special events, retreat, small groups, and social activities, we’ll walk together, trusting God’s promises and heeding God’s call that we need one another; that we are better when we’re in community with one another. Let’s see where this journey of faith takes us.
Mark your calendars for Third Sundays Young Adult night, kicking off in October 2022! Come gather the third Sunday of every month with other young adults for dinner, fellowship, and faith formation. Each month will be a little different – some nights might be worship, some might be a campfire and conversation; all will be a time for rest, renewal, and faith formation among other young adults. We’ll always have dinner!
These events will be happening at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church from 5:30-7 p.m., unless specifically indicated.
Events During March, April, May 2023
Sunday, March 19th @ 5:30pm: 3rd Sundays at St. Andrew’s — Game Night
Let’s kick off the spring by connecting over food and fellowship! Join us at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary’s Fellowship Hall for build-your-own pizzas, board games, and a short devotion! We are partnering with St. Andrew’s Men’s Ministry — they will be our chefs for the evening! Send Amy your pizza topping requests, and bring your favorite games!
Sunday March 26th @ 5:30pm: Gather at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church
Join us on Sunday, March 26th at 5:30pm at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul. We’ll gather for a Lenten contemplative service (with original music by Andy Pokel!) and dinner by Shobi’s Table. This is a great opportunity to connect with other young adults from around the Twin Cities!
Sunday, April 16th @ 5:30pm: 3rd Sundays at St. Andrew’s — Art and Apps!
Join us at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary’s Fellowship Hall for Art and Apps! Local artist Sandy Dunas will help us all paint our very own canvas masterpieces, we’ll enjoy delicious food, and we’ll huddle for a short devotion. Bring your biggest Bob Ross energy, and get excited for a night of creativity, canapés, and conversation!
Sunday, May 21st @ 5:30pm: Gather at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church
(This is the 3rd Sunday in May, but we will meet at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church.)
Join us at 5:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul. We’ll gather for worship with other young adults from around the Twin Cities, followed by dinner from Shobi’s Table.
Monday Night Online Small Group (Zoom)
Mondays, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom through January and February: January 16, 23, 30;February 6, 13 ,20 and 27, 2023
Gather together (virtually!) for good conversation, fellowship, and connection.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://saintandrews-org.zoom.us/j/83491650569?pwd=dGE2YmhRUVFNTFlSZ2twb3JTc2tBQT09
Meeting ID: 834 9165 0569
(This will be the same Zoom link every time.)