Young Adult Ministry

Our University UMC Young Adults welcomes recent college graduates, graduate student, and young adults in their 20s and 30s to join together in fellowship, learning, and service.
  • Genesis Class
    The Genesis Young Adult Sunday School Class welcomes all self-identifying young adults, wherever you are on your faith journey. We are committed to welcoming especially those who have not always felt welcome in the church due to sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical and/or mental abilities. Each week we strive towards honest, open discussions where questions without answers and people with imperfections are welcome and celebrated. Our curriculum is usually no-prep, so there is no required reading during the week. Topics vary, but some examples include forgiveness, essentials of the UMC faith, and spiritual practices. We meet on the second floor of the Trice Building in room 213.
  • Carpenter’s Class
    This class is composed mostly of young professionals – some with children and some without. We are building a foundation of faith for ourselves and our families. Most of us arrived at United Methodism through other faith backgrounds so we bring a lot of fun perspectives to discuss. Due to the nature of our busy lives, no preparation or reading is required before class. We meet upstairs in room 204 of the Trice Building.
  • Theology on Tap
    Thursdays @ 7:30PM at The Chimes, 3357 Highland Rd. Enjoy weekly discussion on the current events and how they intersect our faith and theology. Beverages on you!
  • Young Adult Lunch
    On the first Sunday of every month, all young adults are invited to gather in the fellowship hall following 11:00 AM worship to go out to eat as a group. This gathering is for young adults who are post college to early 30’s, both single and partnered. We hope you will join us for this monthly gathering of fun, food, and fellowship!YoungAdultLunch
  • Kids Hope
    Volunteer one hour a week to mentor an elementary student at University Trace Elementary. Our church has partnered with this school for over 30 years. We hope you will consider caring on this great tradition. For more information on Kids Hope or how to get involved click here: or contact Shirley Flake at
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Join us each fall as we meet the future home owner and work hard to build a home for those in need in our community.
  • College/Young Adult Service Days
    About once a quarter the college students and young adults at University UMC gather for local mission days in our local community.
If you have any questions about any of these ministries or how to get involved, please contact Rev. Colleen Bookter at