Young Adults

Let’s face it, building community in the Twin Cities can be a little daunting. Bethlehem’s Young Adult Ministry is a welcoming group of 20–30-somethings seeking authentic friendships, rewarding work, and nurturing communities. We support each other’s growth at weekly happy hour, retreats, and justice education events. We engage in conversations about vocation, race, justice, love, sexuality, God, housing, care of creation, and much more. We live into our roles as community leaders, balancing action, rest and fun. 

        

Connect via Facebook, Instagram, and Slack.

Get Involved

Weekly Happy Hour
Wednesdays, 8:00 pm

Grab your favorite drink and join us for an informal social gathering! We are taking care during COVID-19 and meeting via Zoom for life chats, check-ins, and a chance to see friends face-to-face.

Volunteering with Youth
Wednesday evenings, Sunday mornings, and Special Events!

Be a mentor our youth can look up to. Help youth feel seen and cared for on Wednesday nights or for weekend and summer events!

Growing the Garden
Year-round, any time!

The Community Garden at the Minneapolis Campus needs YOU to join the team in watering, weeding, and ushering in the bounty the garden is growing. No previous gardening experience necessary!

Meet our Lead Volunteers

Nicole

Youth Lead Mentor

“I love that Bethlehem teaches youth important social justice messages.”

Michael

Garden Coordinator

Tessa

Community Outreach Coordinator

“The BLC young adult group has fostered authentic relationships and space to ask the hard questions of intersectional justice work. This has been vitalizing and simultaneously grounding for me. I’m excited to continue to build relationships for young adults to come together to connect as movers and shakers.”

Erica

Youth Lead Mentor

David

Green Team Liaison

Liv

Youth Lead Mentor

“Being a young adult is all about building a community through other people especially ones that are around your same age.  It’s important and comforting to be a part of a young adult community when you are trying to discover who you are or want to be.”

Erika

Garden Coordinator

“I love working in the garden because it reminds me to slow down, to reconnect with the natural beauty that exists even here in busy Minneapolis. And, the delicious veggies make it even more worth it!”

Aug
15

Immersion Keynote Speaker about Climate Justice and Faith: Rev. Tyler Sit

August 15 | Zoom Meeting

Rev. Tyler Sit of New City Church (South Minneapolis) will speak about his experience as a faith leader in a multiethnic community.

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Aug
26

Meta’s Book Club: The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone

August 26 | Zoom Meeting

Join Pastor Meta for an online conversation about this landmark book in the conversation about race and religion in America.

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Sep
03

Bold Conversations Series: Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 03 | Zoom Meeting

This learning series seeks to create a safe space to explore and learn together. The virtual seminars will focus on the skills and awareness we need to be effective allies and culturally aware community members. They are designed for interactivity and experiential learning where you will be applying the learning in real-time.

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Sep
14

Mental Health Monday Speaker Series “Being our Better Selves”

September 14 | Zoom Meeting

The Monday Night Mental Health Speaker Series is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2020/2021 series is “Hope for the Journey”. Join us on the 2nd Monday of (most) months to talk about important topics related to mental health.

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Sep
16

The Healing Power of Laughter

September 16 | Minneapolis Campus

Mental Health Connect is honored to have Kevin Kling join us September 16 at 6:30pm via Zoom to enjoy the power of laughter. Humor is very important for mental health. Come laugh with us!

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Oct
01

Bold Conversations Series: Asking the Hard Stuff

October 01 | Zoom Meeting

This learning series seeks to create a safe space to explore and learn together. The virtual seminars will focus on the skills and awareness we need to be effective allies and culturally aware community members. They are designed for interactivity and experiential learning where you will be applying the learning in real-time.

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Oct
12

Mental Health Monday Speaker Series “Understanding the Scope of Eating Disorders”

October 12 | Zoom Meeting

The Monday Night Mental Health Speaker Series is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2020/2021 series is “Hope for the Journey”. Join us on the 2nd Monday of (most) months to talk about important topics related to mental health.

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Young Adult Ministry Staff

Director of Service Learning

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372
Faith Formation Specialist

Emily Crowe

Phone: 612-312-3367
Director of Youth & Story Development

Ellie Roscher

Phone: 612-312-3415