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.

Growing the Community 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! Register to be a 2021 Garden Volunteer here!

Get Involved

Bi-monthly Gatherings

Coffee Walks, Happy Hours, Bike Rides, Bonfires, etc. We monthly are meeting in person to connect and spend time outside!

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!

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!”

Nov
01-29

Youth Ministry Soup Fundraiser

November 01 -November 29 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

We are doing a new fundraiser this year for our summer youth summer 2022 youth ministry trips, and have partnered with Simpls, a Minneapolis company that makes amazing scratch-made food using local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.

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Nov
03

Women’s Book Group

November 03 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

Love to read? This group meets weekly throughout the fall to discuss the book-of-the-month. The first week of the month is an in-person meeting at the Mpls Campus in Langemo Lounge. The other weeks are Zoom meetings. Please see the full description for the monthly assigned book. All women are welcome to join!

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Nov
08

Take Time for Mental Health Speaker Series: “Just When You Thought the Storm Was Over”

November 08 | Zoom Meeting

The Take Time for Mental Health Speaker Series is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2021/2022 series is “Hope, Healing and Growth”. Join us via Zoom on the 2nd Monday of (most) months to talk about important topics related to mental health.

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Nov
10

Women’s Book Group

November 10 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

Love to read? This group meets weekly throughout the fall to discuss the book-of-the-month. The first week of the month is an in-person meeting at the Mpls Campus in Langemo Lounge. The other weeks are Zoom meetings. Please see the full description for the monthly assigned book. All women are welcome to join!

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Nov
17

Women’s Book Group

November 17 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

Love to read? This group meets weekly throughout the fall to discuss the book-of-the-month. The first week of the month is an in-person meeting at the Mpls Campus in Langemo Lounge. The other weeks are Zoom meetings. Please see the full description for the monthly assigned book. All women are welcome to join!

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Nov
18

Women’s Bible Study – Gather

November 18 | Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities – MPLS Campus

A new small group is forming for Bible study using the Women of the ELCA’s ‘Gather’ Magazine. Please join us the third Thursday of each month at the Minneapolis Campus.

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Dec
09

Meta’s Book Club: Homegoing

December 09 | Zoom Meeting

This group meets quarterly on Zoom to discuss fiction and non-fiction books by BIPOC authors. Register once for the whole year to receive the schedule and reoccurring Zoom link. The second session, December 9, will be a discussion about Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

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Young Adult Ministry Staff

Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Ellen Weber

Phone: 612-312-3372