What is Young Adult Ministry? The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) defines young adults as ages 18-35+, single, married, widowed, or divorced. Young Adults are parents, college students, engineers, lawyers, teachers, landscapers, soldiers, writers, and every other career. The USCCB vision for young adults includes the call to holiness “growing in Jesus Christ,” the call to community “nourishing faith,” and the call to service “living faith in the world.”
OK, so what does this mean for me in Fayetteville? The Fayetteville Young Adult Ministry is a cooperative effort of Catholic parishes in Fayetteville and the surrounding area. Together we sponsor events to include bi-monthly Bible studies, “Spirits and Wisdom” discussion dinners, service projects, fellowship activities, and more. Events are open to all…Catholic, non-Catholic, or once-Catholic, from, “I can’t remember the last time I went to church” to “I just want to learn about God” and everything in between.
Our New Monthly Schedule: FYAM offers an activity every week to give you more opportunities to grow in your faith and fellowship with fellow members! Our monthly schedule is as follows …
The 1st Week of every month we will attend Mass at a local parish and then go out to dinner together afterwards (restaurants and parish will vary by month).
On alternating Wednesdays of every month we will have Bible Study from 7-8:30pm at various locations throughout the Deanery. We try to change venues once a month to accommodate those who live in differ
On alternating Thursdays of every month (on non-Bible Study weeks) from 7-8:30 we will have a video series on a topic. Currently we have completed a Theology of the Body series, Seven Deadly Sins, and are currently working on “The Eucharist” from Fr. Robert Barron.
On Saturdays every month we will have our Spirits & Wisdom Dinners which feature speakers who will tackle some of the spiritual questions most important to young adult Catholics. Restaurants will vary by month and child care is available at Saint Patrick’s with advanced request.
Interested, Just a Little? E-mail fayettevilleYAM@gmail.com to be added to an e-mail list serve and receive updates and details about Young Adult Ministry events hosted by the parishes of the Fayetteville Deanery. You can also follow us on Twitter at @FayettevilleYAM and join our NEW Facebook group, Fayetteville Young Adult Catholic Ministry (http://www.facebook.com/groups/fyacm/) for updates and info about upcoming events!