What We Learned Last Sunday

We had a movie celebration to end our spring semester! 

Coming Up this Sunday

Family Worship Sunday (no Sunday School)

Kiddos participate and experience worship by staying in the service this week. If they ask questions about why certain things are done or what different things mean, whisper about it right then and there or talk about it louder later at home. :) We love their curiosity and want to encourage it!

Kids are also welcome to take on leadership roles in the worship service such as serving communion, being an acolyte, singing in the children’s choir or leading a reading/prayer. Reach out to Mayme anytime if you have a child who’d like to lead!

Sunday Programming will

Continue all Summer! 

We’ll rotate through our normal Sunday schedule all throughout June, July and August. 

Coming Up

June 2

Graduation Sunday/

Family Worship Sunday

(no Sunday School)

June 9

Confirmation Sunday

June 16

Service Project Sunday

June 23

Learning & Fun Sunday

June 24-28

VBS at Good Sam

July 21

Pool Party at Jerry Gale's

Sundays at HKFL

First Sunday: Family Worship Sunday (no Sunday School, but the Nursery is available)

What: Kiddos stay with families to experience and participate in worship.

Why: Our Christian faith has many traditions and practices that are highly engaging and often better “caught vs taught” (though we will teach them too). Additionally, Methodism is grounded in four components of Scripture, Tradition, Reason and Experience. Participation in worship services brings those components to light as we all watch, listen, read, sing and pray.

How: Your child(ren) is welcome to participate and experience by being with you. They are also welcome to take on a leadership role in the worship service such as serving communion, being an acolyte, singing in the children’s choir or leading a reading or prayer. Reach out to Mayme at mayme@haumc.org anytime if you have a kiddo who’d like to lead!

Second Sunday: Service Project Sunday

What: The second Sunday of each month is dedicated to a mini-lesson based on how serving others shows up in the Bible. We then pair that learning with an engaging and fun service project for our kids to complete.

Why: Jesus set the ultimate example of serving others through many different acts and

miracles. We want to not only teach our kids how their lives should look like Jesus’, but give them opportunities to be like him too.

How: Our service projects take place on the Hennepin campus, during the Sunday

School time, and include child-appropriate activities that serve our HAUMC ministries and/or the surrounding Minneapolis community.

Third/Fourth Sunday: Sunday School after Children’s Message 

What: Learning & Fun!

Why: Kids love learning and we want them to learn about the God who loves them, Jesus who they can model their lives after and the Spirit that is present to lead and guide them in ways that are also anything but boring. 

How: We utilize a curriculum that includes fun activities, reading of Scripture and age- appropriate discussion. “What We Learned Today” handouts are given to families at the end of Sunday School so they can continue conversations and learning at home throughout the week. 

Adopt a Camper!

Thanks to those of you who have already signed up to adopt a camper!

We still have some campers up for "adoption" and we'd love to get them all accounted for this week.

YOU have the opportunity to adopt-a-camper where you'll get to:

-Pray for them.

-Write them a letter/email before or during camp.

-Consider sending them a care package or two.

A display board is located in Carlson Hall where you can make your adoption happen. Questions? Contact Mayme Simms.

Mayme is on Vacay!

Mayme has approved time off this Sunday, June 2. If you’re in need of Family Ministry support on Sunday morning, please connect with Pastor Laura (laura@haumc.org). If there is a less-pressing need, or you have a question, please send Mayme an email (mayme@haumc.org) and she’ll respond as soon as she is able.

We’re Looking for Nursery Volunteers! 

Our nursery is a place of safety, warmth and welcome for our littlest Hennepin friends, and by being that place it lays a foundation for children learning that God is safe and welcomes them as well. If you love babies and/or toddlers, and would like to help provide that safe and welcoming place for these kiddos and their families, please contact Mayme (mayme@haumc.org). She’ll help get you connected. 

Hennepin Kids For Lyfe Pool Party!

Sunday, July 21 • 3-6pm

Hennepin Kids families are invited to Jerry Gale's pool on Sunday, July 21 from 3-6pm. Stop by when it's convenient for you. Jerry will supply hamburgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers, and water to drink. We'll start eating at around 4:30. Please bring: 

  • A side dish to share. Snacks for around the pool are considered a side dish. Overachiever? You can bring a side dish and a dessert!
  • A swimsuit/towel (if you plan to swim)
  • An alternative beverage (if desired)

Please RSVP to Mayme (mayme@haumc.org). We’d love to spend the afternoon with you, so if you can make it, great! If you can't make it, we’ll miss you, but we understand that summer is a busy time and conflicts are unavoidable.

Graduation Sunday is this Sunday!

Join us for Graduation Sunday on June 2 as we celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduating students! Let's come together to recognize and uplift our graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their journey!

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For any questions regarding Family Ministry,

please contact familyministry@haumc.org