What We Learned Last Sunday

We had a super fun time together last Sunday participating in our palm processional and having crazy sock races! During our lesson time we learned about Palm Sunday and Holy Week as well. Click HERE to view our handout for ideas on how to continue your kids’ faith formation at home this week. 

Coming Up

Maundy Thursday

March 28 • 7pm

Good Friday 

March 29 • 7pm

Easter Sunday–2 SERVICES!

March 31 • 9am & 11am

No Sunday School. Worship with your family.

Bless This Mess Book Study

April 1-April 29

Sacred Sites Tour

April 6 • 10am-2pm

Snapshot: Sundays in April

April 7: Family Worship Sunday (no Sunday School)

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 anytime if you have a kiddo who’d like to lead!

April 14: Service Project Sunday after Children’s Message

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.

April 21 & April 28: 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. 

Easter Bags Available This Sunday

All kids are invited to take an Easter Bag as they enter the Easter Worship Services this weekend. Each bag includes some fun activities to engage in during worship or afterward at home. They are theirs to keep!

Joyful Noise Sings at the 11am Easter Service

Invite family and friends to hear these talented kids sing.

Vacation Bible School at Good Sam

June 24-28 • 9am to Noon  

4 years to 4th grade 

Hennepin kids are welcome to participate in VBS being held at Good Samaritan this summer. This unique Vacation Bible School program takes children on an exciting journey where they learn to trust God no matter what situation life brings, know God is always with them, and feel confident in sharing the good news of God's love through Jesus Christ. With the great outdoor space at Good Sam, we will really feel like we are at camp! Bring a friend, reconnect with your friends, and make new friends, too! This adventure is for kids ages 4 years-4th grade. Participants will need a water bottle. Cost for VBS is $25 for 1 child $ 50 for a family. Scholarships available. Click HERE to register!

Bless This Mess

Mondays, April 1-29

7-8pm on Zoom

Get ready for an enriching journey as we read together Bless This Mess – a five-week exploration for Christian parents seeking wisdom and practical guidance in the art of parenting. This group is led by Pastor Laura.

To register, click HERE.

Camp Minnesota

Summer 2024

Registration for Camp Minnesota, a summer camp ministry of the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church, is open!

Campers will have loads of fun, learn new skills, and make new friends, all while experiencing Christ, creation and community. To get more information and to register, click HERE.

Sacred Sites Tour for Youth

April 6 • 10am-2pm

We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to all older youth and their parents to join us on a profound journey of understanding and healing through the Healing Minnesota Stories Sacred Sites Tour. This event, scheduled for Saturday, April 6, from 10am to 2pm (but you are welcome to sign up for the April 7 date if that is a better fit with your schedule), is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and engage in meaningful dialogue, reflection, and shared experiences.

Led by knowledgeable guides, Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Mohican) and Kelly Sherman Conroy (Oglala Lakota), the tours provide a unique opportunity to explore Minnesota's history from a Native perspective. The experience is enriched through storytelling and moments of silence, meditation, and reflection at significant sites. It is a chance to deepen our understanding, honor the past, and actively contribute to the healing process.

For more details and to register, click HERE

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please contact familyministry@haumc.org