What We Learned Last Sunday

It was Family Worship Sunday. It was a great morning participating in communion together. GREAT job to the Joyful Noise choir too, pictured above!

Coming Up this Sunday

Service Project Sunday! Since it’s Mother’s Day, we want to celebrate mothers, and all women, as they care for and nurture so well. To celebrate them, and show them gratitude, we’ll be creating beautiful flower bouquets that will be delivered to mothers and women staying at the Emma Norton Residence.

Coming Up

May 11 & 12

Parking Lot Fundraiser for Emma Norton

May 12

Service Project Sunday

May 15

Applications due for the HAUMC Governance Board

May 18 • 10am • At HAUMC

Family Ministry Insights and Ideas Special Meeting

May 20-24

Transformative Ministry Summit

June 2

Graduation Sunday

June 24-28

VBS at Good Sam

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. 

Join Us for a Transformative Ministry Summit!

May 20-24

Join us for the Rethink Children and Youth Ministry Summit 2024! Dive into expert interviews, curated resources, and diverse perspectives to nurture spiritual growth in your family. Register HERE for free.

Can't make it? No worries! We've got you covered with post-summit session access. Stay tuned for details.

RSVP Reminder!

Family Ministry Meeting

Saturday, May 18

10am at HAUMC

(or virtual upon request)

Join us Saturday, May 18 at 10am at Hennepin Avenue (virtual option available). Share your insights on potential changes to the Director of Family Ministry position. RSVP to Pastor Laura (laura@haumc.org) by May 16. Can't make it? Share your ideas beforehand. Help us reach out to others who should be part of the conversation. Your input is crucial. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Hennepin!


Pastors Elizabeth and Laura, and Mayme Simms

Consider Joining the Governance Board

Join us in shaping the future of Hennepin Ave UMC! Apply now for our Governance Board and be part of a team dedicated to inclusive leadership and accountable ministry. Open to all members, regardless of tenure. Click HERE to find the application and other details on the website.

Deadline to apply is May 15.

Parking Lot Fundraiser

May 11 & 12

Join us in supporting Emma Norton's Restoring Waters Campaign! This Mother's Day weekend, we're opening our parking lot for paid parking during the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Art Fair. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Emma Norton Services, providing housing and growth opportunities for women and families in recovery. Be a part of this meaningful cause and sign up to volunteer or simply park with us! Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those in need. Learn more and SIGN UP to volunteer.

For more details about the Art Fair, click HERE.

Calling All

Graduating Seniors

Join us for Graduation Sunday on June 2 as we celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduating students! If you or someone you know is graduating this year, we want to honor them during our service. Fill out this FORM to share information about the graduate and their accomplishments. Form must be filled out by May 20.

Let's come together to recognize and uplift our graduates as they embark on the next chapter of their journey!

Camp Minnesota

Summer 2024

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

As of today, we have 12 kids from Hennepin attending various weeks of camp this summer. If your child is interested but might need a buddy to go with them, connect with Mayme at mayme@haumc.org. She can let you know if another HKFL friend might be going that your child could pair up with!

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!


This year we are offering adults in our congregation the opportunity to adopt-a-camper. Stay tuned for a display and more information coming soon!

If you have a kiddo going to camp, last call for pictures! Please email Mayme a picture of them ASAP at mayme@haumc.org.

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For any questions regarding Family Ministry,

please contact familyministry@haumc.org