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February 11th@11:30
Parenting for LYFE - Talking with kids about the Easter story 

February 16th - 17th
Created by God
for 5th and 6th graders and their parents
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February 25th @1 pm - 2 pm
Copper Street Brass presents family music event, "Big Ears and the Blue Ox." in the Sanctuary

June 16th - June 24th   
*New* Family Mission Trip Opportunity! Henderson Settlement in Red Bird Mission Conference
learn more at:

June 24th - June 30th        
grades 7-10
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July 8th - July 11th             
Earth Camp@Koinonia Retreat Center
for kids that have completed 1st-6th grade
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July 20th - July 28th           
Sr. High Mission Trip
*registration opens soon!

July 23rd - July 27th           
Joyful Uproar
for kids that have completed 1st-6th grade
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August 6th - August 10th   
Vacation Bible Camp "ROME: Paul and the Underground Church"
ages 3 years-4th grade
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Sunday Snap Shot

Last Week (1/21)
The Beatitudes

This Wee k (1/28) 
Jesus Walks on Water

Next Week (2/4)
Jesus Turns Water into Wine                   

  Connect - Big Kids
Last Week (1/21)  12 Disciples
This Week (1/28)   Parables
Next week (2/4)  Healings

Re:form - Club 67
Last Week (1/21)   Simon Peter
This Week (1/28)   The Centurion
Next Week (2/4)  Sheep
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*We have recently renamed "Frolic LYFE Group" to "Parenting for LYFE." This change reflects the desire of the group to welcome parents with kids of all ages to learn and grow from the collective wisdom of all ages at stages. Please join us!

Upcoming classes include:
February 11th@11:30
Family Lenten and Easter Practices
How to Talk with Our Kids About the Easter Story

March 11th - 
Interfaith Dialogue with Our Kids

Visit the following link to register:

Registrations and $200 per person deposits are due March 30th. The total cost is $400 per person (includes lodging and food, transportation, and overnight at the church there and back).

For questions or information, contact Becky Boland at

To learn more about the Henderson Settlement, visit the following site:

Here are two of our Hennepin Kids taking part in week one of the homelessness awareness month challenge! They slept on the floor instead of their bed!

Bold Hope In The North
Sunday, January 28, 2018,  2:00PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church  at 
Nicollet  Mall and 12th Street, Minneapolis

You are invited to an Interfaith Gathering to Celebrate Unity and Shared Purpose January 28, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Westminster Presbyterian Church at Nicollet Mall and 12th Street, Minneapolis.

In partnership with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, this celebration will showcase Minnesota's national leadership in multi-faith dialogue and cooperation, and will raise money to prevent homelessness through the Interfaith Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The celebration will feature music, testimonies from people helped by the Emergency Rental Assistance Program...and a few surprises!

For more information, contact Westminster at 612.332.3421
To donate to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program go to

January is Homelessness Awareness Month. Every week in Chapel Time we will discuss this issue with our Hennepin Kids. Our month of raising awareness will culminate on Sunday, January 28th by celebrating the Sabbath to End Homelessness in the Traditional Worship Service and then the Super Bowl Host Committee sponsored event called, "Bold Hope in the North".  This event is a collaboration by the Downtown Coalition to End Homelessness and showcases some of the best local talent that the Twin Cities has to offer!  

Every week we will offer a challenge to help families connect with this important issue:

Week Three:  Food
People who are experiencing homelessness do not have access to fresh produce, dairy or meat products. We challenge you to Cook your dinner tonight using only cans of food.

Let's Plan the PERFECT Party for Paul Bunyan!

Sunday, February 25th @1:00pm
HAUMC Sanctuary

Come along with us and join the party!

"Big Ears and the Blue Ox" is an original interactive concert presentation with brass instruments, drums, and narrator designed for children ages 2 - 10. The concert takes kids on a trip through the Minnesota woods while they help Big Ears the Rabbit build the perfect song for Paul Bunyan's birthday party. Along the way, children learn how to carefully listen for musical concepts like melody, rhythm and harmony while singing and moving their bodies to the music. 

RSVP to the Facebook event here.

The Values Project is a year-long initiative designed to equip families to raise children who thrive emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Get inspiration, practical ideas, family activities, and parenting tips from our network of seasoned parents and faith leaders, because it takes a village to raise a good human. Each month we'll explore a different value-like honesty, loyalty, creativity, kindness, and more.

Mary reflects on modeling honesty for your children in order to help shape their lives. What does it mean to live in God's truth? And how do we model this kind of living for our children?

Written By: Mary Lindberg

Teaching young kids about telling the truth is really, really important. Our children's whole lives will be much more fulfilling if they can distinguish truth from a lie. They won't have to live in a hiding, pretending sort of way if they can face up to truths, even hard ones. Learning to tell the truth is kind of like babies learning to comfort themselves; the skill can improve our whole being.

In the Bible we read this verse in John 8:32: You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. The truth Jesus is speaking about here is God's truth, not just our own. This verse goes beyond telling the truth to living God's truth...   Read More
Click here for a list of activities you can do together with your children as a family! Courtesy of Sparkhouse Family faith resources.
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And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8