“What we do comes out of who we believe we are."

- Rob Bell,
Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connection Between Sexuality and Spirituality
Nate Note
My friends, what an amazing time we had on Rally Sunday! It was wonderful to look out during worship and see so many young people in the pews ready for a fresh fall season of connecting in the life of the church. I hope you had a good experience.

I've laced this email with a few opportunities that have come our way for service and learning. Please pray and ask God to help you discern if any of these are a great fit for you. For example, you may recall the UMCOR note from our last update that said of the 5 things you can do to help in the midst of hurricanes, the fifth was to please wait for an invitation to volunteer. Well, the Annual Conference is inviting you! Learn more about our Early Response Team!

Pub Theology should lead to some interesting discussion. A lot has happened since we last came together. Racism rallies in our streets. Hurricanes and senseless loss. An opioid epidemic. The news is full of despair but the world is full of the Holy Spirit! Let us explore where God is in the midst of crisis and what does it take to pray when hope seems lost. I look forward to seeing you at Rudolph's tonight.

Rev. Nate Melcher
6:00pm-8:00pm, Tonight!
2nd Wednesdays of the Month

Rudolph's BBQ
1933 Lyndale Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Street parking and a parking lot across the street by our former Steeple People location

Next: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13

Hennepin is doing one of the most hands-on outreach opportunities in the Twin Cities....
Feed My Starving Children
Saturday, September 16, 11:30am-1:30pm

The Outreach Ministries of HAUMC are sponsoring a food packing session at the Chanhassen location of Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, September 16th from 11:30-1:30. This is a fantastic way for families with kids ages 6 and up to do hands-on ministry together! Please contact Kristin Zinsmaster at  kristin.zinsmaster@gmail.com to reserve a spot for your family!
Want to learn about doing hurricane relief?
Early Response Team Mission Work Training
September 30, 2017, 8:00am-4:30pm
Good Samaritan UMC

Early Response Teams are the first people UMCOR sends into disasters. They get specialized training. You're welcome to participate and learn how you and your church can be "boots on the ground." Are you inspired to do mission work asap? Want to be ready to lead mission work in the summer? Pray for wisdom on how you can help.
Young people can steer the church's mission!
Workshop: Becoming a Missional Church
October 7, 2017, 10:00am-4:00pm
Hennepin Avenue UMC

Author and consultant Reggie McNeal is coming to Hennepin Avenue to lead our church and others through how to better live out our mission. It would be amazing to have many young adults participate!
Reggie McNeal is also the guest preacher at HAUMC on October 8, 2017.
United Methodist News
United Methodists helping one bucket at a time
BALDWIN, La. (UMNS) — People hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma need time to “get their arms” around the most pressing needs, but United Methodists around the connection can start helping by donating to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, collecting and assembling flood buckets and earnestly praying. Kathy L. Gilbert reports.
Young Adult Ministry Events
Young Adult LYFE Group

Come together with young adult peers to share a meal, read scripture, and talk faith every other Monday evening all summer long. This group is starting up Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans along with the rest of the church.

Upcoming Schedule:

September 25 , 6:00pm
Please RSVP, thank you!

Leadership Institute

September 27-29
Contact: Dawn Breffle

We need young adults like you to attend for next to FREE! Are you excited about the mission and vision of this church? Leadership is heading to the UM Church of the Resurrection for a third annual trip for workshops, speakers, great worship, and community brainstorming

Are you called to lead? Come and see!
Registration is LIVE for the Young Adult Fall Retreat, November 10-12. Sign up today!
Budgeting, cooking, taxes, auto maintenance, personal branding, and more. Invite...
Pub Theology
6:00pm-8:00pm, September 13
2nd Wednesdays of the Month

September 13: Rudolph's BBQ
1933 Lyndale Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Street parking and a parking lot across the street by our former Steeple People location

Next: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13

Save the Date
Mark each of these upcoming ministries and church events on your calendar now. This way, you can better incorporate the life of the church in your own life.
Sept. 13 - Pub Theology at Rudolph's
Sept. 16 - Feed My Starving Children
Sept. 27-29 - Leadership Institute at UM Church of the Resurrection
Oct. 7 - The Missional Church workshop
Oct. 27-28 - Habitat for Humanity Build
Nov. 10-12 - Young Adult Retreat
Contact Pastor Nate Melcher

Rev. Nate Melcher, Associate Pastor
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403-3223
Executive Assistant: Dawn Breffle | dawn @ haumc.org | 612-435-1312
612.435.1301 office | nate @ haumc.org
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