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January 5, 2018
~ Highlighted Events ~
30 Years / 30 Lives: Documenting a Global Pandemic
Sunday, January 7-Wednesday, February 14 in Carlson Hall

Join us for a photographic exhibit that reflects on HIV/AIDS more than 30 years on. Photographer Kimberly Vrudny's work offers intimate portraits of people affected by the epidemic. This event is co-hosted by Clare Housing, the largest affordable, supportive housing provider in the state for low income people living and affected by HIV.

Photo Exhibit
January 7 - February 14

Main Gathering Hall
Lecture Series
Art Gallery
January 7, 11am - 1pm
January 14, 11am - 1pm
~ Special Events ~
Leadership Retreat
January 19-20 at Koinonia

Save the date!   All persons who are serving on a committee are welcome to join us at Koinonia for our leadership retreat on January 19-20.   We will meet for dinner out at Koinonia and finish early afternoon on Saturday.   Register online at www.haumc.org/events. $75.00 donation is appreciated for lodging and food but don't stay home if you can't afford it.   Julie Delene will be leading us in a session.
Hennepin Reads: Lorna Landvik,
with Special Guest Linda Breitag
Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm in the Art Gallery

Book Club is better when it's live! Enjoy the winter edition of Hennepin Reads with local humorist and author Lorna Landvik. She will talk about her latest book, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, a sequel to Patty Jane's House of Curl. Musician Linda Breitag will add music to the evening. Linda is a fiddling songwriter who finds delight and humor in almost everything, while tripping over and pondering inevitable lumps in the batter of life. She's studied folklore and ethnomusicology, lived in another language, and made music from a cappella to zydeco.
Re-Imagining A World Without Violence
Saturday, January 27 at 8am-5pm at Plymouth Congregational Church

A day-long conference examining non-violence, peace, and healing--particularly through the lens of faith, with attention to the individual, family, and community. For registration information and event updates, please visit www.re-imaginingcommunity.org   or www.facebook.com/ReImaginingCommunity.
Bold Hope in the North
Sunday, January 28 at 2pm at  Westminster Presbyterian Church

On the Sunday before the big game, a team of interfaith clergy will make a really big play--in a celebration of unity and shared purpose, our congregations aim to raise $250,000 to help prevent homelessness!
With the Super Bowl Host Committee, the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness invites you to "Bold Hope in the North," a rousing gathering featuring music by The Steeles, StreetSong MN, and the NFL Gospel Choir. Mayor Jacob Frey will speak, we'll hear testimonies from people helped by the DCEH Emergency Rental Assistance Program, and there will be a few surprises, too! Get off the bench! Bring your friends and family to this showcase of social justice values-in-action.
For more information, contact Westminster at 612.332.3421 To donate to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program go to

Hope for Creation: Workshop and Worship with Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart
Saturday, February 17 at 9am-4pm
Sunday, February 18 at 8:30am and 10am worship

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary are pleased to bring Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart to Hennepin Avenue UMC for the weekend of February 17-18. 

On Saturday, February 17, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Dr. Eberhart will lead a series of workshop sessions that explore humanity's impact on the environment. Participants will examine the relevance of Christian beliefs to Creation Care, and explore practical ways people of faith are engaged in mission and justice for the good of the earth. Music performed by singer-songwriter Leslie Ball will ground and uplift our reflections throughout the day. Free childcare is available for children age 10 and younger.  

The registration fee for the workshop is $15 per person and lunch is included for those who RSVP by February 14, 2018. To learn more and to register, go to: garrett.edu/hopeforcreation.  

On Sunday, February 18, Dr. Eberhart will preach on these themes at Hennepin's 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. worship services. Singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen will share her soulful and poetic music during both services.
Youth Ski Trip
February 16-18 

The Church of Youth is traveling to Lutsen for our annual Youth Ski Trip. $210 covers room, board, lift ticket, transportation, and most meals. Ski/Snowboard/Helmet rentals are not included; please bring your own gear or plan to rent (all participants must use a helmet). We will drive up Friday evening, stay in an excellent hostel, ski all day Saturday, ski on Sunday, and return home that afternoon. Each youth may register ONE same-gender friend. Space is limited. Scholarships available.
~ Worship ~
New LYFE Groups Forming

New LYFE(Live Your Faith Everyday) Groups forming in the New Year: Two new small groups sharing Speaking Christian:Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power and How They Can Be Restored by Marcus Borg will begin in January. Interested? Register beginning January 7th. Questions, Sally@haumc.org.
ASL Interpreter for Worship

We have a need for an ASL interpreter for our  10:00 AM  worship service. 
If you know anyone who you would recommend, please contact judy@haumc.org
Thank you!
Live streaming Sacred Journey

Sacred Journey (8:30am Jazz worship) is now being live streamed along with the 10am traditional worship at http://haumc.org/live/. We invite you to watch!

~ Outreach ~
Flower Donations

The 2018 flower donation chart is now available on the announcement kiosk in Carlson Hall.   If you wish to provide a chancel floral arrangement for a 10 AM worship service in the sanctuary, sign up on an available Sunday.   Questions?   Contact the Flower Coordinator at 612-655-5823 or dmmanbeck@gmail.com.  
Cookie Bakers

After a lengthy hiatus this summer and fall, it will soon be time to resume baking cookies for the church's Cookie ministry. We don't have an exact start-up date yet, but we do need to be ready for 2018. A huge thank you to all of you for your baking and for your patience! We hope that you will be able to continue baking next year.
We are always looking to add new bakers to the roster, so if you are interested, please let us know. Also, if you need to take a break, let us know that too.
The cookies are used for a variety of meetings and events at the church, including funerals and gatherings of the Recyclers and Knotty Quilters, to name a few.  
We hope you can share your baking skills! You will need to bake 3 dozen cookies 3 times a year. And: no meetings!

For more details, or to add/remove your name, please contact either: 
Jan DeSirey, 612-242-5899; jansville2@yahoo.com   OR:
Marcia Brinkley, 651-633-9127; mystic34@mac.com.  
Sunday Lunch Help Needed

While our kitchen renovation is in its final phase, we will serve lunch on Sundays at 10am-12pm in the Social Hall. We need your cheerful help- Sign up at haumc.org/breakfast/.    
~ Music ~
Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir Tour Concert
Saturday, January 6 at 7pm in the Sanctuary
Sunday, January 7 at 8:30am and 10am worship

The Emmy-nominated Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir   will perform a concert  on Saturday and during our Traditional Worship service on Sunday. Comprised of 52 student singers, over half of whom are music majors, this choir will present selections from its global repertoire.
Salon Se Leve
Sunday, January 14 art 2pm in the Art Gallery

Hear the world's greatest music played by some of Minnesota's finest young artists in a setting as it was first meant to be heard ... the "salon!"Offered in the Art Gallery at HAUMC, this "up-close-and-personal" setting brings the Minnesota's own emerging young artists directly to the audience.
Save the Date: 
Jamaica Music Trip
Monday, April 2-Sunday, April 8

Save the date and start saving your money for a music trip with Pastor Judy to Brownstown, Jamaica. We will sing in Methodist schools in the morning and Methodist churches in the evening.   You don't have to be a professional.   If you LIKE singing you can sing along with the professionals that we have already booked. Mission and music-what could be better?   Reserve a spot today.   The cost is $1200 and that includes airfare, lodging and food.   Please email Judy@haumc.org.
~ Big Picture ~
Church Conference
Sunday, January 21 at 11:15am in the Sanctuary

For the purpose of approving the budget.  
Calling all writers!

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church is full of stories worth sharing, and we needyour help sharing them! Starting in 2018, we'll be inviting Hennepin writers to cover news of our inspiring programs, events, and ministries. If you'd like to be among the writers we contact, please email Amy Griffiths, Director of Marketing and Communications, at amy@haumc.org to express your interest.
~ Ministries ~
Bowling Epiphany Party
Sunday, January 14 at 12-2pm at Park Tavern 3401 Louisiana Ave S. St. Louis Park, MN 55426

After worship, young adults are invited to the Park Tavern for a few frames with friends, plus a pizza and salad buffet! Kids are welcome, of course, and you're encouraged to invite friends who are seeking a church community! Be part of this longstanding Young Adult Ministries tradition! Please Note: this year's Epiphany Party is earlier in the day than usual, instead of the evening. Use the evite to RSVP, hope to see you! http://evite.me/ZUYbQ7Rnr1.
Video Theology
Sundays at 7:00pm-8:00pm in the Church of Youth Room

Parents! Invite a friend and be a part of this brand-new drop-in group! We watch a documentary episode, short film, or a film in parts and explore its themes and ideas for our faith, our lives, and our God in a casual group discussion. Gatherings are facilitated by Pastor Nate Melcher. Yes, we will have popcorn! Open to all adults, so invite a friend! #livetoinvite
Friday Men's Bible Fellowship
Fridays at 7am in the Longfellow Room

All men are welcome. Fresh caramel rolls, coffee, and bible study. Study ends at 8:30am.

    News from Koinonia

New Year's at Koinonia was wonderful once again this year. For photos of the retreat, visit Koinonia's Facebook page:www.facebook.com/KoinoniaRetreatCenter. Congratulations to the "Turkey Bowling" winners: Elijah Christopher (youth) and Charlie Roach (adult). Watch for coming events: Leadership Retreat-January 19-20, Art and Spirit Retreat-March 9-11, March Men's Retreat-dates TBA, Women's Retreat-April 6-8.

Grief Coalition
Saturdays at 9:30am, Rotating Locations

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church joins with other downtown churches to host weekly support for those walking through grief. This Downtown Grief Coalition has been hosting weekly speakers and conversations of support since 1997 and rotates between churches. In September the group moves to St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral at 519 Oak Grove St. These Saturday morning gatherings(9:30-11:30) are open to al adults, people may join anytime and is inclusive of all faiths and backgrounds. 

Topics to be addressed in NOVEMBER are: 11/4-Writing Through Grief; 11/11-The Dynamics of Grief; 11/16-The Transformative Nature of Grief; 11/25-Hope in Moving Forward; 12/2- Personal Story; 12/9- Grief & the Holidays; 12/16 Music & Grief; 12/23 - Service of Remembrance.
Life Adventures: 
A Look At the Isle of Ions and Isle of Skye
Friday, January 12 at 12 noon in the Social Hall

Sally Johnson and friends will share the story, photography, music and poetry of the early Christians who lived in these places.   They will discuss their adventures as pilgrims to Scotland opening themselves to landscape, worship, community and the gifts of the Spirit in these ancient places. The event will be held in the social hall with lunch provided.   Cost is $15 and prepaid reservations are due Monday, January 8.
Kjerringsleppets, a women's book group
1st Wednesdays at 6pm in the Longfellow Room

January 24 (date change) - This month, we'll go as a group to Hennepin Reads: Lorna Landvik, with special guest musician Linda Breitag.
February 7 We'll discuss Lorna Landvik's two most recent books, Patty Jane's House of Curl and its sequel, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, and we'll make plans for 2018.
Always open to women of all ages. Contact Sally@haumc.org .

Outreach Activity Calendar

Habitat Build - 10/27&28
UMCOR VIM Trip - 1/7-19

Make Sandwiches for Dignity Center- 
Any time!
Contact  mary@haumc.org.

Acolytes Needed

Help bring the light of Christ into worship 
on Sunday morning.
Contact Cheryl Gibbons at 
(612) 871-5303   or cheryl@haumc.org
to serve as an acolyte.. 
Training is provided.

If you would like to be involved at Hennepin Avenue, contact Cheryl Gibbons, Community Engagement Specialist,  at cheryl@haumc.org or (612) 435-1332.

Go to our event calendar at the HAUMC website to find out about upcoming events Hennepin Church.

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Submissions and Deadlines
The deadline for announcements is 12 Noon  on Monday. Please  go to haumc.org/events and fill out an announcement form  or drop off at church.  All submissions are subject to editing for space and content. Thanks for sharing your stories!