eSpire
July 6, 2018
FEATURED EVENTS
Sunday Worship: Pastor Frenchye Magee Shares Her Faith Story
Rev. Frenchye Magee,
our new Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and Invitational Discipleship, will preach at both worship services this Sunday.
Hear her faith story and learn more about her call to ministry.
Habitat for Humanity +
HAUMC Young Adults = Transforming the World

Hennepin's Young Adult ministries team is excited to roll up our sleeves and don our safety glasses for our biggest service project yet!

Join us, no matter your age or ability, as we help to build a house with Habitat for Humanity on July 12. Registration is required: Sign up at haumc.org/habitat .

Afterwards, we will gather to socialize and relax over pizza and cold beverages.
SERVE:
8am - 4pm

Habitat Build Location
3015 North Thomas Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
SOCIALIZE:
4:30-7pm

Leaning Tower of Pizza
Donate to Hennepin's School Supply Drive

During the month of July, we will be collecting school supplies for students in need. Donations will be distributed nationally through UMCOR, and here in our own city at Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC), the Dignity Center and Joyce Preschool.

You can pick up a list of needed items and clear Ziploc bags for filling with supplies at the Reception desk and at worship. Take a bag, or a few; fill them with the listed items, and bring them back to the bin in the East Entry throughout the month of July. We'll do the rest.

MINISTRY NEWS
Need a Vacay to the Lake?
Come to Koinonia!

Koinonia almost always has weekday and weekend openings for personal retreats or family reunions – call Kevin or Teresa at 866-801-7746 to book your stay.

If you enjoy fishing – come out for the day! Remember to mark your calendars for New Year's at Koinonia, this year scheduled for Sunday December 30 – Tuesday January 1st.

Please pray for this week’s guests: Chinese Christian Church of Woodbury Retreat; HAUMC Earth Camp; and Osseo UMC Youth Camp.
Making Sense of the Bible:
NEW discussion group with Pastor Judy
Sundays at 12:30pm, June 17-July 22

Do you ever wonder what to make of the Bible? Do you sometimes ask questions like: Where did the Bible come from? Is it really relevant for today's world? What is the nature of Scripture, anyway?

Join Rev. Judy Zabel, Hennepin's Senior Pastor, a NEW Bible discussion group to be held at the church. 

We'll be using a book called "Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today," by Adam Hamilton as our guide.

This is a great class for skeptics and the curious because this group will focus on ways to reexamine some of the most controversial teachings in the Bible. This class is not designed to indoctrinate, but rather to open up discussion. 

Feel free to invite your friends! All are welcome, always.
Pub Theology: Spirited Conversation, Spiritual Matters
This drop-in group of Hennepin members and friends age 21+ gathers monthly to discuss faith, life, stress, family, and so on with a tasty beverage. Invite a friend to join you, and learn more at haumc.org/pubtheology.
JULY 11
LynLake Brewery
2934 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
HENNEPIN KIDS FOR LYFE CAMPS
What are your kids doing this summer?
It's not too late to sign them up for summer camps at Hennepin!

Register at haumc.org/children.

Joyful Uproar 
July 24-27
at HAUMC

A week of joy & music for children in 1st-6th grade. Each morning will include handbells, Orff Schulwerk and choir. The students will participate as worship leaders in the Traditional Worship Service on Sunday, July 29 at 10 am.

Vacation Bible Camp
August 6-10
at HAUMC

Step back in time with the Apostle Paul and experience what life was like in first-century Rome! We will enjoy learning activities, games, music, and snacks from 9am to 12noon each day. Participants ages 3 years-4th grade, and older campers are welcome as helpers!
ART & MUSIC AT HENNEPIN
Guest Cellists Perform at Sunday Worship
July 8 - 10am Traditional Worship

Guest cellists Anna Clift and Laura Sewell, who are well-known to Twin Cities audiences, will join us for our Sunday worship in the sanctuary. They are the co-directors of the International Cello Institute held this month at St. Olaf College.
Mark Squire's Hennepin Debut
July 15 - 10am Traditional Worship

Don't miss the first Sunday of music led by Hennepin's new Director of Music and Fine Arts, Mark Squire!

After worship, we'll welcome Mark and give extra thanks to Shari Speer, who has been our outstanding Interim Director of Music for the past year.
Sing in the Summertime!

Sanctuary Choir welcomes additional singers in the summer months for the 10am Sanctuary worship services. Come and rehearse with us on Sundays at 9:15am in the choir room.
CELLOici Recital Series
July 17, 7:30pm in the Art Gallery
July 21, 7:30pm in the Art Gallery
July 31, 7:30pm in the Art Gallery

CELLOici is a three-concert series of recitals being presented in HAUMC's Art Gallery by the International Cello Institute. This year's distinguished cellists are Mark Kasower, Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, on July 17; Astrid Schween, Cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet, on July 21; and Brannon Cho, recent top prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition, on July 31. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by going to ICI's website: www.internationalcelloinstitute.com . Click on Events tab.
Anika Kildegaard Recital
July 29, 5pm in the Art Gallery

Anika Kildegaard, soprano soloist and section leader at HAUMC and artistic director of the young women's choir called Songbird , together with pianist Ann DuHamel, will perform a recital featuring a new song-cycle, I Give Voice to My Mother, poems from Athena Kildegaard's new book of poetry, Course , set to music by composer Linda Kachelmeier.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers Needed to Develop NEW Sierra Leone Ministry 
July 22, 11:30am in the Art Gallery

Would you like to be a part of developing a NEW international outreach ministry to help a Small town, Baiwalla, Sierra Leone? You would be joining 5 team members who have committed to building this new ministry. At first, the ministry will focus on education, nutrition, and sanitation. We'll offer individuals a chance to sponsor kids to go to school, gather school supplies to ship to them, and collect beans to supplement the rice mixture to be sent from Feed My Starving Children. We need help organizing and promoting the projects, and also help educating the HAUMC community about the needs in Baiwalla. Intrigued? Contact Ann Carlson at 763-464-6850 or  carlsonaj99@gmail.com.
Your Chance to Change a Child's Life
July 22, 29, & August 5 in Carlson Hall
Why Pay For A Child's School fees in Sierra Leone?

Can you imagine your life without a proper education? You'd have little or no hope for working a meaningful job or bring prepared for life in the 21st century. That's the situation for most kids in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries in the world. Thanks to HAUMC'S new ministry to Baiwalla, Sierra Leone, you'll be able to send a child to school for $150 per year. Imagine the reaction of a child to learn that a STRANGER cares enough to provide YOU with hope for the future by paying your school fees? Sign up in Carlson Hall on July 22, 29 and August 5 to sponsor a child's schooling. You'll be glad you did! For more information contact Ann Carlson at carlsonaj99@gmail.com .
We Need Sunday Brunch Volunteers

What's better than Sunday brunch? Volunteering at Sunday Brunch!

Michelle DeVaughn, Lona Dallessandro and Ali Shaaban have graciously offered to lead volunteers teams throughout June, July and August. 

If you'd like to extend radical hospitality to our members and guests at Sunday Brunch, please sign up at  www.haumc.org/breakfast .
Support Jericho Ministry Vision Clinic
July 29 - 10:30am in the East Entry

Hennepin's United Methodist Women is hosting an Ice Cream Social to benefit the Jericho Ministry Vision Clinic, a Methodist mission that supplies free prescription eyeglasses to people in developing countries. The ice cream and toppings are free, but we invite you to make a free will offering in support of this outreach program.

You'll SEE what a difference your gift can make!
COMING EVENTS
Music that Makes Community Summer Intensive

July 26, 6pm at Bigelow Chapel
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

Join a dynamic gathering of musicians, clergy and lay people at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your congregational song leading. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum and Paul Vasile will lead worship, workshops and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. We'll learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. This workshop will also have a special focus on music to sustain and support justice and resistance work. Song sharing and composition workshops will provide a space to create and share new protest music.

A number of scholarships are available for United Seminary students, faculty and alumni. Discounted rates are also available for individuals and congregations with limited resources, students, and seniors. 

Individual Registration Rate: $350
Group Registration Rate: $650 (Two individuals from the same congregation/community)
The rate covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Thursday and Friday, as well as workshop materials.

To register, go to eventbrite.com and search for "MMC Summer Intensive."

Contact: Paul Vasile, Music that Makes Community, paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org.
United Methodist Creation Care Summit

July 26-29 at Hamline University
Registration is now available at www.umcreationcaresummit.org for the 2018 Creation Care Summit to be held July 26-29 at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event is for United Methodists concerned about environmental justice, sustainable food, transportation options, energy systems, climate change, and environmental degradation.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Annual Conference. Members of the planning team represent Church & Society, Global Ministries, United Methodist Women, Wespath, The Green Seminary Initiative, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, The Wesley Center at Hamline University, Hamline United Methodist Church, and Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers (a ministry team of the Minnesota Annual Conference).

Registration and more information is available at www.umcreationcaresummit.org , or contact Rev. Susan Mullin, susan.mullin@comcast.net, 763-229-4156. 
Mission u Too, Single Day Mission Study
July 28 at Detroit Lakes UMC: Embracing Wholeness
Children's study...Is It Just Money/Money Matters

August 4 at The Well, Rosemount UMC: What About Our Money 
Childrens's study...Is It Just Money/Money Matters

Mission u Too, Single Day Mission Study, is available 2 different days and locations. This shorter version encourages participants and kids who can't spend 3 days at Mission u to attend. Cost is $40 for adults, kids $20 for 1st child, $15 for 2nd or more children. 

Registration is online at www.bit.ly/Mu2DLakes (Detroit Lakes); www.bit.ly/Mu2Rosemount (The Well, Rosemount). Registration is due by June 22.
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