Hennepin Happenings
News & Events @ Hennepin Avenue UMC
June 21, 2019
Celebrate Andrew Hackett
June 23, after Traditional Worship in Carlson Hall

Sunday is Andrew Hackett’s final Sunday at Hennepin. We give thanks for his ministry among us and wish him the best. Please stay for a reception in Carlson Hall after Traditional Worship.
Making Sense Class
June 23, 11:15am in Room 104

Come join the Making Sense Class as we work to understand some of the complex issues regarding our faith, the future of the United Methodist Church, and other pressing issues.

We are beginning a study of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory by Tod Bolsinger, addressing the challenges faced by the United Methodist Church, HAUMC and what we can do to help our clergy and lay leaders as we navigate this uncharted territory.

So grab a coffee and join us in Room 104 starting this Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you!
Entry Point: Becoming a Member
June 23, 11:30am in the Longfellow Room

If you are interested in becoming a member of HAUMC, please join us at Entry Point to meet Rev. Judy Zabel and have your questions about membership answered. Child care is available.

RSVP to Larry Duncan at 612-435-1309 or larry@haumc.org .
Looking for Koinonia Chaperones and Hosts

Hennepin Kids for LYFE is hosting 3 upcoming events at Koinonia, and we need additional chaperones and hosts. On July 2 and July 16, Park Avenue UMC's Freedom School is coming to Koinonia for a day camp experience. Freedom School is a summer literacy program that empowers youth to believe i n their ability to make a difference in their lives and their world through positive role modeling, literacy, and activism. Hosts are needed to help guests find their way around the property and lead small groups in fishing, hiking, and daily activities.

Earth Camp is scheduled for August 12-15. This camp welcomes campers who have completed 1st-6th grades. Earth Camp serves as a great entry point camp for kids who are just beginning to experience sleep away camps. Chaperones are needed in order to allow maximum registration for this event. You may volunteer to help for one day or for all 4 days.

To help with any of these camp experiences, please contact Lynne Carroll at  lynne@haumc.org .
Progressive Christianity
June 23, 11:15am in the Harrison Room

Everyone is welcome to this discussion group. This Sunday's topics include Mary and feminism. We meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Hear an Inspiring Update About the Baiwalla, Sierra Leone Ministry
June 30, 11:15am in the Art Gallery

The Sierra Leone Mission Trip Team will share their experiences with meeting the 121 sponsored kids as well as their particular child. They will show you pictures of the new secondary school and tell you about their work with Pastor Judith Banya in planning for the September opening of the new secondary school, including the hiring of the new principal.
New Summer Worship Series
Beginning June 30

This summer, get to know God in a new way. Experience The Gift of Wonder in our 9-week summer worship series beginning June 30. Can you imagine a God who dances with shouts of joy, laughs when you laugh, loves to play, enjoys life, and invites us to join in the fun?

In this series we will explore what it means to delight in God, to set our imaginations free, to return to the rhythm of life, to cultivate gratitude, and more. Using the book The Gift of Wonder by Christine Aroney-Sine as our guide, every week we will try a new practice for opening ourselves to awe and wonder–to God.
Adulting 101: Bikes in the City
July 14, 1pm in the Longfellow Room

You’ve heard the Twin Cities is an amazing place to be a cyclist, but you aren’t sure how to start. This workshop is for you. Hear from cycling experts on what to buy, where to go, and how to be safe. Get outside this summer and join the cycling community! RSVPs are helpful but not necessary. RSVP to youngadults@haumc.org .
Sunday Brunch
10am-noon in the Social Hall
$10 per person | $25 per family

Our very own (famous!) Chef Warren Seta serves Sunday Brunch... Come eat! It's a time of food, fellowship, and service to one another – made possible through the work of volunteers. Everyone is invited to the lower level Social Hall to join friends and make new ones as we enjoy brunch together.

Note the new price – We rely on your payment to cover our expenses. Please consider covering the cost for a guest who cannot pay.
Music & Arts Immersion Camp for Singers in Grades 3-8
July 29-August 2, at the Basilica of St. Mary
88 17th St N, Minneapolis

Children of diverse abilities and cultures will join together to create a musical cantata ("In the Image" by Mark Burrows) using music, drama and choreography, Orff (mallet) instruments, handbells, percussion and art, all through the light of the Christian faith. Campers will present performances highlighting their achievements on the last day of camp, at 1pm and 2:30pm. Daily schedule: 8:30am - 4pm, breakfast, lunch and daily snacks provided. This will be taking the place of “Joyful Uproar” of years past.

Tuition: $100.00 (scholarships are available). A NON-REFUNDABLE $25 registration fee is due by July 15 to secure a spot, with the balance due on the first day of camp.

Questions? Ready to register? Contact Director of Music and Fine Arts Mark Squire at mark.squire@haumc.org .
Earth Camp
August 12-15, at Koinonia Retreat Center

Earth Camp is a great entry point into sleep away camps. Campers who have completed 1st - 6th grade will enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of hiking, fishing, swimming, and bonfires. We experience God with all of our senses while we make new friends and connect with some of our favorite church friends as well.

Register at  haumc.org/register . Chaperones are needed, so dust off your hiking boots, and contact Lynne Carroll at  lynne@haumc.org  if you are interested!
New Art Display
Through the Summer in Carlson Hall

The Fine Arts Team is pleased to present their summer exhibit with a display of works from the HAUMC permanent collection around the theme of wonder. Curated by team member Tom Arneson, who suggests, "When you spend some time with the show, think about which pieces speak to you of wonder and awe." What do you see? What does a particular piece speak to you? The exhibit will continue through the summer months. Would you like to be involved in the Fine Arts Ministry? Contact Mark Squire (Director of Music & Fine Arts) or Beth Arel (Fine Arts Team Chair).
International Cello Institute Recitals

The International Cello Institute is presenting their annual distinguished faculty recital series, CELLOici, during July at HAUMC in the Art Gallery. There are three recitals in the series:
  • July 15, 7:30pm - Julie Albers, Principal Cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra;
  • July 21, 3:00pm - Colin Carr, internationally renowned cello soloist;
  • July 26, 7:30pm - Brant Taylor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra cellist.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at internationalcelloinstitute.com/recitaltickets . Individual tickets are $25 for Adults and $15 for Seniors. Children and students are free. Save $10 if you purchase tickets to all three concerts!
Sign Up to Volunteer for PRIDE!
June 22-23

The Downtown Congregations and MN Reconciling Congregations will each have a booth in Loring Park, Saturday and Sunday June 22 & 23.  

We invite you to help share our mission with PRIDE.
The booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
We need volunteers to sign up to help staff the booths. Shifts are 2 hours long.

You will receive a confirmation email when you sign up, as well as another email closer to PRIDE that will have more detailed information.

We will also be participating in the parade on Sunday.
Minnesota Methodists
Statement of Support

If you are in agreement for an inclusive Methodist church, please go to minnesotamethodists.org and sign the general statement on the homepage. The more people who sign the statement, the better able we are to show the call for an inclusive, affirming church. If you have questions, please contact Becky Boland at bolandbecky@gmail.com or at 612.281.1595.
UMC-Next Minnesota Feedback

United Methodists from across the United States are gathered for conversation on the future of the denomination. The priority is to allow participants to speak freely and plainly, offer ideas, and find a shared space with one another as they consider God’s calling for the future of the UMC.

UMN-Next Minnesota is looking for your feedback regarding what is next for Methodism in Minnesota. If you live in Minnesota or are a member of the Minnesota United Methodist Church community, please take some time to complete the survey at: https://forms.gle/4xhLPUfaZioyEUkR6. All feedback is confidential .
Volunteer at The Dignity Center and the Life You Change Could be Your Own!

The Dignity Center welcomes people of all ages and experience who are looking for a chance to make a difference and take a stand against poverty and homelessness. We have positions available to fit your skills and time availability. Email Mary Martin at mary@haumc.org and schedule a tour today!
Old School by Steeple People

Old School by Steeple People is now open Mondays! We're open for business every day except Tuesday, our volunteer-only store beautification day. Store hours are 11-6 with an extra hour of shopping on Thursdays (open til 7). For volunteer opportunities, please contact Molly Johnson at news@oldschoolthrifty.org .
Serve Radical Hospitality at Hennepin's Sunday Brunch

Who doesn't love brunch? At Hennepin, it is a time for radical hospitality, family, friendship and great food! Share these blessings with our community by volunteering to help serve brunch in our Social Hall. All ages of volunteers are welcome, so your whole family can serve together. Sign up at haumc.org/brunch .
Koinonia is open every day of the year to host your personal, family, shared interest or business retreats. The best way you can support our Retreat Center is to attend events. Even better - schedule your own retreat! Call Kevin or Teresa at 888-801-7746 to check availability, and program Director Mark Peterson at mark.peterson@haumc.org to share your idea for a fun retreat. For the latest news about Koinonia, visit www.facebook.com/KoinoniaRetreatCenter

Plan ahead for the “Fall Fun at Koinonia” Retreat, October 17-20 (MEA weekend) – an annual gathering for singles, couples and families. Then comes New Years at Koinonia, December 30 – Jan 1. Sign-up at www.haumc.org/register .

Please pray for this week’s guests: Gay Family Reunion and Camp Benton 4-H Retreat.

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