April 2, 2021
Dear Hennepin Youth & Families
Happy Easter! If you answered honestly, how are you doing with your second socially distanced Easter? Are you aching for spring break, or are you leaning into the seasonal reminder that since Christ has indeed risen, nothing will ever be the same!

Honestly, I've experienced both feelings recently, but I'm trying to stay focused on the idea that as we prepare to return the building for worship and ministry, we're blessed with an opportunity to take stock of our lives, our faith, and this ministry, and say how do we better live into Jesus's direction to Love God and Neighbor.

I wish the best for you and your family, and look forward to connecting soon.



Grace and Peace,

Rick
(317) 517-5968
Upcoming Events
4/4 - Easter, Youth Night on Zoom at 5 pm
4/11 - Supporting Stressed Youth FB Live
at 1 pm
Youth Night on Zoom at 5 pm


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Putting Your Family First
Has this pandemic meant you've had to think about caring for your family differently than ever before? If so, you're not alone.

On Sunday April 11th at 1 pm check out a Facebook Live to catch a conversation between Parent and Youth Worker Heather Alden and Rick Belbutoski about how to define, identify, and help youth manage the stress they're feeling.
Save the First week of August
I want to invite you to save the first week in August for the upcoming Local Justice Mission. As an intentional response to the inequities that have been illuminated and amplified by the pandemic and killing of George Floyd in the hands of the Minneapolis Police, Hennepin youth will have the opportunity to join youth from all over the Twin Cities for a week of service. The local justice mission is a collaborative effort from five area United Methodist Church's and is open to middle and high school students. More details are coming soon. Please mark your calendars.
Earth Day is Coming

Youth and parents should are invited to participate in Earth Day Activities on April 1-22. Climate Bingo, is an activity where you download bingo cards and do the required action in them. Some of these actions are as simple as to turn your water off while brushing your teeth, not going over the speed limit, picking up trash, and recycling. When you do the actions, take a picture and post it on HAUMC Facebook page, Twitter, and/or Instagram. Make sure you tag #HennepinHOPE. Every household that posts pictures will receive a free box of Energy Star LED light bulbs!


Get your Climate Bingo and more!



Sunday is Youth Night on Zoom