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Children's Choir

March 12 - April 9

Sunday School Kids Singing in Worship

March 19

Palm Sunday Parade

April 2 • 10am • Sanctuary

Maundy Thursday

April 6 • 7pm • Art Gallery

Good Friday

April 7 • 7pm • Sanctuary

Easter Sunday

April 9 • 10am • Sanctuary

Vision Casting Lunch

April 23

Vacation Bible School

June 26-30

Children's Choir

Sundays, March 12-April 2 • 11:15am-12pm

Border Chapel

Calling all kids 2nd grade on up! Patrick Henning, our principal organist, will be leading a seasonal Children's choir. The first rehearsal will be this week on March 12 from 11:15am-12pm in the Border Chapel following Worship.

They will also meet March 12, March 19, March 26 and April 2 to prepare a piece for Worship on Easter Sunday, April 9! Please email Patrick at if you plan to bring your kids!

Vision Casting Lunch

April 23 • 11:30am-1pm

You are ALL invited to join us for a Vision Casting Lunch!

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When: Sunday, April 23 following Worship from 11:30am-1:00pm at HAUMC.

Who: EVERYONE! I’d love for all of our families to attend–your kids included. I’d love for anyone who is interested in the flourishing of children, youth, and families at HAUMC to attend.

What: We will share a meal together and I will spend some time casting vision for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry for the coming year at HAUMC. I will share about my hopes and dreams for children, youth, and families at HAUMC… what I hope Sunday morning programming will look like, the kinds of events I’d like us to do together, the outreach opportunities I hope we can invest in, and what kind of teams we could build in order to see these things happens!

Why: Because it's fun to eat together! And also because we have amazing kids and youth at HAUMC, and they deserve to have a community of adults to rally together and provide an environment in which they can flourish and grow in their faith. I hope that by the end of this meeting we will all have a clearer vision for how God is leading us to move forward together!

Family Faith Formation

Due to the snow on Ash Wednesday, we moved our Imposition of Ashes to a Sunday service, and the kids got to receive ashes in chapel time. It was fun to watch them stand quietly in line, receive their ashes, and then quietly move to find their seats in the chapel. I've never had such a captive audience for such a long and quiet time with this group! It was amazing–but it also reminded me of what it is to have a child-like faith. Their hearts are open, their imaginations are ready to engage with a God who, let's be honest, needs us to engage our imaginations once in a while in order to connect with God!

If you are wondering how to get connected with some resources to use as a family to engage in spiritual practices during Lent this year, check out this article by Christianity Today or head over to Illustrated Ministry and check out their family Lenten Devotional options.

Vacation Bible School - Save the Dates!

Mark your calendars for June 26-30. We will be partnering with Good Samaritan UMC for VBS again this year. If you or your middle school/highschool students are available to volunteer to help at VBS, could you let me know? Email me at

2023 Summer Camp Dates

Are you planning to send your kids to a UMC summer camp this year? The 2023 Camp dates have been released and registration is now open. Click HERE for a complete list of camp options.

Are you hoping to send your kids to camp the same week as other HAUMC kids? Let me know if you want to coordinate with other families in order to attend camp together this summer and I will make sure you get connected with one another! 

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For any questions regarding Children & Family Ministries,

please contact Keesha Sedgwick at