Nate Note
In just 5 minutes, you're on your way to amazing field trips, retreats, and lock-ins!
The next few months are absolutely filled with youth opportunities at Hennepin. Well, not at Hennepin, because so many of them are actually off-site field trips! All it takes is 5 minutes to register and commit to something great. What does 5 minutes get you? Skiing, movies, road trips, camping, service projects, and yeah, a little fun with your church friends along the way.
The annual Ski Trip (Feb. 15-17) to Lutsen and Spirit Mountain is calling both experienced and beginner skiers (yes, lessons are available). That's not all! The ever-popular Service+Cinema Lock-In returns February 8 with The Lego Movie 2, plus one of our favorite places to serve, Feed My Starving Children. And we're heading to Camp Koronis to join other United Methodists for an overnight retreat and this year it's that magical word, FREE!

Meanwhile, registration for the mission trip (August 4-9) goes up really soon and registration for LYFE Camp (June 23-29) is already available. And of course, we have great scholarship opportunities for these major events.

Friends, help keep the salt out of Pastor Nate's beard and put a smile on his face with YOUR early registration for all of these excellent events!
Ski Trip Registration is OPEN!
February 15-17, 2019
$260, Scholarships Available

Register early for this annual retreat to Lutsen and Spirit Mountain for a weekend of skiing, games, good food, and a great road trip. $260 covers lodging, lift ticket, transportation, and most meals. (Rentals and lessons are an additional charge and must be arranged by each family.)

This year, we're staying in a new place, the very cool Fitzgerald Manor in Two Harbors, check out the photos!

Scholarships are definitely available!
Service+Cinema Lock-In: Lego Movie 2
7:00pm Friday, February 8 start
~12:00pm Saturday, February 9 end

Youth, Club 67, and parents who want to experience the new Lego Movie on opening weekend are encouraged to register for a service project with Feed My Starving Children , a viewing of The Lego Movie , and then a morning matinee of Lego Movie 2 on opening weekend!
Save the date for this year's Ash Wednesday worship service for March 6 at 7:00pm. This "station rotation" of spiritual practices is led by the Confirmation Class and all youth families are encouraged to participate for their own faith journey and to support our 8th-9th Graders.
Sundays at 9:00am-9:45am
LAST SUNDAY: We read and discussed Matthew 10-11, thinking about how the disciples were sent out and if we could do that, as well as exploring what it means to trust Jesus.

THIS SUNDAY: We start with Matthew 12-13 for stories of healing, for the first parables, and Jesus breaking the rules and gettin' people upset, again!

REMINDER: ASH WEDNESDAY is led by the Confirmation Class. See you for 7:00pm worship on March 6 (class should arrive by 6:30pm to set up).
5:00pm Friday, March 1 - 5:00pm Saturday, March 2
We want as many of our Confirmation students participating as possible, and that's why we've made this annual retreat FREE this year! Let's road trip out to Camp Koronis and join United Methodist teenagers from across the state for a fun weekend of workshops, service projects, worship, games, good food, and winter fun! This is going to be one of the top road trips you'll take this year, let's go!
Sundays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
LAST SUNDAY: We watched and discussed a short film about the faith of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King and the people involved in the civil rights movement.

THIS SUNDAY: Dignity Sandwich Making! Youth suggested making meals and we're going to make meals for our Dignity Center participants!

NEXT SUNDAY: Community Meals, please arrive at 4:00pm to help serve and your friends and family can help, too. Sign up in advance, please!
03 Community Meals
10 Game Night
17 No Youth (Ski Trip)
24 Pub Theology for Teens
03 Community Meals
10 Game Night
17 Service Project
24 Pub Theology for Teens
Details to Come...
Feb. 8-9 Service+Cinema Lock-In
Feb. 15-17 Ski Trip
Mar. 1-2 Confirmation Retreat
Mar. 8 Buck Hill Ski Lock-In
Apr. 19 Good Friday / Pizza Par-Tay
Apr. 26-27 Service+Cinema Lock-In
May 19 Graduation Sunday
May 19 Annual Youth Family Spring
Pot Luck Par-Tay!
Jun. 23-29 LYFE Camp
Aug. 4-9 Mission Trip
Church of Youth Ministries of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Rev. Nate Melcher, Associate Pastor 

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