Koinonia - Your Voice Counts!

Our community is currently engaged in important discussions regarding whether or not we should consider offers to sell Koinonia Retreat Center.  There are many compelling discussion points on both sides of this question, and it is critical to have as many voices at the table as possible.  The next informational meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 5th at 11:30am in the Sanctuary.  Please plan to attend as you are able.  Child care will be available.

Green Faith Recycling Opportunities!

Easter Eggs!  
Bring in your empty plastic Easter eggs. We will use them next year for our Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt!

Halloween Costumes! 
Donate your gently used Halloween costumes that are too small for your kids.  We will use them during our annual Trunk-or-Treat celebration!
Save These Dates!
May 5
Parenting for LYFE
11:15 in the Social Hall

June 10-June 14
Vacation Bible School - 
To Mars and Beyond
*register at  haumc.org/events

June 15
Marriage Retreat
10am-3pm @ HAUMC
*register at  haumc.org/events

June 23-June 29
LYFE Camp for 7th grade and up
*register at  campminnesota.org

August 12-15
Earth Camp @
Koinonia Retreat Center
Grades 1-6
*register at  haumc.org/events

Little Steps, Big Faith - The Church Community
May 5 in the Social Hall 11:15am
Being lovingly held in a sacred community offers benefits and security to children that can last a lifetime.   

Sunday Snapshot
Blue Team, Purple Team, Green Team
Last Week:  Thomas Believes
This Week:  The Great Commission
Next week:  Many Parts One Body

Orange Team:
Last Week:  Conversion
This Week:  The Gospel
Next Week: The Law

Club 67:
Last Week:  Why did Jesus go to hell?
This Week:  Is it ok to be angry with God?
Next Week:  Can I accept the theory of evolution and still be Christian?
Registration is Open!
Register now for Vacation Bible School!
June 10-14
(Morning-only option also available)

Register with a friend to be entered into a drawing for prizes, including the
EP3-20 Puppet! Go to haumc.org/events

Here's the Scoop...
The United Methodist Women are having an Ice Cream Social in the East Entry after worship on Sunday!  This is a great time to stop by, have a snack, and thank them for their support of Hennepin Kids for LYFE.  The UMW partners with us to provide all of our bibles for 3rd graders, 3 year olds, and baptism babies!

 They would also love to have some help scooping, so offer to lend a hand!

Spruce the Spire!
Our Hennepin Family comes together for some Spring Cleaning on  Saturday, May 11th, 8:30am - 11:30am . Help us dust, polish, mulch, plant, pick -up, sweep  and more to get cleaned up after our hard winter. There will be activities for all ages making it a great opportunity for the whole family to volunteer together. Come for any part of the morning.  Sign-ups are really helpful, but you can always just show up.  RSV P  at signup.com/go/VLAXfDm
or find us in  Carlson Hall on Sundays to learn more.   
Clothing Needed!

Spring really is coming!  Your generous donations to our refugee family at Christmas time helped them make it through their first Minnesota winter.  As the season changes, they are in need of spring and summer clothing.  Specific sizes needed are:  women's size 14 for mother, men's size small for teenage boy, women's size 10 for teenage girl, boy's size 12, girl's size 8-10, and boy's size 5. 

It has been exciting to have this family join our Hennepin Kids on Sunday mornings.  Other ways that we can extend our radical hospitality to this family is by providing transportation to church on Sunday mornings and joining them during brunch.  If you live in St. Paul and are able to help drive them to church on a Sunday morning, please contact Ann Carlson at carlsonaj99@gmail.com.

10am - 3pm at HAUMC
Enjoy this time set apart to cultivate your relationship. 
Through brief presentations, personal reflection, and time with your partner, 
you will enrich your marriage in several key areas. 
Your $65 registration fee covers program costs with Lisa Ervin, Licensed Therapist and Spiritual Director, lunch, and childcare, if needed. 
Register at  haumc.org/events

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And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8