Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted - Jesus

May 1, 2019

Dear Friends,
In her book of essays, Upstream, Mary Oliver asks, "Do you think there is anything not attached by its unbreakable cord to everything else?"
As a community of faith, we affirm the unbreakable cord that holds us together, the spiritual connection that allows us to remain attached, even when we are separated by death. Our recollections and remembrances are the raw material from which we construct a narrative of a life well-lived and celebrate its beauty. Dot Brumbaugh, who passed away March 8, 2019, was part of our HAUMC community, and we celebrate the beauty of her life among us.
Dot (94) joined Hennepin in 1957 and was a member for sixty-two (62) years. A nurse by profession, her compassion, practicality, direct nature, and deep sensitivity were hallmarks of her spiritual character. She participated in Cursillo, the Couples' Club, and was an active member of several Bible study groups. Her skill at creating hospitality and her natural curiosity led her host several foreign students over many years. When they arrived to study at the University of Minnesota, they found a warm welcome. Her deep empathy and sociable personality made her a valuable part of the volunteer team for Steeple People thrift store. Her sense of social justice and everyday faith made her an advocate for fair treatment. Her work resulted in a landmark legal decision protecting private duty nursing staff as employees related to workers' compensation benefits.
Dot and her husband raised their four children at Hennepin and surrounded them with Christian community. Please remember Richard, John, David, and Joanne and their families in your prayers along with Dot's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial gifts may be made to Hennepin Avenue UMC, Jones Harrison Residence, Minneapolis Women's Club or Brighton Hospice Care. Inquiries may be directed to or .
Service arrangements are:
Saturday, May, 4, 2019
Visitation, 9:30am
Service, 10:30am
Border Chapel

Pastor Frenchye