Backpack Stuffing Event-School Supply Drive

Now to September 11

We are collecting these supplies to stuff backpacks on Kickoff Sunday for neighborhood kids in need!

• Backpacks

• Tissue/Kleenex Packs

• Washable markers

• Crayons

• Glue sticks

• Blunt tip scissors

After Church

Meet and Eat!

Sunday, September 18 11:30am-1pm

(See article for more details.)

Confirmation Sunday

September 25

Youth and Parent Meeting

October 2 • 11:15am

Bible Sunday

October 9

Every year at Hennepin 3 year olds, 3rd graders, and 8th graders are presented with a new Bible. Stay tuned for more instructions and what to expect in worship that morning.

Kickoff Sunday: You Got This!

Sunday, September 11 • 11:15am-12:30pm

September 11 is Kickoff Sunday! There will be a lot going on and it should be a fun time for the whole family. Youth programming won't begin until October, but this kickoff event is for the youth, too! If you've got youth who want to be involved by helping with Sunday School that day, let me know! 

After Church Meet and Eat!

Sunday, September 18, 11:30am-1pm

Hey Families! Let's meet for lunch at The Market at Malcom Yards after church on Sunday, September 18. Anyone with kids at Hennepin is welcome to join us. Our purpose is simple – spend time together, reconnect with familiar faces, meet new families, and unite as families of HAUMC. We'll plan to be there from 11:30am-1pm. The address is 501 30th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. If you have any questions, please contact Muria Kruger at

Confirmation Sunday-

Support Malin Erickson!

Sunday, September 25 • 10am worship

September 25 will be Confirmation Sunday. We will have one youth confirmand, Malin Erickson. Let's all plan to show our love and support for Malin on the 25th and be reminded to reflect on our own commitments made to Christ and to our community of faith. In what ways can we show up for one another this fall?

Youth and Parent Meeting

Sunday, October 2 • 11:30am-1pm

Please join us for a light lunch following Worship on Sunday October 2nd. This meeting is for youth grades 8-12 and their parents or caregivers. I will spend some time casting vision for the year ahead and share some of my goals for confirmation and youth ministry. I hope to set the tone for the year and answer any questions you may have. But, ultimately, I want to spend some time getting to know one another before we dive in! 

Please RSVP here so we know how many lunches to order. I'm looking forward to seeing you all!

Confirmation and

Youth Group Schedule

We finally have a schedule for our Confirmation and Youth Group Meetings for the year! All our meetings will take place on Sundays after Worship from 11:30am-1:30pm. A light lunch will be served each week. We will alternate between having confirmation and youth group. No meetings will be held whenever there is a school break that falls on a Friday or Monday.

I want to extend an invitation to all youth at Hennepin to attend confirmation. Youth who have already been confirmed can join us as jr. mentors. I know that many of our youth at Hennepin were in confirmation during the pandemic and might feel as though they missed out on certain aspects of confirmation, and by joining us as jr. mentors, they will have the opportunity to participate in our field trips, service projects, and the in-person learning experience. They will also have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills as they interact with both our current confirmands and our adult mentors in the group. It is important to me to consider how I can best support your students as we will continue to re-enter life after the pandemic. I think that fostering a strong sense of community among our youth is one way I can do this. 

October 9th will be our first Youth Group meeting! 

October 23rd will be our first Confirmation meeting! 

Attached is the schedule for the year. Click here to open.

Join Us!

Hennepin Avenue UMC is on Facebook! Please "like" us at find out more about Hennepin Youth, go to

For any questions regarding Youth Ministries,

please contact Keesha Sedgwick at