Thursday, June 09, 2022
There is so much going on this Summer here at HAUMC

So many ways to get involved, connect, have fun and be part of this wonderful community.

Read on below for opportunities to:
Join in for Pride, Sunday school, and Sanctuary Summer Choir!
Connect in person or online with UWF, Reflection, Book Club, Coffee time and Closings
Sign-up the kids up for camps
Garden in the local community
Attend events like the IMPART series and Cello Songs
Hennepin Ave United Methodist Church
is back at PRIDE! 
Saturday June 25 10am-6pm
Sunday June 26 noon-4pm
Loring Park

This is your opportunity to have front row seats at the festivities and show our pride of being a reconciling Church!

We will be back at a booth for Twin Cities Pride with the Churches of the Downtown Area on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday 26, in Loring Park.

We are asking volunteers to sign up for two hour time blocks, and/or help with set-up of the booth on Saturday morning or take down of the booth late Sunday afternoon.

Look for more opportunities to take part to sign-up in the following weeks!
Impart: Wisdom from the Community Series
June 13 6pm
Art Gallery

Now, more than ever, we are called to take an active role in building the beloved community. You can do your part to help heal a broken world by attending.
Join in on the 13th and learn about red-lining and racial covenants in Minneapolis, the suburbs, and all over the North. How can we heal these rifts and become one city, one community?

Monday, Jun 13 Impart: Grounded in Your Truth
The film Jim Crow of the North as seen on TPT2, will be presented and AsaleSol Young (pictured above) will address the context and meaning in the layers of their identity as Black Minnesotan. This session will include a Q&A following the presentation.

Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend these essential events.
The last of this series, Impart: Kingdom Builders will be July 11.
CLICK HERE for more information.
Passionate Worship
Join Us for Worship on Sundays
Telling Your Story Sermon Series This Sunday!

Stories are powerful. Long after stories happen, they continue to form us as we retell them. They hold us up during difficult times and they paint a picture of what could be. When a story is told it is the breath of life. It creates empathy, builds community, shifts perspectives, teaches lessons and can give meaning. It is fundamental to the human experience.
What is your story? What is our story? How do we hear each other?
Shh listen, the story is unfolding now.

A summer invitation to sing with the Sanctuary Choir
starts this Sunday June 12
Sanctuary Summer Choir Sundays are June 12, June 26, July 17, July 24,
July 31, August 7

During the summer months, the HAUMC Sanctuary Choir welcomes additional singers to join in the ministry of song!
No weeknight rehearsing during the summer - just come at 8:45am on Sunday and join friends old & new. Choral experience helpful, but not required. To participate, contact Mark Squire (
This Sunday's Message
Telling your Story:
God is the Author
by Rev. Will Healy

Traditional Worship at 10am
Sunday June 19th
A Special Day of Music

Jonatha Brooke will be sharing her exceptional music with us during worship! She was recently featured on The Local Show on MPR and you can see her with Cello Song Projects on the 24th! Click here for more information and tickets to the event on the 24th.
Organist Donald Livingston wraps up his second tenure as HAUMC Organist on Sunday, June 19.
Following the 10am worship service, there will be a light reception for Donald in the East Entry.

Come to say hi and express your thanks for Donald's ministry of music before he leaves on his next adventure in Topeka Kansas!

Cards of appreciation will be received during this festive time!
Daily Prayer Fellowship: Coffee Time
8–8:30am Monday–Friday Mornings

Morning Coffee is a chance to check in, engage in a lively discussion about a short scripture passage or topic, and then pray our way into the day. All are welcome!

Join by phone using the dial-in information:
‪Dial: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 842 8341 6140
Passcode: 975868
Daily Prayer Fellowship: Closings
8–8:30pm Mon, Tues, & Thurs Evenings

Are you looking for a warm way to end your day? Drop into Closings and share a conversation with friends. This open, lay-led group is a place for conversation, connection, and community.

Join by phone using the dial-in information:
‪Dial: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 892 5043 5902
Passcode: 113680
Community Planting Day
Sunday June 11, 10am-2pm
1601 Nicolette Ave.

Not going to Rock the Garden this year?
That's ok, plan to join us on June 11th from 10am - 2pm at Rayito de Sol for a day of gardening! 

Meet those who live and work near HAUMC and join in with other community- minded neighbors to help beautify the area!

Shovels will be available.
Bring any small tools and gloves if you’d like them.

Click Here for more information 

Email Citizens for Loring Park Community at with subject line 'CLPC Community Planting' to volunteer.
Phishing Security Warning

Spammers and phishers continue to target Hennepin Avenue UMC's staff and congregation. Their continued tactics are to create email accounts that appear to belong to staff and well-known congregation members. If you are the recipient of a note asking for a favor and/or to only email them back & not call, please be on alert that this may be a phishing expedition. Do not reply to these messages.
If you are the recipient of one of these messages or are suspicious of an email, please forward it to for our team to review.
We employ high-level security measures to keep your information safe, and we have no indication that our systems have been compromised. We just ask you to always be vigilant and to report any suspicious messages that appear linked to the church, staff, or members to
Children & Family News
2022 Basilica Music and Arts Immersion Camp
June 27 - July 1, 9am - 4pm
The Basilica of St. Mary
Grades 4th-8th and their families
Register by June 12th

Presented by The Basilica of Saint Mary, Church of the Ascension, in collaboration with Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church.

The Music and Arts Immersion Camp is back IN-PERSON for a week of creativity and artistic exploration!

HAUMC'ers Patricia Rice, Krista Riedel and Darin Riedel are serving on the faculty.
Tuition is $100, scholarships are available!

Click Here to register and for more information.
Vacation Bible School
June 27-30
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
Ages 3 years-4th Grade
Register by June 22nd

Get ready to cook up a great week at our Food Truck-inspired VBS!

We continue to enjoy our amazing partnership with Good Samaritan UMC, where we will again take advantage of their awesome outdoor spaces.

We'll enjoy stories, games, and music. All while we will learn about where our food comes from, sustainability, and trusting in the goodness of God and creation to provide for our daily needs.

5th graders and up are welcome to serve as youth helpers!

Click Here to register!
Help Needed! Calling all able bodied adults and teens!
9:30am Sundays in the summer

For the safety of our Hennepin Kids, we need to have 2 teachers with the group during our Summer Sunday School program each week.

Lead teachers are ready to go, so just show up and enjoy time with these amazing young humans in a relaxed and fun environment!

Please consider signing up for one or more Sundays throughout the summer.
All lessons will be planned and prepped ahead of time. Arrive by 9:30 am to become familiar with the lesson and to greet children.

Click here to sign up!
Risk-Taking Mission & Service
Good News from the Neighborhood

When Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove spoke with us in early 2021, he suggested that one way HAUMC can champion social justice is to use the power we have to bless what’s happening that we didn’t start. In that spirit, we invite you to bless this organization with:

  • your prayers of thanksgiving for their great work
  • prayers for future successes
  • share the good news of their mission with your friends
  • support them with your time, talents, and donations if you’re so moved

A diverse group (including HAUMC) that envisions a new solution to address homelessness in Minneapolis. It is currently a proposal to build and operate a 2-year live demonstration, housing between 15-40 people in microhomes clustered around a common house, living cooperatively as an intentional community. Once established, the community will be self-governed.
This vision comes from people experiencing homelessness, including several Dignity Center participants. Also involved are health plans, healthcare providers, housing experts, and government officials who we interviewed and co-designed with over the last year. Investing in housing will improve health and decrease healthcare spending.
Look for the Envision microhome prototype to show up in HAUMC’s parking lot soon! We’ll organize tours so everyone can learn more about this vision for alleviating homelessness.
For additional information check out their website at
Calling for Reform in Eviction Laws

Minnesota is one of only 7 states that does NOT require a landlord to formally notify a tenant before filing an eviction.

Additionally, our laws essentially allow eviction records to remain on tenants’ records without discretion: regardless of whether the tenant wins, loses, or settles the case.
Our neighbors who are low-income are disproportionately affected.

We can make a difference by engaging the Minnesota Senate on the issues of: (1) requiring pre-eviction notice and (2) eviction expungement.

Phone calls and letters to your local representatives will make a difference!
Intentional Faith Development
Monthly Virtual Book Club
Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova
June 16, 7pm

"A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and best-selling author of Still Alice."

If you enjoy reading, please join the Hennepin Avenue UMC community for an hour-long discussion via Zoom about this book! The books can be read online through local libraries or inexpensive websites like

Ways to connect:
Meeting ID: 898 0983 7941
Passcode: 496102

To share this event with your friends and family, Click Here

Email Jane Mylrea if you are interested to get on the mailing list! (
Sundays in June at 11:15am
Harrison Room

Do you sometimes struggle with religious doubts? Do you ever feel that what you believe is out of step with what you’ve been told to believe?
Or perhaps you feel your faith needs a jump-start to make your spiritual life grow more deeply?

You’re invited to take part in a Sunday morning experiment called Reflection.
We will gather for 45 minutes after the Sunday morning service to reflect on various religious questions, and, if you want, to share your reflection with the group.

There’s no agenda or “right” answers. The questions are open-ended. All reflections are welcome, whether traditional or completely unorthodox.

The experimental gatherings will be at 11:15am in the Harrison Room on Sundays in June.

Feel free to join us as an observer, and see if this approach engages you.
Radical Hospitality
Second Hand Sundays at HAUMC
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Parking Lot (Eastern Edge)
June 12, 9am-11am

We collect quality donations from HAUMC members the second Sunday of every month now through October!

June 12th
July 10th
August 14th
September 11th
October 9th

Special Thanks to the following folks who stopped by with a donation to old school last week during second hand Sunday!
Marilyn, Laura, Carol, Sylvia, Beth, Marianne, Juanita, Janelle, Greg, Laurel and the person in the choir robes!

We really appreciate you thinking of us and we hope to see you all again on Sunday June 12th!
Until then visit us at 1901 Nicollet Ave, Tuesday - Sunday 11am-5pm.

If you have any questions about donations give us a call at 612-827-8305.

Extravagant Generosity
Aid to Ukraine
There is continued need for Aid in the Ukraine.

While our steeple colors now reflect our role as a reconciling church, there is is still need in the Ukraine.

If you would like to give to United Methodist Committee on Relief to provide aid to Ukraine through Hennepin HAUMC you can follow the link to realm below. Pray also for an end to the conflict so the rebuilding can start.


Or follow the link on the GIVE page and select UMCOR disaster relief.

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