July 29, 2021
Hello Hennepin Youth and Families!

If you haven't yet heard, you should know that Erin Peterson tragically passed away last Saturday. She is an important member of our faith community and will be missed dearly. Her funeral is schedule for 11 am Friday morning at Hennepin. The picture to the right captures her joy as we won our first mini-golf tournament two summers ago. I am happy to continue the mini-golf tradition this September and am especially saddened Erin won't be able to participate. Her loss is heartbreaking.

On a less somber note, It's still not too late to sign up for Serve MSP, the info is below. And if that doesn't work for your family, be sure to check the dates on the calendar below for other opportunities to share some time with your church family.


Grace and Peace,

Rick

August 3–5
Serve MSP

August 26
Hammock & Hang Out

Fall Kickoff - September 12
Second Annual HAUMC Youth Mini-Golf Invitational
Sign up for Serve MSP during Special Time for Hennepin Youth

Serve MSP will include youth from all over the cities, but Hennepin Youth have a chance to claim their spot before registration opens to dozens of other churches.

At Serve MSP, youth will spend time volunteering with service partners that work to support and advocate for the marginalized and those in need in the Twin Cities area.  Each day will also include time to hear from community speakers and leaders about topics rooted in social justice.  We’ll be unpacking scripture and stories related to these topics, too, with an anchor held in this verse from Esther:  
 
“For such a time as this.” 
 
Minnesota has been a central figure in conversations about social justice in recent history.  Serve MSP will allow an opportunity to safely gather with other youth and community leaders, to serve organizations that are doing justice work every day, and to engage in necessary conversations.  

We'll gather from August 3-5 at several locations in the Twin Cities (itineraries will be distributed to adult leaders before camp week). In the weeks leading up to Serve MSP, adult leaders will have a menu of service and learning opportunities to choose from and can determine what will be best for their group (based on group size, age, learning emphasis).  $40/student will cover the cost of materials (and for a sweet t-shirt) over the course of the camp week; scholarships are available. 

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