March 26, 2021
Dear Hennepin Youth & Families
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the exciting new partnership we're developing with Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota. This week, I'm even more excited because Sunday March 28th will be the first night students in our youth group will benefit from this partnership directly.

Sunday night at 5 pm, our regularly scheduled Youth Night Call will include students from the University of Minnesota. The conversation we have planned will be great for students of all ages, and this is an especially fantastic opportunity for students who may one day attend the U.

The meeting is on zoom at 5 pm and the link to us is right here. Don't let yourself of your youth miss it.

Grace and Peace,

(317) 517-5968
Upcoming Events
3/28 - Youth Night w/ Wesley Foundation
4/4 - Easter, Youth Night on Zoom at 5 pm
4/11 - Supporting Stressed Youth FB Live
at 1 pm
Youth Night on Zoom at 5 pm
Putting Your Family First
Has this pandemic meant you've had to think about caring for your family differently than ever before? If so, you're not alone.

On Sunday April 11th at 1 pm check out a Facebook Live to catch a conversation between Parent and Youth Worker Heather Alden and Rick Belbutoski about how to define, identify, and help youth manage the stress they're feeling.
Save the First week of August
I want to invite you to save the first week in August for the upcoming Local Justice Mission. As an intentional response to the inequities that have been illuminated and amplified by the pandemic and killing of George Floyd in the hands of the Minneapolis Police, Hennepin youth will have the opportunity to join youth from all over the Twin Cities for a week of service. The local justice mission is a collaborative effort from five area United Methodist Church's and is open to middle and high school students. More details are coming soon. Please mark your calendars.
March Food Share
Food has always been a challenge for some people, but now with this pandemic people are suffering more. People have reported feeling insecure about their food, to where 80% of African Americans have reported, 70% of Hispanics have reported, over 50% of other races have reported insecurities. This is absurd to think about because there is more than enough food to feed everyone on the planet, yet worldwide about 690 million people go to bed hungry each night. 

We can help the people that are struggling with food shortages. HAUMC is planning on preparing a food drive to help others, but you could help by sacrificing going out to eat at a restaurant and eat at home and use that money to donate. Also you could save your coins and pocket change and with time donate it and make a difference in the world. 

We'll be taking donations throughout the month of March to help stock the Groveland Food Shelf to keep it working for those in need.

If you want to drop off donations, we will have bins available in the East Wing of the church, March 1-26, Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm.

Need to send your donations in? Just use this convenient link to order from Amazon, and your items will be delivered to HAUMC.

Sunday is Youth Night on Zoom