Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation that welcomes all people, is open to new ideas, and has great passion for serving. You are invited to experience the community that is Hennepin Church.

First Look   Get Involved

Kicking off 2015, come for a new 4-part sermon series called “Gift Return,” where we explore our gifts and how to return them in the community. You’ll examine the gifts you know you have and rediscover them in new ways. You’ll be challenged to think beyond what usually comes to your mind and see what hidden talents you have stored away. You’ll work on how to turn having a skill into living a passion. And you’ll be called to use your gifts to change the world, one interaction at a time.
Your gifts are worth returning!

January 4 – Gift Return: Prayers 

Rev. Nate Melcher preaching on 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

January 11 – Gift Return: Presence & Gifts 

Rev. Judy Zabel preaching on Mark 2:1-12

January 18 – Gift Return: Service 

Rev. Paula Colton preaching on Matthew 25:14-30

January 25 – Gift Return: Witness

Rev. Nate Melcher preaching on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

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Worship Times Discussion

On Dec. 4, the Administrative Council discussed some possible options for worship times at Hennepin. In January and letter and ballot was mailed to the congregation. On Sunday, January 11, there was a Church Conference where the congregation discussed the various options presented to consider what is best for the growth of Hennepin Church. A non-binding straw poll was taken by mail, at church and online. (Closed January 25).

Breakfast at Hennepin

Our wonderful Sunday Brunch is made possible by many volunteer hands. Each week people help prep food and set-up on Saturday, and continue prep/set-up, cook, serve, and clean-up on Sundays. There’s a place for you! Just go to HennepinChurch.org/outreach and click on “Volunteer” under Breakfast at Hennepin to sign up for a 2-hour shift. Thank You!

Inter-Gen-Men Retreat

Feb. 27 – March 1 at Koinonia

This will be a time to recharge your spirit and explore the pitfalls, potholes, pleasures and possibilities of the male spiritual journey. There will be talks, discussion, private time, down time, recreation, films and hanging out with some amazing men, all happening in the comfort and beauty of Koinonia in the winter.  The retreat starts with dinner at 6:30pm on Friday and concludes with a noon departure on Sunday.  Cost will be $135.

A Time Apart: Women’s Retreat

March 6 – 8 at Koinonia Retreat Center

By March winter can seem long. Join Hennepin women and their friends at Koinonia for a time apart from the regular activities of life. There will be time for relaxing, worship, singing, playing, reading, needlework, creating, eating and rest. There will also be time to get to know new people and reconnect with others. Cost is $130.00 for meals and lodging for the weekend. Scholarships are available.