Silent Movie Night – FREE

Organist extraordinaire Donald Livingston plays a live, original score for the 1924 silent horror classic, The Hands of Orlac. A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn’t know they once belonged… to a murderer! We’ll have popcorn, bottled water, and new this year: a food truck…

Planning Initiatives and Foundation Funding Process

This is a church wide memo sent on September 30, 2014 from: Susan Dunlop, Foundation Board Rod Bacon, Finance Committee Ginger Sisco, Congregational President Jodi Standke, Interim Executive Director Rev. Kent Millard, Interim Lead Pastor As a direct response to our conversations with Alban consultant Sarai Rice, we’ve been working throughout this year to optimize…

Updating our Church Profile – Oct. 4 Workshop

New Pastor Search…Next Steps One of the resources Bishop Bruce Ough and his Cabinet use in finding the right match for our next lead pastor is a Church Profile. A form created by the Minnesota Annual Conference, we worked on this document collaboratively in an open workshop with Bill Tipping, our recent Staff Parish Relations…

Minnesota Internship Center at Hennepin

MNIC @ HAUMC by Eve Stein, Social Studies Teacher (from HQ Magazine, May • June • July 2014) Find out more information at MNIC.org The Minnesota Internship Center (MNIC), has been at Hennepin Church since January 2013. MNIC is a charter high school in its 14th year of operation. The Downtown Campus, occupies the second floor of…

Common Meeting Night

Through our Next Great Steps research this spring we discovered  a disparity in the awareness of the groups, activities and services our church offers. As a direct response we will hold a COMMON MEETING on Thursday, September 18 beginning at 5:30 pm with a potluck in Social Hall. We are asking all committees to move their September meeting to this shared…

Hennepin Reads: Richard Leider

7:00 PM, September 9: Richard J. Leider, Author with Claudia Schmidt, Musician Claudia Schmidt will set the stage musically for the third Hennepin Reads on September 9th at 7:00 p.m. She will bring her depth of poetry of the experience of life to an evening with Richard Leider, author of Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New…

Back to School with Dignity

The school year is fast approaching and there are plenty of students connected to Hennepin whose scholastic efforts we would like to support, i.e. Dignity Center adult students, MNIC High School students and UMCOR. There will be bins in the East Entry on Sundays August 24, 31 and September 7 to sort out your donated items–back packs, notebooks,…

Guest Preacher: Bishop Ough

Welcome Bishop Bruce Ough – August 17 at 9:30 AM 11:00 AM with DS Judy Zabel and Bishop Bruce Ough Sunday, August 17 we have invited Bishop Bruce Ough to be our guest preacher at 9:30 AM. He and District Superintendent Judy Zabel will be present that day and will stay for a Q&A Session…

Connect at Koinonia 2014

Mark your calendars now for Connect at Koinonia – Sunday, September 28. That day we will car-pool from Church at 11:30 AM and be back by 7 PM. There will be boatloads of activities for kids and adults – and boatloads of boats! You may RSVP at the church Reception Desk or contact Mark at…

Sending Forth

Please plan to attend worship at 9:30 AM Sunday, August 10, to hear Teri’s final sermon and to celebrate the time we’ve had together. Following the service, we will have a cookout so we can have some time to spend with Terry and her husband Marty before they head out to South Dakota. We plan…