March is Hunger Awareness Month

Feed the Hungry We believe people in need should not live in hunger. March is Hunger Awareness Month Hennepin is committed to resolving hunger. Our outreach ministries, work together to act locally, nationally and globally to meet emergency hunger needs, support programs that address hunger among those who are poor, and advocate for policies that…

Sabbath Beginnings

8:00 AM Sundays in the Border Chapel Sabbath Beginnings is exploring the theme of spiritual practices throughout Lent. This 30-minute, intimate chapel worship service features a scripture reading with group reflection time led by Pastor Nate, lifting up our prayer concerns, and communion. In recent months, we’ve seen regular attendees, new faces, teens and children,…

Note from Pastor Nate

My friends, I want to tell you all how proud I am of this congregation for trying something new. The road to our new Sunday schedule has not been easy nor perfect, and thank goodness for God’s grace and the grace we offer each other. One of my favorite parts of this experiment is the…

Ending Homelessness Advocacy Training

February 25, 2015, Temple Israel, 6:30-7:30 pm The session will provide advocates what they need to effectively communicate with their legislators in person, over the phone, or in writing. “Advocacy 101” Brief – what to do and what not to do when communicating with legislators. Material from the DCEH Legislative Kickoff meeting Specifics of the 2015 Homes…

An Unending Conversation

Four Sundays in March (1, 8, 15, 22) and Wednesdays March 25 and April 1 For the several weeks we had announced that Marcus Borg, prolific author, theologian, scholar and a founding member of the Jesus Seminar would be preaching and leading an adult forum on April 12th at Hennepin. This was planned through a…

HERE WE GROW! New Sunday Schedule

(This is a February 12, 2015 mailing to the congregation.) New Worship Schedule Begins February 22 Dear Hennepin Church Community: As you know, in our search for a new senior pastor, we had identified that having two large worship services overlapping was an unresolved issue. Bishop Bruce Ough called upon us to resolve this before…

Faith Friends

Faith Friends is a great way for anyone to help young ones find their place in the body of Christ. Part of our baptismal covenant is to care for the spiritual needs of one another. Sitting beside children and helping them understand our worship is a way to pass along our faith to the next…

Inter-Gen-Men Retreat

Inter-Gen-Men Retreat Comes to Koinonia Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2015 Click Here to Register After a 25 year hiatus, a Hennepin Men’s Retreat is returning to Koinonia. It was in the 1980s that the last retreats for men were held at Koinonia Retreat Center.  This was in the days of the fledgling “Men’s Movement,” spearheaded…

A Time Apart: Women’s Retreat

A Time Apart: A Retreat for Women. March 6–8 at Koinonia Retreat Center. Click Here to Register 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….