Children are a valued and vital part of our faith community at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Children can begin their faith journey in the nursery and progress through preschool programs, elementary, middle school and finally high school ministry programs. Each journey is uniquely tailored.
In an effort to engage individuals as life-long learners, HAUMC offers a variety of Faith Formation activities and classes, including traditional Sunday School for grades preK through 12th. During these formative years our staff and volunteers guide students into a meaningful relationship with God through stories, activities, crafts, and fellowship.
Summer Sunday School
9:00 AM in the Border Chapel
Summer Sunday School is for 3 year olds to 4th Graders. Children go to Border Chapel for worship, story time, and a Faith5 check-in to share their highs and lows. Next, children move to age-level classrooms throughout the first floor in the Education Wing.
Sundays from 8:15 AM-12:15 PM | Longfellow Room
It is our goal at Hennepin to make sure each child experiences the love of Christ every time we provide care in our nursery. We feel that this lays the foundation for all that comes later in a child’s faith development.
Preschool to 4th Grade
Sundays at 11:05 AM-12:00 PM | 1st Floor Education Wing
In traditional Sunday School, children ages 3 years through 4th grade come to a better understanding of God and what God calls them to do, to know Jesus as the Son of God and take his messages to heart, and to discover where the Bible speaks to them, building a strong faith foundation.
5th and 6th Graders
Sundays at 11:05 AM-12:00 PM | Youth Lounge
Club 56 is designed to meet the changing needs of our pre-teens. Youth in grades 5 and 6 often hunger for something different from younger kids, but aren’t often developmentally ready for Teen Ministries. Club 56 helps bridge the gap by using a format similar to youth programs, but with subject matter and activities that address age-appropriate needs and issues.
Children who have completed 1st through 4th grades are eligible to attend Earth Camp in July, which is an overnight camp at Koinonia, our church retreat center in Annandale, MN. While fostering opportunities for personal growth and fellowship, Earth Camp gives children a chance to celebrate and learn more about God’s creation.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long event in the summer for children ages 3 years through 4th grade. Children participate in crafts, games, singing, and stories that center around a fun, relevant, Bible-based theme.
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church offers children the opportunity to experience choir music.
Cherub Choir: Join 4 and 5-year-olds, having their first choir experience. Rehearse the six Sunday mornings before Christmas Eve and perform at the 4:00 PM service.
Carol Choir: 1st and 2nd graders meet for six weeks, twice a year, and sing at the Christmas Eve and Mother’s Day worship services.
Altar Choir: 3rd through 6th graders meet every Tuesday at 6:00 PM during the school year and sing in worship once a month.