Adult Education is a rich and varied palette.

Adult Education at Hennepin Avenue UMC is a rich and varied palette. From Sunday morning classes to weekday and evening opportunities, we try to offer everyone the chance to create a circle of people in which they are known and can belong, where they may encounter the Holy, and nurture their faith.

We are open to your ideas for groups and classes. Contact Rev. Frenchye Magee ( with your ideas and desires for new ways to create community.

Young Adults

Hennepin Avenue UMC offers opportunities for young adults to grow in faith, serve the community in the name of God, and connect with peers and people from other generations.

An Overview of Young Adults Events

Retreats and Field Trips: Each fall, we take a weekend retreat to Koinonia Retreat Center and have periodic on-campus events and field trips for young adults and their families. Pub Theology: We meet once a month at a local brewery or pub for good drink, good company, and good discussion on a wide variety of topics. Learn more here. 3rd Sunday Worship: We make a concerted effort to attend and sit together during the Traditional Worship service at 10:00am on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

For more information about the Young Adults gatherings, contact Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Rick Belbutoski at See below for our upcoming events!


For Mentor Meet Up this fall, we’re doing a Minneapolis Scavenger Hunt for mentors and mentees. This event will be from 2–5pm on October 5.


Adulting 101 is a fun casual way for young adults to engage in topics they care about. Each session features a topic expert, an opportunity to discuss the day’s topic, and chance to connect with other people with shared interests. This Fall Adulting 101 will return from 12:30–2pm in the Longfellow Room.

On October 13th we’ll be diving into the topic of how to be a better ally to the LBGTQIA+ community.

On December 8th, we’ll discuss how to manage Christmas expenses on a budget.


Experience this key entry point for young adults in the life of the church! Open to everyone 21+, this gathering is filled with spirited conversation about faith, world events, and life–all fueled by the tasty beverage of your choice. Pub Theology will be from 6-7 pm at Sysyphus Brewing this fall.

Invite a friend to join you, and learn more at


Disciple Bible Study

A 34-week Bible study that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, drawing upon the works of scholars, personal Bible reading, study, and dynamic group discussion. Key benefits are the community of fellow travelers and friendships built throughout the year.

Groups form in September and conclude in June. Participants purchase a student manual and are led by gifted students of scripture. If interested, please email

Men’s Bible Fellowship

At 7:00 AM on Friday mornings, a group of men gather for Bible study, conversation and fellowship.

All men are invited to attend this lively discussion.

Knotty Quilters

The Knotty Quilters meet on Wednesday mornings in the Dorcas Alcove to make quilts for service organizations, and teddy bears for baptisms.

Contributions of fabric, yarn, batting and thread are welcome.

New members are encouraged to join.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry group makes shawls for Hennepin members and friends who are facing a serious illness or time of crisis. Scarves and mittens are also made for Dignity Center clients and Community Meals guests.

These needle workers meet at church the first Thursday afternoon of the month for fellowship as they knit. Yarn and patterns are provided.

“Sunday at Five” Recovery Group

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. If these words have guided you, Hennepin’s Recovery Group Sunday at Five might be for you.

Meeting at 5:00 PM every Sunday in the Border Chapel, this group shares the wisdom of sacred texts, along with personal stories of faith and doubt, in a safe, confidential setting. All are invited to stay for coffee after the service.

Science and Religion

The Science and Theology Network, along with Hennepin Avenue UMC, co-sponsor a monthly Science and Religion Roundtable that explores a wide variety of topics. Interested in how science and religion can be partners in the quest for truth?

This book club meets on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Longfellow Room. Newcomers are always welcome!

Life Adventures for Seniors

Life Adventures presents programs and activities for learning, entertainment, and socializing. Join in these events and bring your friends and neighbors.

Many of the programs are held in the Social Hall and begin with a catered lunch at noon. Activities range from special trips for fall colors, speakers on a range of topics, holiday musical programs, and talks from our pastors.

Thursday Bible Study

Our Thursday Bible Study Group meets at 11:00 AM in the Longfellow Room.

New participants are always welcome.

United Methodist Women

Mission of United Methodist Women (UMW):
UMW advocates for the oppressed and dispossessed–supports the needs of women, children and youth–seeks to build a supportive community among women–and helps foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement. Learn more here.

Women’s Book Group

Kjerringsleppets is a women’s book group that meets the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00 PM. It reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, always asking the question, “Where did we see the face of God in this book?”

For more information, email