Meet Lynne Carroll
Director of Children & Family Ministries

Children of all ages are welcome at Hennepin!

Offering a multi-faceted ministry for children and families at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, children ages newborn through grade 7 are welcome to join Nursery and Sunday School programming, and kids in grades 6 & 7 for Club 67. Older kids grades 8–12 have special youth programming, as well (please visit the Youth page of our website for more details). You’re encouraged to join Director Lynne Carroll and other adult leaders for a variety of ministries, events, and ways to serve your neighbor in the name of Jesus Christ. Read on to learn about Nursery, Sunday School, camps and local field trips, Parenting for LYFE (family programming), service projects, and special events.


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Email Lynne

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lynne@haumc.org

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Newsletter

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Sunday Mornings at Hennepin

Children are welcome in all of our worship services.

Worship bags containing child-friendly activities, and baskets of children’s books, are available at all sanctuary entrances. Children are also welcome in the Nursery or Sunday School.

Nursery
Education Wing, Room 101


Wee Ones (children ages Newborn to 3) are welcome in nursery care, where loving volunteers will care for your child while you worship.

Sunday School
Education Wing, 10:15-11am

Following “Time with Children” in the Traditional Worship Service, kids ages 3 to 13 are invited to join teachers for Sunday School programming.

Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

FEBRUARY 7–8
WONDERFULLY MADE: LOVED BY GOD
HUMAN SEXUALITY RETREAT
Ages: 5th & 6th graders
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FEBRUARY 8
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
7–9pm at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, 241 Fremont Ave. N, Minneapolis.
It’s been a while, so it’s time for another Parent’s Night Out! Get a babysitter and join other Hennepin parents and friends for drinks and lively conversation. There are food trucks outside and food can also be delivered! For more information, contact Muria Kruger at muriak@yahoo.com.
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MARCH 6–7
BUCK HILL ALL-NIGHTER
Ski, snowboard, and tube all night long!
Club 67 (6th–12th grades)
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MARCH 4
EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
10am–noon


FOR 5TH & 6TH GRADERS

WONDERFULLY MADE: LOVED BY GOD – HUMAN SEXUALITY RETREAT
FEBRUARY 7–8
Ages: 5th & 6th graders
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The preteen years are tough. Let’s navigate them together. At this retreat, we will give kids the opportunity to not only ask questions about growing up, but to get faith-based answers as well.
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We will cover physical development and spiritual connection while helping preteens establish a foundation for their life in Christ.
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The retreat begins with a parent introduction, followed by kids staying overnight for learning and games, and ends with parents returning in the morning for a fun and meaningful closing activity.
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Registration information coming soon. For questions, please reach out to Lynne Carroll at lynne@haumc.org.


LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD

VACATION BIBLE CAMP: KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH CASTLE
JUNE 15–19 @ 8:30am–4pm
Ages: 3 years to completed 4th grade
$55 per child ($100 per family maximum)
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CLUB 67 @ VALLEYFAIR
JUNE 20
Ages: 6th–12th grades
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LYFE CAMP
JUNE 21–27
Ages: Completed 7th–10th grades
$435 per camper
Enjoy friends, fellowship, and all types of summer fun at Northern Pines Camp on beautiful Fish Hook Lake.
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YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO CHICAGO
JULY 26–31
Ages: Grades 8–12
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INTERGENERATIONAL MISSION TRIP
AUGUST 9–14
Make it your family’s mission to live life through service at the Spirit lake Reservation in North Dakota.
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EARTH CAMP
AUGUST 17–20
Ages: Completed 1st–6th grades
$215 per camper
A great entry point to sleep-away camps!



Events & Activities

Parenting for LYFE is an open, drop-in group that meets monthly to discuss all things parenting. We welcome parents with children of all ages. Grab a brunch as a family, and then our childcare helpers will have engaging activities for little ones while parents have a chance to discuss a parenting topic of the day.

New This Year!
Kids’ Music during Parenting for LYFE!

We are thrilled to announce that newly retired music teacher, Patricia Rice, will be engaging our youngsters in an early childhood music program that will take place concurrently with Parenting for LYFE!

2020 events & dates coming soon!

We will be posting our 2020 Parenting for LYFE events soon! Please join the email newsletter here for the most up-to-date events and happenings for Children’s & Family Ministries at Hennepin Avenue UMC.



Summer 2019 in Review – Hennepin Kids for LYFE


Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2019 Summer Camps

Earth Camp was wild!

Kids Grades 1–6 made new friends and reconnected with existing friends on the lovely shores of Lake Sylvia!

Campers celebrated God’s creation and learned about their role in creation care–all while enjoying some of their favorite outdoor activities including swimming, hiking, bonfires, tie-dye, fishing and the ever-popular gaga pit!

To see more photos from the week, watch the video below.

Vacation Bible Camp: To Mars and Beyond was a BLAST!
To Mars and Beyond was a huge success! In our first ever all-day VBS, we had over 50% more campers than last year–what a blessing to be able to share the love of Jesus with so many kids! Thanks to all of our “To Mars and Beyond” campers that joined us! We had a great time learning about how God can do “far beyond all that we can ask or imagine.” Our imaginations went wild with our science experiments, crafts, storytelling and music. A very special thanks also goes out to our amazing group of volunteers for the week! With over 50% more campers than last year, our volunteers rose to the exciting challenge of leading all of these amazing and energetic campers throughout the week! To see more photos from the week, watch the video below.