Meet Lynne Carroll
Director of Children & Family Ministries

Children of all ages are welcome at Hennepin!

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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.


quick links for children & families

Email Lynne

Email Lynne


lynne@haumc.org

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Newsletter

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Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities

Raising White Kids: Oct. 18–Nov. 22 @ 8pm on Zoom
As we do the work of becoming anti-racist, parents and their children are having tough conversations. If you are a parent of white kids, you may wonder how to talk with them about racism and privilege in age-appropriate ways that emphasize allyship and compassion instead of guilt or shame about their whiteness.
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What roles do we want to equip them to play in addressing racism when they encounter it? What strategies will help our children learn to function well in a diverse nation and affirm the beauty of God’s good gift of diversity?
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All are invited to be a part of lively discussions around raising white kids. There is no fee to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to join in! Contact Becky Boland, Hennepin’s Certified Lay Minister, with questions: 
beckyboland@gmail.com
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Join the Zoom Meeting:
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Meeting ID: 880 8033 7787
Passcode: 460565
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Join by phone: 312-626-6799
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Trunk or Treat:
Friday, October 30 @ 6–8pm
Friday, Oct. 30 from 6–8pm
Hennepin Avenue UMC (parking lot)
511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis 55403
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Safe Halloween Fun! Hennepin Avenue UMC is committed to a fun and safe Trunk-or-Treat event for kids and families in the community.
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On Friday, Oct. 30 from 6-8pm, all are welcome to come–in costume or not–to our outdoor Halloween party. Tour a spooky-good variety of themed trunks and vote for your favorites!
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All children will be given a pre-stuffed bag of allergen-free candy after casting their vote.
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No RSVP is required, but all must wear masks and maintain social distancing. It will be –boo!– a surprisingly great time to be together!
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If you’re unable to attend but would like to help, you can donate candy that can be sent directly to the church (click on the links below):
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volunteers needed!
Friday, October 30 @ 6–8pm
Friday, Oct. 30 from 6–8pm
Hennepin Avenue UMC (parking lot)
511 Groveland Ave., Minneapolis 55403
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Trunk or Treat 2020 will provide a unique opportunity for us to support our neighborhood. Even with a pandemic, we have plans to create an event that will still be a blessing to dozens of families, while still keeping them safe.

Please read through the opportunities to be involved listed below, and decide how you’d like to participate in this important event.
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TRUNK HOST
Individuals, families, and local organizations are invited to decorate trunks. Local organizations will have the opportunity to share information about their services with those who attend. All trunks will be entered to win the prize for “Favorite Trunk, “Scariest Trunk”, and “Funniest Trunk,’ as voted on by those who attend.
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EVENT USHER
Due to Covid-19, this year’s event will be held completely outdoors. We still anticipate a large number of guests, and it’s going to require people who are willing to mask up and help others stay safe while enjoying this year’s event.
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DONATE CANDY
You can donate candy that can be sent directly to the church (click on the links below):
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Fall 2020

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
OCTOBER 25 @ 2pm
We are hosting a pumpkin carving party for families with kids in 5th, 6th & 7th grade. We’ll provide the pumpkins and carving kits, you provide the creativity. Pumpkins will be judged and prizes awarded at Trunk-or-Treat on October 30th! Your RSVP is important so we have enough supplies.
TRUNK OR TREAT
OCTOBER 30 @ 6PM
Volunteers are needed to host a trunk, be an event usher, or donate candy! More event details soon…
NOVEMBER 2020
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WINTER 2020

WINTER EVENTS COMING SOON…
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DECEMBER 2020
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JANUARY 2021
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FEBRUARY 2021
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SPRING 2021

SPRING EVENTS COMING SOON…
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MARCH 2021
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APRIL 2021
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MAY 2021
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summer 2020

SUMMER EVENTS COMING SOON…
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JUNE 2021
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JULY 2021
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AUGUST 2021
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This Week’s Online Sunday School

11/1 online sunday school video

online sunday school video


11/1/20 You-Tube Video
(Shiphrah and Puah)

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11/1 Sunday School Resources

Sunday School Resources


Download the "Shiphrah and Puah" activity packet!

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Free Family Ministry Resources

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Illustrated Ministry's FREE Resources: Weekly faith-formation resources for all ages!

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Compassion Camp 2020


If you would still like to participate in Virtual VBS, you can!
To request a VBS supply kit, please email Lynne: lynne@haumc.org


Compassion helps us see
and welcome
When we gather together at the table, we accept each other in the same way God accepts us.
Watch VBS Session 1
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Compassion
helps us be
brave

To be brave is letting God help us see and reach out to our neighbor.  When we do this, we experience the miracle of God’s power to restore and make our community whole.

Watch VBS Session 2
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Compassion helps
us practice
self-care

Self-care means showing gentleness and kindness to ourselves in heart, soul, mind, and strength.  When we honor ourselves, we experience how God sees and loves us.

Watch VBS Session 3
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Compassion helps us be present with each other.

When we follow God’s Spirit, and are open to the people we encounter along the way, they can experience God’s Spirit through our care.

Watch VBS Session 4
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Compassion
gives us
a fresh start

Rest, sabbath, fresh starts, and taking care of one another are all important forms of compassion and justice.

Watch VBS Session 5
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Due to COVID-19, all weekly Sunday events are being held virtually. We will resume the following programming when it is safe to meet in-person again.

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

Wee Ones
Ages: Infant to 24 months

Education Wing
Room 101

Wee Ones are welcome in nursery care, where loving volunteers will care for your child while you worship.

Nursery 2’s & 3’s
Ages: Toddlers

Education Wing
Room 103

Toddler nursery includes a mix of storytime, music, and free play to help prepare for preschool Sunday School.


Sunday School

Children
Ages: 3 to 13

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.





Events & Activities

Due to COVID-19, all weekly Sunday events are being held virtually. We will resume the following programming when it is safe to meet in-person again.

Parenting for LYFE

ROOM 106 @11:30am–12:45pm

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. Our childcare helpers will have engaging activities for little ones while parents have a chance to discuss a parenting topic of the day.

Preschool Music and Movement (during Parenting for LYFE)

ROOM 105 @ 11:30am-12:45pm

Preschool Music and Movement is the partner program to Parenting for LYFE. Designed for ages 3-6 years, Patricia Rice and our music leaders will engage preschoolers in early music-making through singing, music, instruments, and play. Sign your child in on the clipboard outside of room 105 before or after worship. Our preschool leaders will serve them a healthy snack before class while parents enjoy our engaging Parenting for LYFE topic of the day. Childcare is provided for all other ages, too!


Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2019 Summer Camps


Vacation Bible Camp 2019 in Review



Summer 2019
in Review



Earth Camp 2019
in Review