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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lynne@haumc.org

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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

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.




Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities


Winter 2020

HELPING CHRISTIAN BOYS THRIVE SUMMIT
FEBRUARY 29
8:30am–3:30pm at Minnehaha Academy
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BUCK HILL ALL-NIGHTER
MARCH 6–7
8pm | Grades 6–12
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MOVIE SUNDAY
MAY 24 (MEMORIAL DAY)
– more information to come –


SPRING 2020

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
APRIL 4
10am–noon in the Social Hall
Our community celebrates Easter with egg dying, egg hunts, and Easter family fun! This is a free event but your RSVP is critical for supply planning. Please RSVP by March 29.
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EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
APRIL 19
11:30am in the Social Hall
From seed bombs to seedlings–families will engage in hands-on, kid-friendly activities. Just like the little mustard seed, our small changes can grow to make a big difference.


summer 2020

CLUB 67 @ VALLEYFAIR
JUNE 20
Grades: 6th–12th
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FLIP FLOP SUNDAY
JUNE 26
Ages: All
Break out your flip flops and shorts for this casual morning of worship
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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.
more info and registration here
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INTERGENERATIONAL MISSION TRIP
AUGUST 9–14
Ages: All
Make it your family’s mission to live life through service at the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota.

 
 
 

Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2020 Summer Camps

June 15–19

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH CASTLE
9am–4pm
Ages: 3 years to completed 4th grade
$55 per child ($100 per family maximum)
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North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is. Get ready for the best week of the summer! Through games, songs, and hands-on activities we will learn all about the Armor of God.
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Get a head start on summer planning! Registration begins March 1 in Carlson Hall.

July 27–31

MUSIC & ARTS IMMERSION CAMP
AT BASILICA OF ST. MARY
Ages: Completed 3rd–8th grade
$100 per camper

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“Called,” the musical by Mark Burrows, sets the theme for this week-long camp experience. Through music, percussion, handbells, and instruments, campers will create a production that encourages and empowers youth into a collective call to end homelessness in our community. This camp is offered in partnership with The Church of the Ascension and the Basilica of St. Mary.
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Registration begins in April.
Visit www.mary.org to register.

August 17–20

EARTH CAMP
Ages: Completed 1st–6th grades
$215 per camper
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A great entry point into sleep away camps! Enjoy beautiful Lake Sylvia in a shorter, less crowded camp experience. Campers will discover more about loving God and loving one another while enjoying some of their favorite outdoor activities, including swimming, hiking, and the ever-popular gaga pit! Scholarships are available.
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Get a head start on summer planning! Registration begins March 1 in Carlson Hall.

Vacation Bible Camp 2019 in Review


Summer 2019
in Review


Earth Camp 2019
in Review



Events & Activities

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!

February 23  |  SCIENCE & FAITH: Kids Ask Hard Questions

“Is the Bible true?” “Did God really create the world in 6 days?” “Why aren’t there any dinosaurs in the Bible?” Kids ask hard questions. This month we unpack these questions in ways that help kids balance science and faith.

March 15  |  The Bible is Full of Tough Stories

The bible is full of tough stories. From God’s wrath in the story of the flood to the killing of the firstborns in the story of Moses. How we feel about these stories as adults will inform how we talk about them with our kids. Join us as we tackle these tough questions and become better equipped to raise faithful kids together in our loving church community.

May 17  |  SUPPORTING BOYS AND MEN IN A FAITH COMMUNITY

Why are boys and men leaving the church in record numbers? How can we come together to create a faith community that offers a more supportive environment for all of God’s children to THRIVE?

We will be posting more Parenting for LYFE events soon!

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