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.

Compassion Camp 2020 is Here!


If you would like a VBS supply kit, or to sign up a friend who wants to join you for virtual VBS, please email Lynne: lynne@haumc.org


Camp Session 1: 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
> > > click here < < <

Camp Session 2: 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
> > > click here < < <

Camp Session 3: 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
> > > click here < < <

Camp Session 4: 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
> > > click here < < <

Camp Session 5: 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
> > > click here < < <

This Week’s Online Sunday School

8/9 online sunday school video

online sunday school video


8/9/20 You-Tube Video
(Paul & Silas in Prison)

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MINISTRY Resource: Summer Bible Bingo

Sunday School Resources

Download the Summer Bible Bingo game!

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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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quick links for children & family ministries

Email Lynne

Email Lynne


lynne@haumc.org

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Newsletter

Newsletter


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Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities


summer 2020

SUMMER EVENTS ARE VIRTUAL…
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AUGUST 3–16
VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR IS HERE!
We are raising funds through book purchases. All proceeds will be donated to a Twin Cities area school in need. If you know of a school, please send your suggestion to: lynne@haumc.org

During the Virtual Book Fair, Hennepin will earn 30% of all sales. After the Book Fair, you can still shop online, and we will earn 15% of sales. Best of all, books are shipped directly to your home! There are more than 200,000 books available from baby books to young adult books. So shop away!
BEGINNING AUGUST 6
VIRTUAL VBS: “COMPASSION CAMP” IS HERE!
– video links in section above –


Fall 2020

FALL EVENTS COMING SOON… .
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SEPTEMBER 2021
– more information to come –


WINTER 2020

WINTER EVENTS COMING SOON…
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DECEMBER 2020
– more information to come –


SPRING 2021

SPRING EVENTS COMING SOON…
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MARCH 2021
– more information to come –



Due to COVID-19, all 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.





Hennepin Kids for LYFE
2020 Summer Camps

Summer Updates 5/8/20

Per recommendations from the Minnesota Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Bishop, all HAUMC summer camps have been cancelled. Full refunds will be issued to those families that have pre-registered. Hennepin Kids is committed to being a supportive presence in the lives of our families throughout the summer. In order to better prioritize the best ways to achieve this goal, please watch for a short survey to share your thoughts and ideas about possible ways to continue to be in community throughout the summer months. If you didn’t receive a survey, please contact Lynne: lynne@haumc.org

CANCELLED
June 15–19

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: KNIGHTS OF THE NORTH CASTLE
8:30am–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.

CANCELLED
July 27–31

MUSIC & ARTS IMMERSION CAMP
AT BASILICA OF ST. MARY
8:30am–4pm
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.

CANCELLED
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

Due to COVID-19, all 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!