Summer 2019 – 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.

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.

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

Youth Programming Begins
September 15

Thanks to all of you that filled out the youth choir survey. Based on your feedback, Altar Choir will begin on Sunday, September 15 at 6:30pm. Altar Choir welcomes all singers in grades 4–7 and will be directed by Darin Riedel. Journey Choir will also meet at 6:30pm on Sunday evenings, and will be directed by Mark Squire, Director of Music and Fine Arts. Journey Choir welcomes singers in 8th–12th grade.

We are excited to announce that a new youth handbell choir will also be starting this fall! This new music making opportunity will welcome all youth ages 4th-12th grade. Krista Riedel will lead this group. They will begin rehearsals on Sunday, September 15th at 11:30am.
Confirmation @ 9am
Handbells @ 11:30am
Altar Choir @ 6:30pm
Journey Choir @ 6:30pm

Blessing of the Animals
October 6

At St. Marks Episcopal
God loves all of our furry, four-legged, and slithering babies! For the 2nd year, Hennepin is partnering with St. Mark’s Episcopal for our Blessing of the Animals worship service. This year the service will be hosted at St. Mark’s. Stay tuned for more information.

Bible Sunday
October 13

Save the date! United Methodist Women and Hennepin Kids for LYFE share in the privilege of presenting bibles to our 3 year olds, 3rd graders, and new confirmation students.

Fall Fun Retreat at Koinonia
October 17-20

Everyone is welcome to join us for Fall Fun at Koinonia. Come for one, two, or all three nights. Enjoy bonfires, fishing, friends, and our beautiful, fall Minnesota weather. This year there will be games, crafts, movie night, an ice cream social, scavenger hunt, photo contest, and the leaves will be gorgeous!

Cost is $100 for adults, $60 for kids under 16, and free for kids under 5. Registration is open!
Questions? Contact Kevin Dahlen or Teresa Ring at 888-801-4476 or email Kevin at

Trunk or Treat
October 27

Trunk-or-Treat is our annual community gathering for Halloween! Open from 4-5:30pm to all of our neighbors and friends, this family fun event features:
• Trick-or-Treating at the car trunks!
• Crafts, games, and face painting!
• and more!

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!

Sibling Relationships
September 22 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Lynn Carroll
Best of friends or worst of enemies? Maybe it changes moment by moment! How can we foster great long-term relationships for our kids?

Parenting with a Growth Mindset
October 20 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Stephanie Clark
You don’t know how… yet. We will explore the differences between growth vs. fixed mindset, and how a growth mindset can help frame both learning and parenting.

A Moving Child is a Learning Child
November 17 at 11:15am, Social Hall

with Deb Roberts
Everyone knows that a healthy diet is important for a growing child, but did you know that physical activity is absolutely essential for brain development?

Family Advent Festival
December 7 from 10:00am-1:00pm

Join us for Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, and more!