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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Register for Events

Register for Events


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Newsletter

Newsletter


Email digital newsletter

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Hennepin Kids for LYFE
Events & Activities

Virtual Angel Tree is Here!
Nov. 16–Dec. 7
Every year Hennepin partners with Refugee Services at the Minnesota Council of Churches to provide Christmas gifts for children who have resettled in the Twin Cities over the past year. Every year, these families are blessed by the generosity of the Hennepin community. It has been a tough year for so many, and especially for those who are new to our country.
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To minimize health risks for all, we’re going virtual with the Angel Tree gift assignments this year.
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To sign up to shop for one of these children, or for a whole family, visit:
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Please deliver unwrapped gifts to the East Entry of Hennepin by Monday, December 7 at 2pm. Drop-off hours: M–F 8am–2pm
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Refugee Services recommends shopping for something warm (hats, scarves, gloves, warm socks), something fun (toys, games, soccer balls, cell phone chargers, earbuds, etc), and something for learning (games, books, puzzles, etc.).
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Thank you for being a blessing!


Hennepin’s Advent Event:
Longing for Light
3:30pm Nov. 29
Sunday, November 29 from 3:30–5:30pm
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Start your journey to Christmas with a drive-thru Advent Celebration! You can see the Christmas decorations, enjoy a donut-to-go, and even drop off your commitment card!
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All ages can enjoy this safe, socially-distanced opportunity to experience the light of Advent as it spreads from the spire into our community.
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Psst… you won’t want to miss the very special lighting of the church steeple… all are welcome!
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Family Advent Kits Coming Soon To Your Doorstep!
Hennepin Kids for LYFE families will receive a “Family Advent Kit”, which includes a weekly devotional booklet with family activities, crafts, and ways to connect as a family throughout the Season of Advent. Kits will be delivered prior to Thanksgiving so that you will be ready for the first Sunday of Advent, which is November 29th!
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If you haven’t received one by Thanksgiving, or aren’t on the Hennepin Kids for LYFE family list but would like one delivered for your kids, please email Lynne: lynne@haumc.org


Weekly Virtual Sunday School On You-Tube
Hennepin Kids is committed to continuing to be a supportive presence in the lives of our families. Join Lynne and friends for online Sunday School!
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Links to Online Sunday School are sent out weekly in the Hennepin Kids newsletter, and are also available on the Hennepin Kids webpage and facebook page.
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Please “Like”, “Follow”, and “Subscribe” on social media:
Facebook (HennepinAvenueUMC)
Instagram (@HennepinAveUMC)
You-Tube (Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church)



Trunk–or–Treat 2020 Was a Big Success!

Thank you all for coming to Hennepin Avenue UMC’s annual Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration! It was so much fun to see your costumes and collect your votes for your favorite trunk decorations. Most of all, it was good to be together!
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Which Was Your Favorite Trunk?
You voted… and your votes have been counted! Your favorite trunk was Jerry Gale’s Halloween Riddles! Thanks, Jerry, for keeping us guessing!
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Now the only question left is what Jerry will order with his prize–a Door Dash gift card! Congratulations Jerry!




Fall 2020

WELCOME THE LIGHT!
HENNEPIN ADVENT EVENT
NOVEMBER 29
5–6 PM OUTDOORS @ HAUMC
VIRTUAL ANGEL TREE
NOVEMBER 16 – DECEMBER 7
GIFT DROP-OFF HOURS:
M–F 8AM–2PM

WINTER 2020

WINTER EVENTS COMING SOON…
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DECEMBER 2020
– more information to come –
JANUARY 2021
– more information to come –
FEBRUARY 2021
– more information to come –

SPRING 2021

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

summer 2020

SUMMER EVENTS COMING SOON…
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JUNE 2021
– more information to come –
JULY 2021
– more information to come –
AUGUST 2021
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This Week’s Online Sunday School

11/22 online sunday school video

online sunday school video


11/22/20 You-Tube Video
(What is Good?)

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11/22 Sunday School Resources

Sunday School Resources


Download the "What is Good?" coloring sheets!

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Free Family Ministry Resources

sign up!

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