Everyone at Hennepin Avenue UMC cares about the health and wellness of you, your families, our staff and our friends who use our beautiful building.  

We are committed to limiting the spread of all illness in our community, including COVID-19. In light of the recommendations made by Governor Walz, Bishop Ough, and the Minnesota Department of Health,

In-Person Attendance at Sunday Worship is Suspended

We have decided to temporarily suspend in-person attendance at worship services (and related activities) through Sunday, May 10. Worship services will take place, but we invite you all to participate from home by watching our live stream video broadcast.

We are grateful for the exemption in the Governor’s stay-at-home executive order that allows essential clergy and church staff to come to Hennepin and create a live-streamed worship service for you!



How to Live Stream

There are three easy ways to access the live stream. We strongly encourage you to practice using one or more of these before Sunday morning. If you need help, we invite you to find a friend, family member, or neighbor who can help you get it set up, or to call us here at the church.
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  1. On your desktop computer, open an internet browser (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and go to the live stream page of the Hennepin website—or just click here: www.haumc.org/live. If the worship service has started, you will see an active video on the page. If the service has not started yet, you will see a black box and a note about how soon the live stream will be “on.” When it is time for the service to begin, “refresh” the web page and the video will be shown live.
  2. Download the HAUMC Live Stream app to your mobile device (smartphone or tablet). Go to the App Store and search for HAUMC Live Stream. When you see our church logo cross, you will know you’ve found the right app. Click “Get,” and when the download is complete, click “Open.” When it is time for the worship service to begin, open the app, and the live video will show up automatically.
  3. Watch the live stream on our Facebook page, Facebook@HennepinAvenueUMC. (If you do not already have a Facebook account, you will need to create one in order to view the Facebook Live video.) If you already follow us on Facebook, simply visit our Facebook page at the time of the worship service and scroll down to watch the live video. Otherwise, type “HennepinAvenueUMC” into the search bar on your Facebook page, and then click on the link to our page.
    Live-Stream Worship on Website
    Watch Worship Live on Facebook

      “Virtual” Reception Desk Hours
      PLEASE CALL:  612-871-5303

      Sundays: 8am–8:30pm
      Mondays through Thursdays: 8am–8pm
      Fridays: 8am–4pm
      Saturdays: 8am–2pm
      MODIFIED BUILDING HOURS ARE NOW IN EFFECT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AS WE TRY TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AND CARE FOR OUR STAFF AND VISITORS.
      Effective at 4pm Friday, March 27, the Hennepin Avenue UMC building will be closed through Friday, April 10. 
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      We will continue to monitor the main phone number and will respond promptly to voicemail messages–please don’t hesitate to call us:  612-871-5303


        Pastoral care

        We understand that persons in care facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals are among the most vulnerable to infection. Until further advised, all personal visits by our care team are suspended. Pastoral visits to facilities are also suspended as advised by public health guidelines. Pastoral care is available through phone (612-871-5303) and email (pastoralcare@haumc.org). If you experience an emergency or a bereavement, please call or email us. Our faith calls us to care for one another and our community, so please call to check on those who are the most vulnerable among us.

        Pastoral Care is Here for You

        Daily Prayer Connection

        Beginning Monday, March 30, Hennepin Avenue UMC invites you to join Pastors Judy and Frenchye in daily virtual get-togethers–every Monday through Friday. All are welcome at Hennepin!

        SCHEDULING UPDATES
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        As of Monday, March 16, 2020

        Bishop Ough urges the postponement or cancellation of all non-essential, in-person small group meetings or gatherings in church buildings

        If you need to cancel a meeting or event scheduled to take place at Hennepin Avenue UMC, please email: scheduling@haumc.org or call our front desk: 612-871-5303


        The following Ministries will be suspended until further notice:
        • Sabbath Beginnings Worship
        • Seeds of Celebration

          The following Ministry Programming will be suspended on these dates: March 15–May 10
          • Hennepin Kids for LYFE (moved to online programming, please visit haumc.org/children)
          • Youth Ministry activities (moved to online programming, please visit haumc.org/youth)
          • Sunday Brunch

            The following Choir Rehearsals are temporarily suspended:
            • Sanctuary Choir
            • Journey Choir
            • Altar Choir
            • Hennepin Chime
            • Youth Bell Choir

              The following special events will be cancelled:
              • Koinonia Marketing Update 3/29
              • Easter Egg-stravaganza 4/4
              • Life Adventures: Food Chat 4/17
              • Youth-led Conference 4/25
              • AIDS Conference 5/4
              • UMC General Conference 5/5–15
              • Life Adventures: Escape to the Cabin 5/8
              • Confirmation Spring Retreat 5/9 (will be rescheduled)
              • Baiwalla Mission Trip

                The following small groups are temporarily suspended:
                • Lenten Study Group “The Walk”
                • Thursday Women’s Bible Study
                • Friday Men’s Bible Study
                • Pub Theology gatherings
                • Gutsy Women of Faith gatherings
                • Life Adventures for Seniors & Friends


                  8am
                  Mondays–Fridays 

                  Start your day with Rev. Judy Zabel’s “Coffee with Judy” at 8am for 30 minutes of coffee, connection and conversation.

                  COFFEE WITH JUDY
                  8:00–8:30am Central Time
                  Weekdays M-F

                  Join “Coffee with Judy” Online Video Conference here:
                  https://meet.google.com/wos-ysha-wqf

                  Join by phone using the dial-in information below:
                  ‪+1 224-458-3414
                  PIN: ‪513 534 392#

                  8pm
                  Mondays–Fridays 

                  End your day with Rev. Frenchye Magee’s “Closings with Frenchye” at 8pm for 30 minutes of reflection, connection and prayer.

                  CLOSINGS WITH FRENCHYE
                  8:00 – 8:30pm Central Time
                  Weekdays M-F

                  Join “Closings with Frenchye” Online Video Conference here:
                  https://meet.google.com/gio-afnx-qqm

                  Join by phone using the dial-in information below:
                  ‪+1 252-460-1038
                  PIN: ‪725 249 383#

                   


                    Communication

                    We know that this situation around this virus will continue to change, and quickly. We are committed to communicating with you clearly and frequently. Please watch for updates through email, check our Facebook page frequently. Thank you for your cooperation and your commitment to staying together and staying strong as we pray for one another and our world as we support each other in responding to the threat of COVID-19 in our community. 
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                    Jesus said, “Do not be anxious. Do not be afraid.”

                    We do not live in fear because we are rooted in faith that assures us that God is with us.
                    Please feel free to contact us with questions and concerns.