We are determined to stay connected with you, our Hennepin community.

Our video worship services are available online every Sunday (see below for details).

Live-Stream Worship on Website
Watch Worship Live on Facebook

Hennepin’s Phased Reopening Plans

We’re Dialing Back to the “Red Phase

Hennepin Avenue UMC’s leadership continues to closely monitor recommendations regarding the prevention of COVID-19 transmission from the Minnesota Department of Health, and to use the Minnesota Conference’s Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches to guide our policies and procedures for operations within the church building.  (You can find this plan at www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan
On November 19, the MN Conference of the UMC moved from the “orange phase” to the “red phase” of the Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches. Hennepin will also shift back to our version of the Red Phase, effective Monday, November 30, 2020.

Here is what to expect during the Red Phase (think “virtual”):

    1. No meetings or gatherings will be scheduled at the church building except as required for the creation of our virtual worship services.
    2. We will continue to gather virtually to celebrate worship together online each Sunday.
    3. All of our online offerings will continue. Groups and committees continue to meet virtually.
    4. Pastoral care will continue to be provided by phone or online using Zoom video conferencing.
    5. Off-site wedding, baptism, and funeral services can be conducted, though encouraged to be postponed. Weddings, baptisms, and funerals will not be held in the church building.
    6. Minimal staff will work on-site in order to maintain the building and continue basic operations such as receiving deliveries (8am–4pm weekdays). The majority of staff will work remotely.
    Thank you for your prayers and patience as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any questions regarding Hennepin’s reopening plan, please contact Joe Polach, Director of Facilities, by phone at 612.435.1335 or by email: joep@haumc.org

    Pastoral Care

    Congregational Care is available.

    Hennepin Avenue UMC Pastors, Visitation Ministers and Care Team offer support for all life events. To let us know you or a loved one needs care, please use one of the contact buttons below. You can also call the office (612-871-5303), or email (pastoralcare@haumc.org); the pastor on call will contact you as soon as possible.

    Please note that we do not have access to names of people who are hospitalized. We need you to contact us or have a loved one contact us to tell us about the hospitalization.

    Congregational care is one of the most important gifts of spiritual community, and we want to be with you in celebration or sorrow. If you experience an emergency or a bereavement, or want to request a prayer, please reach out to us.

    Request Pastoral Care & Prayers
    Celebrate & Share Life Events

    Now is the time for new connections!

    How to Live Stream

    There are many easy ways to access the worship services digitally:
    1>> On our website    2>> on Facebook    3>> on a mobile device via our app   4>> on you-tube

    We strongly encourage you to practice using one or more of these in advance of the serviceIIf you need help, we invite you to find a friend, family member, or neighbor who can help you get it set up, or you may send an email to hello@haumc.org.

    On your desktop computer, open an internet browser (i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and go to
    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.

    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. When it is time for the service to begin, the video will be shown live.

    Download the HAUMC Live Stream app to your mobile device (smartphone or tablet only, not available for desktop computers). For Apple IOS devices, go to the App Store. For Android devices, go to Google Play Store. 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.

    All of our worship services are available on our You-tube channel (click here). While you’re there, please “subscribe”.

      Website: Watch the Worship Service
      Facebook: Watch the Worship Service
      “HAUMC Live Stream” App (Apple IOS mobile devices): Install & Watch
      “HAUMC Live Stream” App (Android mobile devices): Install & Watch
      watch now: live on you-tube

        Reception Desk & Building Hours

        MODIFIED building “business” 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 Friday, August 14, the Hennepin Avenue UMC building will observe the following hours:

        Receptionist Hours:
        Monday through Friday: 8am–2pm

        Building Hours:
        Saturday & Sunday: Closed 

        While we have limited hours with receptionists answering the telephone, we will continue to monitor and respond to voicemail messages–please don’t hesitate to call us:  612-871-5303


        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 Children, Family & Youth Programming will be suspended until further notice:
        • Hennepin Kids for LYFE (moved to online programming, please visit haumc.org/children)
        • Youth Ministry activities (moved to both online and socially-distanced in-person outdoors programming, please visit haumc.org/youth)
        • All summer camps and mission trips (please visit haumc.org/children)

          The following Ministries will be suspended until further notice:
          • Sunday Brunch
          • Sabbath Beginnings Worship
          • Seeds of Celebration
          Community Meals is still in ministry but has moved locations to Plymouth Congregational Church, every Sunday beginning at 4:30pm.
          The Dignity Center is still in ministry but has slightly modified its services. Read more here.

            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

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


                  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. 

                  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.