All youth are welcome at Hennepin!

Teenagers in grades 8-12 have a multi-faceted ministry in Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. You’re encouraged to join Youth Director Rick Belbutoski 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 Confirmation, Youth Fellowship, Bread Break meal, and Journey choir rehearsal, plus field trips, service projects, and special events.

Meet Rick Belbutoski >>>
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

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Rick Belbutoski, Dir. of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, held a Facebook Live interview with renowned blogger, activist, and poet Hannah L. Drake on the Hennepin Avenue UMC Facebook page on Sunday, 10/25/20.
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The conversation centered around the intersection of faith and social justice, and the role that everyone has to play in creating a better world.
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Hannah L. Drake has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and recognized for her work by First Lady Michelle Obama. Drake says “My sole purpose in writing and speaking is not that I entertain you. I am trying to shake a nation.”

FAITH & JUSTICE: A CONVERSATION
WITH HANNAH L. DRAKE

(WATCH THE LIVE VIDEO RECORDING BELOW)

youth events

due to covid-19, some events may be held virtually
Weekly Faith Series for Youth & Young Adults

Walk the Walk–a new weekly series of short episodes by Rick Belbutoski, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at Hennepin–will help you carry your faith into the week with you!

Tune in on Instagram for a weekly faith series, posted on Sundays and available all week.

FIND US ON INSTAGRAM > > > @HennepinAveUMC


VIRTUAL YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY: DECEMBER 20 @ 5PM
Last Year’s Christmas party was so much fun! We had youth and parents gather together in the Church of Youth room–we played games and we ate together! Yes, everything is different now, but the only thing that will change is the location.
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Join us for a virtual Christmas Party on Sunday December 20th at 5 pm. We’ll play games and eat pizza together. The youth team wants to get a Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza delivered to your home prior to the party so we can share in the Christmas feast!
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Please RSVP by clicking the link below, and letting us know what kind of pizza you’d like!
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Mark your calendar!
Invite your friends!
SUNDAYS:
10AM ONLINE WORSHIP
5PM YOUTH GROUP & CONFIRMATION COMBO (Zoom)
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In addition to our weekly online events, there will be several in-person opportunities offered throughout the fall. These events will be held outdoors and are certainly not mandatory to participate in, for anyone who is unable or uncomfortable with group activities due to the Corona virus.
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DECEMBER 20 @ 5pm
VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY
CANCELLED: DECEMBER 27
YOUTH GAME NIGHT & CONFIRMATION (Zoom)
JANUARY 3 @ 5pm
YOUTH GAME NIGHT & CONFIRMATION (Zoom)
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Game Night/Confirmation Zoom dial-in:

Congratulations 2020 Confirmands!


 

 

DUE TO COVID-19, MANY OF THESE EVENTS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY. WE WILL RESUME THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMING WHEN IT IS SAFE TO MEET IN-PERSON AGAIN. LOOK IN THE EVENTS SECTION ABOVE FOR CURRENT MEETING INFO.


Sunday Morning Small Group

Sundays 10–11 AM | Church of Youth Room
8th–12th Graders

This is a group for youth who are interested in gathering together on Sunday mornings during the 10am Traditional Worship Service. Join us!

Confirmation

Sundays 9–9:45 AM | Church of Youth Room
8th–9th Graders
September–May

Eighth and ninth graders taking part in the confirmation program will meet on Sunday mornings from 9-9:45 in the Church of Youth Room. Confirmation will take place every Sunday morning with the exception of the first Sunday of each month.

Our mission is to help youth feel and share the love of Christ in order to confirm the vows taken at their baptism and become full members of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church. Teens will learn something new about Jesus, themselves, and have fun and deepen friendships along the way as we explore ways to tie together faith and everyday life.

In Year A, we focus on The Word, becoming more comfortable, knowledgeable, and practiced with the Bible as a way to get to know God and ourselves. In Year B, we focus on The Church, becoming more comfortable, knowledgeable, and practiced with being a member of the United Methodist Church.

Families who want to be part of Confirmation this year should please contact Youth Director Rick Belbutoski.

UMYF Youth Fellowship

Sundays 5–8 PM | Church of Youth
8th–12th Graders
September–May

On many first and fifth Sundays, we serve at Community Meals

Second Sundays 5–6 PM

Second Sunday ” is all about fun and games. Every month, we dedicate Second Sunday to providing our youth group time to get away from the weekly stresses and just have fun.

All Other Sundays 5–6 PM

Large-group activities (art, videos, games, service, etc.) and LYFE Group-style small group check-in. Youth Group runs from 5–6pm every Sunday in the Church of Youth Room.

6–6:30 PM
Bread Break

We break bread together with a meal, $2 each. Families sign up to bring a meal at SignUpGenius.com.

6:30–7:30 PM
Journey Rehearsal | Choir Room

Directed by Rev. Stephanie Escher, new voices are always welcome!


Journey Choir

Sundays 6:30–7:30 PM | Choir Room
8th-12th Graders
September–May

Journey sings a wide variety of music and offers the gift of its music in worship and in special concerts. The choir is always open to new voices.

Contact Mark Squire, Director of Music and Fine Arts, to get involved.

Special Events

Various Dates  |  Various Locations
8th–12th Graders
Year-round

• Lock-ins (Timeframes Vary)
• Murder Mystery Party (November)
• Christmas Party (Mid December)
• Ski Trip (President’s Day Weekend)
• Confirmation Retreat (March)
• LYFE Camp (Summer)