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.

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Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries


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JANUARY 12:
2020 YOUTH PROGRAMMING KICK-OFF
9am Confirmation
10am Youth Small Group
5pm Youth Group
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JANUARY 25–26:
YOUTH LOCK-IN
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FEBRUARY 2:
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE FOR CHICAGO MISSION TRIP
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FEBRUARY 14–16:
PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND SKI TRIP
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MARCH 6:
BUCK HILL OVERNIGHT SKI TRIP
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JULY 26-31, 2020:
YOUTH MISSION TRIP TO CHICAGO

JANUARY 25–26

Youth will begin the lock-in offsite at Escape the Room (in Downtown Mpls) at 6pm, then return to Hennepin Avenue UMC about 7:30pm for food, fun, games, and an overnight! The event will conclude with the Sunday services. 

All students entering grades 8–12 are encouraged to participate and bring friends! Contact Rick Belbutoski, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, with questions: rick@haumc.org.

Cost of the event is only $45 (due by 1/19).

To register for this event, please visit haumc.org/register.

For directions to Escape the Room, click here. To view the Escape the Room website, click here.

To invite your friends to this event, please share the event on the facebook page.

FEBRUARY 14–16

Youth are invited to participate in this year’s annual Winter Ski Trip. Youth will depart from the church on Friday evening and return Sunday evening. Youth will once again be staying at Fitzgerald Manor and will ski at both Lutsen Mountains and Spirit Mountain
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The cost of the trip is $300 and includes lodging, food, lift tickets, and transportation. This cost does not include equipment rental. Those who need to rent equipment for the trip are encouraged to do so in town prior to the trip. More details coming soon! 
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To register for this event, please visit haumc.org/register.
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To invite your friends to this event, please share the event on the facebook page.

march 6–7

Youth are invited to Buck Hill for an all-nighter! Ski, snowboard, and tube all night long.
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All students entering grades 6–12 are encouraged to participate and bring friends! Contact Rick Belbutoski, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, with questions: rick@haumc.org.
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Registration details coming soon. To invite your friends to this event, please share the event on the facebook page.


JULY 26–31

The 2020 youth mission trip will be headed to Chicago July 26th–31st. We will be staying at the Historic First Church of the Brethren, a church with a long history of being a community leader on issues of social justice. The group will be doing a variety of projects throughout the week, serving with a variety of ministry partners.
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The “Early Bird” cost of the trip is $340 for those who make a security deposit of at least $100 by Sunday, February 2nd, 2020. Youth can still sign up to attend the trip after February 2nd, as long as space allows, however, there is a price increase–the total cost of the trip jumps to $375.
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All students entering grade 8–12 are encouraged to participate and bring friends! Contact Rick Belbutoski, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, with questions: rick@haumc.org.
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To register for this event, please visit haumc.org/register.
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To invite your friends to this event, please share the event on the facebook page.

 

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)