There are many ways to take action for social justice through Hennepin Avenue UMC.

As United Methodists, we are called first to do no harm.

We are also called to love God, and to do good toward all people,
at all times, in all places.

Christ, who leads us with love,
calls us to work for justice and peace.


quick links

anti-racism at Hennepin webpage > > > click here
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion at Hennepin webpage > > > click here
The Dignity Center webpage > > > click here
Hennepin HOPE > > > join our social action group
advocating for justice: the umc > > > find resources & take action
Faith Films for Discovery & Transformation > > > watch films here

Ministries & Events

Get Involved in Ending Homelessness

Welcoming and supporting people living in poverty on their path to stability, The Dignity Center is an interfaith outreach ministry of Hennepin Avenue UMC. The Dignity Center…

Operates with the support of a network of community and faith-based organizations; provides direct service ministry with which community partners become involved; offers social service and ministry students a place to learn and grow.

The Dignity Center has many volunteer opportunities in order to help participants make life changes to develop a stable lifestyle, including a stable income, a place to live, and responsible behavior patterns.

Volunteers from all backgrounds are welcome; from police work to social work, from healthcare to real estate–and everything in between! Student internships from various tertiary institutions are accommodated.

Visit The Dignity Center’s webpage here.

Join Social Action Group: Hennepin Hope

If you are interested in becoming an active member of Hennepin Avenue UMC’s social and environmental justice movement, join our private Facebook group HennepinHOPE, and follow us on Twitter!

We actively share ways to come together in support of meaningful change for our community. Get involved today!

HennepinHOPE Facebook Group
HennepinHOPE on Twitter

Join The Green Team for Environmental Action

The Green Team is a group of people seeking to care for creation through INTEGRATING our faith in order to EDUCATE ourselves and our peers on practical changes in our individual and community to ACTIVATE in a larger, global movement towards systemic change.

All are welcome to join this group and participate in activities and projects.

To get involved in this ministry, please sign-up here.

For Green Team resources, please visit the Green Team webpage here.

To ask more specific questions about The Green Team, please contact Adele Dahm:

“WE BELIEVE” yard signs are now available
Show what we believe as members or friends of Hennepin! Put one of these 24×18″ signs in your yard. There are two ways to receive a sign:
Turn in your 2021 Commitment Card in person at the church building and receive a “WE BELIEVE” yard sign for free!
A free-will offering of $10 is appreciated, but any amount will be accepted. Email Mary Martin for pick-up options.
There’s no better time to welcome neighbors and friends to what makes Hennepin your spiritual home. Show them what we believe and ask them to join you for Christmas Eve worship this year.
Contact Mary Martin with questions: or 612-871-5303

Social Media

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Systemic racism is not limited to Western society. We are inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who spent decades taking action to fight the system of apartheid in Africa, and a lifetime “speaking truth to power”.
He said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
As United Methodists and as Christians, we believe we have a moral duty to STAND UP and SPEAK UP for the oppressed. We have a heart to stand up and join the fight for EVERY HUMAN’S RIGHTS.
After all, isn’t this what Jesus did?
Join Hennepin in taking action to end systems of oppression.
To learn more about Apartheid and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to read about more real-life defenders of human rights, and to join in the fight for truth, visit:


Contact Mary

For more information about Social Justice Ministries, or to share ideas, concerns or questions, please contact Mary Martin, Director of Outreach, and Director of The Dignity Center.

email Mary