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Sunday Sundays @ Hennepin

A Story To Stand On
Sundays thru Dec.19, 11:00 AM
Our fall theme is “A Story To Stand On.” In worship
Welcome Back
Parsonage Open
House Dec. 12
Around the
11 AM, Sun., Dec. 12
Surviving and Welcome to a Sunday after-
Celebrating noon gathering in Border
we will hear parables of Jesus, Today we welcome Rev. Take a world tour with the Chapel that allows a safe,
those stories which have shaped Bruce Robbins back to Sanctuary Choir, soloists and the Holidays
holy place to share among
our lives. Through Dec. we will Hennepin and to worship chamber orchestra. Music Holistically
Advent November 28, 2010 after a four month sabbatical! in a wide variety of styles community. Join us for per-
hear favorite scripture stories of
Also, on Sunday, Dec. 12, and languages from many 4:00 PM, Sunday sonal reflection and sharing
Hennepin members which have
noon- 2 pm, you are invited countries will carry you to December 12 of how to cope and enjoy
informed their faith journeys.
Advent to a special open house at places you’ve been and Border Chapel the holidays simultaneously.
Nov. 28: Sally Johnson, Dec. 5: Ginger Sisco.
Devotionals the parsonage for holiday places you’d like to go, in Learn how to balance your-
Are In! Peace Through Justice Forum snacks and to see recently this season of joy and hope. self between the hectic and
Nov. 28, 11:00 AM (Rescheduled from last week) Cynthia
Be sure to get a remodeled first floor rooms. Christmas the holy activities of the
“How Federal Health Care May Affect Ashley,
copy of our latest The Board of Trustees and season. Call Cynthia at
devotional at the Minnesotans” The speaker and resource
Books from
the Staff Parish Relations Parish church 612-435-1310 with
information tables person will be Minnesota State Senator Committee are your hosts.
Steeple People Nurse
or reception Linda Berglin. Linda, an active member Just in time for holiday giving questions.
Worship Leaders the “elves” at Steeple People
desk today! of Walker UMC, Minneapolis, currently
is chair of the Senate Health, Human Services and
Corrections Budget Division. Sponsored by Peace
at 9:30 & 11:00 are packing up a sleigh full
of books, and bringing them
to church to simplify your
through Justice Committee. In the Art Gallery today! Community Great Joy!
Christmas shopping. On Life Adventure’s
Dec. 4 (during the UMW Meals Christmas Celebration
Barefoot Zone: Christmas Luncheon) and Holiday vacations are here. Friday, Dec. 10th at Noon,
Walking the November 28 on Sunday Dec. 5 and 12, It’s a time of ironic plenty lunch and program of story
Spiritual Path Sally Johnson, Preaching Come browse our selection and scarcity. Numerous free and song with Jodi Gustafson,
by Sally Howell Johnson December 5, 12, 19 of Christmas books for all Thanksgiving dinners were Office Manager and Sally
A new book collecting some of Bruce Robbins, Preaching ages, as well as many other offered around the Twin Johnson, Minister of Worship
nearly new books. We will Cities, but on the days and Spiritual Formation. Hear
Sally’s daily blog writings is 40Below accept cash or checks. the story Great Joy! by MN
being published! The publisher Christmas Party before and after — kids are
author Kate DiCamillo, and
is making the book available to Project off school — which means
7 PM, Thurs., Dec. 9 join in many joyous songs
congregation members at a prepublication price Homeless no reliable nutritious meals!
We will get an early start of the season, accompanied
Thank you for supporting us
As you celebrate Thanksgiving weekend, are you of $10. After Dec. 1 the price is $14.00. Order to celebrating Christmas with Connect by our Communications
by phone at 1-888-696-1828 or online at: steadfastly during the scarce Director, Daniel Pederson.
thankful for your church home? Are you grateful for our annual 40 Below Christ- December 13th
times! Reservations due by Dec. 5.
the friends, learning, service, care and worship Order forms mas Potluck. We will have An all-day opportunity for
which happen here? What would your life be like if are also available at the reception desk. All of the those in need to come and Lunch is $12.00
access to the kitchen in the
Hennepin didn’t exist? As of Nov. 22nd, 271 pledges
have been returned. Have you sent in your pledge
form yet? Thank you for your financial pledge to
proceeds from the book will go to the Hennepin
Foundation Scholarship fund.
Dignity Center to heat up
and put finishing touches on
our culinary delights! Set up
get connected to much of
what they need, under one
roof. Volunteer to walk with
Hennepin Church in 2011. Your church is worth it! UMW Christmas Event people in the Minneapolis Christmas Eve serve in various capacities
December 4, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm from 6:30, with the party
Convention Center as a guide Pageant including costuming and
Youth “Brunch” Shop our Bazaar with items from our international starting at 7:00. Hope to see
and companion for either a help during the pageant.
Theater mission partnerships, and see the youth perform lots of people! This is a low Dec. 24 @ 4pm
half or full day. It is a great Children in 3rd grade and
“Inventing a Christmas Story” a 4-part play. Our key event with great food,
Dec. 4/5, 11:00 AM opportunity to put your faith All children ages 3 and up older are invited to be read-
Social Hall mission project is filling birthday bags for local people and conversation.
into action and meet some- are invited to enter into the ers. Children ages 3 through
Come, enjoy the fun and thoughtful production underprivileged children. A recognition ceremony Heartwarmers! one you may not otherwise story of the birth of Jesus by 2nd grade may also sign up
“Inventing a Christmas Story,” presented by our is followed by a 3-course lunch served by youth The 2010 Hennepin have the chance to know. All participating in the annual to sing in one of the special
Hennepin Youth in partnership with UMW. Buy group volunteers. Tickets: $12.00 Adult, $5.00 Heartwarmers brochures first-time volunteers are re- Christmas Eve Pageant. It choirs.
your tickets in Carlson Hall on Sunday or online Child/Student, $30.00 Family. Tickets available in are available! Pick one up in quired to attend a training will be a simple retelling Additional rehearsals for
at Adults-$12, Children/ Carlson Hall on Sunday, at the East Entrance today. and orientation session. For of the Christmas story. choirs are scheduled Sunday

students-$5, Families-$30. 3-course brunch included. or at 612-871-5303. Childcare available. Don’t let Heartwarmers will be avail- info contact Kristyn Ebert
Everyone has a part to play. mornings during Advent.
the cost keep you from attending! We’d rather able for purchase the first at or go
Rehearsal is Sunday, Dec. Sign up online, or in person
cover all or part of your ticket than go without three Sundays in December to www.homelessconnect 19 at 4:00 pm. Parents or at the reception desk.
your company; just let us know when you register. in the East Entrance. other adults are needed to

Weekly Classes/Activities
Thursday Bible Study 11 AM to 12:00
Donate! Volunteer!
Thank Offering: The Hennepin United
Dignity Center needs volunteers on
December 20 from 9:00-2:00 to set
Calendar of Events MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
noon in the Longfellow Room. The Methodist Women are continuing up, serve and clean up for the DC Sunday, November 28, 2010 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
8:30 - 9:00 Holy Communion Border Chapel 7:00 PM Hospitality Committee
New Testament book, Acts of the to receive Thank Offerings. Please Client Christmas party. Contact Ann
Apostles, will be our fall topic. New make note of this on your check or Carlson or 612- 8:30 - 12:30 Coffee Fellowship Carlson Hall TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
participants always welcome! Chris envelope. 435-1336 to help. Thanks! 8:45 - 12:30 Nursery / Child Care Rooms 101 & 103
9:00 - 10:00 Sacred Journey Art Gallery 8:30 AM Library Committee
Jackson, Juanita Reed Boniface and November Hunger Offering supports Dignity Center needs donations for
9:30 - 10:30 Festival Worship Sanctuary 6:00 PM Altar Choir
Mary Mensheha share leadership. Hunger Solutions Minnesota, a DC Client Christmas. Many Dignity
9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School for Grades 7-12 Church of Youth 6:00 PM Lay Leadership
Men’s Bible Fellowship. At 7:00 on comprehensive hunger relief organi- Center clients do not have a caring
Friday mornings a group of men community that provides gifts or 9:30 - 11:00 Confirmation (Sixth Grade) Parsonage Basement WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
zation that works to end hunger, by
gather for bible study, conversation parties. The Dignity Center wants to 9:45 - 10:45 Sunday School Education Wing
supporting agencies that provide 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
and fellowship. All men are invited be that caring community, but Preschool Age 3 Room 105
food to those in need, advancing Pre-K Room 1/3 9:30 AM Knotty Quilters
to attend this lively discussion. needs help to purchase $20 Target
sound public policy, and guiding Kindergarten Room 5/7 1:00 PM Recyclers
Job Support Group: This Group is for gift cards and pay for the holiday
grassroots advocacy. Donations will First Grade Room 4/6 5:30 PM Kjerringsleppets
people who are worried about their party. Can you help? Write a check
help the 1 in 5 families with children Second Grade Room 8 7:00 PM Senior High Girls’ Book Club
current job or transitioning to a new to “The Dignity Center” and direct it
in MN who don’t have enough Third Grade Room 201 7:30 PM Sanctuary Choir
career. Note: Plymouth Congrega- to Ann Carlson’s mail box. Thanks!
money to put food on the table. Fourth Grade Room 203
tional Church offers a job support Souper Bowl: Are you a football fan THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
Sunday School Classroom Helpers are Fifth Grade Room 205
group during their congregation or a Community Meals fan? Either
needed for: Preschool (age 3), Pre-K, 10:30 - 12:00 Seeds of Celebration Harrison Room 11:00 AM Thursday Bible Study
dinner on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday way you know Souper Bowl Sunday
and grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Helpers 10:30 - 12:30 Breakfast at Hennepin Social Hall 1:30 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry
of the month. Dinner is $6. The is February 6. Buying a can of soup
volunteer approximately 6 times per 11:00 - 12:00 Many Voices Border Chapel 6:00 PM Administrative Council
Basilica offers free job workshops for each win your team has will be
year and are asked to assist the lead 11:00 - 12:00 A Story to Stand On: Sally Johnson Room 202 7:00 PM Lydia Circle
on Nov. 30 at 7:00 PM. For more a super gift to the hungry. Thanks!
teacher with the lesson and help 11:00 - 12:00 Peace Through Justice Forum Art Gallery 7:00 PM Science and Faith Roundtable
information on these workshops, ensure a safe and loving environment
call 612-333-1381. for all students. Consider sharing your Advent Art Project 11:00 - 12:30
5:00 - 7:00
Chamber Singers
Choir Room
Church of Youth
The Science & Faith Roundtable: If gifts with the children of Hennepin 7:00 AM Men’s Bible Fellowship
During Advent, you may notice quite a 7:00 - 8:00 Journey Rehearsal Choir Room
you’re interested in how science through this no-prep commitment. 9:00 AM Dignity Center—Open
few three dimensional representations
and religion can be partners in the For more information, please contact 10:00 AM Alanon
around the church – these “Vessels of Please send all Calendar Corrections
quest for truth, this group may be Dana Neuhauser at 612-435-1306 or Anticipation, Hope and Joy” will be SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
for you! (No 4th Thursday in Nov. & via e-mail at journeying with us through the Advent and Room Requests to Jodi Gustafson.
Dec. Meet 1st Thursday in Dec. DC needs volunteer Lawyers. The and Christmas season. Around these 9:00 AM UMW Christmas Event
instead). December 2: Take a break or 612-435-1325
Dignity Center hosts a Volunteer vessels will be slips of paper and art
from the books for the holidays and Lawyer Network (VLN) legal clinic supplies. You are invited to write
join us for a movie night. Bring
a snack or holiday treat to share as
M/W/F mornings from 9:00—11:30,
offering brief legal services. Lawyers
concerns, prayers, anxieties and worries
on the slips of paper and deposit them
Christmas Eve Breakfast at Hennepin
10:30 AM—12:30 PM Hennepin…A CARING COMMUNITY

we watch Creation, starring Paul

Bettany as Charles Darwin.
with three years of civil legal experi-
ence are eligible to volunteer.
into the vessel. Then you may use the
art supplies to illustrate or write about at Hennepin Join your friends in the lower level
Social Hall this fall for our Sunday
PASTORAL CARE: Please notify the
church office if you, a family member
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet Contact Mary Martin for more info your hopes, dreams and sources for joy breakfast. Cost is $5 per person, or $12
Thursday December 2 at 1:30 PM on the outside of the vessel. See the 12:00 Noon — Border Chapel or an other church member are experi-
at or 612-435- per family/household. A great way to see
December !nSpire Newsletter and the A contemplative service encing an illness, a hospitalization, or
in the Library. Meetings are held on 1337. old friends and make new ones.
Advent Devotional for more information. of carols and communion. another need for pastoral care.
the first Thursday of the month. Gratitude for your Giving CONGREGATIONAL JOYS AND CONCERNS
Now Accepting PayPal Fire and Ice: Koinonia Two Day Package: Cost: Adults $120,
2:00 PM — Art Gallery
Music, poetry, silence and candlelight
on the labyrinth.
and Continued Support
At the end of October, the Operating
Budget Income Received in each of
the past three years has amounted to:
are posted each week in the Pastoral
Care section on the kiosk in Carlson
Hall. Greeting cards for members in
need of cheer are available to sign at
4:00 PM — Sanctuary
If you wish to make a gift or donation Save the dates! children under 12, $80, Family max 2010—80% of Budget Thank You the reception desk near the East Entry.
A family friendly service with pageant,
Unwind from the hustle and bustle of $240. Register before Dec 20: Adults $95,
to Hennepin Church, please note we choirs and candlelight. 2009—74% of Budget For your PACEM SINGERS are available to sing
Christmas at our Koinonia Retreat Center Children $55, family max $190. One Day
have another way to facilitate that. Childcare available for infants. 2008—73% of Budget Support! to Hennepin members and friends
on December 30. This year we are Package: Adults $60, children under 12,
You may make your gift online, safely bringing comfort of favorite hymns
planning for sleigh rides, broom ball, $40, Family max $120. Register before 7:00 PM — Sanctuary Sunday Spire Deadline
through PayPal. Just go to our new sledding and a concert courtesy of The Dec. 20: Adults $50, Children, $30.00, and songs to your surroundings.
Carols, communion and candlelight.
church website: Multigenerational committee. You can family max of $95. Register at the church Childcare available for infants,
Please email all information to DOWNTOWN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:
and then choose “Giving” plan to come and spend one or two reception desk. More information will ASL interpreted. by 10:00 AM Saturday
from the top menu. nights at Koinonia. be in the December !nSpire Newsletter. on Monday for the following mornings Sept. 4 - Dec. 18, at Central
11:00 PM — Sanctuary Lutheran Church (333 South 12th St.,
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church Carols, communion and candlelight. Sunday Spire, or drop off at the
Mpls.) 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Dec. 4 topic:
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