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Sunday Sundays @ Hennepin

COMING BACK TO EARTH


January 9, 16, 23, 11:00 AM
The mainline churches in the West-
Little Kids
Big Fun
A night for families to come
connect with others without
Discovering
Ancient Church
Women
RELEVANT
SCIENCE AND Meetings are free and
any preparation needed! A Come learn about the strong, RELIGION newcomers always welcome!
ern World are declining, concludes bold women of the church’s
author Lloyd Geering, because they meal is provided from 5:30 ROUNDTABLE Questions? Contact Kristian:
— 6:15 pm, and then there past. We will learn some, ckclauser@gmail.com. On
are “all out of step” with the modern If you’re interested in how
Epiphany January 9, 2011 are kid and adult activities discuss some, and pray January 27, 2011 we’ll be
secular world. This is not so much a science and religion can be
until 7:15. January 12 Sarah together prayers that they discuss Don Browning’s
Sunday at 5: result of the renegade behavior of the partners in the quest for
Longacre, owner of Blooma wrote. For an hour a month,
a spiritual secular world as the failure of the truth, this book club may be book: Reviving Christian
Yoga Studios is coming to do you can nurture your soul
church to take the next steps in its Humanism:
gathering path of faith. Please join Bob Janssen, leader, in
yoga with the kids (and any and faith life by being a for you. Our gatherings,
of recovery adults who want to tag along) usually on the 4th Thursday The New
this challenging and enlightening conversation. witness to the ancestors of
while the adults enjoy a time of the month at 7:00 Conversation
Starts Today! our faith. Tuesdays from
PEACE THROUGH JUSTICE FORUM of meditation with Sally
PM, are marked with great on Spirituality,
Sunday at 5 is an inclusive, informal, holistic JANUARY 16, 11:00 AM Johnson. Sign up (contact the 7:00 - 8:30 PM on Jan. 18,
questions, lively discussions, Theology, and
gathering welcoming all seekers wherever they are State Senator John Marty shares “Why It front desk 612-871-5303) by Feb. 22, March 15, April
occasional debates, frequent Psychology.
on their journey. We support spiritual formation Is Important for Citizens to Advocate for Friday, January 7. Cost is 19, and May 24 in Harrison
using the principles of the twelve-step recovery Worthwhile Causes.” Information will $20/family or $7/person. All Room. Refreshments provided. laughter, and yummy treats!

INCLUSIVE
tradition, sharing our stories of hope and healing. be available for the February 17th Day are welcome!
Leslie Ball will provide music and members of the on the Hill, a special opportunity to Free, Heated
Hennepin clergy will rotate as fellow celebrants. advocate on issues agreed upon by the Young Adults Parking!
Doors open at 4:30 PM serving coffee and tea.
Joint Religious Legislative Coalition of Minnesota. (20’s/30’s) It’s Cold! It’s Snowy! So why Reconciling 40 Below
Gathering begins at 5:00 PM. All are welcome! GOD IN AMERICA Cross Country not park in the Walker Art Ministries Games and Dinner
JAN. 23/30, FEB. 6/13/20/27, 11:00 AM Ski Gathering Center Ramp Sundays until
Night @ Chatterbox
Stewardship Update Since the days when the Puritan “city Our regular meeting on the
1:30 pm on Jan. 16, gather 12:30 PM? Free parking Join us for a fun evening of
Ten Days are left in our Financial on a hill” beckoned on the horizon of at church and carpool to 2nd Sunday of the month is
(with a coupon from the food and games on Thursday,
Stewardship Campaign! We hope the New World, religious faith and Theodore Wirth Park for on hiatus for the time being. January 20 from 6:00—8:30
belief have forged America’s ideals, ushers, thanks to the Please see elsewhere in this
every member will respond with a cross country skiing.(Rent PM. The Chatterbox Pub (in
molded its identity and shaped its Trustees) and your car will Sunday Spire information
pledge card for their financial gift to the church skis/poles/boots for $11 and Linden Hills) has a variety
sense of mission at home and abroad. be warm and dry after about other events that may
for 2011 by Tuesday, January 18. The Finance a ski pass is $8.) Afterward of board games and a great
Led by Dennis Behl & Bill Mate, this PBS series services. What's more, there interest you: including the
Committee will meet that evening for decisions. go out for coffee/cocoa/cider. menu that has something
contains six episodes. is no looking for a parking January 15th Luncheon at
Please respond today. Pledge cards are in the Please sign up so we know for everyone. Laid back
space — 700 open spaces
pews, available at the church reception desk and Sabbatical Report you are coming! Register at Hamline UMC, and our atmosphere, kids welcome!
the front desk of the church for you! When you choose own January 30th planning
at HennepinChurch.org (under the “Giving” menu January 30, 11:00 AM Feel free to invite others!
Bruce Robbins will report on the places, people or email Leah@haumc.org. to park at the Walker, you meeting at Hennepin. The Chatterbox Pub is at:
choose “Pledging”). Thank you!
and insights he experienced on his four month Invite your friends and make Hennepin a more 4501 France Ave South,
Hennepin Church...Worth it! sabbatical. neighbors! inviting place by providing Minneapolis.
Church Conference
and Potluck
RECONCILING COMMITTEE
JANUARY 30, 11:00 AM
The Hennepin Church Reconciling Committee is
New Bible Study
Starting on January 27, an
eight-week Bible study will
easy parking for a new-
comer or a person with
mobility limitations. Thanks!
BEAUTIFUL
Sunday, January 23 at 5:00 PM, you holding a planning meeting for upcoming work.
be offered Thursdays from Grief Sanctuary Community
are invited to a potluck meal (bring We hope all interested people, as well as regular
6-7:30 PM. Snacks provided, Flowers Meals
a dish to share, the entree will be provided). At committee members will be able to attend. We Support Group There are still many Sundays
bring your dinner if you like. Happy New Year! 260
that time we will review the ministries of the will set time for meetings and make some plans for The Downtown Coalition available to provide the
(We can also have Jimmy guests enjoyed a delicious
past year, note milestones, and look forward to the future. for Grief Support will meet Sanctuary flowers in 2011.
John’s deliver sandwiches if roast beef meal despite the
the new year with the election of church officers THE ORIGIN OF SATAN enough people want them).
Saturdays from 9:30 AM — Just sign-up on the flower
FEBRUARY 6 & 13, 11:00 AM calendar in Carlson Hall, cold temps last week. The
and ratifying the church operating budget. All 11:30 AM, through April
Who is Satan? How did he become We’ll be exploring the book roast beef was mostly free
church members have vote. Please join us! 30, 2011 at the St. Olaf write your name, phone or
the embodiment of evil in the New of Acts together and talking due to our government
Catholic Church, 215 South email in an available day,
Holiday Closing Testament? Bestselling author and about what it means for our allocation. The U of MN
8th Street, Minneapolis. See and a few weeks before
The church building will be closed Monday, scholar Elaine Pagels shows how a lives today. This will be led vet clinics examined and
the back page (below the your selected Sunday you
struggle between followers of Jesus by Leah Rosso. Email her at vaccinated 17 pets. In its

Hennepin
January 17th for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. receive a reminder to call
and the Jewish majority turned into Leah@haumc.org or call the calendar) of each week’s 26th year, Community Meals
your favorite florist to order
a demonization of the “intimate ene- front desk (612-871-5303) if Sunday Spire for the current remains essential serving
flowers and get the wording
mies” and how pagans and dissenting you want to sign up. All are topic. All are welcome. finalized for the dedication our grateful neighbors in
Christians also came to be branded agents of Satan. welcome! in the bulletin. need.

a
Weekly Classes/Activities
Thursday Bible Study 11 AM to 12:00
Men’s Bible Fellowship. At 7:00 on
Friday mornings a group of men
Needed: Coffee Mugs Calendar of Events MONDAY, JANUARY 10
9:00 AM Dignity Center — Open
noon in the Longfellow Room. The gather for bible study, conversation We need gently used coffee mugs for Sunday, January 9, 2011 6:30 PM Multicultural Committee
our new Sunday @ 5 Worship Service.
book of Acts is our topic. You are and fellowship. All men are invited 8:30 - 9:00 HOLY COMMUNION BORDER CHAPEL 7:00 PM Job Support Group
Please brings your mugs to the church
welcome to join any time! Chris to attend this lively discussion. 8:30 - 12:30 Coffee Fellowship Carlson Hall
office. Thank you! TUESDAY, JANUARY 11
Jackson, Juanita Reed Boniface and Kjerringsleppets: Women’s Book 8:45 - 12:30 Nursery / Child Care Rooms 101 & 103
Mary Mensheha share leadership. Group. On Wednesday, February 2: 9:00 - 10:00 SACRED JOURNEY ART GALLERY 8:30 AM Library Committee
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Reconciling Luncheon 6:00 PM Youth Council
Job Support Group: January 10th & 9:30 - 10:30 FESTIVAL WORSHIP SANCTUARY
24th, 7-8:30 PM. This Group is for by Maya Angelou (meet with Senior January 15 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM 9:30 - 10:30 Sunday School for Grades 7-12 Church of Youth 6:30 PM Children’s Council
those worried about their current High Girls’ book club). Contact Sally at Hamline UMC’s Fireside Room, 6:30 PM Russia Partnership
9:30 - 11:00 Confirmation (Sixth Grade) Parsonage Basement
job or transitioning to a new career. for info: Sally@haumc.org. (1514 Englewood Ave. St. Paul), this 6:45 PM Food Service Committee
9:45 - 10:45 Sunday School Education Wing
Facilitator Leslie Philmon has 16 years family event for members and clergy 7:00 PM Koinonia Board
Donate! Volunteer! Preschool Age 3 Room 105
of Reconciling Congregations, and
experience as a career coach. January Hunger Offering: There are 6 anyone interested in the Reconciling Pre-K Room 1/3 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12
Russia Partnership: On January 11, at families, including 12 ministry. Please bring a dish to share, Kindergarten Room 5/7 9:00 AM Dignity Center — Open
6:30 PM join the creative planning children that live in beverages and provided. Program First Grade Room 4/6 9:30 AM Knotty Quilters
process for the new year as we pre- Gandhi Handicapped includes information about the “New Second Grade Room 8 1:00 PM Recyclers
pare programs for Russia’s children Rehabilitation Ashram Wesley Church,” and the story of Third Grade Room 201 5:30 PM Little Kids, Big Fun
and elderly population. And, thank in Jaipur, India. The Minnetonka UMC’s journey to become Fourth Grade Room 203 5:30 PM Steeple People Board
you to the Hennepin congregation adults, who work when a Reconciling Congregation, For plan-
Fifth Grade Room 205 6:30 PM Local Outreach
for all the support and prayers. All they can find a job, ning purposes register with Judy West
10:30 - 11:15 Blood Pressure Screening Room 204
are welcome to Russia Partnership have great difficulty meeting their Lee JJWestLee@comcast.net giving THURSDAY, JANUARY 13
monthly meeting, Call Don Forster food allowance of $54 a month/ number of person attending and ages 10:30 - 12:00 Seeds of Celebration Harrison Room
9:00 AM Joy Circle
for more info. 952-920-5389. family, which must also cover their of children needing day care. 10:30 - 12:30 Breakfast at Hennepin Social Hall
11:00 AM Thursday Bible Study
50’s & 60’s Group: A Sound of Music medicine needs. You can help these 11:00 - 12:00 MANY VOICES BORDER CHAPEL
3:00 PM Labyrinth
movie sing-a-long! Tune-up your brave, needy people by donating to 11:00 - 12:00 Coming Back to Earth Room 205
6:00 PM Foundation Board
voices and be ready to belt out your
favorite songs. In the Art Gallery at
our Hunger Offering. Please give as
generously as you can each week.
Because of your gifts these friends
Sunday Spire 11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:30
Family Faith Milestone (Baptism)
Compass 180
Chamber Singers
Room 4/6
Room 202
Choir Room
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14
7:00 AM Men’s Bible Fellowship
7:00 PM (sharp!) Friday, January 14.
If that doesn’t sound like fun, we’ll will have adequate food. The deadline for our Sunday Spire is 5:00 - 6:00 SUNDAY AT 5 BORDER CHAPEL 9:00 AM Dignity Center — Open
have board games & cards available Volunteer at the Dignity Center: Monday at 10:00 AM for the coming 5:00 - 7:00 UMYF Church of Youth 10:00 AM Alanon
also. Bring a snack if you’d like & Looking for a meaningful volunteer 7:00 - 8:00 Journey Rehearsal Choir Room 6:30 PM 50s/60s Group
Sunday. Please send your information
we’ll have popcorn of course. opportunity? The Dignity Center has
lots of options: volunteer to be an to Spire@haumc.org, send through
The Science & Faith Roundtable: If
you’re interested in how science
and religion can be partners in the
advocate or hospitality person one the website HennepinChurch.org by
morning per week; volunteer as a clicking on “Share Your Story” or drop
lawyer through our VLN legal off at church, attn: Daniel. Keeping
F—I—V—E
(count ‘em, Five)
Distinct Worship
Breakfast at Hennepin
10:30 AM—12:30 PM
Join your friends in the lower level
Hennepin…A CARING COMMUNITY

PASTORAL CARE: Please notify the


quest for truth, this group may be Social Hall this fall for our Sunday
clinic. Volunteer opportunities can your submission to 50 words helps us Services at Hennepin church office if you, a family member
for you! January 27, 2011: Reviving breakfast. Cost is $5 per person, or $12 or an other church member are experi-
Christian Humanism: The New be tailored to your time and interest. include more items of interest to the When you think of worship at per family/household. A great way to see
Contact Mary@haumc.org or call encing an illness, a hospitalization, or
Conversation on Spirituality, Theology congregation. Thanks! Hennepin, what comes to mind? old friends and make new ones. another need for pastoral care.
and Psychology by Don Browning. 612-435-1337 with questions.
An intimate, early gathering to CONGREGATIONAL JOYS AND CONCERNS

HennepinChurch.org
Now Accepting PayPal
celebrate Holy Communion? An
expressive time with images and
sensitivity to creation? A grand
Gratitude for your Giving
and Continued Support
At the end of November, the Operating
Budget Income Received in each of
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
If you wish to make a gift or donation
to Hennepin Church, please note we
have another way to facilitate that.
Many Voices The intimacy of the Border Chapel
holds the prayer, scripture, music and
offerings of this community. Using
liturgy of the Iona Community, the
experience with choirs and organ
and stained glass? A thoughtful
reflection, discussion or sermon?
the past three years has amounted to:
2010—87% of Budget Thank You
2009—84% of Budget For your
the reception desk near the East Entry.
PACEM SINGERS are available to sing
to Hennepin members and friends
You may make your gift online, safely 11:00 AM — Chapel worship gathers in many traditions, A spiritual gathering of people in 2008—83% of Budget Support! bringing comfort of favorite hymns
through PayPal. Just go to our new One of our five distinctly different including the Celtic, and uses both recovery? All these expressions Sunday Spire Deadline and songs to your surroundings.
church website: HennepinChurch.org worship service offerings at Hennepin. traditional hymns and world chants. are here at Hennepin and each Please email all information to DOWNTOWN GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:
and then choose “Giving” Invite a friend! Communion is served on the 2nd and celebrated in their different and www.mplsgriefsupport.com. Saturday
Spire@haumc.org by 10:00 AM
from the top menu. Check it out for yourself! 4th Sundays of the month. mornings Jan. 1—April 30, 2011 at St.
wonderful ways every Sunday at on Monday for the following Olaf Catholic Church, 215 South 8th
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church 8:30, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM and Sunday Spire, or drop off at the Street, Minneapolis. January 15: topic
511 Groveland Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403 | 612.871.5303 | HennepinChurch.org 5:00 PM. Come and See! church, attn: Daniel Pederson. is “Depression and Grief.”
Koinonia Retreat Center | 7768 Pilger Ave. NE | South Haven, MN 55382 | 888-801-7746