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HOW TO HELP WITH MINNEAPOLIS TORNADO RELIEF U PCOMING E VENTS
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE MINNESOTA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The metro area was hit by a tornado on May 22. North Minneapolis suffered
significant damage, including one fatality. JUNE 5
If you want to help with the clean-up effort from the tornado damage in Congregational Meeting (p.7)
North Minneapolis, please contact Heidi at Cross Connections (1823 Emerson, Congregational Lunch (p.7)
Minneapolis) at 612-529-6542. This effort is coordinated by Urban Home- Thrive Book Study begins (p.3)
works, Sanctuary CDC, and Minneapolis Council of Churches. Volunteers will Bible Study: Book of John begins (p.3)
be deployed from there. Please DO NOT self-deploy, work through the agency.
JUNE 11
Acolyte Training (p.2)
Loring Park Music Festival (p.3)
JUNE 19
Parsonage Open House (p.7)
Ring Them Bells (p.3)
Holiness and Feminine Spirit (p.3)
JUNE 25
Health-Conscious Weekends (p.6)
Pride Festival (p.5)
JUNE 26
Natural Healing Practices (p.3)
Pride Festival and Parade (p.5)
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED June 30
School of Christian Mission
Summer Sunday school is starting in a couple of weeks and we need your
Registration Deadline (p.4)
help! We are expanding to three age groups this summer and we need teachers.
Each age group requires two volunteers per Sunday. The Preschool- JULY 21
Kindergarten and 1st-3rd grade groups will focus on the Fruit of the Spirit. The UM Day at the Twins (p.1)
4th and 5th grade group will focus on making a difference in the world and JULY 25-28
will do monthly hands-on service projects. Earth Camp (p.5)
You can volunteer for one or several dates. Summer is a great time to
volunteer, especially if you have other obligations throughout the program
year that take a break during the summer. Make a difference in a kid’s life and
have some fun while you’re at it! Sign up at the Children's Ministry Table in
Carlson Hall or email Dana Neuhauser at Dana@haumc.org.Dana Neuhauser

UNITED METHODIST NIGHT AT THE TWINS


7:00 PM, JULY 21 - GET TICKETS NOW!
The UM Night at the Twins is Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 pm vs. Detroit. $25
per ticket (home plate view, and part of your ticket price is a donation to the
UM fight against worldwide malaria!) Make your check payable to HAUMC
and deliver it directly to Chris Jackson. Your check is your registration. You
may sign-up to carpool from the church at 6:00 pm.
!NSPIRE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER STEPS TO FULFILL HENNEPIN them should talk to the service planner
as early as possible. The church is
Here is your June 2011 !nSpire. There MINISTRY PLAN CONTINUE looking for a camera operator.
is much to read and learn about in BOBBIE KELLER
these pages. Thanks to all who have • all church groups that received a
shared an article and/or information for Progress with Hennepin Church’s 10 profile questionnaire have completed
this newsletter, YOUR newsletter! community actions was on the Admin- them. The questionnaire asking
The July 2011 edition deadline is istrative Council agenda May 5. groups to define their purpose,
10:00 AM, Thursday, June 16th. Send The 10 community actions, each with constituency and needs went to
your info to Spire@haumc.org, submit a supporting set of goals, make up committees and other groups earlier
online at HennepinChurch.org (Share Hennepin’s 2011 Ministry Plan, the this spring. The shared ministry team
Your Story) or drop off at church, attn: congregation’s priorities for the year. will use the information to connect
Daniel, 612-435-1320. Speaking to the 1st community individuals with appropriate church
action, to connect every person to a groups and wants to involve other
RUSSIA PARTNERSHIP specific part of our community, Rev. groups that have not yet participated
Leah Rosso outlined plans for expan- in the process. Any group that meets
SEEKS THERAPIST FOR regularly and would welcome new
sion of the greeter and usher programs.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT The goal is to get more people involved members should contact Kristyn
CRAIG JOHNSON, RUSSIA PARTNERSHIP in Sunday morning hospitality. When Ebert, volunteerism and outreach
enough volunteers are available, a new director.
Are you a person who enjoys exploring
different cultures while helping those in group called hosts will greet churchgoers • the Global Outreach Committee is
need? Hennepin’s Russia Partnership is at the doors of the Sanctuary, hand out looking for a chairperson. Anyone
bulletins and help anyone who needs interested should contact Kristyn
looking for a person who has worked
assistance. Ushers, who have traditionally Ebert for more information.
with children suffering from severe
done that job, will continue to receive • the Youth Council is seeking more
disabilities to help on projects we are
offerings during worship and perform chaperones for either of two youth
supporting in Russia.
their other regular duties. In addition, mission trips to Hibbing and the
For the last several years, the Russia casual attire will now be welcome for
Partnership has worked with Marilyn Boundary Waters this summer. Any-
all greeters. one interested should contact Rev.
Bauch, a behavioral specialist who
works with children in Russia through a Ad Council members also heard that: Paula Colton for more information.
program called the Island of Hope. She • groups are finding more ways to use • the next congregational meeting
visits Russia annually to provide services the screens in the Sanctuary during will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5,
that these children desperately need but worship. Anyone wanting to use followed by lunch.
which they too often find lacking.
Marilyn is looking for someone to
NEWS FROM STEEPLE PEOPLE SURPLUS STORE
accompany her to Russia to assist in her Expanded Store Hours are Monday 10:30-5:30, Tuesday 10:30-7:30, Wednesday—
work with the children. The ideal person Friday 10:30-5:30, Saturday 10:00-5:30. Sunday closed.
would be a physical or occupational Need a wardrobe update? A little money goes a long way at Steeple People.
therapist who has experience working Stop by and check out our summer fashions.
with young children with cerebral palsy Volunteer opportunities: We’d love to spend some quality time with you at
and severe learning problems. Currently, Steeple People! Consider volunteering — we have oodles of good clean fun. Hours
there are practically no medical or and tasks are super flexible. Just call 612 871-8305 to arrange an orientation.
educational services available for these Please bring donations to the Steeple People van before and between church
services. Or feel free to stop by the store to donate and shop. We particularly need
children and parents are desperate for
pots and pans as well as clean plastic shopping bags
help in knowing what they can do.
Travel to Russia would be required
for a 2-3 week visit, most likely in Fall ACOLYTE TRAINING JUNE 11
2011. The Russia Partnership would be BECKY MONSON AND LINDA WILKINS,
willing to subsidize travel expenses for ACOLYTE CO-CAPTAINS
this trip as well. The ideal candidate
Come one, come all — current and
would also be willing to consider taking
a long-term interest in this project. If former acolytes as well as all acolyte
this sounds like an opportunity that “wannabes.” We invite you to a training
would be right for you, or if you know session on Saturday, June 11 at 10:00
of others who would be a good fit for it, AM in the Hennepin Sanctuary. At this
please contact Don Forster at meeting, you can ask questions and get
dforster@qbp.com or 952-920-5389. comfortable with this important minis-
Thank you!
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TENDING THE GARDEN OF YOUR SOUL: SPIRE BIRD FEEDERS
SUMMER ADULT NURTURE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Summer is a wonderful time to relax and enjoy the TOM FLOOD, BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
pleasures of Minnesota. Adult Nurture at Hennepin hopes
you will also enjoy the many opportunities for tending the
garden of your soul through the classes and experiences
available this summer. Take a moment to look over
these offerings and mark your calendar for ones that
speak to wherever you are on your spiritual journey.

THRIVE: FINDING HAPPINESS THE BLUE ZONES WAY


JUNE 5 AND 12, 11:00 AM
LED BY CYNTHIA ASHLEY
This book study follows up Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones and explores his five-year
global study on the keys to personal happiness while suggesting how to incorporate
these powerful characteristics into our daily routines. Books are available for
purchase. Contact Cynthia at 612-435-1310 or Cynthia@haumc.org.

BIBLE STUDY 2011: THE GOSPEL OF JOHN Handmade Spire bird feeders designed
JUNE 5 THROUGH AUGUST 21, 11:00 AM and built by HAUMC Recyclers are
LED BY BRUCE ROBBINS now available. These bird feeders are
For some, John’s gospel is a weighty theological tome; for others it is the essence modeled after our church’s Famous
of Christianity, full of signs and glories. Each week’s study will be independent of Steeple. They are both practical and
others. People are welcome to come and go as they please. Bring a Bible! Note: sturdy. Cedar costs $45.00 and
No class on June 26. Redwood $50.00 All profits (if any) will
go into the Recyclers tool account.
RING THEM BELLS! Birdhouses will often attract only certain
JUNE 19 AND 26, 11:00 AM birds but these feeders will feed all the
LED BY BILL MATHIS flocks! Eight have been pre-ordered and
Always wanted to find out what it’s like to play in the Hennepin Chime? Tried plans are for 15 to 20 to be built.
playing bells before and had fun (or didn’t but would like to give it another go)? Contact any of the Recyclers for more
Join Bill for a hands-on experience with handbells. No experience necessary — information or to place an order. Also,
just show up! note that on Wednesday afternoons the
Recyclers meet at the church to help
HOLINESS AND THE FEMININE SPIRIT maintain and improve the building.
JUNE 19 11:00 AM Everyone is welcome.
WITH JANET MCKENZIE Jim Soltau (Recycler) was assigned
Janet McKenzie has committed her life and art to celebrating the task of developing the model and
women’s lives and gifts. Her art compassionately reflects that insuring high quality control. These
we are created equally and beautifully in God’s likeness. Ms. handmade bird feeders are a treasure.
McKenzie’s painting “Jesus of the People” was selected winner of the National
Catholic Reporter’s “Jesus 2000” competition. This painting confronts stereotypical 1ST ANNUAL LORING PARK
thinking by celebrating Jesus as African American. The feminine aspect is served ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
by the fact that the model for this painting was a woman. Ms. McKenzie will
Saturday, June 11, 12 Noon-8:00 PM
include a stop at HAUMC this Sunday in conjunction with her presentations at
Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality. She will be a guest at Sacred Journey at 9:00 Bring your lawn chairs, invite a friend
and then share works from her newest book, Holiness and the Feminine Spirit. and enjoy the fun, food and music.
This event features: Roe Family Singers,
STEP INTO WELLNESS: NATURAL HEALING PRACTICES Mill City Grinders, Jack Klatt & the Cat
FOURTH SUNDAYS AT 11:00 AM Swingers, Mikkel Beckman & Steve
LED BY CYNTHIA ASHLEY Kaul, Jerry Rau Band, Derek Johnson &
Hardgrass, Cajun Music & more! For
Cynthia Ashley, Parish Nurse and the Wellness Ministry team will offer workshops info, contact CLPC at 612-874-9002 or
on the fourth Sunday of each month at 11:00. These workshops will allow oppor- singdancesavetheworld@gmail.com.
tunities to experience many helpful forms of complimentary medicine.

JULY 3RD ~ NO ADULT NURTURE THIS SUNDAY.

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CHURCH FINANCE REPORT PARKING AS HOSPITALITY grow in your own faith journey. This
year’s program includes:
APRIL 2011 UPDATE At Hennepin, we like to reserve the Joy to the World: Mission in the Age
ROD BACON, FINANCE COMMITTEE east parking lot for first-time visitors, of Global Christianity. Explore theology
During the first quarter of 2011 our families with young children, and people of mission and evangelism in the 21st
expenses exceeded income by $64,000, who have limited mobility or need century context of Christianity as a world-
which is about $48,000 worse than assistance. Instead of driving around the wide religion. As UM Women we will
expected. Lower contributions comprise block looking for parking every week, we take a look at why mission is such an
$44,000 of the variance, and everything encourage all people to take advantage integral part of what we do.
else netted to $4,000. However, these of the 600 spaces in the Walker Parking Haiti Mission Study: Challenges and
variations are largely anticipated to be Ramp across the street. The ushers and Hope. Come explore the rich cultural
seasonal in nature, as the Easter holiday front desk receptionists have vouchers heritage of Haiti and its people. You’ll
in April and the Christmas holiday in for you to use with your parking ticket. learn about the cultures and traditions
December are not reflected in the Jan. 1 Climate controlled, covered from that shaped Haiti’s past, the effects of
to March 31 data. weather, and just a short walk across the devastating earthquake, and how
At its April meeting, the Finance Hennepin, the ramp will give you easy needs and issues of Haiti’s people are
Committee finalized and approved the access to everything you need here at being addressed today.
2011 budget and sent it to the Adminis- the church. Be hospitable and selfish at The Journey: Forgiveness, Restorative
trative Council for their approval at the the same time: park in the ramp! Justice and Reconciliation. Stories from
latter’s meeting on May 5. The budget the Bible are intertwined with recent
anticipates a loss of $10,000 for the full SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN MISSION history to illustrate the redemptive
year, which will be offset by prior year power of forgiveness. We will learn how
Once again it’s time to think about
surplus amounts (recall that 2010 individuals, families, and communities
the United Methodist Women’s School
yielded a net income of $32,000). are called to a life-long journey of
Thank you for your feedback and of Christian Mission event. Held at St.
John’s University near St. Cloud, this practicing forgiveness, justice, and
input regarding these reports. If you reconciliation in our relational lives.
have specific comments or questions, is a great opportunity to learn about
mission, be in sistership with other UM If you’re new to the School of Christian
as always you may reach me by email Mission experience, here are some
at Rodneybacon@yahoo.com. women from around the state, and
ways others have described it: a time
for discovery; fun; shopping international
AROUND THE CHURCH crafts that support a create cause; great
CHRIS JACKSON, MINISTER OF ADMINISTRATION food and fellowship; spiritual growth;
cultural learning; truth-telling; explora-
June brings a change of pace, and so this article is a sampling of
tion and study.
those things:
Why not invite a friend or two to join
June 1-3 the Minnesota Annual Conference of the UMC will meet in St. Cloud,
you this year? SCM provides a great
with your five clergy attending (Bruce, Sally, Leah, Paula, and myself) as well as
opportunity for a short get away to a
our lay members, Janelle Vaubel, Mary Mensheha, Kristyn Ebert, Karen Andrew
beautiful campus where you can meet
and Larry Dunbar. Other Hennepin members also attend as students, retired and
new friends, explore your faith, and
affiliated clergy, and lay conference leaders. Please be in prayer for us—one of the
learn about the world around you.
duties is to elect 2012 delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conference.
There are three School of Christian
Summer Sundays bring a change to our Breakfast at Hennepin. On June 5 there
Mission schedules you can choose from:
is a congregational meeting at 11:30 am, with a meal following, replacing break-
fast (see related article). June 12 will be our last regular breakfast. On June 19, Weekday School: July 12-15
10:30-12:30, the Board of Trustees will sponsor a Parsonage Open House, so all Weekend School: July 15-17
can see last fall’s remodeling of the first floor. (The Christmas Open House, last Drive In day: July 14
Dec. 11, fell on one of our blizzard weekends and so few attended.) June 26 is To register for this event, pick up a
coffee fellowship, but throughout July and August there will be special events and
form from Carlson Hall or go to the
cookouts offered by our Food Service Committee.
Fresh Connection newsletter for a copy
The Koinonia Task Force, which I chair, continues to meet monthly in an effort
of the form www.minnesotaumc.org,
to find a partner for the church to share the operations and improvements needed
click on Missions and Ministries/United
by our retreat center. We are aided by a consultant, Kent Eklund of Cincinnatus,
Methodist Women/Newsletter/Spring
who has surveyed a long list of possible partners in the faith, educational, health,
2011. Registrations are DUE JUNE 30.
fraternal, and nonprofit communities. So far, the leads are minimal. Our charge
If you would like to apply for a partial
from the Administrative Council is to complete this work by December.
scholarship from Hennepin United
Finally, don’t forget to sign up for United Methodist Night at the Twins, July 21,
Methodist Women please return the
game time 7 pm (those who wish to carpool will leave the church lot at 6 pm).
scholarship request form to Jennifer
Cost is $25 per ticket. Sign up by delivering a check to ME (payable to the church,
Hipple by June 10. Scholarship request
but please put it in an envelope addressed to me). The first 40 persons who send
forms are available in Carlson Hall.
in money will receive a ticket. See you at the game!
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D.C.E.H. RECEIVES UNITED METHODIST GRANT THRIVE!
CYNTHIA ASHLEY,
The Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist church encourages PARISH NURSE
local churches and interfaith groups to advocate for social change related to injustice.
The Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness recently received a $2000 Bring happiness,
grant from this national UMC committee to support their work to advocate for or find happiness at
policies that end homelessness and promote systemic economic justice! Rev. Bruce the “Thrive” book
Robbins and Bishop Sally Dyck provided support for the DCEH grant application. Study class on June
Hennepin Church is engaged in the work of the DCEH through the “Voice for 5th and June 12th
the Voiceless” Committee and the involvement of staff members, Kristyn Ebert and at 11:00 AM in the
Ann Carlson. This committee is charged with educating Hennepin members about Longfellow room. “Thrive” author, Dan
poverty and homelessness and encouraging them to participate in advocacy efforts Buettner digs deeper into several cities
for just policies and programs. One example of a DCEH initiative is the “Take 5” around the world that are known to live
table that is available on Sunday mornings during the state legislative session to the happiest lifestyles on earth. Let’s
encourage HAUMC members to write postcards to their legislators on a specific explore the happiness possibilities to-
issue related to poverty and homelessness. Another example of partnership gether. See you there!
between DCEH congregations, the Downtown Council and the state government
is the Currie Avenue Project. In 2010, the DCEH congregations and the Down-
town Council raised money to hire case managers to get homeless people into
DIGNITY CENTER
housing. They were then able to leverage funding from the government to house VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION
150 people who had been homeless for an average of 4.7 years. Jon, a person that JUNE 12, 10:00 AM
was housed through the Currie Avenue Project is an example of the work of Anyone who has volunteered for the
DCEH. After Jon’s wife died, he fell into a severe depression, lost his job and Dignity Center is invited to the YOUR
became homeless. He got into housing through the Currie Avenue Project, is now recognition brunch in the Dossal
stable and looking for a job again. Without the support of Government, congre- Alcove off the Social Hall. Please come
gations cannot address the systemic issues that contribute to homelessness and and be thanked and celebrated. Also,
poverty. But through people who advocate for systemic change and just policies please email Mary Martin if you will be
affecting the poor, we can work together to eliminate homelessness and poverty. attending: Mary@haumc.org.

EARTH CAMP RECONCILING MINISTRIES


JULY 25-28 ROB GAMBLE
For students who June is Reconciling Month at Hennepin Church. On Sunday, June 12 the
have completed the Reconciling Committee provides the flowers for worship. That day we meet in the
1st - 5th grade; limited Dorcas Alcove at 10:45 AM for our last brunch until the fall, followed by our
to 25 participants. committee meeting at 12:00 Noon.
Twin Cities Pride Weekend is June 25 and 26. Hennepin will be helping staff
Earth Camp is a four-day, three-night the MN Reconciling and Downtown Congregations’ booths in Loring Park. If you
overnight camp for our elementary can give 2 hours, you can sign up by emailing revwalt@juno.com or going to
students. Campers learn about our http://doodle.com/4wucfi9d5ixp6ze4 and state the time period you prefer.
responsibility as Christians to care for Did you know: Twin Cities Pride is the 3rd Largest LGBT Pride celebration in the
creation, explore the great outdoors and United States. It is held on the weekend closest to the Stonewall Riots in New
connect with God in the natural world. York which many people consider the start of the modern LGBT human rights
Cost is $170.00 and includes lodging, movement.
meals, transportation, programs and Some dates and times to remember:
crafts. Scholarships are available and are
Sat. June 25 — 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pride Festival in Loring Park.
confidential. Questions? Contact Dana Sun. June 26 — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pride Festival in Loring Park.
Neuhauser at 612-435-1306 or by email Sun. June 26 — 9:00 AM Commissioning in Sacred Journey in Art Gallery.
at Dana@haumc.org. Sun. June 26 — 9:30 AM Commissioning of group in Worship in Sanctuary.
Sun. June 26 — 9:45 AM Shuttle Bus or find your own way to get to 3rd &
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Hennepin for the Parade. Sign up at the Reception Desk to ride the bus.
AUGUST 15-19 Sun. June 26 — 10:00 AM Informal worship with the other MN Reconciling
Congregations at our parade starting point.
Egypt: Joseph’s Journey Sun. June 26 — 11:00 AM Pride Parade starts at 3rd & Hennepin and goes to
from Prison to Palace Loring Park. It will take about an hour once we start. Wear comfortable
9:00 AM — 12:00 Noon with optional shoes and dress for the weather. We hope to have at least 200 Minnesota
Afternoon Program (for additional fee). United Methodists in the parade.
Ages: 3 years old - completed 5th grade. Aug. 24 to 28 — Sing a New Song. Pick up folder with registration and a
scholarship application in Carlson Hall.

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HEALTH-CONSCIOUS Also, plan to journey through the Art SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Gallery from 10:30 AM — 12 noon on
WEEKENDS THIS Sunday June 26, July 31, and August 26 ROUNDTABLE
SUMMER to view an array of presentations offering The Science & Theology Network and
natural healing practices that you may Hennepin Church co-sponsor a monthly
CYNTHIA ASHLEY, PARISH NURSE want to incorporate in your life. June 26 Science and Religion Roundtable that
Want to walk and bicycle with us this theme concentrates on mind/body/spirit explores a wide variety of topics. If
summer? Welcome to Health-Conscious practices; July 31: energy healing; and you’re interested in how science and
Weekends! Please plan to either walk or August 26: environmental healing . religion can be partners in the quest for
bike together for an hour on Saturday Contact Cynthia if you would like to truth, this book club may be just for you.
mornings June 25, July 30 and Aug. 27. demonstrate or lead Our gatherings on the 4th Thursday of
We will meet at the Hennepin outdoor one of these Health- the month at 7:00 PM are marked with
Labyrinth at 9:45 AM to either walk Conscious events. great questions, lively discussions,
around Loring Park or bike the We encourage your occasional debates, and frequent laughter.
neighboring trails with family, friends or participation for All of the meetings are free, and new-
new acquaintances. Our health and goodness’ and your comers are always welcome to join us!
wellbeing will be enhanced just being wellness’ sake! June 23: Galileo Goes to Jail and
and moving together. Other Myths about Science and Religion
edited by Ronald L. Numbers. Leading
HENNEPIN — “IN THEIR HEARTS” scholars puncture the myths in the history
JACK FISTLER, LEGACY GIVING of science and religion, from Galileo’s
Each Legacy gift is a story of faith and commitment. We recently incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed con-
received wonderful unrestricted estate gifts from Leonard and Eleanor version to Einstein’s belief in a personal
Bagne. They were married at Hennepin in 1941, lived and worked in Minneapolis, God who “didn’t play dice with the uni-
and were members here until retiring in 1973 and moving to the Crosby/Brainerd verse.”
area. Even though they last attended here nearly 40 years ago, the Bagnes kept July 28: Fingerprints of God: What
Hennepin in their estate plans. As their nephew recalled, “they always had a warm Science Is Learning About the Brain and
place in their hearts for Hennepin, and kept the church in their estate plans all Spiritual Experience by Barbara Bradley
those years.” Hagerty. Is spiritual experience real? Or
Legacy donors share a common bond of faith and community that is Hennepin is it a delusion? When we pray, what
Church. happens? Can science explain God?
Your legacy gift, regardless of size, can help enrich the Hennepin experience for August 25: The Beginning of All
future generations. Contact Jack Fistler, Director of Legacy Giving, (612) 435-1321 Things: Science and Religion by Hans
or Jack@haumc.org to discuss your gift planning. Küng. Arguing that religion and science
are not mutually exclusive but comple-
Volunteering at FMSC was one part of mentary, Küng focuses on beginnings as
FIFTH GRADERS DISPLAY he seeks to seeks to reconcile theology
the Faith Milestone called “Heart of a
“HEART OF A SERVANT” Servant.” The fifth grade Sunday school with the latest scientific insights.
DANA NEUHAUSER, CHILDREN class spent the prior three weeks learn-
ing about world hunger and the ways CITIZENS FOR
we, as Christians, are called to respond.
In addition to volunteering, they wrote
GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
letters to various political leaders and
Annual Dinner and Meeting of the MN
brainstormed ways they would share
chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions
what they learned and experienced with
meets in the Social Hall, June 16. The
others.
7:15 PM keynote address “The Science
During the FMSC session, they and
of Climate Change” by University of St.
other volunteers packed around 16,000
Thomas Prof. John Abraham examines
nutritious meals for hungry children
the causes of global warming and the
around the world. They experienced the
Where might you expect to find a actions that must be taken to curtail it.
difference they
group of 10- and 11-year-olds on a His address will be followed by a Q&A
can make when
Saturday afternoon in April? A soccer session until 9:00 PM. Social hour 6:00
they serve as
game? A birthday party? Riding bikes PM, buffet dinner 6:30 PM, adults $30,
Christ’s hands in
around the neighborhood? Choosing to students $15. For more information and
the world. Not
eschew these and other tantalizing reservations by June 9, please visit
a bad way to
options, nine of Hennepin’s fifth graders www.globalsolutionsmn.org or call 651-
spend a Saturday
were busy serving at Feed My Starving 633-9271.
afternoon!
Children in Coon Rapids on April 9,
2011.
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SELECTED EVENTS… FRIDAY, JUNE 17 SUMMER FOOD EVENTS
Alanon 10:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Plan now to attend one of our many
food events at Hennepin this summer!
Koinonia Partner Search 11:45 AM Regular Sunday worship at
Kjerringsleppets 5:30 PM 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM June 5: Ad Council Congregational
Meeting at 11:30 AM in the Art
THURSDAY, JUNE 2 Steeple People Book Sale 9:00 AM
Gallery, followed by a Lunch at noon
Labyrinth 3:00 PM Seeds of Celebration 10:30 AM in the Social Hall (no charge).
FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Parsonage Open House 10:30 AM
June 12: Breakfast at Hennepin as usual
Alanon 10:00 AM Bible Study: Book of John 11:00 AM
(final one of season).
SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Ring Them Bells! 11:00 AM
June 19: Open House at the Parsonage
All Church Worship at TUESDAY, JUNE 21
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (since the one
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM Foundation Board 6:00 PM in December 2010 was snowed out
Seeds of Celebration 10:30 AM Global Outreach 6:30 PM — let's hope for no snow in June!)
Congregational Meeting 11:30 AM Finance Committee 7:00 PM
Bible Study: Book of John 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 MUSIC NOTE
Thrive Book Study 11:00 AM Imagine No Malaria Training 7:00 PM
On Sunday morning, June 5th, we
Congregational Lunch 12:00 PM THURSDAY, JUNE 23
will have a guest choir in worship. The
Community Meals 4:45 PM Labyrinth 3:00 PM 85-voice youth choir from First United
TUESDAY, JUNE 7 Science and Faith Roundtable 6:30 PM Methodist Church of Smyrna, GA will
India Partnership 11:00 AM FRIDAY, JUNE 24 be helping lead our 9:30 AM service,
Communication Ministry Team 6:30 PM Alanon 10:00 AM singing some of the music from their
Koinonia Board 7:00 PM SUNDAY, JUNE 26 repertoire for this year’s concert tour of
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 Regular Sunday worship at the Midwest.
Archives Committee 1:00 PM 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM
Steeple People Board 5:30 PM Shuttle to Pride Parade 9:45 AM CONSIDER BEING AN ACOLYTE
THURSDAY, JUNE 9 Seeds of Celebration 10:30 AM We’ll provide training and answer
Labyrinth 3:00 PM Natural Healing Practices 10:30 AM your questions. If interested or curious,
FRIDAY, JUNE 10 Bible Study: Book of John 11:00 AM call Becky Monson, 612-239-0551, or
Alanon 10:00 AM Ring Them Bells 11:00 AM Linda Wilkins, 612-597-6200, co-
SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Captains of the Acolyte Team.
UM Women Leadership 11:00 AM
Regular Sunday worship at MONDAY, JUNE 27
8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM Hospitality Committee 7:00 PM MEMBER INFORMATION
Steeple People Book Sale 9:00 AM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 Our prayers are with the family and
Breakfast 10:30 AM Health Ministry Team 6:00 PM friends of these members and all those
Seeds of Celebration 10:30 AM THURSDAY, JUNE 30 who are marking significant life changes.
Blood Pressure Screening 10:30 AM Labyrinth 3:00 PM BIRTHS:
Reconciling Ministries Brunch 10:45 AM Vincent Javid Olson, son of Jessica
Youth Council Meeting 10:45 CALENDAR INFORMATION Mathwig-Olson and Matt Olson,
Bible Study: Book of John 11:00 AM was born on May 1.
Please send all calendar corrections
Thrive Book Study 11:00 AM and room requests to Jodi Gustafson at Maxim Stone Wahlquist, son of Jaclyn
MONDAY, JUNE 13 Jodi@haumc.org or 612-435-1325. and Trevor Wahlquist, was born on
Faith in Action Team 6:30 PM May 12.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14 DEATHS:
UM Women Leadership 6:00 PM CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Annette Scherer Robbins, wife of Orem
Russia Partnership 6:30 PM AND LUNCH
Robbins, passed away March 14th.
Food Service Committee 6:45 PM JUNE 5 STARTING AT 11:30 AM
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 Dr. John Coe passed away March 26th.
Take a few minutes on Sunday, June Guyla Smith, wife of Wheeler Smith,
Senior Members’ Council 10:00 AM
5th to gather for a congregational meet- passed away March 27th.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16 ing where we’ll hear the latest news on
July !nSpire Deadline 10:00 AM what’s happening at Hennepin and stay Jessie Richardson passed away April
Labyrinth 3:00 PM for a free lunch! Meeting is at 11:30 6th.
Staff Parish Relations 6:00 PM AM in the Art Gallery and Lunch starts Rev. Jim Dodge passed away April
Shared Ministries 6:00 PM at 12:00 Noon in the Social Hall. 29th.
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SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE


June 5
8:30 AM Communion Service
9:00 AM Sacred Journey
9:30 AM Sanctuary - Bruce Robbins, preacher
11:00 AM Many Voices
5:00 PM Sunday at 5: A Spiritual Gathering of Recovery
June 12
8:30 AM Communion Service
9:00 AM Sacred Journey
9:30 AM Sanctuary - Bruce Robbins, preacher
11:00 AM Many Voices
5:00 PM Sunday at 5: A Spiritual Gathering of Recovery
June 19
8:30 AM Communion Service
9:00 AM Sacred Journey
9:30 AM Sanctuary - Bruce Robbins, preacher
11:00 AM Many Voices
5:00 PM Sunday at 5: A Spiritual Gathering of Recovery
June 26
8:30 AM Communion Service Hennepin Church’s
9:00 AM Sacred Journey Reconciling Committee and
9:30 AM Sanctuary - Bruce Robbins, preacher friends march in last year’s Pride Parade.
11:00 AM Many Voices You can join them this year on June 26!
5:00 PM Sunday at 5: A Spiritual Gathering of Recovery