Welcome to Minnehaha
Rev. Becky Sechrist invites you to see what’s going on at Minnehaha, to check out the “First Visit” tab on your left, and to join us in our faith, ministry, service and fellowship. Good things happen here. See for yourself.
1,400+ "Likes" for MUMC's Youth Service Project
Minnehaha UMC youth’s “15,000 Good Deeds” service project is getting national attention. On February 25, the United Methodist Church shared the story of our youth’s good deeds on their Facebook page. Since then it’s generated more than 1,400 “Likes” and a lot of interest. (This is after a video about the project made it on Ellen DeGeneres’ ellentube.) Here’s the link to see it for yourself. And be sure to “Like” it on Facebook!
During the season of Lent (Feb. 18 – April 4), we invite you into a time of connection, conversation, and reflection on Wednesday nights. Starting on Feb. 4 (before Lent begins), we will begin offering simple dinners from 5:30-6:30. Then, on Feb. 25 we will add a simple Lectio Divina service from 6:30 – 7:00. Meet in the sanctuary and engage in deep listening to a story from scripture and how it intersects with your life. Then, from 7-8 there will be a Book Study on Sabbath. Walter Brueggemann has written a short book entitled “Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now” and we’ll discuss one chapter each week. Our conversations will take us into the territory of anxiety over “doing,” multitasking, and how we listen to God in both a chaotic world and in the chaos that sometimes inhabits our bodies and souls. Books will be available for purchase, and it is recommended that you read the first chapter prior to February 25. Join us for any or all of these Wednesday evening in Lent activities.
When Good Scripture Goes Bad
(5-part sermon series)
In the first five weeks of 2015, Pastor Becky Sechrist delivered a series of sermons called When Good Scripture Goes Bad. She talked about passages in the Bible that have been used to support things that we no longer consider acceptable, such as slavery, the beating of children, and more. Those sermons are available for you to listen to here.
Note: The 6-part sermon series on Exodus is still available here.
Support the Minnehaha Food Shelf
The Minnehaha Food Shelf has served more than 600 clients each month in 2014. (We serve nearly 400 households every month!) Please remember the families who are in need of food with a donation of food or money. Thank you.
How can you give?
- Drop off dry goods in the donation barrel just inside the front door of the church
- Church hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (and most evenings you'll see people coming and going)
- Drop off or mail a check to Minnehaha UMC and note: "For Food Shelf"
The Food Shelf was featured in the Southside Pride. Read the full article here.
Visit Minnehaha United Methodist Church. We’re a church of faith, with (usually) two Sunday worship services—plus a Taizé service once a month. We’re a church of action, supporting the local Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and more. We’re a church of neighbors, helping, supporting and sharing with each other. We’re a church of renewal, with music, prayer and even silence. Curious? Confused? Willing to take a risk? Click here to find out what a first visit would be like. Good things happen at Minnehaha. Pass it on.
Next Taizé Worship:
Friday, March 13 @ 7PM
Spend a brief hour and renew your spirit with a worship service of music and meditation. Taizé Worship, based on the teachings of Brother Roger from Taizé France, uses music with "simple" melody lines and periods of silence to quiet the soul and renew the spirit. There is no sermon, just a brief reading and a few questions to consider.
Join Us on the Second Friday of each month (October through May). Peace.