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.
Sign Up for the Annual Winter Retreat (Jan. 29 – 31)
Each year the people of Minnehaha UMC go north to Lake Koronis Assembly Grounds in Paynesville, MN, for a weekend. We leave our busy schedules behind and gather together for fellowship, relaxation, learning and worship. Join us! The Winter Retreat is for all ages, and singles, couples and families. It's the weekend of Jan. 29 – 31, and includes two nights of lodging, five meals, three hours of childcare and 24/7 fun. Check out our information brochure (with prices) here. Or go ahead and sign up here.
Advent Wreath Making Party: Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10:00 AM
Join us as we begin the Advent season with an Advent Wreath Making Party—for All Ages & Families. It'll happen on Sunday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the Narthex. The cost is $8.00 for each wreath. It'll be a great time to prepare your heart for this special season.
Annual Christmas Pageant:
Dec. 13 @ 4PM
Our annual Christmas pageant tells the story of Jesus birth through words, puppets, music, scripture and (of course) camels. And you're invited! Mark your calendar for December 13 at 4:00 p.m. And stay afterward for a meal and crafts. It'll get you in the spirit of the season. Guaranteed!
Upcoming Adult Bible Studies
Here are some of the adult Bible classes that Pastor Becky is teaching from January through May (click here for details):
• Faith and Science:
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Jan. 4 – Feb. 1;
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Jan. 7 – Feb. 4
• The Days Before Jesus' Death:
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Feb. 15, 22 & Mar. 7, 14;
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Feb. 18, 25 & Mar. 10, 17
• Faith and Politics: Civil Discourse:
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Apr. 7 – May 5
• United Methodism 101:
Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 PM, Apr. 18, 25 & May 2, 9
Friday, December 11@ 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 (September through May). Peace.
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.
Support the Minnehaha Food Shelf
The Minnehaha Food Shelf has served more than 600 clients each month in 2015. (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.
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.