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.
New Classes for Adults!
Invitation to Romans
A new 8-week class will begin on January 5 from 6:30-8:00. Utilizing the short-term Disciple Bible Study curriculum, we’ll explore the nuances of the issues of the early church through Paul’s letter to the church at Rome. You might be surprised by how some of the issues Paul is addressing still have resonance today. Participants in this class need a participant book, and there are Bible readings for each day of the week in preparation for the sessions. Please contact Becky if you are interested in the class and get a book prior to the first night.
Bad Girls of the Bible
Jezebel is the prime example of a woman in the Bible with a bad rap. But, there are plenty of other women who are held up as negative examples of how to be in relationship with God by our culture. We’ll explore their stories, and the lessons their lives hold for us (not all of them negative), plus we’ll learn the lives of these little-understood women. The class begins on Thursday, January 8 from 10-11 a.m. and will go through March 26. We’ll study a different woman each week, so if you can’t make every class, you are still invited to participate the weeks you can. We will be utilizing a book, so talk to Becky prior to January 1 so she can order the correct number of books for the class.
6-part Sermon Series on Exodus
In September and October, Rev. Becky Sechrist delivered a six-part sermon series on Exodus called “Shining a Light on Our Past.” If you’d like to listen, click on the “Spiritual Growth” tab (on your left) or on the links below:
1: Crossing the Sea (Exodus 14:19-31)
2: Bread and Meat Provided (Exodus 16:2-15)
3: Thirst for the Familiar (Exodus 17:1-16)
4: The Top 10 (Exodus 20:1-17)
5: Wanting the Tangible (Exodus 32:1-14)
6: Moving Forward (Deuteronomy 34:1-12)
Support the Minnehaha Food Shelf
The Minnehaha Food Shelf has served more than 600 clients each month in 2014. (In November we served nearly 39,000 lbs. of food to 401 households!) 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, Jan. 9 @ 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.