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. We make good things happen at Minnehaha United Methodist Church. See for yourself.
Upcoming Adult Bible Studies
Here are some of the adult Bible classes that Pastor Becky is teaching from February through May (click here for details).
How to Have a Civil Conversation
With the elections coming up in the fall, it already seems that the rhetoric is heated, and it’s hard to talk about important issues with friends, family, or anyone with a different point of view. You’ll be glad to know there’s and app for that! Just kidding, no app. But, there is a class on how to have a civil conversation. It will be offered on Thursday mornings from 10-11:30 AM starting on April 7 and ending on May 5.
United Methodist Basics
General Conference (the every-four-year world wide gathering of our denomination) is coming up this spring, and in preparation, there will be four classes offered on the four Monday nights from 6:30-7:30 PM prior to General Conference.
Monday, April 18 – History of the United Methodist Church
Monday, April 25 – The teachings (Social Principles) of the United Methodist Church
Monday, May 2 – How We Organize Ourselves
Monday, May 9 – What’s Going to Happen at General Conference?
Friday, May 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 (September through May). Peace.
Join Us for Wed. Night Suppers @ 5:30 PM
Join us for supper and fellowship from 5:30 – 6:30 PM downstairs in the Fellowship Hall for our Wednesday Night Suppers. It's a great time to get together and let somebody else do the cooking. The cost of the dinner is $6 for 12 years and older, $4 for children 4–11 years and free for children under 4. (Family cap: $20.) Afterwards, children's programming runs from 6:15 to 7:00 PM. And youth meet from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Join us!
New Visitor Survival Kit
If you're thinking about visiting Minnehaha United Methodist Church for the first time, you might be a little nervous. (I know I would be.) So to make it easier for you, we've created a New Visitor Survival Kit. It contains six effective strategies to help you to pass through the doors, confuse those pesky greeters and fit in right away. Interested? Then click here to download your free kit. Good luck!
We restarted a weekly playgroup at Minnehaha in November. Children - ages five and under - are invited with their caregivers to come Thursday mornings from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Come for the whole two hours, or drop in when you can - you are always welcome.
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.