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.
Taizé Worship THIS FRIDAY:
Friday, October 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 (September through May). Peace.
New "Invitation to Romans" Class
A new 8-week class will begin on Thursday morning, September 10 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Using 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 so you can do the readings prior to the first class.
"Bad Girls of the Bible" Class
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 Monday, September 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will go through November 23. 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 using a book, by the same title, which you can pick up from Becky. The book has the schedule of the classes as well as the cost of the book; please read the first chapter prior to the first class.
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.
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 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.