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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.

Lent 2016:
What do we do with the cross?

PrepareJoin us for a season of reflection, study and giving—of growing closer to God. The dates? February 10 through March 20 at Minnehaha United Methodist Church.
• Sermon Series: What is Atonement Theology? (Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 AM on Sundays.)
• Adult Bible Studies: The Last Days of Jesus' Life (Mondays @ 6:30 PM and Thursdays @ 10 AM).

Personal Dignity Drive for the Food Shelf

PrepareConsider bringing the following items with you to the church throughout the Lenten season:
• Feb. 14-20: Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
• Feb. 21-27: Toilet paper
• Feb. 28-Mar. 5: Bar soap, shampoo & conditioner
• Mar. 6-12: Deodorant, razors & shaving cream
• Mar. 13-19: Feminine hygiene products & newborn-sized diapers
• Mar. 20 (Palm Sunday): Coats

Join Us for Wed. Night Suppers @ 5:30 PM

PrepareJoin 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!

Bible Study: "Days Before Jesus' Death" Series Starts
Feb. 15 & 18


Our sermon series for mid-February through mid-March will be on the days before Jesus' death. The same class will be offered each week on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings.
• Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM – Feb. 15, 22, 29 & Mar. 7, 14
• Thursdays, 10-11:30 AM – Feb. 18, 25 & Mar. 3, 10, 17

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):
The Days Before Jesus' Death:
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Feb. 15, 22, 29 & Mar. 7, 14;
Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Feb. 18, 25 & Mar. 3, 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

Minnehaha Playdate:
Thursdays 9-11AM


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. 

Taizé Worship:
Friday, March 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.

where we are

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.



Coming Events

Feb. 17 – Wed. Night Supper @ 5:30 PM
Feb. 24 – Wed. Night Supper @ 5:30 PM
Mar. 2 – Wed. Night Supper @ 5:30 PM
Mar. 9 – Wed. Night Supper @ 5:30 PM
Mar. 11 – Taizé Worship @ 7:00 PM



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Work Orders, Kitchen Info and Building Use

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