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.
Sunday Summer Worship
@ 9:00 and 10:30AM
Our Sunday summer worship schedule has begun. Our traditional service starts at 9:00 a.m. (as usual) and our contemporary worship service is at 10:30 a.m. (outside…weather permitting). We hope you choose to worship with us this Sunday.
NOTE: On August 7, we'll have a single worship service at Minnehaha Falls Park at 10:30 AM. And we'll be joined by at least two other churches.
Join Us for a Garden Party on Wednesday, August 24@ 5:30 PM
Minnehaha's summer Garden Parties come to an end with our "Farewell to Summer" potluck party on Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share, and lawn games and time in the garden as we say "Farewell!" to summer. We hope to see you there.
Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Aug. 28 @ 10:30 AM Service
If you have a special pet, we invite you to bring it to our annual animal blessing service on Sunday, August 28 at the 10:30 worship service (outside). Whether you have a horse or a hamster, you are welcome to bring your pet. (Just make sure it's in a crate or container or on a leash of some kind.) Or bring a pet photo or stuffed animal, if you'd like. Invite your friends.
Preschool Sunday School Open House Wed., Aug. 31 @ 5:30 PM
If you have a preschooler (ages 3 and 4) and are thinking about Sunday School in the fall, join us on Wednesday, August 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Minnehaha United Methodist Church. (Room #202.) It’s your chance to visit our Sunday School space and learn about our Faith Formation programs.
Register for Sunday School Today!
At Minnehaha UMC, we strive to help children develop curiosity about their faith, and to give them opportunities to seek, serve and celebrate God’s love in an intergenerational and inclusive setting. Take a few minutes to register your child(ren) for Sunday School at Minnehaha UMC. Our new school year kicks off on September 11 at 10:15 AM. Click here to register.
Save the Date for Rally Day: Sunday, Sept. 11
Join with members of the Minnehaha United Church Community as we celebrate the beginning of a new program year. We’ll have a single worship service outdoors at 10:00 AM. Followed by:
• Meet & Greet Sunday School Teachers
• A bike parade and lawn games
• All-Church lunch
12-week Spirit Walk Class Starts Monday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 PM
A new 12-week class will begin on Monday evening, September 12 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The class will focus on Native American tradition, spiritual culture and the connections to Christianity and United Methodism. You'll need the book "On This Spirit Walk" by Henrietta Mann & Anita Phillips. We will read a chapter a week. 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.