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.
1,400+ "Likes" for MUMC's Youth Service Project
Minnehaha UMC youth’s “15,000 Good Deeds” service project is getting national attention. On February 25, the United Methodist Church shared the story of our youth’s good deeds on their Facebook page. Since then it’s generated more than 1,400 “Likes” and a lot of interest. (This is after a video about the project made it on Ellen DeGeneres’ ellentube.) Here’s the link to see it for yourself. And be sure to “Like” it on Facebook!
Registration for summer camps is now open! See more info here.
“Will Party” on April 16 at Minnehaha
On Thursday, April 16, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Minnehaha UMC will host a “Will Party.” This event will provide an opportunity for those who wish to start or revise a will to meet with an attorney.
Steve Otto of Otto Law (www.ottoesq.com), a Twin Cities law firm focusing on estate planning/probate administration and business law, will be at the meeting to talk about wills and answer your questions, and to meet one-on-one to discuss your estate planning needs. (There is no charge for this initial consultation.) If you would like to have a will drawn up or do other estate planning, you can
set up a follow-up meeting.
In order to be prepared, you should bring along any existing wills or trust documents,
and fill out a basic estate planning information worksheet, which includes birthdate,
Social Security Number, children’s names and ages and addresses, as well as property
information (real estate, savings accounts, checking accounts), investments, retirement
benefits and life insurance information.
A simple dinner will be served at the meeting and information about Planned/Charitable
Giving will also be shared. Childcare will also be provided on request. Questions regarding
this event may be directed to David Graham or Kim Kanuit.
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 2014. (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.
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, May 8 @ 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.