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.
Our Congregation is Reading Brian McLaren's "We Make the Road by Walking": Join Us!
At Minnehaha UMC, we're on a year-long quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation. Which is why we're reading Brian McLaren's 52-chapter book "We Make the Road by Walking" as a guide to walk that path together. We have books available for $5.00 each. (Or order from your local bookseller or amazon.com.) It's a book meant to be read as a community, with questions for conversations among groups, individuals and families. Join us on this journey...you can start anywhere, any time. Here's our current schedule:
• Chapter 1: Sept. 12-18
• Chapter 2: Sept. 19-25
• Chapter 3: Sept. 26 – Oct. 2
• Chapter 4: Oct. 3-9
• Chapter 5: Oct. 10-16
• And so it goes
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.
Friday, October 14 @ 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.