URBAN LEARNING CENTER UNDERWAY
Our doors opened with excitement as we welcome back enthusiastic students to our after school Urban Learning Center for additional assistance in math and reading. With reduced numbers due to the pandemic we are at full capacity with 100 students! We are also happy to announce we have revised our Teen Program to include activities and programs for them to grow in their Christian faith and provide fun activities and events for them to explore their passions and skills. These activities include art classes, college visits, youth development workshops, along with Biblical studies. Hospitality House is very blessed to be thriving in this new school year.
“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
We are excited to invite you to our annual Fall Banquet on Sunday, October 24 and for our event to be live and in person! This year’s guest speaker is Pastor Brian C. Herron Sr., he is the Senior Pastor at Zion Baptist Church in North Minneapolis. Pastor Herron is active in the community and an advocate for Justice and Racial Reconciliation. Please join us and our captivating speaker for this special fundraising event. An RSVP is kindly requested to secure your reservation.
ALUMNI 60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Our Alumni Celebration to commemorate our 60-Year Anniversary was a success! It was celebrated with fellowship, reflection, music, and of course lots of food! Many alumni who had not seen one another in a long time picked up right where they left off. This truly is a testament to their strength of faith and friendships that were made during their time at Hospitality House. God is good and has blessed so many who have walked through the doors of Hospitality House! We would like to thank all who helped with the event including: The Alumni Committee, KMOJ, Gramsky’s Sandwiches, Minneapolis Police Department, staff and speakers Annette Bittner, Karen McKinney, Randy McKinney, Bobby Joe Champion, Michael “Biggs” Williams, Steve Sudduth, and musical performance by Destiny.
Annette Bittner joins Hospitality House as the new Teen Coordinator. Bittner joined Hospitality House on June 2 and is an alumna and the 1991 Young Women of the Year. She is a graduate of North High School and Bethel University and is married to her husband AJ. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:13 “You seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart, I will be found by you, declares the Lord.” Advice Annette would like to give the teens is, “Give God your best strength in your youth, don’t wait until you’re old, tired and have done everything wrong under the sun. He is worth your best now.” We are excited to have you join Hospitality House Annette! Welcome aboard!
RECENT SITE VISITS
September 17 Carl Nelson, President & CEO of Transform MN
Want to get involved? And learn more? We are always looking for volunteers! Want to mentor a student in math or reading? Are you good at coaching? Do you like to write or make phone calls? What is your God given talent you want to share? We would love to hear from you! Contact Nancy Wurm, Development Officer and Communications Manager at nwurm@hhyd@org or 612.522.4485 ext. 13
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday, October 24 Fall Banquet
Friday, December 10 Christmas with Dignity Sale