United Methodist Church of Anoka
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
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Worship times:

8:30 and 10:00am
Sunday School Hour at 10am
Nursery available


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The United Methodist Church of Anoka is seeking four Section Leaders (all voice parts) to sing with the Chancel Choir for the 2016-2017 program year.

The UMCA Chancel Choir is a dedicated volunteer group of 20-25 singers. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings and sing for Sunday services (8:30 and 10:00am) about twice per month. We also prepare larger programs in December, early spring, and May. We are looking for students/young adults with a love of singing and enthusiasm for worship.

Applicants for these positions should have excellent sight-reading skills. Basic keyboard skills are preferred as well.


-Wednesday evenings 7-9pm
-At least 3 Sundays per month (2 with the choir and usually one as a small group)
-Christmas Eve and Holy Week/Easter REQUIRED
-Concert on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Compensation will be based on audition/previous experience.

To audition, please contact Director of Music and Worship, Hannah Braasch, at




The United Methodist Church of Anoka is a diverse and growing community with a warm sense of fellowship, a great spirit, a challenging vision and an exciting enthusiasm. Below are some things you may want to know before you come. Check in Sunday Mornings at our Welcome Center and feel free to contact us at or call 763.421.2378 M-Th 9am-4pm and Fridays from 9am-1pm if your questions aren't answered here.

We love families and also have lots of active seniors. 

For parents with babies and young children ages infant to 3-years old, we offer a nursery at both the 8:30am and 10:00am worship services. Our nursery is on the second floor of the Sunday school wing and is staffed with paid nursery assistants Krista Allen is our Nursery Coordinator. She is CPR/first aid certified. We use cell phone texts to stay in contact with parents. (No nursery is offered on Memorial Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.)

Sunday school for all ages meets at 10:00am from September to May. All teachers go through training that includes safe sanctuaries and background checks. Dave Long, our interim Director of Family Ministries , will be happy to help your children get settled in a class. 

For parents of teenagers, 8th & 9th Grade Confirmation meets Wednesday evenings. All other grades 6-12 meet at 10am for Sunday school. (September-May) Youth group meets Wednesday evenings. Times will be posted in the Fall. Our Director of Family Ministries, David Long, can help ease the transition for teens.

Worship experiences at UMCA are at 8:30 & 10:00am and are a blend of traditional and contemporary styles with a variety of music. They last about an hour. Dress is relaxed--some people dress up, some people don't. Everybody's welcome!

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month and at special times throughout the year. All are welcome at the United Methodist Communion Table and it is an important family time for all of us. Children remain with their families on communion Sundays.

There are two parking lots: the south lot behind the church has handicap accessibility and the large north lot across the street from the front entrance is always available for your use.

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We are seeking a full time Director of Ministries. If you know someone who might feel called to this type of ministry, have them contact the church office. 763-421-2378 or  Below are some of the details and a full job description can be found in the church office:

The United Methodist Church of Anoka exists to make new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are seeking a full time Director of Ministries who will have broad oversight of discipleship, across all ages, supervising the Family Ministry staff and associated areas while also bringing direct oversight and leadership to adult discipleship. The Director of Ministries will also supervise and partner with the Missions Coordinator to identify/develop local, regional/national and international mission/outreach initiatives and with the Guest Readiness Coordinator to ensure guests are welcomed and assimilated into the life of the UMCA congregation.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related field, capable and gifted disciple-maker and mentor. Must have experience in staff management and development.
Skills and Qualifications: self-starter that is able to work independently, strong written and spoken communication skills, successful record of recruiting and deploying lay person teams.