Worship In Person or Online!

We worship in person on Sundays at 9:30am.

Masks are REQUIRED inside the UMCA building.
Registration is not required.
A greeter will record your attendance at the door and welcome you to church!
Please continue to stay home if you are not feeling well,
and please alert the church office if you develop any symptoms after attending worship at UMCA.

Services are also available via live stream on Sundays at 9:30am.

 View the LIVE STREAM on our WEBSITE or visit us on YOUTUBE.

(services will be archived on YouTube following the live worship)
 

Our Church Office Hours are:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays  10:00am-2:00pm or by appointment.

Your financial support helps us pursue our vision of providing hope to our community!

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BLOOD DRIVE at UMCA
Monday, November 8
1:00pm-6:00pm
 
By Appointment Only.
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GOD’S LOVE is for EVERYONE!
“It is our responsibility as persons of faith, and particularly as followers of Jesus in the Methodist tradition, to address the pervasive pandemic of racism. Racism refuses to see the image of God in every human person, and fails to love others as God does. It divides and diminishes rather than recognizing the beauty of our common humanity in its rich diversity and our shared destiny as a human community. To work against racism is not a tangential “social issue” but is deeply spiritual work, work integral to our walk with Jesus.”
Bishop David Bard, Minnesota Annual Conference
 
Learn more about anti-racism
 
Did you know that UMCA has an anti-racist reading group? Anyone interested is welcomed to join us. Contact the church office to be included in the zoom invites!

Get Connected

Our staffed nursery is available every Sunday during worship.

Sunday School!

Please use the button below to sign your kids/grandkids up for 2021-22 Sunday school. We update our files every year, so please complete the registration even for returning students. Make sure you get all the news, updates, and invitations by registering your family today! Invite a friend or neighbor to register, too!
 
 
We have so many fun activities planned for the year! We need YOUR HELP to make them happen. Click below to sign up to volunteer once a month for 25 minutes with a small group! *NOTE – background check and review of safe sanctuaries is required for all volunteers.
 

 

Faith At Home

We know that each family has unique needs and boundaries in this unusual year. If your family is planning on staying home this fall due to health concerns, we have tools ready for you! About every six weeks, you can receive a new bag with a couple of crafts and a Spark Family Magazine that features 10 stories with activities and discussion questions. Click below to sign up for this resource.
 
 

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will begin on Wednesday, September 29, and is available to students 8th grade and up. Make sure that you have registered using the link below. We are planning for in-person lessons, indoors and outdoors. Friends looking for a weekly small group are invited to sign up, too!
 

Student Ministry at UMCA

Ask Questions! Build Relationships! Grow in Faith! Serve Others!

Student Ministry is a top priority at UMCA. We want youth and young adults to find a safe, welcoming network of friends and adults here who are sharing the adventure of getting to know Jesus. We also love all that these students bring to the life of our church – their gifts, their energy, their questions, their passion! Our students participate in worship, gather for fun events, and connect to grow in faith together. CONTACT US to get connected to this group!
Especially during a pandemic, we rely on small groups for connection, learning, and growing deeper in faith!
 
UMCA has several small groups currently meeting, mostly virtually. These include Bible Study, book club, sewing and quilting, 20-30 somethings, and more! We would love to help you connect to an existing group or to start a new group! CONTACT US!

Sewing and Quilting

Do you love crafting, sewing, or quilting? Join a fun group of folks a few times a month! Our group works on a variety of projects, including many to support our local community. The group meets a few times a month at UMCA and enjoys friendship and fellowship. New friends are welcome! 
 
CONTACT US to get connected to this group!
 
Breakfast Scholars, Thursdays at 7am
Bring Your Bible, Thursdays at 9:30am
Anti-Racism Book Club, Wednesdays at 4pm
Jesus Was 33 (mid 20s-mid 40s), Sundays at 11am

Music

Music Ministry has been the heart and soul of UMCA for generations. Now, during a season of pandemic, we are finding creative ways to keep music central to our worship and expression of our faith!
 
We embrace many styles of music and include a wide variety of music in our worship, such as organ, piano, handbells, acoustic guitar, and many ensembles. Styles range from classical to modern and even include the occasional visit from a jug band or a barbershop quartet! We love to have musicians of all ages and skill levels use their gifts to glorify God!
 
We also see music as a ministry and love caroling at the local hospital each year!
 
We’re looking for musicians willing to share a piece for online worship! You can record yourself at home or come in and record in the sanctuary! Interested? CONTACT US!

United for the Community!

 
Our vision at UMCA is providing hope to our community. Our signature ministry, United for the Community, encompasses all the ways that we seek to live in service to others as followers of Jesus. This ministry builds community as we rely on many community partners who come alongside us in these ministries.
 
We invite our neighbors to a variety of events throughout the year, including a back to school backpack giveaway and summer Bible day camp for kids! Our kids and teens clothing closet, onsite at UMCA, provides by-appointment shopping for local families. Church members coordinate and volunteer for local organizations including Meals on Wheels, ACBC food shelf, local schools, domestic violence shelters, the Sheridan Story, and many more! We send contributions throughout the year to mission through UMCOR.
 
CONTACT US to learn more about serving others with UMCA!

Caring Ministry

Making connections with each other is one of the best things about becoming part of a congregation! Here at UMCA, we are finding creative ways to build and maintain connections wherever we can, especially as many of the people we love most are feeling isolated and at high risk.
 
You can offer care and support in a variety of ways. Here are a few ideas:
  • We can give you a few names of people who would enjoy receiving a card now and then, and you can write to them
  • Join our calling team and commit to call one or several folks each week to check in, listen, and pray together.
  • Let us know if you’d be willing to deliver groceries, pick up medications, or help in other ways.
CONTACT US for more ideas or to volunteer!

About Us

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At UMCA, we PRAY always! Prayer is the foundation of everything we do as a faith community. We believe God has a vision for our church and pray together for that vision to be revealed and for us to be bold as we live into God’s vision. We pray with each other and for each other, sharing one another’s hopes and joys and sorrows and burdens. We pray for our church, that all who come to us will find welcome and rest and hope.
At UMCA, we GROW in faith! That starts with showing up. Our journey of getting to know God more fully and loving our neighbors more completely never ends. At UMCA, we expect our members to be ready to commit to their own faith journeys and to be open to growing together in faith!We strive to be a church where every person will have an opportunity to grow spiritually, to know what they believe, to be able to speak about their beliefs, and give voice to their questions.
At UMCA, we GIVE generously. We are part of something big – far bigger than ourselves. When we give to the church, we experience our small part in God’s very big mission. Giving invites us to trust God in meeting our personal needs and to love others with our resources as well as our emotions. Giving grows the kingdom of God, and giving glorifies God. All our gifts come together to provide hope and to make disciples for the transformation of the world.
At UMCA, we SERVE others in the name of Jesus. We serve in many ways including, but not limited to our signature United for the Community events and our Good Samaritan Fund. We are committed to rolling up our sleeves for hands-on ministry in our neighborhood, and we strive to be the place our neighbors come to find help with basic necessities, activities for their families, and transformational worship experiences.
At UMCA, we SHARE the story! We lovingly pass down our traditions and the deep historical roots of our faith, and we embrace innovation and change as open doors for the work of the Holy Spirit. Our mission statement at UMCA is about making new disciples, which means we need to be reaching new people with the good news of God’s amazing love! We do not wait for the world to come to us, we are the church in the world and we are bursting with love for Jesus and for our neighbors.
At UMCA, our lives are the stories of Jesus alive in the world!
Our MISSION is making new disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world.
Our vision is providing hope to our community.
We believe that God’s love is for EVERYONE!
Rev. Rachael Warner,
Lead Pastor
since July 2018
UMCA is part of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our presiding bishop is Bishop David Bard. Click to learn more about Methodists in Minnesota or about our denomination!

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