Worship In Person or Online!

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

Masks are optional. 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)
 

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

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BLOOD DRIVE AT UMCA
MONDAY, JULY 12
12:30AM-6:00PM
 
Schedule your appointment time at redcrossblood.org
 
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? This summer, the group will meet twice via Zoom to discuss the book “SPIRIT CAR” by Diane Wilson. Meetings will be held on Wednesday , July 14 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss Book I – Pages 1-108 and on Wednesday July 28 at 4:00 p.m. for Book 2 – Pages 109 to the end. Anyone interested is welcomed to join us. Contact the church office to be included in the zoom invites!

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
Rev. Laura Hannah,
Discipleship Pastor
 
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!
 
 

Get Connected

Calling ALL Children!

 
Summer Sunday School is happening now! Join us Sundays in June and July. (No Summer Sunday school on July 4.) Bring children to worship for opening prayer and Communion, and then Joan will invite them to join her in the Community Room for a fun lesson, followed by time playing together outside. Parents pick up your children outside following worship. 
 
Our staffed nursery is also available every Sunday during worship.
 
Use the CONTACT US form here on our website to connect with Joan, our Director of Family Ministries – she’d love to have a chat with you and learn how UMCA can best support your family!
 
Joan is sending out regular email updates to families, planning summer fun, and preparing materials for fall learning and activities. Make sure you get all the news, updates, and invitations by registering your family today! Invite a friend or neighbor to register, too!
 

Managing money is challenging.

Six Weeks on Money is a digital course that helps people align their money with their values so that they can live with abundance and generosity. UMCA has partnered with 6W$ to offer this online course! Just click through to sign up – the cost of the course is $80, and it can be completed on your own at your own pace. Contact Pastor Rachael for a 50% off code (limited number available) today!

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.
 
We are currently searching for a new Student Ministry Coordinator to build relationships, have lots of fun, and share the adventure with our youth and young adults. If you or someone you know might be interested, please share the JOB LISTING far and wide!
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!

 Schedule a Virtual Visit with Pastor Laura

Are you interested in having a more personal conversation about how you or your family can get connected here at UMCA? Schedule a time to visit with our Discipleship Pastor, Rev. Laura Hannah, today. She’d love to get to know you and help you find the places where you can find meaningful connections and personal growth. CONTACT US and Pastor Laura will be happy to reach out to you to set up a visit soon!

Current Sermon Series:

 

 

Sunday Worship services are archived on FACEBOOK and YOUTUBE.

 

And in that moment…EVERYTHING CHANGED

Life is full of surprises. God is making all things new. 
 

May 9, 2021
An Unexpected Invitation
Please follow this link to view the video sermon on YOUTUBE 
Acts 10:1-36 12:9-10
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • May 9, 2021An Unexpected Invitation
    May 9, 2021
    An Unexpected Invitation
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on YOUTUBE 
    Acts 10:1-36 12:9-10
  • May 2, 2021When God Shows Up
    May 2, 2021
    When God Shows Up
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on YOUTUBE 
    Psalm 26:1-8, Exodus 3:1-15
  • Mar 28, 2021Walk Together
    Mar 28, 2021
    Walk Together
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The Sixth Sunday in Lent 
    Romans 12:9-10, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Mark 11:1-11
  • Mar 21, 2021Agreeing to Love
    Mar 21, 2021
    Agreeing to Love
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The Fifth Sunday in Lent 
    Ephesians 4:2-4, Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33
  • Mar 14, 2021What Love Reveals
    Mar 14, 2021
    What Love Reveals
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The Fourth Sunday in Lent 
    I John 4:7, Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21
  • Mar 7, 2021Doing Our Job
    Mar 7, 2021
    Doing Our Job
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The Third Sunday in Lent with Guest Preacher Rev. Max Richter from Champlin UMC. 
    Deuteronomy 6:4-7, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22
     
  • Feb 28, 2021To Dream and to Build
    Feb 28, 2021
    To Dream and to Build
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The Second Sunday in Lent with Rev. Rachael Warner 
    Jeremiah 31:2-3, Genesis 17:1-7, Mark 8:31-38
     
  • Feb 21, 2021What is Love?
    Feb 21, 2021
    What is Love?
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    The First Sunday in Lent with Guest Preacher Rev. Jack Rehnberg 
    Colossians 3:12-14, Psalm 25:1-9, ICorinthians 13:1-8a
  • Feb 17, 2021Ash Wednesday: Chaos or Community
    Feb 17, 2021
    Ash Wednesday: Chaos or Community
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    Ash Wednesday service 2021
    Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21, 
  • Jan 3, 2021Antidote for an Anxious Heart
    Jan 3, 2021
    Antidote for an Anxious Heart
    Series: ~
    Please follow this link to view the video sermon on FACEBOOK or YOUTUBE 
    Join us for a service all about beginning a new year with JOY! Pastor Laura leads the service with preaching from Rev. Cynthia Williams. Great music, too!
    Romans 15:13,  Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7

Ways to Give

Join us in providing hope to our community!

Your generosity makes it all possible.

We are truly grateful for your donation and hope the

convenience and simplicity of online giving will be helpful to you.

 

Give Online Today:

Use our secure giving interface to make a contribution to UMCA today!
 

Offline Giving:

Donations can be mailed to:
UMC of Anoka
850 South Street
Anoka, MN 55303
 

Use the Give Plus App on Your Phone:

Search your phone’s app store for the Give Plus app by Vanco.
Download the app, search for United Methodist Church of Anoka,
and you can give from your phone one time or set up an account
to make and track regular contributions!
 

Automatic Withdrawal:

You can set up an automatic withdrawal from your bank account by completing this form.
Print, fill out and return to the office to have your gift drafted from your bank account
monthly or semi-monthly.
 

Thank you for your contributions to the vision and mission

of  the United Methodist Church of Anoka.

We appreciate your continued support and generosity.

 
If you have questions about your giving, CONTACT US!
We’re happy to help!
 

What Fund Should I Choose?

Our online giving page gives you the option to designate which fund your gift will support – here are some quick descriptions to help you choose!
 
GENERAL FUND
The General Fund supports everything from the operations of the church to our staffing to our programming and outreach. This is where we most need contributions, and giving to the general fund means that you’ll trust us to use your gift where it is most needed.
 
GOOD SAMARITAN FUND
UMCA’s Good Samaritan Fund helps us provide assistance and support to members of our community. 
 
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN – ELEVATOR FUND
We are working off the loan that enabled us to add an elevator and make our building accessible. Donations to this fund will help us more quickly retire that debt.
 
BUILDING MAINTENANCE FUND
The building fund helps us to manage unexpected repairs, deferred maintenance, and other improvement projects on our building and grounds. 
 
APPORTIONMENTS
When you give to this fund, you help us contribute our fair share to the Minnesota Annual Conference and the General United Methodist Church to support ministry and mission in Minnesota and globally.
 
OTHER OUTREACH FUNDS:
From time to time, we’ll add other options related to specific community organizations or outreach opportunities.

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