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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!