United Methodist Church of Anoka
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Open Hearts Open Minds Open Doors
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Two Locations:
One Community
Anoka site:

8:30 and 10:00 am (thru August 31, 2014)
*September 7, 2014 8:30 and 10:30am

9:30-10:30am Education hour for all ages
Nursery available

Ramsey site:

 Click above to go to the Northern Light web page.

Missed a Sunday? Click under "Media" for audio versions of each UMCA Sunday's worship.

Anoka UMC Site:
Sunday Morning Worship @ 8:30 and 10:00am 

· August 24 MythBusters: The Church Edition
· August 31 How to Pray

*10am Worship Hour changes to 10:30am on September 7
Series: The Rhythm of Life
Sept. 7 The Challenges of Childhood w/Communion
Sept. 14 The Challenges of Adolescence
Sept. 21 The Challenges of Adulthood
Sept. 28 The Challenges of Senior Adulthood
Northern Light Church Ramsey Site:
Worship every Sunday at 10am beginning September 7, 2014
MythBusters Series:
We're blowing up misconceptions about Christianity


There’s an easy way to support Family Promise & the services it provides to families experiencing homelessness in Anoka County.  Three local restaurants have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to diners who designate Family Promise as the recipient of the donation.  The Chili’s coupon is good at the Blaine Chili’s on any day, The Perkins coupon is good at the Anoka Perkins every Friday in September & the Applebee’s Coupon is valid at the Northtown Applebee’s only on September 25.  Click on the link below for the coupons & information:



 Welcome, we're glad you're here!

The United Methodist Church of Anoka and Northern Light Church of Ramsey (also see northernlightramsey.org) are diverse and growing communities 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. Please also feel free to contact us at umcanoka@gmail.com or call 763.421.2378 M-F 9am-4pm if your questions aren't answered here.

United Methodist Church of Anoka is located on the corner of South Street and 9th Avenue in Anoka. We have two parking lots and the south lot behind the church has handicap accessibility.
Northern Light Church is located at 6701 Hwy #10 in Ramsey (next to Youth First.) It is also handicap accessible and all on one level.

For parents with babies and young children ages infant to 3-years old, we offer a nursery at both the 8:30am and 10:30am worship services. Our nursery is on the second floor of the Sunday school wing and is staffed with paid nursery assistants. They are CPR/first aid certified and three are safe sanctuaries trained. Our Nursery supervisor is a registered nurse. (No nursery is offered on Memorial Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend and Labor Day Weekend.) The nursery at Northern Light Church overlooks the worship area and has a trained attendant and parent volunteers.

Sunday school for all ages meets at 9:30-10:30am from September to May. All teachers go through training that includes safe sanctuaries and background checks. Our Director of Children and Family Ministries, Emily Wise, will be happy to help your children get settled in a class. aewise@comcast.net

For parents of teenagers, 8th & 9th Grade Confirmation meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. All other grades 6-12 meet at 9:00am for Sunday school. (September-May) Youth group meets Wednesday evenings as part of LIVE DEEP at 7:10pm. (also S Our Director of Youth and Families, Meghan Anderson, can help ease the transition for teens. meghana@anokaumc.org

Worship experiences at Anoka UMC are at 8:30 & 10:30am and are a blend of traditional and contemporary styles with a variety of music at the United Methodist Church of Anoka. Dress is relaxed--some people dress up, some people don't. (Also see the “Music Ministry” tab for groups and details.)

Northern Light Church our campus at 6701 Hwy #10 in Ramsey.  Dress here is casual and come as you are with a chance to get in on the ground level of beginning a new worshipping community. Wednesdays @ NL meet weekly at 6:30pm. Weekly Sunday morning worship begins on September 7, 2014.

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.

Wednesday nights at UMCA (September to May)…LIVEDEEP…a new way to go deeper in your faith…to connect with God and with other people...your anchor for midweek!

Sample Schedule:
6:30pm--Confirmation Class
7:10pm—Small groups and classes for all ages. Nursery is available upon request by calling the church office
7:10pm --Kids & Youth small groups and activities.

Looking to make UMCA your church home? Membership classes are held quarterly. Please contact the church office 763.421.2378 or umcanoka@gmail.com for specific dates and times.

...we can't wait to meet you!

                      Anoka Community Children’s Choir Opportunity

 The United Methodist Church of Anoka will be the host location for the NEW Anoka Community Children’s Choir beginning this fall.
Directed by Hannah Braasch, this new group will include students in 3
rd through 6th grades and hopes to quickly become a significant musical presence in the area, performing at events like the City of Ramsay Happy Days, Christmas caroling, a spring concert and more!  If you have children in your family, neighborhood, classroom, church or anywhere else, please spread the word!


Rehearsals will take place at UMCA on Monday afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm beginning on September 8, 2014. We will provide snacks and games from 4:30-5pm and rehearse from 5-6pm.


Please note: There will be a short parents’ meeting at 5:30pm on September 8.  Registration forms are available on our website, in the church office, or on the next page of this publication.



Registration fees are $10.00 per child--maximum $30.00 per family.   


For more information contact Hannah Braasch or the UMCA office at 763-421-2378.


Click here for a registration form


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