United Methodist Church of Anoka
Friday, July 25, 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 times are changing to 8:30am 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 

July 6    Ladder Climbers
July 13   No Condemnation
July 20   Youth Service

July 27  Rev. Bruce Bjork, Executive Director of Family Promise of Anoka County

Northern Light Church Ramsey Site:
Worship July 13 at 10am
Worship August 10 at 10am
Worship every Sunday at 10am beginning September 7, 2014

The United Methodist Church of Anoka will be hosting a Music Camp August 18-21 from 9am-12pm each morning for students who have completed 2nd through 6th grades. Each day will be filled with musical exploration: musical games, singing, instrument discovery... and lots more! The week will culminate in a performance at the United for the Community event at UMCA the evening of August 21. This exciting opportunity is open to any student, and you may pre-register or register the first day of camp. Registration forms are available below or in the church office. Parent and other adult volunteers will be needed as well!
  Registration fees are $10.00 per child--maximum $30.00 per family.   
For more information or to pre-register call the church office at 763-421-2378.

 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 10:00am 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 10:00am 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 10am for Sunday school. (September-May) Youth group meets Wednesday evenings as part of LIVE DEEP at 4:30pm. (also September to May.) 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 & 10:00am 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 5:30pm until June 18 and then at 6:30pm. We will have worship preview services for the summer on Father's Day, June 15, July 13 and August 10 at 10:00am. 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:

4:30pm--Kids & Youth can come to do homework, play games and have snacks. (returns January 20140
6:30pm--Confirmation Class
7:10pm—Small groups and classes for all ages. Nursery is available upon request by calling the church office

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!

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