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Since 1972 the United Methodist Book of Discipline has stated the “practice of homosexuality” is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
The 2012 Book of Discipline further adds that “Ceremonies that celebrate homosexual unions shall not be conducted by our ministers and shall not be conducted in our churches.”
Understandings of homosexuality have changed in recent years; since July 1, 2013, same-sex marriage has been legal in Minnesota.
Our Church Council members believe it is important to have a church-wide discussion of this important issue. Join us on Sunday, March 9 , at 11:15am for this conversation.
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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 email@example.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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. email@example.com
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.)
Weekly gatherings at Northern Light Church our campus at 6701 Hwy #10 in Ramsey include live music and message at 5:00pm. (Weekly gatherings will change to 4pm on February 2, 2014.) Dress here is casual and come as you are with a chance to get in on the ground level of beginning a new worshiping community.
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!
Schedule beginning January 2014:
4:30pm--Kids & Youth can come to do homework, play games and have snacks. (returns January 20140
Looking to make UMCA your church home? Membership classes are held quarterly. Please contact the church office 763.421.2378 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specific dates and times....your ministry starts here and we can't wait to meet you!