Music is an important part of our of our worship at First Congregational UCC in Anoka. We are blessed with a variety of strong musical talents which are shared through our Chancel Choir, special music presentations, and enthusiastic hymn singing.  We cherish both exquisite organ classics and string band ballads.  

Chancel Choir


Our Chancel Choir sings on the first and third Sundays of every month (September through May) as well as major presentations at Christmas and Easter. Rehearsal is each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm. All that is required is that you love to sing. You don’t have to be a great singer or read music well or at all. The choir is a musical family who laughs, cries, sings and prays together in addition to singing a great variety of music. Why not come and join us?

Director of Music Ministies

Don Shier handles our Music Ministries.  Don makes music come to life and has served as our Choir Director since September 2010. If you have an idea about a vocal or instrumental piece, Don would love to hear about it.  If you have any questions about joining the choir or participating in special music please contact Don via the church office,763-421-3375.


 Aaron VanDanacker

Aaron VanDanacker is just one of our hidden gems!  He is an accomplished pianist, organist and soloist.  In addition to our Sunday worship services, Aaron performs for weddings, funerals and other special events.  We’re sure you will be delighted with his musical talents!

Children’s Choir

Currently we are looking for someone to lead our children in the magic and joy of making music.  The Children perform for the congregation several times each year.

 Special Music

Special music featuring instrumentalists and soloists fill the sanctuary with beautiful melodies and familiar hymns and  is a meaningful part of our worship, drawing both from the considerable talents of the church members and the wider community as well.  One of our popular special music features is our string band; If you are attending one of the social functions at the church, you might have the pleasure to hear them, this group of musicians from our church will surely get your feet tapping or hands clapping.  Contact Don Shier if you’d like to participate in special music.


Make a Joyful Noise!