Because we are a congregational church we desire that everyone find a place that they find meaningful. More than 20 groups within the church offer a variety of avenues for members who feel called to such ministries. A sampling of those opportunities includes:
Members of our Diaconate help organize worship, serve as ushers, and assist the Pastor in conducting the sacraments of Communion and Baptism.
Our Religious Education Board selects educational materials, teaches our younger learners, and guides our overall educational ministry to children and youth.
Buildings require upkeep and care, so our Trustees work hard to ensure that our facilities are clean and kept in good repair.
We take seriously our call to be agents of God in the world, so our Justice & Witness Board organizes our social justice work both inside the church and in the wider community.
Other Teams include: Finance, Youth Ministry Team, Health Ministries, Caring Visitors, Memorials, Furnishings, Visual Arts, Technology Team, Personnel, Development, Membership Review, and Campsite team.
In the Community
Our ministries to the community strive to enrich the lives our neighbors by offering congregants the opportunity to share their many gifts more widely. Anoka UCC is a place of faith, love, support, connection, hope, and resources for people in need.
Our community mission areas include:
Alexandra House provides domestic and sexual violence services to women, men, youth and families. All services are free of charge. www.alexandrahouse.org
The ACBC Food Shelf provides emergency food and clothing to area residents of Anoka County. www.acbcfoodshelf.com
Bundles of Love is a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization that partners with community service agencies to assist Minnesota families in need by providing handmade baby clothing, bedding and basic care items for newborns. www.bundlesoflove.org
Bridgeview is operated through the Lee Carlson Center. It is Anoka County’s only drop-in center for adults living with a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness. www.leecarlsoncenter.org
Family Promise is a non-profit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary shelter, hospitality and case management for families with dependent children experiencing homelessness. www.familypromiseanoka.org
Our church hosts a local Family Table ministry to provide a hot meal in our Fellowship Hall on the 4th Monday of every month to food insecure residents of the Anoka area.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization where volunteers package meals to be shipped to countries around the world. www.fmsc.org
Hope4Youth shines a light on the issue of youth homelessness in the northern part of the Twin Cities. Their Drop-In Center in Anoka, Hope’s Closet in Champlin, and Hope Place in Coon Rapids provide support and resources to homeless youth. www.hope4youthmn.org
Meals on Wheels: A community-based service that provides fresh, nutritious meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the Twin Cities. In addition to regularly providing healthy foods, caring volunteers provide social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes. www.meals-on-wheels.com
Stepping Stone is Anoka County’s only emergency youth and adult homeless shelter. In a dormitory-style setting, Stepping Stone provides a primary, yet temporary, home to 66 men and women age 18 and older. www.steppingstoneeh.org
On Tuesday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm we distribute Cub Grocery gift cards and Speedway gas cards as part of our Street Ministry. Those in need may apply for assistance once every two months.