Month: February 2018

Confirmation Program

At Manchester UMC, our Confirmation program provides an opportunity for young people to explore the Christian faith alongside other youth in a fun, relevant and engaging way. Our focus is on helping each young person learn about God’s unconditional love and amazing grace through experience and conversation. At the end of this journey, youth will …

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Gifts in White

During this holiday season, you will give and receive many gifts. This year, why not give a gift that has the ability to make a difference and share the love of Christ with others? Your financial, in-kind, and volunteer gifts this season can transform the lives of those in need this holiday season and year-round. On …

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Becoming a Stephen Minister

Stephen Ministers are laypeople. They are Christian men and women that initially receive over 50 hours of formal training to provide one-to-one care to people. Those people may be experiencing a difficult time in life: grief over the loss of a loved one, a divorce job loss chronic or terminal illness, relocation, and more How to Become a …

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Bible Breakfast

Wed 6:40-7:15 AM unless otherwise noted during the school year grades 9-12 For students who want a mid-week check-in and devotion. This group meets at Manchester Road Bread Co and at 6 North.   All Senior High Students are welcome to join Herb Walker for a mid-week Bible Study. Location and times vary. 10/17 Bread …

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Bridge Bread

Bridge Bread is a social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals.  The goal is to help disadvantaged and marginalized people engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity, and enables the guests to help themselves. Manchester UMC sells Bridge Bread after worship services most weekends, with all proceeds …

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Building Map

Feeling at home So you’re new to the whole “Manchester UMC” thing. Maybe you’ve come to our building for an event like the Fourth of July Car Show, or a Joy of Music Concert, or the Social Justice Speaker series. Maybe you haven’t actually been on the campus, but you’ve driven by it. Either way, …

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Youth Music

Cantate is open to ALL the youth of the church in grades 6-12.  No audition or previous choral experience is necessary.  We rehearse on Sundays during the school year and sing in Sunday morning worship services on a regular basis, in addition to other performances within the community. Director: Kurtis Heinrich Our Mission: Proclaiming the …

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Aerial photo of Manchester UMC cemetery


To search this site, click here. The Manchester UMC Cemetery was officially established in 1880; however, there are a few burials dating back to 1852. There are presently more than 500 burials in our Cemetery, with an additional 400+ graves still available for purchase. The Cemetery has a perpetual care fund which ensures continued maintenance …

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Connect Through Worship

In our vision statement, we identify ourselves as an inclusive faith community that “worships Christ passionately.” It is important to us that each person engages both their heart and mind in the worship experience. To this end, we are intentional in praising and honoring God with the highest degree of excellence, including musical and dramatic …

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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Three Wed Evenings

Day:   Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to Mid-May 2020 Time:  6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location:  Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Sydney Jumper Description:  All are welcome, and this group is called “Faithful Disciples”. This 32-week study will focus on the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and the thirteen Letters …

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Discover Your Spiritual Gifts!

Together, we’re able to make a transforming difference in families, neighborhoods, communities and the world. Whatever your age, interests, abilities or experiences, join us on this important journey! STEP 1: COMPLETE the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment We believe that God has given you specific spiritual gifts and abilities to help people in our church, communities and …

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The ERT team stands next to a bunk bed they have made at a recovery site

Early Response Team

“In the hours and days after disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope.  ERT’s can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support”   – Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Assistant General Secretary, UMCOR In partnership with The …

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We're Hiring

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings BeforeCare Helpers Circle of Friends Preschool is hiring BeforeCare helpers to work 7-9a, Mon.-Fri. You must be 18+ and pass a drug screening and background check. Get more info or send resume by emailing [email protected] Circle of Friends Preschool Substitute Teachers Circle of Friends Preschool is seeking candidates to serve as Substitute Teachers. …

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These are a few of the questions we hear most frequently from visitors and new members. If you have other questions that aren’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info(at) Your church looks so big. Will I get lost in the crowd? Manchester United Methodist Church is a large church of more …

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Fellowship Groups

At Manchester UMC, Fellowship Groups of 10 to 15 people gather to promote connection and community around a shared set of interests. Most Fellowship Groups gather on a regular frequency for dinner, movies, museum visits or other fun activity. Explore the below list of current Fellowship Groups accepting new members. Let us know which group(s) …

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General Inclement Weather Policy

The Senior Pastor and Church Administrator are responsible for the decision to close Manchester UMC because of weather conditions. This includes morning, afternoon and evening activities for children, youth, and adults. The Church Administrator will work with the Director of Communications to ensure the closing is communicated to all concerned persons. MUMC employees are responsible …

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Joy Butterfly


Day:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 141  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jane Carr Description:  Join us as we explore our lessons that focus on our love for God.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register one form per person below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adults

HEALTH GROUP: Basketball

Day:   Wednesdays, Sept. 18 – May 20, 2020 (No Basketball on 11/20, 12/11, 12/25, 1/1/20, and 2/27/2020) Time:  8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Joe McMillion Description:  Enjoy fellowship and play pick up games of basketball.  All adults ages and skill levels are welcome! Register below: For enrollment assistance, …

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LEARNING GROUP: LGBTQ+ Family Support Group

Day:  Varies Time:   Varies Location:  Member Homes Leader:  Dave – 314.614.5473 Description:  If you’re the parent, grandparent or guardian of an LGBTQ+ person(s) and would like to be part of a network of families that supports them in a kind, loving manner, this group is for you. We will share information and experiences. Meetings are monthly in a …

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Leader:  Dorothy Wilkes Description:  Forever Young is an active group of adults that share monthly dinners at church or a local restaurant. Group members also enjoy traveling together and welcome new members. The Forever Young Fellowship Group is currently planning more fun activities: Sept. 17 – Pot Luck at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The dishes shared …

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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, Winter 2020 Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location:  TBD Leader:  Bill Ahal Description:  Enjoy fellowship and volleyball.  This is a Winter volleyball league and runs 10 Sundays from January through April.  Starting in the late fall of 2019, those interested in recreational adult coed volleyball should sign up.  Limited openings will be available. For …

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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Dates:   Tuesdays, Sept. 3 to mid-May 2020 (No class Dec. 24 & 31) Time:   9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Brenda Becker Description:  We will study the often misunderstood prophetic books of the Old Testament, including an exploration of their historical context, their artful use of language, their place within the …

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HEALTH GROUP: Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays Time:  9 to 10 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall or Room 137 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jennie Kirchwehm Description:  All people are welcome to participate in our fun and enjoyable aerobics group. We utilize cardio, weights and toning in a no-pressure environment. Our instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, including those …

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LEARNING GROUP: Men’s Bible Study

Day:  Saturdays Time:  8 to 9 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh Description:  A great way to start the weekend!  Lessons are emailed ahead of time. Coffee is provided. Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adult Programs


Day:  First Thursday of each month, September 2019 to May 2020Time:  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:     Billie Coon and Marilyn Wooden Description:  Lydia’s Circle offers a creative, supportive fellowship where women can know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. Programs are conducted by speakers …

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Handbell and Handchime Choirs

Our Ringing Choirs help you experience the joy of music and the satisfaction of praising God as you serve in cultivating your God-given talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through sharing handbell and handchime music. All choirs serve monthly in worship, at the annual Fine Arts Celebration, at Hanging of the Greens …

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Important MUMY Forms

Manchester Youth Safety Procedures  Manchester Youth Liability Form Manchester Adult Volunteer Liability Form