Manchester United Methodist Church

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Since the Prayer Shawl Ministry began 14 years ago, over 2500 people have received prayer shawls and many others have received hats, scarves, and baby blankets –  all made by approximately 100 dedicated women at Manchester UMC. Prayer Shawls are available free of charge for anyone who needs extra love during difficult times, whether or not they are members of Manchester UMC. Drop by the church office to request a prayer shawl or call 636.394.7506.

The ministry continually makes prayer shawls but more volunteers are needed. Yarn kits are available free in the Volunteer Workroom across from the church office. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Fireside Room where they teach knitting and crocheting as well as work on projects, tag shawls, and bless all handiwork before it is packaged and distributed.

Baptism & Communion

Infant baptism with pastors and parents.

As with many Protestant Churches, we recognize the two sacraments in which Christ himself participated: Baptism and Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper).

The Sacrament of Baptism

–Through baptism we are joined with the church and with Christians everywhere.

–Baptism is a symbol of new life and a sign of God’s love and forgiveness of our sins.

–Persons of any age can be baptized.

–We baptize by sprinkling water on the head of the person being baptized (although we may also pour, or submerge)

–A person receives the Sacrament of Baptism only once in his or her life.

Scheduling a Baptism

At Manchester United Methodist Church, we welcome your questions about the Sacrament of Baptism. Persons of all ages may be baptized at Manchester UMC at any one of our worship services. In addition, we recognize baptisms from other faiths and churches. To schedule a baptism for yourself or your child, please call the church office at 636-394-7506.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

–Holy Communion, or The Lord’s Supper, is a holy meal of bread and wine (or grape juice) that symbolizes the body and blood of Christ.

–Holy Communion recalls the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and celebrates the unity of all the members of God’s family.

–By sharing this meal, we give thanks for the sacrifice of Christ, as we are fed and empowered to go into the world in mission and ministry.

–The United Methodist Church practices “open Communion.” The Lord’s Table is truly The Lord’s Table and anyone who wishes to receive is welcome.

Holy Communion Schedule

Saturday Worship at 4 pm – Communion served every service/every week

Sunday Worship at 8, 9:30 & 11 am – Communion served first Sunday of the month

Greeting Card Ministry

Send messages of love and support to those on our prayer request list. Volunteer by completing the form below and someone will be in touch with you.

Hospital and Homebound Visitation

Illness and hospitalization can be a stressful life event. We would like to offer you both spiritual and emotional support during that time. If you will be going into the hospital, having surgery, coming home from the hospital, or are homebound, please contact the church office at 636.394-7506 and we will have a Pastor or visitation team member come and pray with you.

For pre-surgery prayer, please call the church office at 636-394-7506 with check-in-time, surgery time, and Hospital name.

Join The Prayer Team

Talk To A Pastor

Pastoral Care

We all go through challenging circumstances, transitions, relational pain, and difficult seasons of life. At some time or another, everyone needs a little extra help.

  • Have a spiritual question?
  • Suffering a crisis of faith?
  • Figuring out your next step at church?
  • Coping with a serious illness?
  • Dealing with relational conflict or family crisis?
  • Struggling with a financial crisis?
  • Looking for a counselor?

Pastoral care is important to us. We need your help to know when you need us. Clergy are available for listening, encouragement, support and pastoral care. To make an appointment or to talk to a Pastor, fill in the form below, or call the church office at 636.394.7506.

 

Prayer Request