Month: May 2018

Students learn English together in a classroom.

ESL Classes

Manchester UMC partners with the Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/ESL Program to host ESL and Citizenship classes on site. Benefits of classes include learning English in friendly adult classes where you can work on conversation, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, citizenship tests, and American customs. Learn more about the ESL program: The Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult …

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Worship Announcement Request

To request a ministry announcement for our Sunday worship services, please complete the form below. Due to the high volume of announcements, all should be submitted at least 1 month in advance for the best likelihood of being included. Any announcements submitted less than 1 week prior to the weekend desired is unlikely to be …

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Drama & Arts

Welcome to the Drama and Arts department at Manchester UMC. “The mission of our Drama Ministry is to open the hearts and minds of those we serve through the use of dramatic arts, so that they might hear, understand, and personally identify with the Word of God.” We provide dramas for worship, meetings, special events, …

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Weekend Serving Roles

There are so many ways you can get involved and help others at Manchester UMC. Our weekend services provide a wide-range of serving opportunities for all ages, abilities, schedules and preferences. Check out some of the most popular ways to help and make a difference on the weekends. If you’d like help in choosing a …

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Sandwich Ministry volunteers make sandwiches in an assembly line.

Sandwich Ministry

Volunteers at Mancheser United Methodist Church gather every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall to make and pack sandwiches for our neighbors living on the streets of St. Louis City. Currently, the sandwiches help support the backbone of the feeding ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in the Lafayette …

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MO-Hab Riders

MoHab Bike Ride XXII on Historic Route 66, June 4-9, 2019 The MO-Hab Riders have been bicycling to create awareness and raise fund for Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis since 1998. Each participant in the multi-day fundraising ride is required to raise a minimum of $100 for Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis. Thanks to the …

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Adult Classes

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of classes where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult classes into three types: Core Classes, Special Classes and Disciple Bible Study. Core Classes Core Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about …

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Stephen Ministry

Sometimes difficult life situations that come our way such as loss of a job, a serious illness, divorce, loss of a loved one, and more. When they do, the care of a trained Stephen Minister may be just the emotional and spiritual support you need. What does a Stephen Minister do? A Stephen Minister provides …

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Mike Clement

Mike Clement and his wife moved to Manchester in 1976. They started attending Manchester UMC in 1977. Over the passage of time, Mike has seen considerable change and growth at the church, including watching his two children grow up and participate in the many opportunities for youth (choir trips, mission trips, classes, and social events). …

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Beth Boemler

Director of Youth Ministry Beth is originally from St. Charles and feels called by God to counsel and minister to youth. She attended college in Springfield, MO and volunteered as a Youth Ministry leader at King’s Way UMC. For six months, Beth had the opportunity to provide interim leadership to their middle-school program during a season of transition. …

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Mary Beth Harper

Mary Beth and her husband, Todd, have been members of Manchester UMC since 2003. Their son, Connor, was born in 2009. Mary Beth grew up in Greenville, Illinois in a Free Methodist Church that was affiliated with Greenville College. Mary Beth has 25 years of experience working as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in …

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Chuck Healy

Chuck, his wife Lynne, and their family have attended Manchester UMC since 1999, when they moved to St. Louis from the East Coast. They have three children, Jay, who lives in the Kansas City area with his wife, Becki; Sarah, who lives in the Tower Grove South neighborhood of the city; and Tim, who attends …

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Dana Hockensmith

Dana Hockensmith practiced law for 38 years. He is married to Susan, and they have two daughters, Angela, who lives in Kansas City, and Laura, who is in St. Louis. They have two grandsons. Dana and Susan came to Manchester United Methodist Church in 1986 from DeSoto, MO, where they were members of St. Andrews Methodist …

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Nick McGeehon

Nick and his wife, Martha, have been attending Manchester UMC since 2010. They live in Chesterfield with their daughter. Nick is a Partner at Capital Enhancement, Inc., a St. Louis-based political fundraising firm. He has been involved in Missouri and national politics for over a decade working on numerous presidential, gubernatorial, senatorial, congressional, and local campaigns …

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Four volunteers of varying ethnicities touch hands in a team huddle.

Mission Opportunities

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we …

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Leadership Board Documents

Manchester UMC has a very active governing body in its Leadership Board. Here are several documents that will help explain the background, composition, and priorities of the Board. Background Document Composition of the Leadership Board Manchester UMC’s 2021 Plan 2018 Annual Report Leadership Board Minutes Here are the minutes from the most recent Leadership Board …

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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the …

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Unfinished

As United Methodists, we pursue Godly love through faith and action. We learn, grow, and serve God’s purpose in and around our church. We are Unfinished, and continue to create exciting and evolving mission, ministry, and worship for Christ’s work. Unfinished is our two-year generosity initiative that began in January 2018 and runs through December …

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Online or Text

Click below to Give securely to the ministry of Manchester UMC. Jesus taught that our spending priorities reflect what, and whom, we love. By putting God first, we are making a loving investment in a better world, a “kingdom” built around the Holy love of God. Thank you for making a difference through your financial …

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Matt Pasley

Matt Pasley and his wife, Christy, joined Manchester United Methodist Church in 2006 and have one child, Jackson, who is at Fairway Elementary. Heis currently an Accounting Manager at AmerenUE, where he has worked since 2003. Matt currently serves on the Manchester UMC Finance Committee and, for the past several years, has led the Usher Ministry. In …

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Endowment

Manchester UMC has a number of Endowment Funds that help support the ministry of the church. Contributions to these funds are accepted. For more information, please email our Director of Finance. In addition to the FAQs below, you can read our Guidelines. What is an endowment fund? An endowment is a financial asset donated to a …

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