Month: August 2018

Gun Violence Team

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. -Matthew 5:9 (NIV) Our Work The Gun Violence Team is under the umbrella of Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Ministry.  In our Book of Discipline’s, “A Companion Litany to Our Social Creed,” we’re reminded that “God deplores violence in our homes and streets, rebukes …

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Consent & Release Expiration

The following ADULTS have completed a Consent and Release form for Manchester UMC. Their consent expires on the date shown. The below list was last updated on 9/16/2019. For more information, see Consent and Release Forms or contact your staff liaison. LAST NAME FIRST NAME EXPIRES Allen Terry 8/31/2021 Ambler Beth 8/31/2019 Atkins Claire 8/31/2019 …

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Ethan Massey

Administrative Assistant – Music & Worship Although I am originally from Illinois, just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, I currently live in the Dogtown area of the city with my fiancé. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Communications Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I …

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Parables from the Farm

Parables from the Farm is a devotional by Sr. Pastor Greg Weeks, Manchester United Methodist Church. Pastor Greg grew up in a farming community in southeast Missouri. That environment was ripe with stories and lessons of life. These parables are from real-life experiences. These aren’t just stories though; Pastor Greg “parable-izes” them. The difference between …

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SPECIAL CLASSES: Basics by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Dates:  Thursdays, Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, 2019   (6 sessions) Time:  6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leaders:  Dana Graf and Julie Adams Description:  This educational program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your …

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SPECIAL CLASSES: Single Again – Starting Over

Dates:  Mondays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 18   (9 sessions) Time:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Location:  Room 133 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Ralph Burns Description:  This is the 10th series of SASO, which has served several hundred people who are single again after a divorce, death of a spouse, or the end of a long-term relationship.  Each meeting highlights an …

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