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, and partner organizations, as well as larger outreach productions. Our group consists of novices to professionals, children to seniors, and our productions consist of everything from one-person monologues to casts of over 100, covering everything from 3 minute Reader’s Theatre scripts, with no memorization or blocking, to full length, professionally staged & choreographed productions. There is a place for everyone!
For more information about any of these groups, please contact Lori Borger.
Acts of Faith
(College/Adult Drama Team) Lori Borger, Team Leader
We cast dramas for worship and major productions from this group, as well as from other drama teams as needed. All are welcome!
Scenic Arts Team
Bill Borger, Dave Gnaegy, & Jason West, Team Leaders
If you’re more comfortable with a hammer and paintbrush than speaking in front of people, you’ll love this creative group! This crew supports our church’s sermon series themes, Vacation Bible School, and other special productions and events. It provides everything from simple props to full scale sets … and, they have a blast doing it, too. We need everyone, from creative artists and engineers, to people who can simply paint a flat, or use a screwdriver. Come join us.
Technical Support Team
Lori Borger, Production Coordinator
We often have a need for crews to provide support with the following: costume construction and assistance, make-up, props, stage crew, backstage assistance, and more. If being a behind-the-scenes member of our Drama Team sounds like your cup of tea, we’d love to have you on our list of contacts!
Faith Movers Liturgical Dance Team
Marilyn Jacober, Choreographer/Director
Dancing and creative movement are powerful expressions of faith and tell stories without words in an artistic and powerful way. Faith Movers is open to anyone 6th grade and up with an interest in expressing their faith through dance!
If you like public speaking, consider becoming a part of the Lay Reader Team. Lay Readers participate in Saturday and Sunday services by reading Scripture and other components of the worship service.