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 serving opportunity, please contact Pastor Jim Peich.
There are a variety of ways you can serve in the Children’s Ministry on Sunday mornings. Whether you’re interested in becoming a Sunday school lead teacher, Sunday school assistant teacher, Welcome Desk leader, PRAYground helper or another role, there’s a place for you to serve. If you’re ready to get started, the first step is to become Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC. This is a process that all volunteers go through before they serve with minors or vulnerable adults. If you’re already Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC, please contact Chessey Brenton to find a role and schedule that suits you.
Holy Communion is celebrated each weekend at the 3:45 and 5 p.m. Saturday worship services. It also typically celebrated the first weekend of the month during the 8, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday worship services. If you’d like to become part of the Communion Team by helping to setup the Communion stations and elements or by helping as a Communion Server, please contact Barbara Bess for more information.
Donuts and Coffee Team
If you’d like to help setup, monitor and clean-up the donuts and coffee made available in Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings, please contact J.J. Hancock for more information.
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. For more information, please contact Lori Borger.
Modern Worship Team
If you sing or play a musical instrument and enjoy modern Christian music, consider becoming a part of the Modern Worship Team. This group plays during the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday mornings and during INFUSE Worship Services. If you like to work behind the scenes, consider joining our Stage Crew to help setup and tear down equipment for Modern Worship. To learn more, please contact Kiersten Rose.
Children through senior adults are invited to participate in the Music Program. You may join at any point during the year. The Music Program includes choirs, ensembles, hand bells and other instrumentalists. For more information, please contact Kevin McBeth.
If you like holding babies or helping with toddlers, consider joining our Nursery Team. If you’re ready to get started, the first step is to become Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC. This is a process that all volunteers go through before they serve with minors or vulnerable adults. If you’re already Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC, please contact Sally Cleveland for more information.
If you’re interested in helping with the audio/visual aspects of worship, we’d love to have you join the Production Team. Volunteers help during services by running slides as well as helping with cameras, lights and audio. No experience is necessary! To get started or learn more, please contact Brian Gagliano.
The Welcome Team of Manchester UMC consists of both greeters and ushers. Greeters welcome and assist people as they come into our building on Sunday mornings to attend worship or classes. If you can smile and say “hello”, becoming an usher might be a great next step for you. Our ushers hand out bulletins and collect the offering during worship. If you’d like to learn more about becoming part of the Welcome Team, please contact Pastor Stephanie Lendt.
The Youth Group of Manchester UMC typically meets on Sunday nights during the school year. Volunteers are needed to help prepare a “snack supper” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Other volunteer roles include check-in coordinator, large group setup helper, games helper, small group leader, small group substitute and clean-up helpler. If you’re ready to get started, the first step is to become Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC. This is a process that all volunteers go through before they serve with minors or vulnerable adults. If you’re already Safe Sanctuary Certified at Manchester UMC, please contact Beth Boemler for more information.