Sermons

You are where you are to fulfill a higher purpose. We as a church are where we are for a higher purpose. We need to see clearly why we are…
Manchester UMC is full of generous people, says Pastor Stephanie. 'They are the most gracious, loving people I have ever known.' Many things may attract worshipers to this church, but…

It’s Not About Me

October 2, 2018
Does God exist to please me, or do I exist to please God? The answer makes all the difference in the journey we call life. Pastor Jim offers some insights.

Uh Oh!

October 1, 2018
Ever used the cry 'Uh Oh?' In nearly all instances, there's an opportunity for God's grace to enter your life. Join Rev. Steve Harbaugh as he shares some uh-oh moments…

Gyroscopic Grace

September 24, 2018
Through God's grace we have a mechanism that helps us straighten up our relationships when they get out of whack. Here's how to restore them to a healthy state.
Finding a firm place to stand in a crisis is daunting. It's often in times grief...of loss...of fear that we feel God's presence has left us. But, in actuality it's…
Anyone who takes their faith seriously, and takes the Bible seriously, has the opportunity to add their own story to the Bible: they even have a RESPONSIBILITY to do so.
Our words, spoken or written, affect our lives and the lives of folks around us. So, how can we be sure they are for healing and not for harm. Sometimes…
It’s easy to ignore some of the inconsistencies in the Bible, picking and choosing. It’s more difficult actually using your experiences and thoughts to discern who God really is, both…
It's what's on the inside that counts, not outward appearances. We can't take ourselves so seriously that we begin to think we are superior and stop learning from others. Our…
The Bible is a kingdom book. It clearly says three things about politics and government. Find out what they are, and how you can stay on track in the political…
God lives in the present, and so should we. In fact, we are always in the presence of God, says Pastor Stephanie Lendt. But, we are often distracted and unaware.…
The Bible is a love book that reflects God’s love for us, then God’s requirements of us. And, those are for our own good and for God’s kingdom.
It’s your future. Where do you want to be 5-years from now? It’s good to have a plan, but what about those opportunities we never imagined would come along? Often,…
The Bible is a beautiful book, says Pastor Greg. It’s beautiful because it contains stories about how God relates to us, and we to God. When you see it in…
Where do you spend most of your time: the past, the future, or in the here and now? God lives in the present, says Pastor Stephanie. Here's why you should…
What is a blessing? What is a curse? What difference does it make? With awareness, it could make all the difference in the world.
Setting boundaries is important. But, how do you do it without fear of how people will react, or keeping yourself from feeling guilty. Pastor Jim explores why setting boundaries might…
There's a God spark in all of us says Pastor Stephanie in her new sermon. But how do we kindle it and experience God's love more fully? Listen as she…
What's your backstory? For many of us, there are some things we’d just rather leave in the past. Yet, when we come to understand the power of our backstory, we…