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Adult Faith Formation Classes

Know God More Deeply Through Intentional Faith Development & Connection

In this Online Catalog, you will find all of our Class Offerings. These classes meet throughout the week, online and in-person. Classes are most easily found by searching for either:

Our classes include options for:  Bible Studies, Theology Classes, Fellowship Groups, Book Studies, Embodied Wellness Groups, and Sermon Reflection Studies. We also have classes just for women, men, young adults, and singles.

Over the summer, most of the Adult Faith Formation programming takes a break, an intentional sabbath.  Our programming launch, for all age levels, begins on Homecoming, September 10th.

Whether you are seeking to study and learn about your faith, or are searching for authentic community in which to know and be known, we have options for you.

At Manchester UMC your faith development and connection to community. matter!

Upcoming Classes

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April 2024

Disciple & Beyond Torah – Morning

Disciple & Beyond Torah – Morning  Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – May 8, 2024 Format:  Zoom Only Time:  10:00-11:30a  Meeting ID: 885 6215 9334 Passcode: 390770 Leader:  Sydney Jumper This in-depth, 30-week study group will focus on the five Books of Moses from a Jewish and Christian perspectives. We will look how the doctrines created impact on our society. No […]
17 Apr
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom Only
Mental Health

Mental Health – Increasing Awareness & Erasing Stigma – Jan. 17 – Apr. 24, 2024

Date:  EXTENDED to Wednesdays, Jan. 17 – Apr. 24, 2024 No class on March 20 & 27 Time:  4:45 – 5:45p Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leaders:  Dr. Steven Kidd and Dr. Anne Kidd Description:  By popular demand, this class was extended to April 24 (no class on March 20 & 27). Some kind […]
17 Apr
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Room 222 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011

Community Dinner – April 17, 2024

Community Dinner – April 17, 2024 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, multiple generations gather for an affordable community dinner in Fellowship Hall at Manchester UMC. Open to the public, these dinners are an opportunity to enjoy delicious food, uplifting entertainment, friendly people, and optional programs before and afterwards. Even better, you won’t have […]
17 Apr
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Fellowship Hall
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Diving into the Gospels

Diving into the Gospels Wednesdays, Sept. 13 – May 8, 2024 Format:  In-Person and All are Welcome Time:  6:30-8:30p Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Jana Lippard This class will take an in-depth look at three Gospels, Matthew, Mark and John. It will consider how these three Gospels are relevant and lead to deeper understanding […]
17 Apr
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 223 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011
Grief Care

Grief Care

Date:  Every Wednesday Time:  6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 309 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Dr. Mary Beth Hartenstein, Director of Congregational Care Description: Support groups are a time-tested method for people struggling with a variety of difficulties, including grief. Many people have reported that they find comfort in the companionship that a support […]
17 Apr
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 309 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011
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Disciple & Beyond Torah – Evenings

Disciple & Beyond Torah – Evenings & Open to All Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – May 8, 2024  Format:  Zoom Only Evening – Open to Everyone Time:  7:00-8:30p  Meeting ID: 818 7900 1133 Passcode: 410641 Leader:  Sydney Jumper This in-depth, 30-week study group will focus on the five Books of Moses from a Jewish and Christian perspectives. We will […]
17 Apr
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Only

Reflections Class

Reflections Class Fridays through May 31, 2024 | 10:00-11:30 a.m. Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Barb Bess This is a group of mature women who enjoy reading and discussing a variety of religious themed books, by authors Adam Hamilton, Phillip Yancey, Henri Nouwen, and many others. Join this group as they begin studying the […]
19 Apr
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 223 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011

Men’s Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study Saturdays | 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom ID#:  807 155 411  Passcode: 241385 Leaders:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh and Kevin Tobin Grab a cup of coffee and join us at 9 a.m. on Saturday! It’s a great way to learn about the Bible and meet other men at Manchester UMC. Newcomers welcome!
20 Apr
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Zoom Only

Christian Fellowship

Christian Fellowship Sundays | 9:00-10:00 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID: 225 180 622     Required Password: 757205 Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mary Beth Harper This class is for adults interested in making friends with other families at MUMC while growing spiritually through reflection and study. This class participates in the church-wide sermon studies but […]
21 Apr
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 222 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011
Painting of the wounded hands of Christ.

Sunday Morning Sermon Reflection Study Small Group

Sunday Morning Sermon Reflection Study Small Group Sundays | 9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcome to newcomers! Room 221 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Dave Bartsokas The Sermon Reflection Studies are produced in-house at Manchester UMC. This curriculum is produced weekly and is based off of the sermon for the week. These studies are open to everyone with no homework […]
21 Apr
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room 221 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011
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Joy Class

Sundays | 9:30-10:30 a.m. Room 219 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Jane Carr The Joy Class studies the Adult Bible Study which is a comprehensive Bible study plan with spiritual practices to deepen your relationship with God. Each quarter, the Joy Class has a new theme to study.  To learn more about the quarterly themes, please click here […]
21 Apr
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room 219 | Manchester UMC
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Alpha Class

Alpha Class Sundays thru  June 9, 2024 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. No class on May 5 or 26 Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Zoom Meeting ID:  843 6667 1102    Passcode: 245451 Leaders:  Shared Leadership Join the Alpha Class as they reflect on how the teachings of Jesus and Christian practices relate to contemporary issues of the […]
21 Apr
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room 223 | Manchester UMC
129 Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO 63011
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