Category: Connecting

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Current Connections

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 (5 Sessions)Monday, Feb. 20, President’s Day, is Zoom OnlyTime: 6:30 – 7:30pLeader: Rev. Andy Bryan, Lead PastorRoom: 221 | Manchester UMCZoom ID#: 873 8305 0613 Passcode: 182414 Description: Each week this group will read the top 2 to 4 news stories as reported by the Associated Press and…
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, Winter 2023Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Location:  LaSalle Springs Middle SchoolLeader:  Bill Ahal Description:   The Methodist Volleyball League’s 2023 season starts in January and runs thru the end of March.  This league plays recreational volleyball on Sunday evenings at LaSalle Springs Middle School. Rules are for recreational volleyball and adult (over 18 years of age)…
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Advent Lectio Group

Advent Lectio Divina Groups

Dates: Mondays, Nov. 28 – Dec. 19 (4 sessions)Location: Manchester UMC (see below) Times Leaders Location 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Pastor Winter Hamilton Chapel 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Pastor Andy Bryan Fireside Room Description: Lectio Divina is a contemplative practice of scripture reading from the 6th century. Participants will be led through a quiet mediation,…
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Holy Land 2023 Trip

“Pastor Jim was a great leader on our Holy Land trip. For me, every Bible reading and class comes to life more than ever before. Praying in the Garden of Gethsemane brought tears to my eyes. So many wonderful memories.” Don Erhardt May 16-25, 2023 Deepen your faith as you immerse yourself in the land…
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Deck the Halls

Saturday, November 26 / 9a-Noon On Saturday morning, November 26, from 9am-Noon, let’s join together to create a welcoming and festive space for fellowship and worship in the sanctuary, lobby, and chapel. We will have a decorating party with carols playing, hot cider and cocoa on tap, Christmas crafts for kiddos and childcare for younger…
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Tillis Park Walk

Winter Wonderland Walk

Children & Family Ministry Night Out Date: Monday, November 28, 2022Time: 5:40/5:50 p.m.Meeting Location: Tillis Park Leader: Chessey Brenton, Director of Children and Family Ministries Description: On Monday, November 28 at 5:40/5:50 pm, let’s join in the Winter Wonderland fun at Tillis Park as a church community! Families are invited to slowly meander through over…
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JUMP

J.U.M.P. for 4th & 5th Graders

Welcome 4th/5th graders to J.U.M.P. (Junior United Methodist People)! J.U.M.P. is a transitional program that will help as you move from Children’s Ministry into Youth Ministry over the next few years. This program is run by current youth group students with the help of the Dir. of Youth Ministry, Beth Boemler, and the future Director…
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Become a “Chairperson”

Serve with the Modern Worship Team Date: Every SundayTime: 8-9a or 10-11a Location: Fellowship HallLeader: Kiesten Rose The Modern Worship service is now meeting in Fellowship Hall each Sunday. Because Fellowship Hall is a shared space, extra hands are needed in setting up chairs prior to worship and resetting the room after worship each Sunday.…
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PIPE ORGAN CONCERT: Dr. Kris Rizzotto

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 7p Kris Rizzotto was named a member of The Diapason‘s 20 Under 30 Class of 2017, which recognizes young leaders in the fields of organ, harpsichord, carillon, and church music. They are also a self-published composer for organ, choir, and piano, with emphasis in sacred repertoire for religious services. Rizzotto…
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Music Ministry Showcase

Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 9 & 11a Worship Services To culminate our 25th season, the entire MUMC music ministry will lead two services of worship and music! Children, youth and adults will sing and play instrument to the glory of God! Erin Bryan, John Cargile, Kurtis Heinrich, Kevin McBeth, Emily Pikaard, Kiersten Rose, Tara…
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IN CONCERT: Central Methodist University Choral Department

Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 7p We welcome the talented students from Central Methodist University on their spring tour. The CMU choral program started in 1932 as a student-led organization and has continued to established itself as an outstanding choral organization in the state. Dr. Patrick Dill, director of choral activities There’s plenty of Free…
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We Shall Overcome

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7p Celebrate Black History month with the glorious sounds of the MUMC Colby Pipe Organ. This concert will feature music by Black composers and arrangers, including the music of Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Adolphus Hailstork. John Cargile, organ There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The entire St. Louis community…
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Circle of Friends Parent Feedback

As a former Circle of Friends Preschool family, Manchester United Methodist Church invites you to take a few minutes to complete the brief survey below about your experiences last school year (2021-2022). Your feedback will help Circle of Friends enhance its ability to provide children and families a great start to life-long learning! Your responses…
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Senior Social Drop-In

Dates:  2nd & 4th Thursdays of month Times:  9:00 a.m. to Noon Location:  Room 141 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Sue Copeland Description: A new fun group is meeting on the second and fourth Thursdays each month from 9 am to noon in Room 141. The purpose of the group meets to socialize and have fun…
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Christmas Party!

Who: Young Adults (ages 18 – 40) Date: Friday, December 16, 2022Time: 6-9p Location: Register below and location information providedLeader: Liz Shuburte Description: Calling all Young Adults, age 18-40!  It’s a Young Adult Christmas Party!  Join us December 16th from 6-9pm to celebrate the season with carols and fellowship! Food and drinks provided. This is…
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Intuitive Eating Support Group

Dates:  Mondays through Dec. 19, 2022Times:  4:00 to 5:00 p.m. In Person: Room 221 | Manchester UMCZoom ID #:  931 0610 6185Passcode:  061838Leader:   Ali Fields Description: Using the book, Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach, 4th edition by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch as the group’s guide and each other as supportive safe space, this…
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Meals & Ministry Volunteer Team

Our Mission Foster multi-generational relationships and discipleship at Manchester UMC through food and programs on Wednesday evenings. Our Purpose Sign-up to Help this Spring Help make the Meals and Ministry (M&M) program possible by signing up to volunteer for one or more of the 15 meals scheduled for this Spring semester. You can choose from…
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Realm Training Resources

Realm is the online Chuch Information System for Manchester UMC. Realm can be accessed using your computer (web) or your mobile device (Realm Connect App). Below you will find training resources for using both. If you have questions or need further assistance, please click on the help icon (?) in the top right corner of…
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Singles Connection STL

Singles Connection STL is a NEW group for adult singles in the St. Louis region who are interested in connecting with others through service projects, social activities, meals, groups, classes, trips and more! Singles of all ages, races, genders, abilities, orientations, faiths and backgrounds are welcome and affirmed. Singles Connection STL is committed to healthy…
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Walk Justly Conference

October 21-22, 2022Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri Theme: “Woven Together” Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The conference is open to everyone and offered annually by Manchester United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. During this year’s Walk Justly Conference,…
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Historical Ministry

Date: 1st Monday of the Month Time: 9:00a to NoonLocation: LibraryMinistry Leader: Keith Brown Manchester United Methodist Church has a most interesting and remarkable history. Its rich past includes being part of the establishment of the City of Manchester and being the original Methodist church west of the Mississippi. The Church on the Hill book…
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Sewing for Missions

On January 22, 2022, the Sewing for Missions ministry gathered to make cot sheets for LifeWise STL’s Early Childhood Center. This team completed 52 sheets and are on track to donate over 75 to the LifeWise STL. Individuals who like to sew or prepare things to be sewn were needed to help with this special…
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Tat and Chat

Date: Saturday, Aug. 13, then 1st Saturdays of month thru May 2023 (Sept. 3, Oct. 1) Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: Room 222 Leader: Vicki Samuels Description: Gather with others for fellowship and to work on tatting projects and/or learn how to needle tat. Newcomers and beginners are welcome! Tatting is a technique…
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Christmas Season 2022

Manchester UMC will offer a variety of worship services, concerts and other experiences to celebrate Christmas! Come as you are and experience hope and renewal this holiday season! View the 10a, 3p, 5p and 7p Christmas Eve Services online through Facebook or this website.See Christmas Eve details below for more information. Sundays in Advent Advent…
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Adams Masterworks: Mark Hayes Requiem

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 7p Join as we celebrate the 70th birthday of Missouri composer, Mark Hayes! This occasion also marks the 10th anniversary of the premier of Hayes’ Requiem. The evening will also include Hayes’ piano and choral music. Mark Hayes, guest conductor, John Cargile, organ, Kevin McBeth, director. There’s plenty of Free…
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Merry Organ Concert

Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 7p Come and enjoy a Christmastide evening of organ and vocal music to celebrate the season. Classic holiday favorites and carols will be featured, including the ever popular, “O Holy Night”. John Cargile, organist & Tina Sayers, soprano. John CargileOrganist Tina Sayers Soprano There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The…
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IN CONCERT: An Evening of Music for Voice & Piano

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 7p The Joy of Music Concert Series presents an Evening of Music for Voice and Piano. There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The entire St. Louis community is invited to experience this unique event. For more information about any of the Joy of Music concerts, please email the Director of…
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Betty Estes Gnaegy Christmas at Manchester

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7p Come celebrate Christmas with wonderful holiday music presented by Cantate Youth Choir, Coventry Choir, and the Chancel Choir! This beautiful night will be accompanied by two grand pianos, featuring John Cargile and Joseph Welch. There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The entire St. Louis community is invited to experience…
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Youth Parent Fellowship

Youth Parents Only!

Calling ALL Youth Parents! Manchester Youth is excited to offer opportunities just for parents of youth to connect with each other and have fun as adults. Mark your calendars and check back on this website for more opportunities! Banned Books ClubWeds, Dec. 7, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 12, May 3 | 6:15-7:30pCheers Bar &…
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Youth Small Groups

Weekly Small Groups Small groups are an opportunity for youth to deepen their faith and deepen their relationships with others. Small groups are divided by middle school and high school and they focus on caring for each other while learning faith essentials through the Manchester Youth 3 Year Curriculum. Groups will decide together their meeting…
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Pastoral Statements

From time to time, the five appointed clergy of Manchester UMC issue pastoral statements that contain their collective thoughts on important and timely matters relevant to the congregation and community. You can view those statements below. Please feel free to reach out to the pastors if you’d like to discuss any of the topics addressed.…
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Race & Education

May 24, 2021 We, the undersigned staff members of Manchester United Methodist Church, express our support of truthful education regarding the history of race and racism in our nation and around the world. In order to avoid repeating the atrocities of the past, we must be honest about how racial injustice has impacted the lives…
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Inclusion

January 14, 2020 We, the undersigned appointed clergy of Manchester United Methodist Church, are committed to remaining in the United Methodist Church as it becomes a fully inclusive, affirming denomination. We believe we are called to be an inclusive community of people who love Christ deeply, worship Christ passionately, and serve Christ boldly. We believe…
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Black Lives Matter

June 7, 2020 We, the appointed clergy of Manchester United Methodist Church, mourn the tragic killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and countless other persons of color who, for generations, have been victimized by violence and injustice. We confess that in the privilege of our whiteness we have failed to consistently and adequately…
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Conversation about Our History

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021Time:  7:00 p.m.Location: Sanctuary | Manchester UMC (Near the intersection of Hwy 141 & Manchester Road) and Live StreamGuest Panel: Jeffrey Pasley, Peter Kastor, Nick ReinhardtModerator: State Representative Trish Gunby Manchester UMC is sponsoring a community conversation on “Missouri Bicentennial: A Conversation About Our History.” It’s Missouri’s birthday; however, how much do we really know…
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Serving With Children

Together, we can have an important impact on kids by helping on Sunday mornings this summer! Children are the future of the church, so let’s help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all. See how many summer helper roles have been filled and how many still…
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Ladies Marathon Bridge

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 through May 2023Time: 9:00 a.m.Location: Fellowship Hall (Sept. 14 and May 2023 only) | Manchester UMCLeader: Diane Ely Description: Join us for Bridge and Fellowship! In September and May, this group plays at Manchester UMC. The Kick Off will be held in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9…
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Musicians Wanted

Modern Worship The Modern Worship band is looking for new musicians, especially drummers, guitarists and keyboard players, to join this team. The Modern Worship team members play for the 9am Sunday worship service and special events. Adults and youth (age 14+) are welcome to let us know your interest by completing this form below. Please…
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Become A New Member

If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, we celebrate that decision and invite you to join thousands of others in becoming a member of the church. We believe it’s important and helpful for new members to have a common understanding of our beliefs, history, culture, practices and expectations. For this reason, we…
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Middle School Meet Up

Middle School Meet Up

Middle School Meet Up Middle School Meet-Up is a popular, high energy mid-week gathering for middle schoolers. Participants will play active games and the lessons are interactive and relevant to their daily lives as middle schoolers. Middle School Meet-Up is part of M&M’s (Meals and Ministries). All participants are encouraged to eat an affordable meal…
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Winter 2022 Catalog

A Note from Rev. Winter Hamilton Greetings Beloved Community! My name is Pastor Winter Hamilton and I welcome you to our Winter 2022-2203 Adult Faith Formation Catalog! At Manchester UMC, “We are called to make a difference for Christ by transforming church and community.” One of the ways we do that is through our Faith…
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Sermon Reflection Studies

Our Sermon Reflection Studies are produced in-house at Manchester UMC by the Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. This curriculum is produced weekly and is based off of the sermon for the week. These studies are open to everyone with no homework required. Sermon Reflection Study Groups meet throughout the week and you can join any…
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About Youth

Youth Mission Statement Manchester Youth is a loving, fun, and inclusive community that equips students to make faith and life decisions by helping them grow in their understanding and relationship with God and others. Learn more about our Youth program:

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One for the Crow Plant Space

Manchester UMC is proud to partner with and support One for the Crow Plant Space.  This is a volunteer run Community Garden in the Gravois Park Neighborhood, on the corner of Pennsylvania & Winnebago, in South City, St. Louis.  Positioned on two abandoned lots, our garden features a small orchard, fruit and veggie plots, and extensive…
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Circle of Friends Preschool

Enroll in Circle of Friends Preschool

We’re excited to help you enroll your child at Circle of Friends Preschool! Please see below for the 2022-2023 Registration Packet that can be easily downloaded. A completed registration packet is required for each child. For children new to the preschool, a birth certificate or passport is necessary to verify the child’s birth date. 2022-2023…
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Circle of Friends Preschool Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Circle of Friends Preschool using the above video. Register Your Child Today We invite you to let us answer any questions you may have. For more information, call 636.394.6867 or email today! Learn more about Circle of Friends Preschool: About Circle of Friends Our Safety Plans (Covid-19) Frequently Asked…
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Beyond Books

Evening Book Group

Day: Last Wed. of each month (Jan. 25, 2023)This group takes November & December off and returns in January 2023.Time:  7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Location: Fireside Room | Manchester UMCLeader: Emily Stiegemeyer Newcomers are always welcome! Description:  The Evening Book Group enjoys reading and discussing a book per month. Our discussions arise out of questions…
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Bible Basics: Timeline

Dates:  Mondays, Jan. 16 & 23, 2023  (2 sessions) Times:  6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Okay, so you’re kind of interested in getting to know the Bible but you don’t know where to start. You are not ready to commit to a multi-month Bible Study,…
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Doing Theology Together

Doing Theology Together

Dates:  Mondays, Nov. 21 through Dec. 12, 2022  (4 sessions)Times:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMCLeaders:   Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  When we read the Bible, we think about God. When we think about God, we are doing theology. This class will explore essays from theologians and biblical scholars using postmodern methods. If…
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Circle of Friends FAQs

We’ve put together this FAQs resource to help Circle of Friends families navigate through this season. These are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you have a question about something that is not covered here or elsewhere on our website, please do not hesitate to email and we will respond…
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