Category: Adults

Holy Land 2023 Trip

May 16-25, 2023 Deepen your faith as you immerse yourself in the land where Jesus walked, healed and preached. Experience the scriptures in a way only possible when you place yourself in the land of the Bible. Rev. Jim Peich will host a group tour of the Holy Land from May 16 to 25, 2023. …
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Woven Together

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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Women's Fall Retreat 2022

Women’s Retreat

Experiencing God Through Our Senses Dates: Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022Location: Marianist Retreat and Conference Center | 4000 MO-109, Eureka, MORetreat Leader: Vicki SamuelsRetreat Pastor: Rev. Winter Hamilton This retreat is a faith formation event to gather women together to build community, experience God through all their senses, and give them a…
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Historical Ministry

Date: 1st Monday of the MonthTime: 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. All are welcome to join this team…
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YA Summer Food and Fellowship

Summer Food & Fellowship

Young Adults (ages 18 – 40) Manchester UMC’s Young Adult Ministry will be gathering once a month throughout the summer at local restaurants. This is open to all young adults, singles, and parents of young families. These events will be a come-as-you-are atmosphere. Come hang out for whatever amount of time your schedule allows and…
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Mission Leaders Gathering

Next Gathering is TBD Mission Leaders are invited to gather and connect with one another. There will be opportunities to share our experiences and expertise, to recognize each other’s gifts, to learn about new resources, and to stay connected to the Missions Ministry at Manchester UMC. Do you have a topic in mind? What topics…
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Tat and Chat

Date: 1st Saturday of Month (June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept 3) 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 for handcrafting lace…
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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 UMCLeaders: Diane Luze and Pat Turner 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.…
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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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Summer 2022 Catalog

A Note from Rev. Winter Hamilton Happy Summer, Beloved Community! Welcome to the Online Summer Faith Formation Catalog! As we find ourselves in the heat of summer, I hope this letter finds you warm and happy. With these longer days we may find ourselves outside a bit more and taking some time to vacation and…
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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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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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Beyond Books

Evening Book Group

Day: Last Wed. of each month (June 29, July 27, Aug. 31)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 that are open-ended so everyone can bring their own…
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Got Questions?

Everyone has difficult faith questions at some time in their lives. Manchester UMC’s 2022 Fall All Church Study and Sermon Series is called Got Questions? These questions will be submitted by the congregation, and address those difficult faith questions. Submit your difficult faith questions by July 1 Check out these websites: Online Classes and Groups…
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Leader Registration for Adult Faith Formation

Are you called to lead a small group, class or event? We welcome you to submit the following form below. When finalized, this information will be published on the Manchester UMC website, seasonal booklet, as well as other MUMC communication vehicles. If you are a new leader or a current leader and determined your curriculum,…
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Leader Circle

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9 a.m. to Noon The Leader Circle is an opportunity for leaders to connect with one another, to share our experiences and expertise, to recognize each other’s gifts, to learn about new resources, and to stay connected to the Ministry of Adult Faith Formation. Please register by July 31 and complete…
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Your feedback is appreciated!

Thank you for attending an Adult Faith Formation class! We would sincerely appreciate you taking the time to complete this brief feedback survey. Your constructive feedback will help create future classes at Manchester UMC. Please complete one form per person:

Centering Prayer

LEARNING GROUP: Centering Prayer

Date:  Every MondayNo Class: May 30 or July 4 Time: 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.Zoom: Please register below and Zoom instructions will be emailed.Leader:   Adele Niblack Description:  Centering Prayer, traditionally called contemplative prayer, is a method of prayer which prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence. It facilitates the movement from more active modes…
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Reflections

LEARNING GROUP: Reflections

This group will take the summer off and resume Friday, Sept. 9. Day: FridaysTime: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Room 221 | Manchester UMCLeader: Barbara Bess Description:  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…
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Ministry Leader Resources

Thank you for the ways that you serve and lead at Manchester UMC! Your time and talent is a blessing to the church and the lives that it impacts. This page exists to be a helpful resource for current and future ministry leaders at Manchester UMC. We recommend you bookmark this page and then spend…
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Meals & Ministries

Meals & Ministries will return in the Fall of 2022. Please watch the future announcements and check back on this website as information develops about these upcoming M&M meals. A special thank you for all of the people who supported Meals & Ministries by sharing a meal, and local food vendors who supplied a lot…
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LEARNING GROUP: Making Disciples

Date: Resumes Sept. 13 – May 23, 2023Time:  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Leader:  Rev. Nancy WilsonZoom ID: 314 779 879Passcode: 697261 We always welcome newcomers to our fun Bible study group! This group meets by Zoom only. Beginning September 13th Starting September 13, this group will begin studying Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain…
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Friendship Class

Day: Two Sundays per Month: Dates are TBDTime: 11:00 to NoonLocation: Room 219Leader: Tracy Marak Description:  Manchester UMC’s Friendship Class is a Sunday school program for members and visitors (high school – adulthood) with developmental delays. While the group is in session, parents of Friendship Class students can attend church on their own or have…
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Adult Classes

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of classes where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult classes into three types: New Member Classes, Special Classes and Disciple Bible Study. New Member Classes If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, we celebrate that decision and invite…
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New Member Classes

New Member Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about yourself, our faith and how you can connect and serve here. Below are some upcoming New Member Classes: New Member Classes New Member Class For more information or assistance in enrolling in an upcoming class, please…
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Young Adults

Here at Manchester, we know that different age groups have different needs.  Our young adult ministries provide opportunities to connect to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40.    No matter where you are on your faith journey, life path, or location in life, you are welcome here. Some of us are college-aged, some…
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Alpha Class

Alpha is taking the summer off and will resume Sept. 4!Dates:  Sundays starting September 4Time:  9:30 – 10:30aLocation:  Room 311 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Shared LeadershipMeeting ID:  843 6667 1102Required Passcode:  245451 Description: Join the Alpha Class as they reflect on how the teachings of Jesus and Christian practices relate to contemporary issues of the…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Hospitality

Day:               Second Mondays Leader:          Dorothy Wilkes Description:  The Hospitality ministry of Manchester UMC is an active group of adults that meet on the second Monday of each month.  The Hospitality ministry provides food and beverages for special occasions and funerals.  The group members also enjoy fellowship…
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SPECIAL CLASS: DivorceCare

The DivorceCare classes are currently not meeting at Manchester UMC. If you are interested in attending a DivorceCare class at another location, please click on the blue button. Description:   Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the…
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SPECIAL CLASS: GriefShare

The GriefShare classes are currently not meeting at Manchester UMC. If you are interested in attending a GriefShare class at another location, please click on the blue button. Description:  It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably…
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Disciple & Beyond 1B

Morning Option – Prefer Women Only Evening Option Date: Weds, Sept. 7, 2022 – May 3, 2023 Date: Weds, Sept. 7 – May 3, 2023 Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Zoom ID#:  955 8859 6272Passcode:  018276 Zoom ID#:  956 580 726Passcode:  939535 No class on: Nov. 23, Dec. 21 & 28,…
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Disciple & Beyond 2

Day:   Wednesdays, Aug. 31 – May 10, 2023No class Nov. 23, Dec. 21 & 28, Feb. 22Time:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Location:  Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:  Jana Lippard Description:  This 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for…
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Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible & Beyond

The writings in the Bible are one of the prime ways that we learn about God and what it means to follow Jesus and reading scripture is at the heart of our discipleship. The Bible is filled with stories of great faith, betrayal, hope, despair, and God’s steadfast love.   At Manchester UMC, we offer…
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Unlock Your Spiritual Gifts!

Each of us is a unique person, created by God with particular personalities, physical attributes, and talents. We have likes and dislikes. Why do some people love spicy food and others hate it? Because each person’s taste buds react to different kinds of food. A food choice doesn’t make someone better or worse than another;…
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Fellowship Groups

At Manchester UMC, Fellowship Groups of 10 to 15 people gather to promote connection and community around a shared set of interests. Most Fellowship Groups gather on a regular frequency for dinner, movies, museum visits or other fun activity. Explore the below list of current Fellowship Groups accepting new members. Let us know which group(s)…
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Joy Butterfly

Joy Class

Day: SundaysTime: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Location: Room 141 | Manchester UMCLeader: Jane CarrZoom Meeting ID: 943 2503 4266Passcode: 618070 Newcomers are always welcome! The Joy class meets in person in room 141 or online via Zoom. Summer 2022 Description: For our Summer lessons, we will again be from Adult Bible Studies curriculum around the theme,…
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LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

This group is currently on pause until the summer. Watch for details this summer for upcoming mom’s nights out and playdates. This group will return in the fall of 2022. Leader:  Sarah Watson Description:  Our fun Parent Group is made up of parents that meet and grow in faith-based learning. In addition, we meet for…
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Men’s Pick Up Basketball

This group takes the summer off and hopes to return in the Fall 2022. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Joe McMillen Description:  Enjoy fellowship and play pick up games of basketball.  All adults ages and skill levels are welcome! Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes…
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Singles Group

Adult Singles Bible Study

Day: SundaysTime:  11:00 a.m.Location: Room 309  | Manchester UMCLeader:   Ralph Burns Description:  Our group likes to emphasize FIVE F’s:  Fun, Food, Fellowship among Christian Friends, on a Foundation of meaningful Bible Study!  Newcomers are always welcome, so please join us any Sunday! The Lord’s Prayer – through July 3 In The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the…
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LGBTQ+ Family Support Network

The LGBTQ+ Family Support Network is a faith-based support group that provides on-going education and resources, guest speakers and peaceful advocacy. Any LGBTQ+ person or family member, including parents, grandparents, or guardians of an LGBTQ+ person are encouraged to join the group, regardless of church or faith community affiliation. The group is celebrating its 5th…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Forever Young

Leader:  Dorothy Wilkes Description:  Forever Young is an active group of adults that share monthly dinners at church or a local restaurant. We also enjoy fellowship, as well as traveling together.  Newcomers are always welcome! To learn more information, please complete below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adult…
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LEARNING GROUP: Christian Fellowship

Dates:  Sundays No Class:  Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17, May 29, July 3, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, Dec. 25Time:  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMCZoom Meeting ID:  225 180 622Required Password: 757205Leader:  Mary Beth Harper This class is for adults interested in making friends with other families at MUMC…
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, Winter 2023 Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location:  LaSalle Springs Middle School Leader:  Bill Ahal Description:  Enjoy fellowship and volleyball.  This is a Winter volleyball league and runs 10 Sundays from January through April.  Those interested in recreational adult coed volleyball should sign up now.  Limited openings are available. For more information, please email…
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Tuesday Morning Bible Study

This group takes the summer off and will return in the Fall 2022.Day:   TuesdaysTime:   9:30 to 11:00 a.m.Leader:  Rev. Brenda Becker Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMCZoom ID: 347 375 197Passcode: Blessings Description:  The Tuesday Morning Bible Study group takes a break over the summer and will meet again in the Fall 2022.  This group…
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HEALTH GROUP: Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays Time:  8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jennie Kirchwehm Description:  All people are welcome to participate in our fun and enjoyable exercise group. We utilize cardio, weights and toning in a no-pressure environment. Our instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, including those…
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Sojourners

LEARNING GROUP: Sojourners

Day: Every SundayTime: 9:30 to 10:40 a.m.Location: Room 309 | Manchester UMCLeader: Prudy Bertolino Newcomers are always welcome! On Sunday mornings, the Sojourners class meets in person in room 309. March 6 – May 29, 2022 – Spring Description: Our lessons are from the Adult Bible Studies. The lessons this quarter are confined to two…
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Mens Bible Study

LEARNING GROUP: Men’s Bible Study

Day:  SaturdaysTime:  8 to 9 a.m.Leaders:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh and Kevin TobinMeeting ID:  807-155-411Zoom Required Password:  241385 Description:  Join us on Zoom each Saturday morning as we read and study the Bible.  The discussion is lively and the fellowship is great. A great way to start the weekend!  Grab a coffee and join us! Please complete one registration…
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Lydia Circle

LEARNING GROUP: Lydia Circle

Day: First Thursdays of Month (June 2)Time:  9:30 to 11:00a Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens | 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110 Leaders:     Billie Coon and Marilyn Wooden Description:  Lydia Circle is a group of women who meet to celebrate their desire to serve Christ by caring for others, social justice, prayers, fellowship,…
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Handbell Choir

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. Our Ringing Choirs help you experience the joy of music and the satisfaction of praising God as you serve in cultivating your God-given talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through sharing handbell and handchime music. All choirs…
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Health and Recreation Groups

Health and Recreation Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. Explore the list below to find a group that fits your interests and schedule.  Let us know which group(s) you’d like to give a try and we’ll…
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