Category: Adults

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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 Conference 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (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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Got Questions?

Don’t tackle your faith questions alone! Everyone has difficult faith questions at some time in their life. This 5-week Sermon Series and All Church Study, Got Questions?, is based on difficult faith questions that we have. These questions were submitted by you, the congregation. Join a Study Group All Church Study groups are offered throughout…
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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, January 28, 2023, 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 January 21 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:

Fall 2022 All Church Study Feedback

For the Fall 2022, we provided the “Got Questions?” All Church Study where individuals watched the Sunday sermons by Rev. Andy Bryan, and attended a small group to further discuss the sermon. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this feedback survey. Your constructive feedback will help create future All Church studies…
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Centering Prayer

LEARNING GROUP: Centering Prayer

Date:  Every MondayTime: 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 of prayer into a receptive prayer…
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Day: Fridays through May 2023No Class on Nov. 25-Dec. 30 Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Room 223 | 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 others.  Newcomers are…
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Meals & Ministries

On Wednesdays this Fall, multiple generations will gather from 5:30 to 6:30p for an affordable community dinner in Fellowship Hall at Manchester UMC. Known as Meals and Ministries (M&Ms), this is an excellent opportunity to connect with others while enjoying delicious food, fun entertainment, and optional programs afterwards. Make a Reservation Weekly Individual Meal Purchase:…
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Making Disciples

Date: Resumes Tuesday thru May 23, 2023No Class on Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 3Time:  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. The Redemption of Scrooge This group is currently studying The Redemption of…
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Holy Ghost Haunts

How the Holy Ghost Haunts

Dates:  Mondays, Jan. 30 – Feb. 20, 2023  (4 sessions) Times:  6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Location:  Room 222 Leader:   Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Using an essay by Amy Barbour, this class will take a look at the genealogy of Jesus found in Matthew 1 and the way it corresponds to four women who were sexually compromised…
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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

Dates:  Sundays through June 4, 2023No Class: Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Apr. 9 and May 28Time:  9:30 – 10:30aLocation:  Room 311 | Manchester UMC Meeting ID:  843 6667 1102Passcode:  245451Leader:  Shared Leadership 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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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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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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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 people who 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) you’d like…
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Joy Butterfly

Joy Class

Day: Sundays, No Class on Dec. 25 & Jan. 1Time: 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. Winter 2022-2023 For our Winter lessons, we will be from Adult…
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Parent Group

Day: Fridays, Dec. 2 & 16Group will resume Jan. 6, 2023 Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Location: Room 221 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Sarah Watson Description:  This learning and fellowship group consists of parents of all stages who meet and grow in faith-based learning and discussion. Study topics this year include: connecting women’s bible stories…
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Men’s Pick Up Basketball

Day: Wednesdays, Nov. 16, 2022 through May 3, 2023Time: 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:   Joe McMillen Description:  Enjoy fellowship and play pick up games of basketball.  All adults ages and skill levels are welcome! Please complete one registration form per person: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See…
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Singles Group

Adult Singles Bible Study

Day: SundaysNo Class on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.Time:  11:00 a.m.Location: Room 309  | Manchester UMCLeader:   Ralph Burns Description:  Our group likes to emphasize FIVE F’s:  Fellowship, Food, Fun, among Christian Friends, on a Foundation of meaningful Bible Study!  Newcomers are always welcome, so please join us any Sunday! You Are Never Alone – November 13 –…
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LGBTQ Heart in Hand

LGBTQ+ Family Support Network

The LGBTQ+ Family Support Network is a faith-based support group that provides ongoing 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…
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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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