Category: Adult Classes

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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