Category: Adult Groups

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reflections

Reflections

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Date (Family Worship Weekends):  2022 Date: Dec. 252023 Dates: Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 9, May 28, July 2, Sept. 3, Nov. 26, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 Time:  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMCZoom Meeting ID:  225 180 622Required Password: 757205Leader:  Mary…
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Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Day:   Tuesdays, Sept. 6 – May 23, 2023No Class on Dec. 20 & 27, and Jan. 3Time:   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 starting Sept. 6. …
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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

Sojourners

Day: Every Sunday, No Class on Dec. 25 & Jan. 1Time: 9:30 to 10:40 a.m. Location: Room 309 | Manchester UMCLeader: Prudy Bertolino Newcomers are always welcome! The Sojourners class is currently studying Adam Hamilton’s the Advent book, Not a Silent Night. Not a Silent Night Imagine Jesus from Mary’s point of view—proud of her…
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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

Lydia Circle

Day: First Thursdays of Month (Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4)Time:  9:30 to 11:00a Location: Room 141 | Manchester UMC 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,…
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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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Learning Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Learning Groups where you can connect with other people as you learn and grow in your faith together. Explore the below list 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 introduce…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: M & M

The Wednesday evening meals ministry, Meals & Ministries (M&M), is taking the summer off and will return in the Fall of 2022! Volunteers are needed to help prepare the upcoming weekly meals.  This group has a lot of fun and fellowship.  It’s also a great way to meet new people! If you are interested in…
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Adult Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of ongoing groups where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult groups into three types: Learning Groups, Fellowship Groups and Health/Recreation Groups. Learning Groups Learning Groups gather regularly during the year and engage in a variety of ongoing faith-related studies and educational…
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