Category: Adult Groups

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Heart in Hand

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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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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