Category: Learning Groups

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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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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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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, Sept. 6 – May 23, 2023No Class on Sept. 13Time:  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. UNAFRAID: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times Starting September 6, this group…
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Alpha Class

Dates:  Sundays through June 4, 2023No Class: Nov. 27, 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…
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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. Winter 2022-2023 For our Winter lessons, we will be from Adult Bible Studies curriculum around the theme, “Power &…
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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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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! Jesus – July 17 – Nov. 6 The…
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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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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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Sojourners

LEARNING GROUP: Sojourners

Day: Every SundayNo class on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving weekend Time: 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 son, in…
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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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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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