Category: Missions – Offsite

UMCOR Hurricane Relief

UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people throughout the world.…
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Food Pantry

What & How to Donate

Each month, Manchester UMC works with our partner agencies, LifeWise StL, Circle of Concern, and Epworth Children and Family Services, in collecting much needed items for their clients, as well as the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR. The physical donated items will be distributed to the local partner agencies: LifeWise StL, Circle of Concern…
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HomeFirst STL

Everyone deserves a safe home of their own. HomeFirst STL helps people transition out of homelessness and into a hope-filled future. When people lack the support and money to stay housed long-term, these individuals feel discouraged and alone. But HomeFirst STL works with these individuals and has changed lives by providing housing that is safe,…
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LifeWise STL

The mission of LifeWise STL is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success. LifeWise STL uses a model that is based on educational programming fused with personalized and supportive coaching. This evolution led us to choose LifeWise STL as our name,…
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Give Local, Build Local

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. In a year when home became schoolhouse, office, and sanctuary in addition to shelter, our mission to create affordable housing opportunities in Saint Louis took on new meaning. Having a safe place to call home has never been more important, and…
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Epworth Children and Family Services

Epworth is a United Methodist-related community nonprofit with the mission of helping children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment.

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Literacy Initiative

The Literacy Initiative is a ministry of Manchester UMC that supports Peabody Elementary School in the City of St. Louis. While this is a great opportunity for those with a background in education, volunteers need no experience other than patience and a willing heart to serve in order to make a big difference in the…
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Off-Site Missions

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we…
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Bridge Bread

Bridge Bread is a social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals.  The goal is to help disadvantaged and marginalized people engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity, and enables the guests to help themselves. Manchester UMC sells Bridge Bread before and after worship services on Saturdays and…
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The ERT team stands next to a bunk bed they have made at a recovery site

Early Response Team

“In the hours and days after disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope.  ERT can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support”   Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Assistant General Secretary, UMCOR Early Response Team In partnership…
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Habitat Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity

Building Homes, Building Hope, Building St. Louis Habitat for Humanity St Louis (HFHSTL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing in St. Louis city and county.  Selected homebuyers invest their time (350 sweat equity hours) into building and purchasing their own home (30-year mortgage). To learn more about home ownership, click here. Manchester UMC…
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