Category: Missions – Onsite

Sewing for Missions

On January 22, 2022, the Sewing for Missions ministry gathered to make cot sheets for LifeWise STL’s Early Childhood Center. This team completed 52 sheets and are on track to donate over 75 to the LifeWise STL. Individuals who like to sew or prepare things to be sewn were needed to help with this special…
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Coats to Donate

During the month of January, there was a coat drive at Manchester UMC to benefit LifeWise StL and Epworth Children and Family Services. Their clients were in need of warm coats for all ages and sizes. To help with this effort, there were over 150 coats donated. Thank you to everyone who donated! If questions,…
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Bike Rehab

Bike Rehab featured on Fox 2 with Tim Ezell on March 7, 2022. View Tim Ezell’s two segments on Fox 2 featuring Bike Rehab: Inspirational Moments and Tim’s Travels. Bike Rehab Manchester UMC’s Bike Rehab ministry is a group that receives bikes as donations, then cleans and repairs them. This ministry works with a number of…
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Blood Drive

Blood Drives

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Blood drives are a critical and powerful way to make a difference in the lives of others. Through each whole blood donation, this can save up to three lives. Manchester UMC offers on-site blood…
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Ministry Transitions: Giving Thanks for Computer Rehab

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” -Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 In just a few weeks, our trees will begin turning and dropping their leaves, signifying…
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ESL Classes

Manchester UMC partners with the Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/English as a Second Language Program to host ESL and Citizenship classes on site. Since 1969, Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/English as a Second Language Program has been in existence. Free Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Test Prep classes, as well as English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes, are…
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Sandwich Ministry

Day: This ministry is currently on pause due to the pandemicTime: 10 to 10:45 a.m.Location: Fellowship HallMinistry Leader: Liz Shuburte When Manchester United Methodist Church is in Phase 4, our volunteers gather every Tuesday morning to make and pack sandwiches for our neighbors living on the streets of St. Louis City. Currently, the sandwiches help…
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On-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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Food 4 Kids

For some school-age children who receive reduced/free lunches at school, the weekends can be a time of hungry bellies and food insecurity.  To help students get through the weekends with the food they need, Manchester UMC has partnered with the Parkway and St. Louis School Districts to provide students with backpacks filled with non-perishable food items…
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Sneakers with Soul

Sneakers with Soul mission is to provide new, high-quality, brand name sneakers to at-risk children and youth in poverty served by our partner agencies. Sneakers with Soul works with local social service agencies, such as LifeWise STL and Epworth Children and Family Services, and area school districts, to identify and properly fit children and youth…
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Personal Essentials Ministry

The Personal Essentials Ministry helps restore human dignity. What if you had to choose between buying food or toilet paper? For many in the community, affording even the most basic personal hygiene products is a struggle. The Personal Essentials Ministry, in partnership with Circle of Concern Food Pantry in Valley Park, offers basic personal care…
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