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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Bike Rehab

Landscaping to Bike House made possible by Bike Rehab’s volunteer, Tina Donahue A garden in memory of Tina Donahue was recently planted at the Bike House. In 2017, Tina moved to St. Louis and immediately embraced the mission of Bike Rehab and the Bike Rehab’s members lovingly embraced Tina. The Bike House Garden was donated…
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Blood Drive

Blood Drives

Make a difference in someone’s life by donating blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Blood donated in St Louis first meets the needs of our community then is sent to other geographic areas of need. Blood drives are a critical and powerful way to make a difference in…
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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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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

Since 2010, Sneakers with Soul has distributed over 25,000 pairs of new, high-quality sneakers to at-risk school-age children in grades K – 12.   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 that are the…
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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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