Category: Social Justice

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

Presentation to be announced Workshop Description: To be announced Biography: Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems is a writer, a minister, a biblical scholar, public intellectual, and ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal church.  She was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Old Testament studies.  In addition to being a former…
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Faith Leaders Called to Action

On May 26, 2022 at exactly 11:32a, Faith leaders from around St. Louis gathered for a press conference on gun safety measures. The press conference took place at New Horizon Methodist Church (formerly Good Samaritan UMC) located at 4234 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO. The 11:32 a.m. start time is a purposeful reminder of the…
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Woven Together

Walk Justly Conference

October 21-22, 2022Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri Theme: “Woven Together” Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The conference is open to everyone and offered annually by Manchester United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. During this year’s Walk Justly Conference,…
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Conversation about Our History

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021Time:  7:00 p.m.Location: Sanctuary | Manchester UMC (Near the intersection of Hwy 141 & Manchester Road) and Live StreamGuest Panel: Jeffrey Pasley, Peter Kastor, Nick ReinhardtModerator: State Representative Trish Gunby Manchester UMC is sponsoring a community conversation on “Missouri Bicentennial: A Conversation About Our History.” It’s Missouri’s birthday; however, how much do we really know…
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Pride Flag

Rainbow Stoles

Why are people at MUMC wearing rainbows? We wear rainbows to call attention to our welcoming stance and to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.  This Pride symbol is a visual sign of a commitment to justice in the areas of gender and sexuality. If someone isn’t wearing a rainbow, are they homophobic? Not participating…
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No Hate Yard Signs

“We love because God first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.” – 1 John 4:19-20 Let’s Take a Stand Against Hate There is…
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Show Me Democracy

Sunday, August 18, 201912:30 – 3:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall On Sunday, August 18, 2019 we joined in commemorating the 5th Anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising! We hosted filmmaker, Dan Parris, as well as Ferguson activists and residence as we watched and discussed the documentary “Show Me Democracy.” Show Me Democracy centers on seven St. Louis…
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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the work…
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