Category: What to Expect

Become A New Member

If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, we celebrate that decision and invite you to join thousands of others in becoming a member of the church. We believe it’s important and helpful for new members to have a common understanding of our beliefs, history, culture, practices and expectations. For this reason, we…
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About Manchester UMC

Manchester United Methodist Church is a 2,600-member congregation that traces its roots back to 1826. The church is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the United States and is located in West St. Louis County of Missouri. The church is an inclusive community where all are welcome. WELCOME We extend God’s love and…
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Church Online

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester UMC has moved its ministries online wherever possible. We will continue to live out our promise to be the church through “our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.” Quick Links Sunday Worship Online Only via Facebook or on the website on Sundays at 9…
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Century 3

Century 3

Making a Difference for Christ. 2020 Visioning Summary In the year 2026, Manchester United Methodist Church will begin “Century 3” as a congregation. After 200 years of faithful ministry, Manchester UMC is poised to launch into our third century with renewed energy and purpose. To embrace this historic moment, in October of 2020 Manchester United…
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Manchester UMC specializes in diverse and engaging worship featuring relevant and inspiring sermons, music, prayer and other moving elements. Come as you are and let’s worship together! Masks are optional, but recommended, for most indoor church spaces. See current Covid-19 protocols. Weekend Worship Check out these websites:

LGBTQ Reconciling Ministry

“We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God. We therefore work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.” -United Methodist Social Principles paragraph 162. Our Work The LGBTQ Reconciling Ministries Team is under the umbrella of Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Ministry.  This is a team of…
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New Member Classes

New Member Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about yourself, our faith and how you can connect and serve here. Below are some upcoming New Member Classes: New Member Classes New Member Class For more information or assistance in enrolling in an upcoming class, please…
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Baptism & Communion

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments, baptism and communion. These two acts have a special place in the church because Jesus commanded them and participated in them. Through the years, Christians have used other sacramental acts to draw closer to God. We participate in many of them in some way. To learn more about…
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Have questions about Manchester United Methodist Church? Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If you have other questions that aren’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info(at) Check out these related websites: About Manchester UMC Become a New Member Worship with Us!

New to our Church?

Welcome to Manchester United Methodist Church, an inclusive community of people who love Christ deeply, worship him passionately, and serve him boldly. On these pages we hope you find some helpful information about our church and some of the different ways that we are making a difference in Christ’s name.  We also hope that you…
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Our History

The historic Chapel and Church Cemetery serve as a reminder of Manchester United Methodist Church’s rich and long history as one of the oldest congregations in the St. Louis area. Methodist services were held in private homes as early as 1798. Prior to the Louisiana Purchase, Catholicism was the official religion of this area, and…
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Our Philosophy

We believe all children should have the opportunity to grow and learn to their fullest potential. We recognize each child as special and unique. We enhance the development of a positive self-concept by providing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for success. We encourage young learners as they grow toward independence, confidence and responsibility. Our Families…
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