Category: What’s Happening

Forgiveness

This weekend we begin a five-week worship series called “Forgiveness.” In the upcoming weeks we will focus our attention on this central theme of the Christian faith, one that is so prevalent throughout Scripture. Over the course of this series, we will think about what exactly forgiveness is, and what exactly forgiveness does. We will…
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Making Light of God

The first chapter of the Gospel according to John talks a lot about light. Light is a common theological metaphor throughout Scripture. John opens up his version of the events of Jesus’s life exploring this metaphor, and applying it to the coming of Jesus.  John the Baptist has come to “testify to the light” that…
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Missouri Annual Conference

The Missouri Annual Conference met in Branson over the weekend, and Manchester UMC was represented by the five appointed clergy and five lay persons. The conference was a mix of worship, learning, connecting with one another, and required business.  At the conference, as expected, Bishop Bob Farr appointed Rev. Andy Bryan, Rev. Phil Estes, Rev.…
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Moments of Connection

One of my favorite interactions in the Gospels is Jesus’s interaction with Zacchaeus. This week we will focus on this wonderful story in the third week of our “Make Us One” worship series. The story of Zacchaeus is really short (pun intended), just ten verses. Zach suddenly pops into the story, and then just as…
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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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Fire of the Holy Spirit

This week we will continue our worship series called, “Make Us One.” It is Pentecost, the annual celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The liturgical color of the season is red, and as a part of the remembrance it is customary for those gathering for worship to wear red clothing. (Feel free to…
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Make Us One

This weekend we are launching a new worship series called “Make Us One.” The theological focus for this series is unity. And specifically, Christian unity. What exactly does it mean to be “one body,” considering how diverse we are? Over the next four weeks, we will spend some time with that question. One thing that…
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Immersive Conversion

This week is the last in our “Encountering Christ” worship series. This series has featured six of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, with a particular look at the way he “introduces himself” to people. We’ve been focusing on evangelism, the proclamation of the good news of Jesus, by thinking about how we can introduce the…
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Gospel Comparisons

This week’s post-resurrection appearance of Jesus is found in Luke 24:36-49, and it comes immediately after the “Walk to Emmaus” story we focused on last week. In fact, the section begins in Luke 24:36 with the phrase, “While they were talking about this…” And it turns out that the “this” that they were talking about…
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Homecoming Sunday

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 11a – 2p Celebrate being together! Reunite in fun and fellowship as we celebrate being together in community! Everyone is welcome! Food trucks Inflatables Games Fun Fellowship. More details to come! This event is a “kick off” to our fall programming season for Children’s and Family, Youth,…
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Share Your Stories

Witnessing is part of our calling as disciples of Jesus. If you are willing to share how your experience has positively impacted your faith with the rest of the congregation, please take the time to do so here. We would love to hear your story! Please email your story to

Youth Parent Orientation

Who: Parents of 6th Graders & New Youth to Manchester UMC Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022Time: 10:00 a.m.Location: Youth Center | Manchester UMC Leader: Beth Boemler, Youth Director Description: All parents and guardians of incoming 6th graders or students new to Manchester UMC Youth are welcome to attend this orientation session. It will help parents…
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News from Manchester UMC

The Young Adult Ministry meets for Summer Food & Fellowship. Forgiveness: Being ForgivenSaturday, July 2 – Chapel4p – Traditional Casual Sunday, July 3 – Sanctuary9a – Modern, 11a – TraditionalRev. Andy Bryan Worship services are also streamed live on Facebook and our website We’re HiringReceptionist/Ministry CoordinatorThis dual role serves as the first point of contact in…
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Summer 2022 Catalog

A Note from Rev. Winter Hamilton Happy Summer, Beloved Community! Welcome to the Online Summer Faith Formation Catalog! As we find ourselves in the heat of summer, I hope this letter finds you warm and happy. With these longer days we may find ourselves outside a bit more and taking some time to vacation and…
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Youth Summer Opportunities

Youth Summer Programs There are a variety of different youth opportunities offered for 6th-12th graders throughout the summer that not only invite youth to have fun, but grow in their faith, and meet new people. Both Middle School and High School grade groups have their own opportunities and trips, so make sure you check them…
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AV/Production Team

The AV/Production Team works behind the scenes to make things happen! We are in need of volunteers to help with operating the video camera, running worship slides, Facebook Moderator, photography, and other production opportunities. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. Newcomers are always welcome! If questions, please email Ethan Massey. Please complete…
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MO-Hab

MO-Hab will celebrate 25 years of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity St Louis in 2022. Our Mission Statement MO-Hab is committed to raising funds and awareness for adequate and affordable housing.  MO-Hab sponsors benefit bicycle rides to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis which lends a hand-up for families to afford a…
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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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PipeScreams

Sunday, October 31, 7 p.m. Free and Open to the Community! Featuring Manchester UMC’s own organist, John Cargile, the Joy of Music Concert Series presents this annual Halloween pipe organ extravaganza. Don’t miss this “fiendish” night for the whole family to enjoy. Unlike other organ concerts, the organist and organ are fully visible to the…
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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings Receptionist / Ministry Coordinator – Children & Family (Part-time) Manchester UMC is seeking candidates for a part-time, hourly Receptionist / Ministry Coordinator for Children and Family. This dual role serves as a first point of contact for incoming phone calls, visitors, deliveries, etc. and also provides administrative and project support to the Children…
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