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children and families ministry

Grow together in faith

Sundays at Manchester UMC, offer several different ways for the children of God and their families to grow in their faith and understanding of the Bible as they experience God with each other . Our staff and dedicated volunteers are called to make sure our children and families always feel welcome, safe and cared for by adults who model God’s love. We invite you to join us as we play and work each week to grow deeper in our learning together.




At times during the week, there is a need for childcare so that parents can participate in classes and/or small groups. Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks - 5th grade.

Children's Choirs

K-5th graders are invited to make music together each Wednesday from 4:45-5:45pm. They also sing in worship monthly from September - May.

Family Events

There are special events throughout the year geared toward children and families.


Safe Gatherings

In order to provide a safe place for all children and youth to grow in faith, all persons working with children and youth must be Safe Gathering Certified at Manchester UMC.

Serve with the Children & Families Ministry

Together we can have an important impact on kids by helping on Sunday mornings. Children are a vital part of the church, so let’s help them grow in their faith and preparing them for their next step in ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for Sunday School, PRAYground or the Nursery, please contact Rev. Brenda Stobbe

In order to provide a safe place for all children and youth to grow in faith, all persons working with children and youth must be Safe Gatherings Certified at Manchester UMC. 

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Click here to connect through the Children & Family Ministry Facebook Group.


Pastor's Note

And All Flesh Shall See It Together

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given,and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6) The Season of Advent is upon us, and the waiting has begun.  We

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Pastor's Note

The Throne Of His Glory

The last Sunday of the church year is called “Christ the King Sunday” by some, “Reign of Christ Sunday” by others. The official title of the day in the Catholic Church is, “The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.” Now that’s a mouthful! As significant as this

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