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children and families ministry

Grow together in faith

Welcome to Manchester UMC Children’s and Family Ministries. At Manchester UMC, we offer many ways for children to grow in faith and knowledge of God, and for families to grow together in faith. Our children and families are ALWAYS welcome, safe, and loved by our staff volunteers, and of course by God. We hope you will join us as we continue to educate these wonderful ever-growing minds on their faith journeys.

Vacation Bible school 2023

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Ready to cook up some fun? 

Manchester UMC’s Children & Families ministry invites children, ages 4 through incoming fifth graders, to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party!

July 10-14, 2023 | 9:00-11:45a


We need your help! 

2023 VBS cannot happen without incredible adults who graciously give of their time and talents throughout the week.  Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles.

Thank you for taking the time to invest in the children of VBS and we look forward to a fun and spirit-filled week!

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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.

2019 Easter Eggstravaganza Picture

Family Events

There are special events throughout the year geared toward children and families. Check back for information on Family Lenten and Easter events.


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 the future of the church, so let’s help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all. 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.




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