Drama & Arts

Drama & Arts

Welcome to the Drama and Arts department at Manchester UMC. We provide dramas for worship, meetings, special events, and partner organizations, as well as larger outreach productions.

Our group consists of novices to professionals, children to seniors, and our productions consist of everything from one-person monologues to casts of over 100, covering everything from 3 minute Reader’s Theatre scripts, with no memorization or blocking, to full length, professionally staged & choreographed productions. There is a place for everyone!

“The mission of our Drama Ministry is to open the hearts and minds of those we serve through the use of dramatic arts, so that they might hear, understand, and personally identify with the Word of God.”

Acts of Faith
Students performing drama for Sunday school.

We cast dramas for worship and major productions from this group, as well as from other drama teams as needed. All are welcome!

If you are interested in learning more about the Acts of Faith team, please complete the form below.

Scenic Arts Team

If you’re more comfortable with a hammer and paintbrush than speaking in front of people, you’ll love this creative group! This crew supports our church’s sermon series themes, Vacation Bible School, and other special productions and events.

It provides everything from simple props to full scale sets … and, they have a blast doing it, too. We need everyone, from creative artists and engineers, to people who can simply paint a flat, or use a screwdriver. Come join us.

If you are interested in learning more about the Scenic Arts Team, please complete the form below.

AV/Technical Support
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We often have a need for crews to provide support with the following: costume construction and assistance, make-up, props, stage crew, backstage assistance, and more. If being a behind-the-scenes member of our Drama Team sounds like your cup of tea, we’d love to have you on our list of contacts!

If you are interested in learning more about the AV/Technical Support Team, please complete the form below.

Faith Movers Liturgical Dance Team

Choreographer/Director: Marilyn Jacober

Dancing and creative movement are powerful expressions of faith and tell stories without words in an artistic and powerful way. Faith Movers is open to anyone 6th grade and up with an interest in expressing their faith through dance!

If you are interested in learning more about the Faith Movers Liturgical Dance Team, please complete the form below.

Lay Readers

If you like public speaking, consider becoming a part of the Lay Reader Team. Lay Readers participate in Saturday and Sunday services by reading Scripture and other components of the worship service.

If you are interested in learning more about the Lay Readers, please complete the form below.

Register / Learn More

For more information about any of these groups, please complete a form below or contact Ethan Massey.

Please complete one form per person:

COVID-19 Update

UPDATED FEB. 4, 2021: As we continue in this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, the MUMC Music Ministry will remain on hiatus for the Fall. This specifically includes; Sonshine Singers, Joyful Noise, Music Makers, Cantate, Coventry Choir and Chancel Choir. We will continue to monitor the situation and re-evaluate our plan on March 15. Until that time, some of the smaller music ensembles that are able to follow the current safety guidelines will meet at the discretion of the Music Ministry staff.


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