Other Ensembles

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long-standing history of music and the worship arts. There are ensemble opportunities for musicians of all ages and experiences. To learn more, click on each image.

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If interested in joining one of these ensembles, please fill out the form below or email Emily Pikaard.


Pastor's Note

The Missouri Annual Conference

Every year, United Methodists from all across the Missouri Conference gather together for our annual meeting. This year, the meeting will be Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11 in St. Charles. Manchester UMC will be represented there by Revs. Andy Bryan, Phil Estes, Winter Hamilton, and Jim Peich. Our

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My Chains Fell Off

Conversion is a key idea in Wesleyan theology, and was a central part of the faith stories of both John and Charles. And conversion isn’t about going from “non-Christian” to “Christian.” Conversion can happen in the lives of believers, also. Conversion is a change that is worked in the lives

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Pastor's Note

Charles in Charge

Charles Wesley was the poet of the birth of Methodism. In his lifetime, he composed thousands of hymns! His beautiful words captured the theology, the spirit, and the energy of the Methodist movement with vivid elegance. Charles was one of the children of Susannah Wesley, who was a profound spiritual

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Worship Arts Opportunities

Woods Mill Ensemble

Rehearsal Day: Saturdays
Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Location:  Historic Chapel
Director: Karen Person

This instrumental group is for adult and high school students. The group now plays for Saturday Chapel services once a month (and occasionally on Sunday morning 11:00 services) with a variety of instruments including violin, viola, cello, flute, guitar, and piano.  

If you are an instrumentalist who would like to join a group and play occasionally, we would welcome you!  We are especially seeking an experienced violinist and any of our high school students who  want to play occasionally. 

Manchester Brass 2023

Worship Arts Opportunities

manchester brass

This brass ensemble provides support for the Manchester UMC Worship Services.