Facebook Live Starts Sept. 23

Facebook Live Starts Sept. 23

We are VERY excited to announce that we’ll soon be streaming our worship services on Facebook Live! Although I mentioned it in last week’s eblast, I’d like to give you some more background, and a bit about what we will be able to do.

For three years, we’ve explored the capability of enabling people to connect to our varied worship services when they can’t be physically present. A survey of 280 members indicated that 70% would use this if it were available.

Cost has been a factor because the traditional way of streaming would have involved a major investment in equipment as well as additional labor. You may recall this was one of our projects in the Unfinished stewardship initiative.

Facebook Live Launches September 23

Technology has now advanced and we’ve discovered that utilizing streaming video on Manchester UMC’s Facebook page will enable us to present our worship online for minimal cost. Through special gifts and endowed resources, we’re blessed to begin this new ministry on Sunday, September 23. Both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services will be streamed.

Think of who can use this:

  • Members who are traveling
  • Members who have a temporary residence elsewhere
  • Members ill or in the hospital
  • Members who have moved and would like to stay in touch
  • Homebound members
  • College students away from home
  • Anyone seeking to know Christ deeper or to find a new church home

To use this service, you must “Like” and/or “Follow” Manchester UMC on Facebook. (Once on our page, click the “Like” or “Follow” button(s) underneath our cover photo). You’ll automatically receive notices through Facebook when the service is about to start.

Help With Facebook Live!

To make Facebook Live happen, we have an opportunity for an extra person in our audio/visual booth on Sundays. We want to develop a team of rotating volunteers, trained by our A/V Coordinator Brian Gagliano. You will not only enable our worship to literally reach around the world, but you’ll be having a great time with great people! For more info, and to make Brian’s day, email him.

I hope you join me in the excitement of how this will touch people’s lives, as well as in the appreciation we all owe our dedicated staff in making it possible.


Pastor Greg

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Sermon Series on the Bible Continues

I hope you’re enjoying, along with me, the opportunity to explore the Bible from different perspectives during this series. This Sunday (Sept. 2), in all morning services, I’ll be preaching on “What The Bible Is/Isn’t: A Kingdom Book, Not a Political Book.” It’s based on an interesting passage of Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:10-22. If you’ve missed either of the first two sermons in the series, you can view them online.

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Will You Twist the Night Away with Me?

If you understand the meaning of the above headline, then you’ll want to join me for the Senior Night on Friday, September 14, 6 p.m. I love it that we are intentional about fellowship events for all ages. So, for those who twisted the night away in their youth, come twist the evening away on the 14th! Tickets are available online for $6 each in advance, or $10 at the door.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Fall Midweeks Starting
Wednesdays, September 12-November 14
6-6:25 p.m., Chapel

Coinciding with our Wednesday dinners, we’ll enjoy a devotional time featuring music, community prayer, Scripture, and a devotional story from a Manchester UMC member or staff. If you have a story to share, please let me know! Just email me.

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