Fall Programming

2023 Fall programming

Beginning September 10

Manchester UMC will kick off Fall programming on September 10 with the Homecoming celebration! All are invited to the festivities as we start with a combines service at 10a in the Sanctuary, and then head outside to the North parking lot for a celebration from 11a-1:30p.

That week, Youth, Children & Families, Adult Faith Formation , Worship Arts, Social Justice, Missions, and the Connections ministries all have classes, events, groups, or teams that start. Check out what’s happening this fall at Manchester UMC!

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Children & Families

All of God's children ages 6 week through 5th grade are invited to participate in various actitivites, classes, and events.



All Youth in grades 6th-12th are invited to join small groups, Sunday Squad, Middle School Meet-Up, and more!

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Young Adults

Opportunities to connect to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40. Parents, singles, college students, all are welcome to join one of the monthly events.

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Adult Faith Formation

Whether you are seeking to study and learn about your faith, or are searching for authentic community in which to know and be known, we have options for you. In our Online Catalog, you will find all of the current classes that we offer.

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Worship Arts

Manchester UMC has a long-standing history of music and the worship arts. There are ensemble opportunities for singers and instrumentalists of all ages and experiences. We invite you to sign-up for an ensemble!

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Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we plan ourselves and/or partner with others in order to make a positive impact in our community.

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Social Justice

The Mission of the Social Justice ministry is to do good, seek justice, and correct oppression through awareness, education and action; one person, one connection at a time.

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Offering a place where people can connect in fellowship through community dinners, hospitality, health & fitness, and becoming a new member are just some of the ways to get involved in this ministry.

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Greeting Card

Sending a card is a way to show someone is thinking about them, or wish them well, or proud of them. The Greeting Card Ministry sends out greeting cards with messages of love and support to those on our prayer request list and for special occasions.


Stephen Ministry

Sometimes difficult life situations that come our way such as loss of a job, a serious illness, divorce, loss of a loved one, and more. When they do, the care of a trained Stephen Minister may be just the emotional and spiritual support you need.

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Visitation Care Team

Illness and hospitalization can be a stressful life event. We would like to offer you both spiritual and emotional support during that time.

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Prayer Shawl

Since the Prayer Shawl Ministry began 14 years ago, over 2500 people have received prayer shawls and many others have received hats, scarves, and baby blankets – all made by approximately 100 dedicated women at Manchester UMC.


Pastor's Note

The Rhythm of Worship

There will be a tree at the West Entrance the next time you come to the church building! And there will be leaves and fruit to add to it! For the next month, “The Tree of Life” will be our theme at Manchester UMC. In the Bible, the Tree of

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Pastor's Note

What Makes Humans Human

“If we do it right, we might be able to evolve a form of work that taps into our uniquely human capabilities and restores our humanity. The ultimate paradox is that this technology may become a powerful catalyst that we need to reclaim our humanity.”– John Hagel The emergence of

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Let There Be a Big Bang

Science teaches that the universe began 15 million years ago with a “Big Bang.” Genesis teaches that God created the “heavens and the earth” by speaking it all into existence. Human beings are composed of the same elements as the stars, which connects us to God’s creation in a very

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