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CONNECTION | Fellowship Groups

FEllowship Groups

Fellowship groups at Manchester UMC are a group of people who gather to promote connection and community around a shared set of interests. Most Fellowship Groups gather on a regular frequency for dinner, movies, museum visits or other fun activity.

Newcomers are always welcome!  Let us know which group(s) you’d like to give a try and we’ll introduce you to the group leader and help you get connected!

Fellowship Groups

Start A New Fellowship or Hospitality Group

If you like people and having fun, you have all the skills necessary to start a new fellowship group. Beginning your new Fellowship Group is easy! Just let us know you’re interested along with a few other key details and we’ll help you spread the word and recruit new members. No prior experience necessary

For more information or assistance finding a group, please email Rev. Jim Peich or Tiffany Conway.




“Confession is just spiritual language for truth-telling” (from the Arthur Riley devo). When we confess, sharing the truth about ourselves with God and with one another, it sets us free. We release those parts of us that are not authentic to who we are so that we are free to

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CONNECTIONS | Health & Recreation

Health & RECREATION Manchester UMC offers a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. Explore these options to find a group that fits your interests and schedule.  Let us know which group(s) you’d like to

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Ladies Bridge

Date: Weds, Sept. 14, 2022 thru May 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall (Sept. 14 and May 2023 only) | Manchester UMC
Leader: Diane Ely

Description: Join us for Bridge and Fellowship! In September and May, this group plays at Manchester UMC. The Kick Off was held in Fellowship Hall on Wed, Sept. 14 at 9 a.m., and the Year-End celebration will be Wed, May 14 at 9 a.m.

The Ladies Marathon Bridge group participants play at members’ home once a month, October through April, except December when they take this busy month off. In May, the participants will meet together at Manchester UMC and celebrate.

Contributions: $20/player (money is donated to charities)


Lydia Circle

Date: 1st Thursday of Month
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Location: Room 141 | North Entrance Entry
Leaders: Billie Coon and Marilyn Wooden

Description: Lydia Circle is a group of women who meet to celebrate their desire to serve Christ by caring for others, social justice, prayers, fellowship, Bible study, health and fitness and enhancing our spirituality through a monthly program addressing these areas. It is open to all women with an occasional meeting which might interest men as well. Newcomers are always welcome!

Join the Lydia Circle group for the upcoming 2023 events:

  • Apr. 6:   Betsy Alexander with the St Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau will talk about the history of chocolate plants and how we can incorporate chocolate into our gardens and kitchens.
  • May 4: A May Day Luncheon   11:30 a.m. Lunch will be catered and in New Fellowship Hall with a musical program to follow.  It is open to all women.


Senior Social Drop in

Date: 3rd Thursday of Month
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 141 | North Entrance Entry
Leader: Sue Copeland

Description:  The purpose of the group is to socialize and have fun playing games. Participants are encouraged to bring their friends who are not members of Manchester UMC to also enjoy fellowship with this group.

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Tat & Chat

Date: 1st Saturdays of Month
Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: Room 222 | North Entrance Entry
Leader: Vicki Samuels


Gather with others for fellowship and to work on tatting projects and/or learn how to needle tat. Newcomers and beginners are welcome!

Tatting is a technique for handcrafting lace from a series of knots and loops. Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars, accessories such as earrings and necklaces, and other decorative pieces.

Learn how to needle tat and make a small tatted project by the end of the class.

Beginners may purchase the tatting kit for $12.

Childcare available with advance registration.