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Altar Flowers

Altar flowers may be given in honor or memory of a special person or event. Flower arrangements are typically displayed in the Chancel area during worship. Donors are welcome to take the flowers home with them after the Sunday 11 a.m. worship service.

The altar flowers may be ordered for a date that is special for you.

There are two options for purchasing Altar Flowers:

  1. Full Altar Flowers Arrangement – $42 and request any color preference(s) or
  2. Single Rose with vase – $10 for any recognition (i.,e., Baptism, Birth of a child, Anniversary, Milestone, Special memory, etc.) or color preference(s).

Once your request has been submitted, then you will receive a confirmation email.  You are able to pay by credit card or check.

If paying by check, please make payable to MUMC with “Altar Flowers” in the memo line and mail to Manchester UMC.

Altar flowers need to be requested at least a week in advance.

For questions or you need to alter your reservation, please email Rev. Mary Beth Hartenstein.

2023 donors

  • January 15, 2023 – David Oldani, in memory of PFC Carl Davis
  • January 22, 2023 – Dick Vreeland, in loving memory of Margaret (Peg) Vreeland
  • February 26, 2023 – Gail Joyner, in memory of “Papa Chuck” Joyner. We are making you PROUD every day! Love you, Kaylee, Abby, Sophia, Jonathan, Alyssa, and Ryan.
  • March 5, 2023 – Carol Roberts, in memory of her beloved sister, Joyce Large
  • March 12, 2023 – Carol Roberts, in honor of the Glory of God
  • March 19, 2023 – Anonymous, in honor of Manchester UMC’s amazing Choirs: Children’s Choirs, Special Choirs, Modern Worship, and Chancel Choir
  • March 26, 2023 – Susan Sturhahn in memory of my beloved husband Roland (Bo) Sturhahn
  • April 2, 2023 – Anonymous, in honor of Manchester UMC’s outstanding Music Directors: Kevin McBeth, Kiersten Rose and John Cargile
  • April 16, 2023 – Mark & Amy Folkins, in honor of Larry & Georgeanne Folkins’ 65th wedding anniversary
  • April 30, 2023 – Debra Lueckerath and Judy Ross, in memory of their parents
  • May 7, 2023 – Janis Thompson, in loving memory of my brother, Phil Thompson.
  • May 14, 2023 – Dewey and Liz Shuburte, in honor of Olivia Shuburte’s 8th Birthday
  • May 14, 2023 – Nancy and Neil Ebersoldt, in loving memory of Irene Ebersoldt and Gladys Johnson.
  • May 21, 2023 – In honor of the Stephen Ministers who serve with love, compassion, encouragement and God’s vision to members of Manchester UMC and the surrounding community.
  • May 28, 2023 – David Oldani, in memory of PFC Charles OldaniTech 4 Henry Oldani, and PFC Carl Davis.
  • June 11, 2023 – Joyce Mason and Family, in memory of Bill Mason.
  • June 18, 2023 – Karen Everhart, in memory of Jack Fries.
  • June 25, 2023 – In celebration of Nancy and Neil Ebersoldt‘s 59th wedding anniversary.
  • July 2, 2023 – Sheri Berger and Ron Halane in memory of their parents, Orvid and Athie Halane
  • July 2, 2023 – David Oldani, in memory of PFC Charles Oldani
  • July 9, 2023 – In honor of John and Barbara Tretter’s 52nd anniversary
  • July 16, 2023 – Anonymous, May there be hope and peace to all struggling people and all countries.
  • July 30, 2023 – Carolyn Van de Riet, for the baptism of Eleanor Jean Van de Riet and in memory of Rita and David Keeton, and Richard Van de Riet
  • August 6, 2023 – Lou Jones, in memory of Lawrence D. Jones
  • August 13, 2023 – Sue and Ron Copeland, in memory of our daughter, Lisa Copeland
  • August 13, 2023 – In honor of their 50th wedding anniversary, David & Claudia Fallert
  • August 20, 2023 – Neil and Nancy Ebersoldt, in memory of Neil’s brother, James Ebersoldt.
  • August 27, 2023 – In honor of their 53rd wedding anniversary, Bertha and Don Erhardt
  • September 3, 2023 – Barb Barrett, in loving memory of grandson, Tucker Barrett
  • September 24, 2023 – Karen and Vince Loyal as they welcome the birth of James DeVries Loyal, and celebrate the one-year

    birthday of Claire Olivia Loyal.

  • October 8, 2023 – Bea Schwartz, Ben and Max, in memory of David Schwartz
  • October 15, 2023 – Anonymous, thank you Manchester UMC pastors, staff and volunteers for all the hard work you do that makes this church amazing.
  • October 22, 2023 – Anonymous, to the glory of God.
  • November 5, 2023 – In honor of their 35th anniversary, Linda Agnew and Dot Bailey.
  • November 5, 2023 – Ken and Corrine Thompson, in memory of our precious daughter, Ann.
  • November 12, 2023 – Dave and Wanda Oldani, in memory of SSGT Russell Garber, PFC Charles Oldani, and PFC Carl Davis.
  • November 19, 2023 – In memory of our dear friend, Hermann Metz, from the Manchester Brass.

2024 donors

  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • February 4, 2024 – Mary Corwin, in loving memory of her sister, Tina Donahue.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.
  • Available, and no one has submitted a request at this time.


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