Missions Grants

Missions Grants

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What is the Missions Grant?

We desire to be good stewards of the generosity of our parishioners, and endeavor to use our resources responsibly to make a difference for Christ in the world. Through this commitment, we developed a grant form where our community partners and missions ministries can share their goals and dreams. Through this process, we aim to support the empowerment of our partners and their ideas.

Who may apply for a Missions Grant?

We have separate forms for external community partners and internal missions ministries. These are defined as follows. Please click the appropriate button to download the correct application:

External Community Partner

External Community Partner is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization separate from Manchester UMC that serves the community. For 2022, community partners may apply to receive funds from special Christmas and Easter offerings, which are typically disbursed within two months of the end of the holiday.

Internal Missions Ministry

Internal Missions Ministry are those programs that are part of the Missions Department of Manchester UMC. These ministries may apply to receive funds from the annual Christmas or Easter General Missions and Communion offerings of Manchester UMC, which are disbursed two months after these holidays.

Historical Grant Information

100% of the Easter, Christmas and Communion Offerings funded grants to agencies and mission programs that are meeting the currents needs of persons in our community. Instead of receiving whatever is donated, this approach will ensure that these agencies and programs have the funds necessary to meet the specific needs of the persons they serve.

Easter 2022 Offering collected a total of $20,084.00!

Grant information will be announced soon!

Christmas 2021 Offering collected a total of $44,631.01!

Thanks to Manchester UMC’s above and beyond contributions during this Season of Giving, this financial support went directly to Bridge Bread, Epworth Children & Family Services, LifeWise StL, HomeFirst StL, Sneakers with Soul, and Easter dinners for the Biddle House and the four City of Hope Homeless Shelters!

For more information or any questions, please email the Missions Director, Liz Shuburte.

Check out these related missions websites: