CONNECTIONS | 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 give a try and we’ll introduce you to the group leader, as well as get you plugged in.

If you’d like to start a new health and recreation group, please email Tiffany Conway.

Register for a Health & Recreation Group

Please registration one person per form:


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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Pastor's Note

The God Particle

September 19, 2023 “All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” – Albert Einstein Our worship series, “She Blinded Me With Science,” is

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Pastor's Note

Let There Be A Big Bang

September 12, 2023 Albert Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”  Scientific ideas and theological concepts are often woven together in beautiful ways. Not only are science and theology compatible, often they are complimentary. Some of the most cutting edge science has profound theological implications. And

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Pastor's Note

Witness of the Table

This week we wrap up our worship series “This Is My Story.” We have been thinking about our Christian witness, one of the five parts of our United Methodist membership promises.  We have talked about how the Good News is not meant to be kept to ourselves, but to be

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Health & FItness

Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:  8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Location:  Fellowship Hall  | Manchester United Methodist Church
Leader:  Corrine Thompson
Instructor:  Jennie Kirchwehm

Description:  All people are welcome to participate in our fun and enjoyable aerobics group. We utilize cardio, weights and toning in a no-pressure environment.

The instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, including those with no exercise experience and those with previous medical challenges. Complimentary childcare is available with advance registration. Cost: $10 for 8 sessions.

For enrollment assistance, please email Tiffany Conway.

Health & FItness


Day:  Sundays, Winter 2023
Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location:  LaSalle Springs Middle School
Leader:  Bill Ahal

Description:   The Volleyball League’s 2023 season started in January and ran thru the end of March.  This league plays recreational volleyball on Sunday evenings at LaSalle Springs Middle School.

Rules are for recreational volleyball and adult (over 18 years of age) players of all skill levels will find this a great opportunity for exercise, fun and fellowship.

Registration was required by December 20, 2022. Teams were finalized the last week in December.