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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:



Construction Update

The historic chapel elevator was disabled by a lightning strike on May 8th. The elevator was repaired on June 4 and is ready for use! A roofing company will be removing and replacing two sections of flat roof above the sanctuary roof over the next couple of weeks. These repairs

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Stained glass representation of Jesus conversing with a man
Pastor's Note

What’s the point of the Sabbath?

Dear Friends at Manchester UMC,      I was the supervisor of United Methodist churches in the St. Louis area for eight years. In that capacity, I worshipped in a different church every Sunday. Without exception, every church I visited proclaimed that they were a friendly church. But as a visitor,

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Pastor's Note

Venom: Jesus & Nicodemus

   It seemed like every televised football game in the 1970s had a huge banner displayed in the stands near the end-zone with “John 3:16” emblazoned on it. Many times, the banner was the work of one man, Rollen Stewart, who traveled from town to town, seemingly just to unfurl

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Health & FItness

Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time:  8:30 to 9:15 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.

First class is free by emailing the Total Body Workout ministry leader, Corrine Thompson.

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.