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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:


Pastor's Note

You Are On The Clock

The first church I served as a solo pastor was the Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville.  It was an open country church that was perched on the top of a hill.  This vantage point offered a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. From the front steps of the church building,

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Pastor's Note

A Dream of Manchester UMC

The night before my first Monday as part of the staff of Manchester UMC, I had a dream. I dreamed I was packing a large suitcase. Evidently, I was traveling to some spot where I was to address a large group of people on a topic dealing with spiritual life. But I was having

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Exactly How Did I Get Here?

Romans 5:6-8. We all wonder how we got to the places we inhabit. Sometimes we muddle along and find ourselves in a place of great blessing. We receive more than we’ve given. But the opposite is also true: Sometimes we do our due diligence, but everything turns to mud. Problems

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This Moment To Arise

Psalm 37:1-6. The transfiguration event revealed the identity of Jesus in a flash of light. The disciples witnessed it, but had to go back down the mountain into the darkness of the world around them. Even though we are broken and flawed, God’s “limitless, undying love” shines all around us

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Events & Activities (Children & Family)

Vacation Bible School 2024

Children ages 4 years old (and potty-trained) through rising 5th graders are invited to Camp Firelight Vacation Bible School! This year’s VBS will focus on the theme of “A Summer Camp Adventure with God”. Kids will enjoy interactive, energizing activities as they learn to depend on God. If you are interested in learning

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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.