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LifeWise STL

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Helping people at every age live wisely

The mission of LifeWise STL is to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being by providing high-impact, relationship-based programming and by addressing systemic barriers to their success.

LifeWise STL uses a model that is based on educational programming fused with personalized and supportive coaching. This evolution led us to choose LifeWise STL as our name, which conveys what we are all about — helping people at every age live wisely.

donate & serve opportunitities

Manchester UMC works with partner agencies in collecting much needed items for their clients as well as ways to volunteer time.

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To help LifeWise StL collect much needed items, Manchester UMC is collecting the following:

  • Colored Pencils
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Crayons

Please drop off these items in the Mission’s Collection Bins near the main office.

Youth sorting clothes at LifeWise


Since 2012, LifeWise STL and Guardian Angel Settlement Association have hosted a back-to-school event at our neighborhood school, Peabody Elementary. We distribute new shoes, backpacks and school supplies to the families each organization serves throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed (throughout the week of August 10-15) to prep the assembly space, assemble the backpacks, package backpacks and shoes according to family unit, and “run” the packages from our building to families’ cars. Have fun and help kids to start the school year off right at this Back-to-School event!




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CONNECTIONS | Health & Recreation

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

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