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Community Dinners

Open to the public

Join us for dinner!

Multiple generations gather from 5:30 to 6:30p for an affordable community dinner in Fellowship Hall at Manchester UMC. Open to the public, these dinners are an opportunity to enjoy delicious food, uplifting entertainment, friendly people, and optional programs afterwards. Even better, you won’t have to cook or clean up!

Spring 2024 Pricing

Meals are available for purchase.  Registration is required by the Sunday before the meal:

  • Family* Individual Meal $20 maximum
  • Individual Adult Meal $7
  • Individual Child (12 and under) Meal $3
* Family semester pass or meal is only for any family members living within a single household.

Spring 2024 Weekly Community Dinners

NOTE: Registration is required by the Sunday before the meal. Meals and entertainment are subject to change.




Register here

February 28

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll

Padre and the Pulse

March 6

Oven Baked Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Salad, Roll

Manchester UMC’s New Modern
Worship Director, Austin Shariff,
and his musical team

March 13

Ham, Party Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Roll

Children’s Choir

March 20

NO MEAL – Spring Break

March 27

NO MEAL – Holy Week

April 3

Stadium Hot Dog with Bun, Pasta Salad, Chips

Good News Quartet

April 10

Taco Casserole, Chips & Salsa, Salad

Grace Notes

April 17

Hamburger with Bun, Baked Beans, Slaw

Piano Favorites with Don Erhardt

April 24

Chicken Strips, Potato Salad, Green Beans, Biscuit

Children’s Choir

Each week, a very limited number of meals are available for Walk-Ins.
Available on a first-come-first-serve basis, adult walk-in pricing is $10/each and household is $25.
If questions, please email Tiffany Conway.

Sign Up to Help with Community Dinners!

Help make the Meals and Ministry (M&M) program possible by signing up to volunteer for one or more of the 13 meals scheduled for this Spring semester. You can choose from different volunteer roles/positions based on your interests (e.g. cooking, serving, organizing, etc.) and availability. Support and training is provided for those volunteering in new roles.

Sign up to volunteer by Sunday night before meal and your meal is FREE on the weeks you volunteer!

Weekly Leader Positions

  • Head Chef – Kitchen Leader (1 volunteer per week)
  • Front of House – Fellowship Hall Leader (1 volunteer per week)

Weekly Crew Positions

  • Meal Coordinator (1 volunteer per week)
  • Kitchen Crew (4 volunteers per week)
  • Clean Up Crew (2 volunteers per week)
  • Front of House Crew (3-4 volunteers per week)
  • Sell Bridge Bread (1 volunteer per week)

Descriptions of the available volunteer roles/positions are available HERE.


Choose the week(s) and role(s) you’d like to serve and
click submit after making selections.

There are many programs available to ALL on Wednesday evenings. Click on the links below for more information.


4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

    5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

        • Community Dinner

      6:30 p.m. and After

        Childcare is available from 4:30-5:30p and 6:30-8:30p with advance registration.

        On Wednesdays, multiple generations will gather from 5:30 to 6:30p for an affordable community dinner in Fellowship Hall at Manchester UMC. Community Dinners (former known as Meals and Ministries, M&Ms), this is an excellent opportunity to connect with others while enjoying delicious food, fun entertainment, and optional programs afterwards.

        • Provide a convenient and affordable meal option for all generations and life stages
        • Create connections and deepen relationships within the congregation
        • Engage more people in weekly discipleship through serving and learning opportunities
        • Offer participants an easy way to invite others to experience Manchester UMC
        • Foster greater collaboration among all Wednesday evening programs and participants


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