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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!

Fall 2024 Pricing

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

Please check back on this website in early August for more information about the Fall 2024 line up of meals and entertainment!

* Family semester pass or meal is only for any family members living within a single household.

Fall 2024 Weekly Community Dinners

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

First Meal will be Wednesday, September 11!

Please plan to join us for the Fall 2024 Community Dinners that will run weekly starting Wednesday, September 11 through November 13, 2024. 

Check back on this website in early August for the line up of delicious meals and talented musicians!

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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