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Our Mission Statement

MO-Hab is committed to raising funds and awareness for adequate and affordable housing. MO-Hab sponsors benefit bicycle rides to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis which lends a hand-up for families to afford a home.  Our faith calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in fellowship with others.

Donate Now!

All participants are asked to collect a minimum of $100 in donations to help support Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.

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April 1 to June 10, 2024

Our Virtual Ride has wrapped! We started in St. Louis 10 weeks ago and made it all the way to North Pole, AK. Then, we came all the way back to Manchester by way of Mexico City. Thanks to all who participated in mileage or donations!

House Dedication - June 2, 2024

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis invited Manchester UMC and friends to the dedication of 14 safe affordable Habitat homes at 706 Lookaway Court. 

Homes tours and a celebration for the deserving families who purchased these homes they helped build. 

Thank you MO-Hab Riders and the volunteers who made this work of community possible!

IN-Town Ride

Thursday, May 30 - Monday, June 3, 2024
Five days on local routes approximately 20 miles each day. This is a supported ride and registration is required.
Check back on this website in late February for more information.

Required Forms for In-Town Ride

A valid Consent form must be on file to participate.  All forms were due by May 1, 2024.

Out-of-town ride

Wednesday, June 5 – Monday, June 10, 2024
The MO-RIders found a new route! The Out-of-Town Riders will stay in the Dayton, Ohio area for 5 nights with options of 25-50+ miles each day on beautifully paved trails on the Miami Valley Trail system. This is a supported ride and registration is required.

Required Forms for Out-of-Town Ride

A valid Consent form must be on file to participate.  All forms were due by April 9, 2024.

About MO-Hab

MO-Hab is a ministry of Manchester UMC established in 1998. Annual donations of $25,000 or more qualifies MO-Hab as a Keystone Community Partner with Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.

Over the 25 years of partnership, Manchester UMC has contributed to and worked on many of the 400 Habitat for Humanity homes built in St. Louis City and St. Louis County and raised over $500,000. These donations of hands, time and finances help deserving home buyers realize their dreams of safe, affordable homes for their families.

For many years, the MO-Hab has completed their fundraising rides across Missouri, mostly on the KATY Trail. Beginning in 2011, the ride has alternated between Missouri’s KATY Trail and the Illinois section of Historic Route 66. In 2020 when COVID-19 canceled plans for a 5-day ride, the MO-Hab Ministry introduced the Virtual Trip and welcomed walkers, runners as well as cyclists. The 5-day In-Town Ride was introduced in 2021. MO-Hab continues to offer Spring Rides on Saturdays, the Virtual Trip April through mid-June, and a 5-day Out-of-Town ride.  The In-Town Ride is approximately 20 miles per day, while the Out of Town Ride is approximately 50 miles per day.

 

Below are the upcoming 2024 dates for MO-Hab is a ministry of Manchester UMC:

  • Sunday, Feb. 25, 7:00p.m. – MO-Hab Information Meeting in Fellowship Hall
  • Monday, Feb. 26 – Out of Town and In Town Registration Opens
  • Saturdays, March 16 – June 1 – Spring Weekend Rides. Schedule available in March.
  • Monday, Apr. 1 – Registration for Out of Town Rides Ends
  • Saturday, Apr. 1 – Virtual Trip Begins
  • Wednesday, Apr. 3, 5:30p, Fellowship Hall – MO-Hab Dinner.  Please register by Sunday, March 31. Register Here
  • Monday, Apr. 29, 7p, Room 226 – Out-of-Town Rider Meeting at Manchester UMC.  Final details of the ride will be discussed, rooming lists confirmed, and hotel fees collected. Bring your checkbook or credit card. Attendance is very important.
  • Wednesday, May 1 – Registration for In-Town Rides Ends
  • Monday, May 13, 7p, Bike House – SAG Meeting
  • Sunday, May 26, 11a, Sanctuary – Commissioning of MO-Hab Riders (Wear your MO-Hab jerseys or t-shirts!)
  • Tuesday, May 28, 7p at Bike House.  Final details of the ride will be discussed. Attendance is very important.
  • Thursday, May 30 – Monday, June 3 – Local in-town 5-day ride
  • Wednesday, June 5 – Monday, June 10 – Out-of-town ride in Dayton, Ohio
  • Monday, June 17 – Virtual Trip Ends

If you are interested in helping plan events or have questions about MO-Hab, please contact the MO-Hab Ministry Leader, Mary Corwin.

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Donate to Habitat for Humanity St. Louis

Support MO-Hab efforts to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis by clicking on the button below to donate. From the “Fund” drop-down menu, select “Habitat for Humanity St. Louis”. In Memo Box, add “Habitat/and any team member you would like to remember or honor.”

Click on the links below to learn more:

  • To learn more about Manchester UMC’s participation in building the homes, click here.
  • To learn more about the process for home ownership, please click here.
  • To learn more about the local homes that are currently being built and the St. Louis families who receive these homes, click here.

Stay Connected

Follow our Manchester MO-Hab Facebook page to see our progress,
posts from participants, and stay connected to the virtual ride.

If you are interested in helping plan events or have questions about MO-Hab, please contact the MO-Hab Ministry Leader, Mary Corwin.

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