News from Manchester UMC

News from Manchester UMC


Manchester UMC’s Bike Rehab Ministry is hard at work repairing donated bikes to give to local charities. Learn more.


Love or Money or…?
Saturday, May 8 / 4p Traditional Casual – Chapel (Online Only)
Sunday, May 9 / 9a Modern or 11a Traditional – Sanctuary

Rev. Stephanie Lendt

Worship services are also streamed live on Facebook and our website.

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Courageous Conversations
Wednesday, May 12 / 7-8p
This will be an opportunity to connect and discuss the recent leadership board vote regarding the use of the facility for same sex weddings.  Learn more.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Saturday, May 22 / 8:30a-2p
Manchester UMC will host a blood drive at the Manchester Justice Center. Learn more.

AV/Production Team
Volunteers Needed
Work behind the scenes operating the video camera, running slides, and other production opportunities. Learn more.

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Family Lunch and Play
Various Spring Sundays 
Your family is welcome to gather for a picnic lunch, story, and games. Registration is required. Learn more.

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2021 Vacation Bible School
July 11 – July 15 
Register now for in-person or online as we dive deeper into their faith by putting the FOCUS on God. Ages four through 5th grade are welcome. Learn more.

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Youth Future Plan

Youth Future Plans
Wednesday, May 12 / 6:30-8p
During this online meeting, results will be shared from the listening sessions that were conducted on April 8 & 12, as well as tentative future plans. Learn more.

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Youth Family Picnic
Sunday, May 23 / 4-7p
All youth and families are invited to celebrate the end of our program year! No cost or registration is needed for this event. Learn more.

Gardening Days
Saturday, May 8 / 2p
Manchester UMC’s Young Adults’ next Gardening Day is Saturday, May 8 at 2p at the Community Garden in the Gravois Park Neighborhood. Learn more.

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Friday Night Hangs
1st & 3rd Fridays Through Sept.
Ages 18-40 are welcome to join us from 7-9p every other week as we informally gather in a COVID safe community around St. Louis. Learn more

Adult Classes and Groups
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Sci-Fi Book Club
Weds., May 19-June 23 / 7:30-9:30p
This 6-week Sci-Fi Book Group will read and discuss the book, Parable of the Sower, by Octavia Butler. Learn more.

Adult Singles Bible Study
Sunday, May 16 / 11:15a
Join us as we study, The Walk: 5 Essential Practices of Christian Life, by Rev. Adam Hamilton. Learn more.

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Toxic Charities

Toxic Charity
Mondays, May 10-June 21 / 6:30-8p
Join us as our social justice book club dives into the topic of Mission and Charity through the book, How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help. Learn more.


Since 1998, Manchester UMC has joined the Missouri Conference of the UMC in building relationships with villages and United Methodist churches in the Massinga District of Mozambique. Learn more.

May 9 2021 Virtual Ride

MO-Hab Riders Virtual Trip
April – June
Help raise funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis. Participate by walking, running and cycling for a Virtual Trip around the USA.  Learn more.

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Chancel Choir Rally Nights
Thursdays in May / 7:30-8:30p
Make plans to attend these distanced and masked shortened rehearsals in Fellowship Hall. Learn more.

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Service / Social Justice
It is important to emphasize the idea of serving in the name of Christ rather than for one’s own interests. Learn more.

Now Hiring!
Manchester UMC is now hiring for the position of Receptionist. This position will be part time with afternoon hours. Please apply online. No phone calls please. Learn more.

About Manchester UM
Manchester UMC is a 2,700-member congregation that traces its roots to 1826. Located in West St. Louis County, the church is an inclusive community where all are welcome, wanted and loved.  Learn more.

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Manchester United Methodist Church
129 Woods Mill Road
Manchester, MO 63011