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Each week, Manchester UMC will featured the latest news and opportunities in the life of this vibrant church. Each ministry has something to offer from classes to trips, missions to social justice action, there is something for everyone.

At Manchester UMC we extend God’s love and grace to ALL people, and we are called to make a difference for Christ by transforming church and community. We invite you to be apart of a loving community by getting involved in one or more of these opportunities!

Weekend Worship

Saturday
4p | Traditional/Casual | Chapel
Sunday
9a | Modern Service | Fellowship Hall
11a | Traditional | Sanctuary

opportunities to respond

Children's Choir Musical | Sun, May 5 | 3p

Join the Children’s Choirs on May 5 at 3p as they tell the history of the Old Testament as quickly as possible! This musical uses songs and humor to present the stories of Adam & Eve, Noah, Moses, David, and many more. This delightful performance will portray themes of love, forgiveness, courage, and God’s promises to all people.

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New Members Class | Wed, May 8 | 7p

At Manchester UMC, we believe it’s important and helpful for new members to have a common understanding of our beliefs, history, culture, practices, and expectations. If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, join us for this class.

Youth Family Picnic | Sun, Apr. 28 | 4 – 7p

Youth and their families are invited to the Family Picnic! We will recognize our graduating seniors and celebrate the end of school. It will feature BBQ provided by the United Methodist Men, an inflatable arena, a chocolate fountain, and much more. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Register by April 21!

Deux Voix

IN CONCERT: deux Vois | Sun, Apr. 21 | 7p

Hailing from Houston, this duo brings a wonderful program of music for trumpet and organ. Stephen and Justin, both church music directors, have toured the country to rave reviews. Joy of Music concerts are free admission with an offering received.

Methodist Family Day at the Ballpark | Sat, June 22 | 1:15p

Bring the family and/or friends for a fun time at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals play the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, June 22 at 1:15p. A limited number of tickets are available, so purchase tickets no later than May 19!

Youth & Young adults

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Register for Youth Programming

The 2023-2024 season of Youth programming includes small groups, Sunday Squad, mission journeys, Middle School Meet-Up, special events, and more! Sign your 6th-12th grader up today to be apart of this awesome ministry.

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Young Adults

The Manchester UMC Young Adults typically meet at a restaurant or a place to play games. Check out the Young Adult website for the next adventure.

adult faith formation

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Sermon Reflection Groups

Try out one of the six Sermon Reflection Study groups. Some groups meet in person and some meet online.

The Lords Prayer Book

The Lord's Prayer | Sundays, Apr. 21 – June 2 | 9:30a

Join the Sojourners class as they study The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer by Rev. Adam Hamilton. Newcomers welcome!

US Capitol

Thurs, Apr. 11 - Jun. 13 | 6p

Don’t spend another election year hiding from friends and family with different opinions. Learn how to listen and be heard with “A Braver Way” which may “help people who disagree get curious about each other with each other.”

Mental Health

Mental Health Increasing Awareness & Erasing Stigma | thru Apr. 24 | 4:45p

Class EXTENDED by popular demand! Some kind of mental health challenge will affect one in four people at one or another point in their lives.

Missions & justice

Bike Rehab Work Weekend | 2nd Saturdays | 8a-Noon

The Bike House is open to volunteers. Some of the rehabbing tasks include: replacing tires, tubes, grips, brake pads, cables, cable housing, reflectors, seats, pedals, and kick stands. Each bike is cleaned and polished to enhance its appearance and prepare it for extended service to a joyful recipient. No experience needed! Tools and supplies are provided!

Gooey Butter Cookies
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Bridge Bread is Now selling Gooey Butter & Sugar Cookies

Bridge Bread is now offering Gooey Butter and Sugar Cookies. Stop by the Bridge Bread table and stock up! They are available after worship on Saturday or Sunday and on Wednesday at Community Dinners!

Connections & Other Information

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Community Dinners | Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30p

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!

Lydia Circle

Lydia Circle | 1st Thursday of month | 9:30a

Join this group to learn more about Manchester UMC and all of the various ministries, as well as staff. Snacks, social time and mission information will be provided. Newcomers always welcome!

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Serve with Community Dinners

Choose from different roles/positions based on your interest and availability. Support and training are provided. Your meal is FREE on the weeks you volunteer!

Church on the Hill

A printing of the second edition of the sold-out book The Church on the Hill is in consideration by the Historical Ministry. We are currently gauging interest in ordering.

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Women's Retreat | July 26-28, 2024

Save the date for the Women’s Retreat! Check back for more information.

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Altar Flowers

Want to celebrate or honor someone special? Altar flowers are available for sale. Individuals may customize their color arrangement or select a single rose.

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about manchester umc

Extending God's love and grace to ALL

At Manchester United Methodist Church, we extend God’s love and grace to ALL people. Therefore, as we journey toward a greater understanding of one another, we respect our human family’s diversity of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, family structure, marital status, socioeconomic status, education, political perspective, faith history and life experience.​

Manchester United Methodist Church is a 2,600-member congregation that traces its roots back to 1826. The church is one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the United States and is located in West St. Louis County of Missouri. The church is an inclusive community where all are welcome.

We are called to be an inclusive community of people who love Christ deeply, worship him passionately, and serve him boldly. We are called to make a difference for Christ by transforming church and community. 

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