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Nursery & Childcare

Manchester UMC’s Nursery Ministry provides loving, nurturing care for children ages six weeks to three years. Developmentally appropriate toys and activities help them experience God’s love in a Christian environment.

Our goal is to make their church experience a positive one from their very first day.

Sunday morning

The nursery is open on Sunday mornings during the 9 and 11 am worship services.

Nursery care is available for:

  • Infants who are 6 weeks to 18 months old
  • Toddlers who are 18 months old and turning two by August 1
  • Two-year-olds who turn two by August 1

Little ones will join the infant room if they are not yet walking and move to the toddler room when they are steady on their feet. In September, children two years old by August 1 will be promoted from the toddler room to Sunday School.

Childcare for manchester umc ministries

At times during the week, there is a need for childcare so that parents can participate in classes and/or small groups. Childcare is available for children ages 6 weeks – 5th grade.

A minimum of two Safe Gatherings Certified childcare workers/volunteers, who are knowledgeable in providing developmentally appropriate activities, in a safe and happy environment, will care for your child. Reservations are required by a parent/guardian when registering for a class or small group.

Blessings At Birth

Whenever the parents or guardians contact Manchester UMC and inform them that their new baby arrived, a baby blanket, which has been lovingly made and blessed by the members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, is delivered to the family. 


Please email Melanie Knipping.


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