Off-Site Missions

Off-Site Missions

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Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we plan ourselves and/or partner with others in order to make a positive impact in our community.

Regardless of your age, ability, or experience, we have strong relationships with several community partners where you can put faith and love into action by becoming the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our communities, nation, and world.

Off-Site Mission Opportunities

If you’re ready to jump into an opportunity to serve others in the greater St. Louis area, explore these missional opportunities:

Bridge Bread
A social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals. Off-site and on-site. All Ages.  Learn more

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Early Response Team
The Early Response team, in partnership with The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), provide first response to natural disasters. Of-site. All Ages.  Learn more

Epworth Children & Family Services
Epworth is a United Methodist-related community nonprofit with the mission of helping children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment. Off-site. All Ages.  Learn more

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity St Louis is an ecumenical, non-profit organization. Its goal is to eliminate poverty housing in St. Louis city and county by using volunteers to build affordable homes for deserving families. Off-site. Age 16+. Learn more

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HomeFirst STL
Everyone deserves a safe home of their own. HomeFirst STL helps people transition out of homelessness and into a hope-filled future. Learn more

LifeWise StL
Through holistic programs and services, LifeWise STL  (formerly Kingdom House) helps the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty. Off-site. All Ages.  Learn more

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Literacy Initiative
Literacy Initiative is a new ministry of Manchester UMC. In line with Missouri Conference initiatives to provide Pathways Out of Poverty, we are beginning a new Literacy Initiative where we are partnering with Peabody Elementary School.  Off-site. Adults. 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. Recently, the a portion of the Easter 2022 Offering was awarded to the Mozambique Ministry in support of the Pastor Parsonage Solar Power Project.  We communicated with Ezequiel Nhantumbo in Mozambique inquiring about the progress they have made to equip the first parsonage with the funds MUMC provided.  He reported the solar panels have been installed.  See his email to read about the impact of this effort HERE! Off-site. All Ages. Learn more

UMCOR Hurricane Relief

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people throughout the world. Learn more.

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Ready to Get Started?

If you’re ready to learn more or participate in a missional opportunity, we’ll help you get connected right away! For questions or assistance, please contact Ministry Coordinator, Tiffany Conway, via the contact form on our Staff Page.

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