Off-Site Missions

Off-Site Missions

Four volunteers of varying ethnicities touch hands in a team huddle.

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.

The ERT team stands next to a bunk bed they have made at a recovery site

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. Off-site. All Ages.  Learn more.

A desire to help our Ukrainian friends in Christ has arisen as recent events have been unfolding. By making an above and beyond donation to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), you are providing financial aid to those who are providing direct assistance to those in Ukraine.  Donate by one of these two ways:

or TEXT #73256

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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