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Missions | On-Site

On-Site Missions

Explore Missional Opportunities

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 host several on-going opportunities on-site for you to put faith and love into action by becoming the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in our communities, nation, and world.

on-site missions

If you’re ready to jump into an opportunity to serve others on-site at Manchester UMC, explore these missional opportunities!

Bike Rehab

Bike Rehab is a group that rescues beat-up bikes and rehabs them using recycled materials. Rehabbed bikes are donated to local charitable organizations, such as LifeWise STL and local schools. Bikes are also sold at highly discounted rates, with profits going back into the program to buy materials that cannot be recycled. On-site. All Ages.

Blood Drive
Blood Drives

Blood Drives Blood drives are a critical and powerful way to make a difference in the lives of others. Through each whole blood donation, you can save up to three lives. Manchester UMC acts as a host for American Red Cross blood drives several times a year. On-site. All Adults.

Bridge Bread Weekend Sales

Bridge Bread is a social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals. Manchester UMC sells Bridge Bread after all of our worship services each weekend. On-site. All Ages.

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English As a Second Language (ESL)

Manchester UMC partners with the Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/ESL Program to host ESL and Citizenship classes on site. On-site. Adults.

Food 4 Kids

Food 4 Kids is a backpack program that provides students in the St. Louis City and Parkway school districts with nutritious food items for the weekend. On-site. All Ages

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Mary Martha Quilters

The Mary Martha Quilters are quilters of varying ages and abilities who all have a passion for quilting and serving others. Quilts made are donated and auctioned with proceeds going towards Missions. On-site. All Ages.

Personal Essentials

Our Personal Essentials Ministry, in partnership with Circle of Concern Food Pantry, offers basic personal care items that Food Stamps won’t cover to 600+ families each month. On-site. All Ages

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Sewing for Missions

Individuals who like to sew or prepare things to be sewn are needed for special missions projects. Experienced and beginners are welcome! On-site. All Ages.


Pastor's Note

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Sewing Ministry

Leader:  Merry Gnaegy

If you know how to sew and own a sewing machine, you are needed in our MUMC sewing ministry!  This ministry currently has two sewing projects:

1) sew tote bags (“Blessing Bags”) for the unhoused in our community.
2) sew Personal Hygiene Bags that get distributed by Midwest Mission to victims of natural disasters (tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, etc.).

Items are fairly simple to make, and instructions are provided along with pre-cut fabric ready to sew – available for pick-up in the Volunteer Workroom.

The fabric for each project has been donated, and volunteers work from their homes to create the needed items.

Past projects have involved creating preschool cot sheets for LifeWise StL and book bags for children in Mozambique.

For more information, please sign up below.