On-Site Missions

On-Site Missions

Bike Rehab volunteers fix bikes in a basement filled with tools and work tables.

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 Opportunities

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

A Bike Rehab volunteer in a yellow shirt looks through a bag on a worktable, surrounded by bikes being rehabbed.

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.  Learn more.

Photo of a red heart in someone's hand.

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.  Learn more.

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.  Learn more.

Food Pantry

Circle of Concern Food Bank
Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides assistance to low-income families living in west St. Louis County.  When we are in Phase 4, MUMC collects non-perishable food donations for Circle of Concern in the donation collection area near the Church Office. On-site and off-site. All Ages. 

Students learn English together in a classroom.

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.  Learn more.

A child's backpack full of small food items to eat for the weekend.

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.  Learn more.

Picture of Quilt

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.  Learn more.

A picture of a man down on his luck.

Personal Essentials Ministry
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. Learn more.

Sandwich Ministry volunteers make sandwiches in an assembly line.

Sandwich Ministry
Manchester UMC volunteers make and deliver over 350 sandwiches each week that are distributed to guests of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. These sandwiches help sustain homeless and at-risk people in St. Louis. On-site. All Ages. Learn more.

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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