Pastor’s Note

Pastor’s Note

Each week Sr. Pastor, Greg Weeks shares what’s on his heart. His messages both inform and inspire. Subscribe and stay ‘in the know’ about all things Manchester UMC!

 

eNews & Pastor’s Note Sign Up - Stay in the know on all things related to Manchester UMC! Sign up for weekly editions of eNews, distributed via email on Fridays. You'll also receive Pastor's Note, the weekly blog from Sr. Pastor Greg …
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Methodism and Social Issues - United Methodism is intentional about addressing social issues in light of faith values. Recent events reflect this. Regarding Missouri House Bill 1936, which would allow concealed weapons in places of worship, our Bishop, Rev. Bob …
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Meet Our Young Adult Interns - You may be noticing some new faces around here, perhaps assisting in worship or leading programs. We are delighted to have these young adult interns working with us in a variety of ministries. We’ve been …
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Modern Worship Update - In last Sunday’s sermon I talked about “The Church Isn’t What You Think It Is.” Its focus was that a church must always be proactive and visionary in reaching out to people. Moving Modern Worship …
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Our Manchester UMC Identity - If someone asked you, what’s special about your church, how would you answer? I’m guessing answers would vary. Responses could include worship, music, children/family emphasis, mission opportunities, fellowship groups…you get the idea! While we may …
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Two Important Announcements - I’d like to call your attention to two very important items regarding our church. First, we have a Confirmation Service this Saturday (April 14), 11 a.m. This is a moving worship experience that celebrates our …
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New Director of Missions - Manchester UMC is delighted to welcome our new Director of Missions, Autumn Dennis!  I’ve asked Autumn to provide a brief introduction: Hello everyone! I am a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School and a current student …
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Modern Worship Moves to Fellowship Hall - Over the last few months we’ve occasionally held Modern Worship in Fellowship Hall. The feedback we’ve received has been very positive. So, during the month of April, Modern Worship will be there for the 9:30 …
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Faith and Atheism: New Sermon Series - How can you develop a faith that can stand the test of both your reason and your experience? This has been a lifelong quest for me, frankly, and I think it’s timely. It seems popular …
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Children and Church: PRAYground - I firmly believe that children have an important place in worship. Habits cultivated in younger years may foster spiritual roots in later years. We’re beginning something new in our 9:30 and 11 a.m. services that …
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New Leadership Board Priorities - In 2013, our church adopted a single board model of governance. This model, growing in popularity in our Conference and across United Methodism, enables a congregation to focus on discerning and achieving its mission. The …
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Musicians In Mission: Children’s Music Ministry - I am always amazed that our church can present the Gospel in varied, creative, and excellent ways: this is what I think of whenever the amazing Music Makers present their musical! I’ve asked Director Lori …
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Modern Worship and Young Adults - Recently, our Leadership Board approved some key priorities for our church over the next four years. I will be addressing these priorities, and the hard work put in by so many laity and staff, in …
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Boot Camp Sermon Series Recap - Last Sunday marked the conclusion of my five-part Boot Camp Discipleship Series. I hope you’ve joined me in taking the challenge of spiritual discipline, intensive faith formation, risk-taking mission, and compassionate congregational care. If you’ve …
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Special Ash Wednesday Opportunities - I’m very much looking forward to beginning our Lenten journey by joining you in a truly moving service that will feature the Imposition of Ashes. First, on February 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, …
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Caring at Manchester UMC - My sermon this coming weekend continues our Boot Camp Discipleship theme. I’ll focus on teamwork, as expressed in how we care for one another. To give us an overview of our caring ministries, I’ve asked …
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Ministry Fair Recap - In Fellowship Hall this past Sunday, we held an event that reflects one of our most important strengths: the diverse and impassioned ministries of our committed laity. We had 32 ministry booths staffed by dedicated Manchester UMC …
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Get in Shape for Your Spiritual Journey! - It's time to get in shape! Here's why. Last Sunday, continuing with my series titled “Boot Camp Discipleship,” I talked about the importance of discerning your spiritual gifts. These gifts aren’t accidental, but given to …
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What’s Your Specialty? - Last Sunday kicked off my series on “Boot Camp Discipleship.” If you missed my sermon, “Meeting the Drill Sergeant,” catch the video online. Along the lines of this theme, this coming Sunday I’ll be talking …
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Happy 2018! Resolutions That Make A Difference - It’s long been a custom to use a new year to make some positive resolutions. Someone said this is the time people usually resolve to eat less, exercise more, and pray harder. With luck, such …
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