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Season of Giving

God has given us the greatest gift of all, let's give back with actions of faith this Season of Giving!

From Nov. 25 – Dec. 23 Manchester UMC celebrates the Season of Giving,  Throughout the season of Advent, there will be opportunities to serve our community (donations at the Giving Tree) or of our time (serving at partner agencies) as the congregation provides much needed support to three of our partner agencies  – LifeWise StL, Epworth Children & Family Services and Bridge Bread.

Each Sunday morning during Advent, representatives from these agencies will staff the Missions kiosk in the lobby. The Manchester UMC community will have the opportunity to learn about what these agencies do, whom these agencies serve and see the specific needs. Individuals are able to put their faith into action in one or more of these ways:

      • Donate needed items financially or tangibly
      • Donate to the Christmas Missions Offering which is through your above and beyond financial giving
      • Donate time by volunteering

    God has given us the greatest gift of all, let’s give back with actions of faith this Season of Giving!

    Three options to Support Season of Giving

    *NOTE:  The Sign Up Genius has all of the needed items listed.  You can also stop by the Lobby on Sunday mornings to sign up to donate a tangible item.  Please drop off ALL tangible UNWRAPPED gifts to the Lobby by Dec. 23.  When gifts are dropped off in Lobby, you will be given an ornament representing the agency to hang on the Giving Tree.

    Christmas Offering

    During this Season of Giving, above and beyond generosity is needed!

    These above and beyond contributions to the Christmas Missions Offering directly go toward agencies in our community so they can receive financial support to continue serving those in our community. 

    Past beneficiaries of the Christmas Mission Offering include: Bridge Bread, Epworth Children and Families, HomeFirst, LifeWise StL, and Sneakers with Soul.

    2022 Season of Giving Moments



    Exactly How Did I Get Here?

    Romans 5:6-8. We all wonder how we got to the places we inhabit. Sometimes we muddle along and find ourselves in a place of great blessing. We receive more than we’ve given. But the opposite is also true: Sometimes we do our due diligence, but everything turns to mud. Problems

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    Pastor's Note

    A Dream of Manchester UMC

    The night before my first Monday as part of the staff of Manchester UMC, I had a dream. I dreamed I was packing a large suitcase. Evidently, I was traveling to some spot where I was to address a large group of people on a topic dealing with spiritual life. But I was having

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    This Moment To Arise

    Psalm 37:1-6. The transfiguration event revealed the identity of Jesus in a flash of light. The disciples witnessed it, but had to go back down the mountain into the darkness of the world around them. Even though we are broken and flawed, God’s “limitless, undying love” shines all around us

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