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.
Seasonal Mission Opportunities
If you’re ready to jump into a short-term opportunity to serve others, explore the seasonal missional opportunities that occur onsite and beyond our walls a couple times a year.
April – June 2022
The MO-Hab Riders have been bicycling to create awareness and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity since 1998. Our goal as a Keystone partner to Habitat is to raise $25,000 each year to help provide safe and affordable homes for qualified families. With the addition of a virtual trip around the USA, we now welcome walkers and runner. Off-site. All Ages. Learn more.
One for the Crow Plant Space
Spring / Summer 2022
The One for the Crow Ministry leads the congregation in gardening at a garden in South St. Louis City. The garden provides fresh produce for the emergency food pantry at LifeWise STL. Off-site. Age 18+. Learn more.
Sneakers with Soul
July / August 2022
The mission of Sneakers with Soul is to ensure that one day no child will go back to school without a new pair of shoes. On-site and Off-site. All Ages. Learn more.
Christmas Tree Lot
Since 1964, the Manchester UMC Tree Lot has been a fixture every holiday season in West County. Sales from our tree lot support a diversity of local charities. The Tree Lot is run by the Manchester United Methodist Men and is supported by over 300 volunteers each year. Off-site. All Ages. Learn more.
Market for Missions
May 28 – June 3, 2023
We hope you will join us at the next Market for Missions! You will find bargains galore as you shop over 9,000 sq. ft. of merchandise! You not only get great deals, but you get the good feeling knowing that all your purchases will make a difference in someone’s life. All proceeds benefit missions. On-site. All Ages.
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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