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ADULT | Short Term Classes

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Manchester UMC offers short term classes that cover a variety of timely and intriguing topics. These classes are from one to six weeks long and appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

Banned Books

Weds, Apr. 12 & May 3

Short Term Classes

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Jesus was angry at the Pharisees for their hardness of heart, and it motivated him to heal the man’s hand. Embracing anger can be hard to do, especially since we are so often coached to avoid it. However, often those who are telling us to avoid anger are only doing

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“Confession is just spiritual language for truth-telling” (from the Arthur Riley devo). When we confess, sharing the truth about ourselves with God and with one another, it sets us free. We release those parts of us that are not authentic to who we are so that we are free to

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Adult Faith Formation
Short Term Class

Banned Books

Date:  Weds, Apr. 12, May 3
Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Cheers Bar & Grill
61 Nationalway Shopping Ct., Manchester
Leader:  Alison Seitz

A couple of our Youth Parents who are also Rockwood Middle School teachers have been hosting a monthly book club. Reading is not required as the group will be given discussion topics and questions. 

This class takes place during Middle School Meetup. So, drop your kids off, and come join us for fellowship and fun! 

Register to learn more about what book we are reading next!

Newcomers are always welcome!

Adult Faith Formation
Short Term Class

Rest in Resistance: A Manifesto

Date:  Mons, Apr. 17-May 15
Time: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC
Leader:  Rev. Winter Hamilton

Join Pastor Winter for this book study from author Tricia Hersey, the founder and creator of The Nap Ministry. Rest Is Resistance is a battle cry, a guidebook, a map for a movement, and a field guide for the weary and hopeful. 

This book is rooted in spiritual energy and centered in Black liberation, womanism, somatics, and Afrofuturism. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, all delivered in Hersey’s lyrical voice and informed by her deep experience in theology, activism, and performance art. 

Rest Is Resistance is a call to action and manifesto for those who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of Grind Culture.   Book:  $22