Tag: adult

CLASS: Witnessing Whiteness

Date: Fall 2019 TBD  (10 sessions) Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader: YWCA Witnessing Whiteness Program Manager Description:  In collaboration with the YWCA, Manchester UMC is excited to be hosting a Witnessing Whiteness class for our members, members of other United Methodist churches and those in the community. Since…
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Adult Classes

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of classes where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult classes into three types: Core Classes, Special Classes and Disciple Bible Study. Core Classes Core Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about…
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Core Classes

Core Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about yourself, our faith and how you can connect and serve here. Below are some upcoming Core Classes: Core Classes Ask the Pastor New Member Class For more information or assistance in enrolling in an upcoming class, please contact Pastor…
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Young Adult Justice & Missions

We’re committed to using our voice and influence to meet the needs of the marginalized in our community while also bringing awareness and change to the circumstances that create injustice. Together, we can foster real and lasting change in our community. Below are some of the mission and justice activities that we’d love to have…
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Young Adult Events

We understand that life can be hectic and busy. That’s why we offer one-time events where you can connect with other young adults without any kind of long-term commitment. Whether’s it’s going to the movies, trivia nights, concerts or just playing board games, we have lots of fun. As always, everyone is welcome! For more…
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LEARNING GROUP: Alpha

Dates:  Sundays, Jan. 6 to May: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 311 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mark Irving Description:  Join us as we discuss Walter Bruggemann’s book, Embracing the Prophets.  We will discuss our role in bringing God’s perspective to today’s society. In February, we will begin our Lenten study of Embracing the Uncertain.  Newcomers are always welcome!…
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HEALTH GROUP: Tai Chi

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning January 8! Time:  9 to 10 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Julie Webb Description:  Older adults are more likely to fall, resulting in serious injury.  Many measures can help reduce fall risk. One of the most effective methods of fall prevention is Tai Chi, an evidence based…
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CLASS: Growing In Faith Together (GIFT) Women’s Bible Study

Date:            Wednesdays | April 11 – May 16, 2018 Time:            6:00-7:30 p.m. Location:     Room 311 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:        Carol Schuth Description:   Women are experts when it comes to worry, fear, and doubt. Unsettled times in our world—our neighborhoods—certainly don’t help matters.…
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SPECIAL CLASS: DivorceCare

Date:  Mondays, January 14 to April 29, 2019  (13 sessions) (no classes on Jan. 21 – MLK Day, Feb. 18 – President’s Day, or April 27 – Easter Monday) Time:  7 to 9 p.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Peggy Daegele Description:   Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes…
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SPECIAL CLASS: GriefShare

Date:    Mondays, January 14 to April 29, 2019  (13 sessions) (no classes on Jan. 21 – MLK Day, Feb. 18 – President’s Day, or April 27 – Easter Monday) Time:   7 to 9 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Peggy Daegele Description:  It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right…
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LEARNING GROUP: Joy

Day:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 141  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jane Carr Description:  Join us as we explore our lessons that focus on our love for God. Our lessons begin with God’s demands for our complete and undivided love as shown in passages from Deuteronomy and Psalms.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register…
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LEARNING GROUP: Adult Singles

Day:  Sundays Time:  11 a.m. to Noon Location:  Room 309  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Ralph Burns Description:  Join this fun and dynamic group uses engaging Bible studies from to grow our faith.  We are currently studying Adam Hamilton’s new inspiring book, Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple.  He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with…
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LEARNING GROUP: Harvest Group

Day:   Every Sunday Time:  9 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 223  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Shared by Group Description:  The Harvest Group strives to glean from all life has taught upon reaching the autumns of our lives and looks to plant seeds for a rich harvest in the next segment of our life journeys.   The Harvest Group…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Forever Young

Leader:  Dorothy Wilkes Description:  Forever Young is an active group of adults that share monthly dinners at church or a local restaurant. Group members also enjoy traveling together and welcome new members. The Forever Young Fellowship Group is currently planning more fun activities: January 15 – Potluck Dinner at 5:30 p.m. February 19 – Annual Soup Dinner – Dinner…
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LEARNING GROUP: Christian Fellowship

Dates:    Sundays, Jan. 6 to May:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:   Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mary Beth Harper Description:  Join us as we discuss Rev. Adam Hamilton’s books, Creed: What Christians Believe and Why, which leads readers to confront and examine their own core beliefs and go beyond reciting the Creed’s familiar words.  For Lent,…
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HEALTH GROUP: ExerStart

Day:  Mondays and Wednesdays Time:  9 to 9:45 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Julie Webb Description:  We will continue our collaboration with OASIS to bring a new session of ExerStart to our congregation and community. ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for those adults who are 50+ and looking to add more activity…
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, January 10 – April 2019 Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location:  LaSalle Springs Middle School Leader:  Bill Ahal Description:  Enjoy fellowship and volleyball.  This is a Winter volletyball league and runs 10 Sundays from January 10 through April.  Those interested in recreational adult coed volleyball should sign up now.  Limited openings are available. To sign up,…
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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Dates:  Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to May: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Library | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Brenda Becker Description:  We will start the new year studying the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). They all tell the story of Jesus’ life but they don’t necessarily tell the exact same story. We will consider how the stories are…
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HEALTH GROUP: Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays Time:  9 to 10 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall or Room 137 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jennie Kirchwehm Description:  All people are welcome to participate in our fun and enjoyable aerobics group. We utilize cardio, weights and toning in a no-pressure environment. Our instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, including those…
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LEARNING GROUP: Sojourners

Day:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 309  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Bill Cleveland Description:  Join us as we continue our in depth study of Second Corinthians. Come share with us as we go deeper into God’s word, seeking His messages for us in today’s world.  Newcomers always welcome! Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Lydia’s Circle

Day:               First Thursday of each month Time:             9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Location:       Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:          Janine Kosseick Description:  Lydia’s Circle offers a creative, supportive fellowship where women can know God and experience freedom as whole…
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Health and Recreation Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. Explore the below list to find a group that fits your interests and schedule. Let us know which group(s) you’d like to give a try and we’ll introduce you…
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Adult Choirs and Bands

Chancel Choir Director: Kevin McBeth, 636.200.4712 Accompanist: John Cargile Rehearsals:  Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. in Music Room The Chancel Choir is open to any interested people, post-high school and older, who have a sincere desire to serve God through music. New members are always welcome and needed. The choir participates every Sunday in worship at the 11:00 a.m. service,…
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Special Classes

We offer a variety of timely and intriguing special classes throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Below are our current special classes. Special Classes Basics by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Bible Basics:  Timeline for Senior High Youth (9-12 grades) Sunday mornings Bible Basics:  Timeline on Sunday mornings Bible…
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Sunday Night Youth Gathering

YOUTH GROUP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ON SUNDAY JANUARY 20TH! Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to  hang out at Manchester UMC on Sunday nights (during the school year) for a really fun evening of food, worship, games and small-group discussions. Youth from a wide-range of middle and high schools come on Sunday…
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