In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday, we will use this book as a tool to discuss the meaning of Ash Wednesday and to explore the unexpected places God surprises us. 

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SPECIAL CLASSES: City of God – Faith in the Streets

Dates:  Wednesdays, Feb. 13 to 27  (3 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Autumn Dennis, Director of Missions Description:  In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Holy Ghost Haunts

Dates:  Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to 26: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)   OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Room 106 (4 sessions)  OR Leader:        Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Using Amy Barbour’s essay, we will look…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Dates: Sundays, Mar. 10 to Apr. 7:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Tuesdays, Mar. 12 to Apr. 9:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:  Room 106…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Gospel of Mark

Dates:  Wednesdays, Apr. 3 to June 26 (13 sessions) Time:   9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Susan Miller Description:  Have you ever wanted to study the fascinating Gospel of Mark? Join us as we start with the beginning of the Gospel and end with the movement from darkness to light.  We will explore the…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Growing Faith in 2019

Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to 30 (4 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Pastor Greg Weeks Description: Pastor Greg will be leading this four-session study with the goal of asking honest questions so that we can find answers that make sense and feel right. We’ll study his new book, Addressing Atheism:  Is Authentic…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Breaking the Code

Dates:  Thursdays, Jan. 17 to April 4  (12 sessions) Times: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Location: Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader: Prudy Bertolino The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening.  How are readers today to discern God’s message in this…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Bible Basics – Timeline for Senior Youth

Dates:  Sundays | Jan. 13 to 27  (3 sessions)  for Senior Youth (9-12 grades) Times:  11 a.m. to Noon Location: Room 221 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader: Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Okay, so you’re kind of interested in getting to know the Bible but you don’t know where to start. You are not ready to commit to a…
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Sample Adult Classes

Here’s a list of sample classes at Manchester UMC. For a comprehensive list, visit this page. We invite you to advantage of our wide variety of topics to help you learn and grow. Classes are open to the public. Participants may join at any point. The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers Fly Tying for Beginners…
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LEARNING GROUP: Living the Questions

Day:  Tuesdays through May 2019 Time:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Nancy Wilson Description:  Living the Questions is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what’s next for Christianity. During class,…
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LEARNING GROUP: Growing In Faith Together (GIFT) Women’s Bible Study

Dates:   Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to May:  6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 309| Manchester UMC Leader:  Carol Schuth Description:  Join us as we studying Adam Hamilton’s new book, Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple.  Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call.  He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion…
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Rev. Jim Peich

Rev. Jim Peich is Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. After moving to Missouri in early 2000 to work at Edward Jones, I met and fell in love with my wife, Karen. We were married at Manchester UMC in the…
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Drops Like Stars – A Few Thoughts on Creativity & Suffering – College Age

Dates:           Wednesdays, July 11 to 25: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (3 sessions) Location:     The Wolf Cafe | 15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO Leaders:       Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:   In Drops Like Stars, Pastor Rob Bell explores the complex relationship between suffering and creativity. Rob Bell suggests that art can be found in the agony…
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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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LEARNING GROUP: Young Adult South City Knitting Circle

Dates:  Tuesdays:  6 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Mangia Italiano – Game Room | 3156 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis Leader:   Liz Shuburte & Bridget Frischer Description:  This is an ongoing small group for folks, ages 18-35.  We meet in South City to knit and crochet!  Beginners and experts alike will gather weekly to create and spend time together.  Supplies…
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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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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Two Wed Evenings

Day:              Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Mid-May 2019 Time:             6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location:      Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Sydney Jumper Description:  All are welcome.  This is a 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple One Sunday Evenings

Date:             Sundays, Aug. 19 to mid-May 2019 Time:             4 – 6 p.m Location:      Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Jim Warsaw Description: This traditional 34-week study covers the major themes of discipleship from both the Old & New Testaments. By the…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Three Wednesday Evenings

Day:              Wednesdays, Sept. 12 to mid-May 2019 Time:             6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location:      Room 106 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Bill Cleveland Description:  This is a 32 week study about the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel,…
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Disciple Bible Study Classes

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to…
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LEARNING GROUP: Sunday Mornings At Bread Co.

Day:  Sundays, starting Sept. 9 thru May 2019 Time:  8:15 – 9 a.m. Location:  St. Louis Bread Company | 14560 Manchester Rd Leader:  Shared by Group Description:  Grab a cup of coffee and a favorite pastry. Then, at 8:15, join in a discussion of current events that links how we live as United Methodists with what’s happening…
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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: Parent Group

Day:  Every Other Fridays through May 10 (Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 15, Mar. 29, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 10) Time:  9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leaders:   Kelli Hood and Ali Fields Description: Join other parents for faith-based learning, sharing of ideas, and fellowship.  We meet every other Friday to…
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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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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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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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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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LEARNING GROUP: Men’s Bible Study

Day:  Saturdays Time:  8 to 9 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh Description:  A great way to start the weekend!  Join us as we begin a topical Bible study of Forgiveness and then study the Gospel of Mark. Lessons are emailed ahead of time. Copies are also available each Saturday morning. Coffee is provided. …
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Jesus in the Gospels

Day:              Tuesdays Time:             9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location:      Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Nancy Wilson Description:  This 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, ”Who is the…
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Learning Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Learning Groups where you can connect with other people as you learn and grow in your faith together. 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 to…
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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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