Tag: children

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Volunteers Needed

Manchester UMC’s Children & Family Ministries is looking for those interested in serving with our friends 2 years old – 5th grade. Our children are the future of the church, so let’s join together and help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all. Please prayerfully consider…
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Foster Family

Help children in foster care

Do you have time and love to give? Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but felt the commitment was too big? Did you know foster parents need temporary help? Yes, foster families are always in need of temporary help. This is a great way to share your love and time with a child,…
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Free Pumpkin Drive-Thru

Date: Friday, Oct. 8, 2021Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pmLocation: 14380 Manchester Rd., Manchester MO Description: Everyone is welcome at this FREE Pumpkin Drive-Thru! You do not need to be a church member to receive a pumpkin. In conjunction with our ongoing efforts to love our neighbor by doing our part to keep one another safe…
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Sunday Morning

Welcome Children & Families! At Manchester UMC, we offer many ways for children and families to grow in faith and knowledge of God. Our children and families are ALWAYS welcome, safe, and loved by our staff, volunteers, and of course by God. We hope you will join us as we continue to educate these wonderful ever-growing…
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Weekend Serving Roles

There are so many ways you can get involved and help others at Manchester UMC. Our weekend services provide a wide-range of serving opportunities for all ages, abilities, schedules and preferences. Check out some of the most popular ways to help and make a difference on the weekends. If you’d like help in choosing a…
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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the work…
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Linda Simino

Administrative Assistant – Children’s Education & Social Justice I joined the Manchester United Methodist Church staff in October 2001 and currently serve as Administrative Assistance for Children’s Education and Social Justice.  I am a native of St. Louis and now reside on 3 acres in Eureka where I can indulge my love of outdoors and…
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Chessey Brenton

Director of Children’s Education & Family Ministry MUMC has been my church home since I was a little girl. My faith journey at MUMC has included participation in Sunday School, Youth Group & Choir, the Ancient-New Worship Service, and Leadership Board. I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Missouri State University, a Master of…
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Children’s Choirs

Starting Wednesday, October 13 Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. Our Children’s Choirs help them experience the joy of music and the satisfaction of praising God as they serve in cultivating their God-given talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through music. Our Children’s Choir Mission…
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Parent Resources

Welcome to the Children and Family Ministries Parent Resource page. As we journey through the experience of parenthood together, here are some resources that will help along the way. New topics and resources will be added over time so feel free to check back frequently. We have added a Parent Resource Wall to the Children’s…
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Resources for Current Families

  2020-2021 Important Dates February 1 – Open Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year February 8 – Summer Imagination Camp 2021 Registration Begins February 15 – School Closed for President’s Day March 14 – Daylight Savings (Spring Forward!) March 19 – NO SCHOOL March 22-26 – Spring Break March 30 & 31 – Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences  …
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Begins Sunday, September 19 Please note: Sun., Sept. 19 is a tentative start date for nursery and childcare, which is contingent upon volunteer needs and county health & safety guidelines. Please check back on this website for updates. Manchester UMC’s Nursery Ministry provides loving, nurturing care for children ages six weeks to three years. Developmentally…
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Safe Gatherings at Manchester UMC

We follow a practice called “Safe Gatherings” (formerly known as “Safe Sanctuary”) to help ensure the safety of minors and vulnerable adults as well as our staff and volunteers. It is our practice that volunteers provide relevant personal information, undergo a background screening, successfully complete online child safety training and receive  recommendations from two references…
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PRAYground is available at the 9:00 & 11:00 worship services! PRAYground will not be open on Sun., Sept. 12. Please join us for our special Homecoming celebration at 10 am. Here are a couple notes: All children and adult volunteers are required to wear masks. We will provide all participants with hand sanitizer when they…
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Welcome to Manchester United Methodist Church Children’s and Family Ministries. At MUMC, we offer many ways for children to grow in faith and knowledge of God, and for families to grow together in faith. Our children and families are ALWAYS welcome, safe, and loved by our staff, volunteers, and of course by God. We hope…
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Scouting Ministry

Fall 2021 Registration Open Manchester UMC’s Scouting Ministry proudly provides Scouting Medal opportunities. If you are looking to learn more about general Scouting Ministry information at Manchester UMC, please complete the form below. Want to learn more about our Scouting Ministry? Please complete one form per child/youth.