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2022 Internship Program

Program Overview Internship Opportunities: Children and Families Department (1 to 2 interns) Youth Department (1 intern) Hours: 4 to 10 hours per week (schedule flexible) Program Description: Manchester UMC has been awarded grants for the purpose of offering paid internships at the church for college-age and young-adult individuals. An internship at Manchester UMC is an…
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Serving With Children

Together, we can have an important impact on kids by helping on Sunday mornings this summer! Children are the future of the church, so let’s help them have fun diving deeper as they learn about God and God’s unconditional love for all. See how many summer helper roles have been filled and how many still…
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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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VBS 2022

Vacation Bible School

Registration for Vacation Bible School is NOW OPEN! In-Person: Daytime, July 11-14 or Weekend, July 15 & July 16 Children, ages 4 years old by July 31, 2022 (and potty trained) through 5th grade (Fall 2022), are welcome to Discovery on Adventure Island Vacation Bible School! Students will enjoy interactive, energizing, Bible-based activities on their…
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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. We are always looking for smiling faces to serve in a variety of roles – both during worship times or during the week: Help…
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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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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

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. Our Children’s Choirs help children 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 is to provide an…
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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

  2022 Important Dates April 11 & 12 – Parent Teacher Conferences & Art Show April 14 – NO SCHOOL for Rooms 110 & 111 April 15 & 18 – NO SCHOOL ALL CLASSES May 11 – Wheels Day May 23 – Room 116 Graduation May 24 – Room 111 Graduation May 25 – Room…
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Nursery

Manchester UMC’s Nursery Ministry provides loving, nurturing care for children ages six weeks to three years. Developmentally appropriate toys and activities help them experience God’s love in a Christian environment. Our goal is to make their church experience a positive one from their very first day. If questions, or to change or cancel your childcare…
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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

PRAYground is available at the 9:00 & 11:00 worship services! Children participate in quiet play as they listen to the Sunday’s message in the front of the Sanctuary. Facilitated by two Safe Gatherings volunteers so that parents/guardians can focus on fueling their faith. If you have questions about PRAYground, please email the Director of Children…
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Children

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

Manchester UMC’s Scouting Ministry 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.