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2020 Vacation Bible School

Manchester UMC Presents: FOCUS – Take A Closer Look Given our current season of life in relation to COVID-19, Manchester UMC has decided to cancel this year’s Vacation Bible School. Please click here to learn more about this decision. We hope you can join us for our 2021 VBS FOCUS: Take a Closer Look! Get…
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Family Hands touching

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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Sunday Morning

Due to the current season we are in relation to COVID-19, Children’s Sunday school and additional summer activities have moved online to our Children and Family Ministries Facebook Group. All other Sunday morning activities such as PRAYground and Worship Materials have been suspended until further notice. In order to stay connected during this season of…
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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 of John…
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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 waving palm branches on Palm Sunday

Children’s Choirs

Children’s Choir Mission To provide an engaging environment for children that encourages musical, spiritual & personal growth through education, fellowship, & outreach. When We Meet Children’s Choirs meet on Wednesdays September through April and sing in worship monthly. Please register by September 8— We must have this information in hand before your child can attend…
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Resources for Current Families

School Calendar Stay up to date with what’s happening at Circle of Friends Preschool! Learn more about Circle of Friends Preschool: About Circle of Friends Program/Class Options Parents as Leaders 2019-2020 Options & Fees (NEW!) Registration & Enrollment Our Staff For more information or to speak with the preschool director, call 636.394.6867 or email [email protected] today.

Infant baptism with pastors and parents.


Due to the current season we are in with COVID-19 child care for 2 year olds and under on Sunday mornings have been suspended until further notice.   Sunday Morning Nursery Care The nursery is available for children ages two and under for members and visitors during the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services. Little ones…
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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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Opening for Nursery Caregivers

The Nursery Ministry at Manchester UMC is looking for loving, nurturing people (18 and over) with a working knowledge of early childhood development to join our nursery team of childcare providers. Our nursery provides childcare weekday mornings and occasion evenings for Bible study groups, meetings and worship services. If you are interested in this awesome…
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What is PRAYground? PRAYground is designed to allow children to participate in quiet play while still listening to the message during the sermon. It is available at both our 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. This PRAYground space is in the front of the sanctuary with activities geared towards 3 years old through 2nd grade. However,…
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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

Medals Offered: God and Country “God and Me” (Cub and Brownie Scouts, grades 1 to 3) “God and Family” (Webelos and Cadet Girl Scouts in grades 4 & 5)  “God and Church” (Boy & Girl Scouts in Grades 6 to 8) “God and Life” (Senior Scouters I, grades 9 to 12) God and Country Scouting Classes Currently Offered:…
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