Tag: Christmas

A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas Prayer of Gratitude O gracious Lord, you’ve heard us thank others today. For gifts, cards, and other signs of love. But, we owe you our greatest thanks of all. What greater love could we have than your presence, right here, right now? Thank you. In the reverence of this day, hear our heart-felt…
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A Gratitude List

I’m writing this during a break between performances of Holiday Brass. We’ve just hosted over 1300 people for a time of the finest musical celebration one could ever imagine. We’ll have just as many for each of the next three performances. That’s around 5,000 people coming through our doors! I reflected what it takes to…
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Hanging of the Greens Celebration

On Saturday we celebrated our Hanging of the Greens ceremony. As you can tell from the photo here and those on our Facebook page, it was a wonderful celebration of church-wide worship and fellowship. It was FUN decorating our church for Christmas! The cherished traditions of this service remained intact. In fact, we reverted to…
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Christmas Is Coming!

It’s trite, but true. You’re enjoying July 4th picnics, you sneeze, and it’s Advent already! I’ve been privileged to serve and to participate in many, many churches. I’ve never seen any church, though, that celebrates the arrival of the Christ Child like Manchester UMC! Not only that, the activities offered appeal to a very broad…
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Opportunities to Serve and Give for Christmas 2018

Volunteer Opportunities To sign up to volunteer with any of these service opportunities, use the contact listed, or visit the Information Center on Sundays. December 7-14 (various shifts) – Kingdom House Holiday Market The Holiday Market is a special way of celebrating the season with Kingdom House’s program participants. It is a way of saying…
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Joy of Music Concert Series

You are invited to 10 outstanding celebrations of joyous music at Manchester United Methodist Church with our Joy of Music Concert Series. Each concert is distinctly individual but together they form a rich tapestry of musical experiences. You’ll hear traditional music, contemporary, classical, gospel, and more! Free will offering taken at most concerts unless ticket…
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