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The Astonishment of Easter

Guess what? Easter has started! Yeah, April 12th was only the beginning of Eastertide. We actually get Easter for the next fifty (count ‘em – 50) days! We get SEVEN SUNDAYS of Easter, taking us all the way to Pentecost, on May 31st. We carry the joy and astonishment of Easter with us beyond a…
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Rev. Winter Hamilton

Special Message from Rev. Winter Hamilton

Hey Friends! I hope this note finds you in good spirits and warm weather. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Rev. Winter Hamilton and I am the new Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. I have been serving at Manchester UMC for six years, and have been doing Christian education for…
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Church online

How Do I Participate?

Everyone is welcome to participate in any of these online classes or groups.  The classes and groups are meeting through a free website/app called ZOOM.  You can use your phone, tablet or personal computer. If you are connecting from your computer, you will just go to the website. If you are using your smartphone or…
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Online All-Church Study

Our All-Church Study will be continuing online until we are all back together again! There will be new curriculum produced weekly, still based off of Pastor Andy’s sermons. These studies are open to everyone with no homework required. Multiple groups are meeting throughout the week. See below which time works best for you! The important…
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Room Request Form

Please submit a separate Room Request Form for each Manchester UMC approved event/activity. Because space at the church is in high-demand, you are encouraged to submit your room request as early as possible. An email confirming your request will be sent after you submit the below form. The event/activity contact person will typically be contacted…
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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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Adult Classes

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of classes where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult classes into three types: New Member Classes, Special Classes and Disciple Bible Study. New Member Classes If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, we celebrate that decision and invite…
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Program & Class Options

Circle of Friends Preschool serves children ages 1 to 5 through a variety of programming options. After reviewing our program and class options below, we invite you to schedule a tour to get a feel for our preschool and let us answer any questions you may have. FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLDS Our Fours &…
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New Member Classes

New Member Classes are offered several times throughout the year and are a great way to learn more about yourself, our faith and how you can connect and serve here. Below are some upcoming New Member Classes: New Member Classes New Member Class For more information or assistance in enrolling in an upcoming class, please…
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Young Adult Classes

We offer a variety of timely and intriguing classes throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Whether it’s a book study, simply talking about current events or tackling some of the most important social issues of our day, we welcome discussion, dialogue and learning. Most of our classes are free and…
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Become A New Member

If you’ve decided to make Manchester UMC your church home, we celebrate that decision and invite you to join thousands of others in becoming a member of the church. We believe it’s important and helpful for new members to have a common understanding of our beliefs, history, culture, practices and expectations. For this reason, we…
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SPECIAL CLASS: DivorceCare

Due to COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending our DivorceCare classes.   We hope to offer this class in the near future when we can safely meet in person.  Please check back on this website for upcoming information. Leader:  Peggy Daegele Description:   Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and…
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SPECIAL CLASS: GriefShare

Due to COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending our GriefShare classes.   We hope to offer this class in the near future when we can safely meet in person.  Please check back on this website for upcoming information. Leader:  Peggy Daegele Description:  It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Four

Class Option 1:  Wednesday Mornings – Women OnlyDay:   Wednesdays, Sept. 2 to Mid-May 2021Time:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.Class Option 2:  Wednesday EveningsDay:   Wednesdays, Sept. 2 to Mid-May 2021Time:  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.Location:  Room 222 | Manchester UMCLeader:  Sydney JumperDescription:  This 32-week study concentrates on Old Testament Writings. Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple One

Class Option 1 – Sunday AfternoonsDate:   Sundays, Aug. 23 to mid-May 2021Time:   4 – 6 p.mLocation:  Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:   Jim Warsaw Class Option 2 – Wednesday EveningsDate:   Wednesdays, Aug. 26 to mid-May 2021Time:   6:30 – 8:30 p.mLocation:  Room 311 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeaders:   Jana Lippard and Marty Dauer Description: Choose of…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Two

Day:   Tuesdays, Sept. 8 to mid-May 2021Time:  9:30 – 11:30 a.m.Location:  Room 220 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:  Prudy Bertolino Description:  This 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God. It explores all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful…
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Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible Study Classes

DISCIPLE is a program of Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study examines the Old and New Testaments, 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 aid understanding…
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About Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends Preschool is an outreach of Manchester United Methodist Church. The school is located on the lower level of the main church building near the intersection of Highway 141 and Manchester Road in Manchester, Missouri. Circle of Friends Preschool is open to all faiths and traditions. While families do not need to attend…
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Summer 2020 Catalog

Summer 2020 Online Catalog

Welcome to our Summer Adult Faith Formation catalog! On this page, you will find links to Classes, Groups, and All-Church Studies that we are offering for June to August of 2020.  All of the offerings found here are meeting ONLINE!  Our Classes, Groups and All-Church Studies can still be found on our webpage in the…
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Adult Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of ongoing groups where you can learn, grow and connect with other people. We divide our adult groups into three types: Learning Groups, Fellowship Groups and Health/Recreation Groups. Learning Groups Learning Groups gather regularly during the year and engage in a variety of ongoing faith-related studies and educational…
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