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Aerial photo of Manchester UMC cemetery

Stroll and Cemetery

I have served five congregations. One as Director of Music. One as Associate Pastor. One as the only Pastor. Two as the Lead Pastor. This is the first one out of the five to have a cemetery.  I strolled through the grave markers a couple of times last week, and experienced a meaningful few minutes…
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Photo: Manchester UMC, church facade

Tragedy Update

Dear Manchester UMC Family, I wanted to provide a tragedy update regarding the death at our church last Sunday. We’ve learned that the man who took his life, Joshua Brown, had been involved in our church many years ago, before moving to another state. His family’s time with our congregation was very special and enriching.…
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Stephen Ministry

Sometimes difficult life situations that come our way such as loss of a job, a serious illness, divorce, loss of a loved one, and more. When they do, the care of a trained Stephen Minister may be just the emotional and spiritual support you need. What does a Stephen Minister do? A Stephen Minister provides…
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