In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday, we will use this book as a tool to discuss the meaning of Ash Wednesday and to explore the unexpected places God surprises us. 

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SPECIAL CLASSES: City of God – Faith in the Streets

Dates:  Wednesdays, Feb. 13 to 27  (3 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Autumn Dennis, Director of Missions Description:  In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Holy Ghost Haunts

Dates:  Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to 26: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)   OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Room 106 (4 sessions)  OR Leader:        Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Using Amy Barbour’s essay, we will look…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Information and Prayer Time for General Conference

Date:  Monday, January 28, 2019 Time:  7 to 8:30 p.m. Location:  Sanctuary | Manchester UMC Leader:  Senior Pastor Greg Weeks Description:   The United Methodist General Conference will meet in St. Louis on Feb. 23-26, at the America’s Center.  It will seek to decide our denomination’s stance on human sexuality.  Pastor Greg will lead this time of discernment…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Dates: Sundays, Mar. 10 to Apr. 7:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Tuesdays, Mar. 12 to Apr. 9:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:  Room 106…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Growing Faith in 2019

Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to 30 (4 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Pastor Greg Weeks Description: Pastor Greg will be leading this four-session study with the goal of asking honest questions so that we can find answers that make sense and feel right. We’ll study his new book, Addressing Atheism:  Is Authentic…
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Meals & Ministries

Let us handle the cooking and clean-up on Wednesday evenings while you enjoy some great food and conversation with others at Manchester UMC. Open to the public, Meals and Ministries offers a delicious meal for a great price from some of the areas most tasty restaurants. All meals include the entree, sides as well as…
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CLASS: Witnessing Whiteness

Date: Fall 2019 TBD  (10 sessions) Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader: YWCA Witnessing Whiteness Program Manager Description:  In collaboration with the YWCA, Manchester UMC is excited to be hosting a Witnessing Whiteness class for our members, members of other United Methodist churches and those in the community. Since…
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CLASS: Growing In Faith Together (GIFT) Women’s Bible Study

Date:            Wednesdays | April 11 – May 16, 2018 Time:            6:00-7:30 p.m. Location:     Room 311 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:        Carol Schuth Description:   Women are experts when it comes to worry, fear, and doubt. Unsettled times in our world—our neighborhoods—certainly don’t help matters.…
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SPECIAL CLASS: DivorceCare

Date:  Mondays, January 14 to April 29, 2019  (13 sessions) (no classes on Jan. 21 – MLK Day, Feb. 18 – President’s Day, or April 27 – Easter Monday) Time:  7 to 9 p.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Peggy Daegele Description:   Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes…
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SPECIAL CLASS: GriefShare

Date:    Mondays, January 14 to April 29, 2019  (13 sessions) (no classes on Jan. 21 – MLK Day, Feb. 18 – President’s Day, or April 27 – Easter Monday) Time:   7 to 9 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Peggy Daegele Description:  It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple One Sunday Evenings

Date:             Sundays, Aug. 19 to mid-May 2019 Time:             4 – 6 p.m Location:      Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Jim Warsaw Description: This traditional 34-week study covers the major themes of discipleship from both the Old & New Testaments. By the…
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Disciple Bible Study Classes

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, 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…
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, January 10 – April 2019 Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location:  LaSalle Springs Middle School Leader:  Bill Ahal Description:  Enjoy fellowship and volleyball.  This is a Winter volletyball league and runs 10 Sundays from January 10 through April.  Those interested in recreational adult coed volleyball should sign up now.  Limited openings are available. To sign up,…
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Learning Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Learning Groups where you can connect with other people as you learn and grow in your faith together. Explore the below list to find a group that fits your interests and schedule. Let us know which group(s) you’d like to give a try and we’ll introduce you to…
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Special Classes

We offer a variety of timely and intriguing special classes throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Below are our current special classes. Special Classes Basics by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Bible Basics:  Timeline for Senior High Youth (9-12 grades) Sunday mornings Bible Basics:  Timeline on Sunday mornings Bible…
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