Tag: Faith Formation

Tiffany Conway

My name is Tiffany Conway. I am originally from Indianapolis, IN, and moved to St. Louis in 1999. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Environmental Affairs with a minor in Business. My husband, Pete, and I have been married for 23 years.  We have two awesome children, Colin (Freshman…
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Rev. Jim Peich

Rev. Jim Peich is Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership. I grew up in southern Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. After moving to Missouri in early 2000 to work at Edward Jones, I met and fell in love with my wife, Karen. We were married at Manchester UMC in the…
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Core Classes

Core 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 Core Classes: Core Classes Ask the Pastor New Member Class For more information or assistance in enrolling in an upcoming class, please contact Pastor…
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Faith and Atheism: New Sermon Series

How can you develop a faith that can stand the test of both your reason and your experience? This has been a lifelong quest for me, frankly, and I think it’s timely. It seems popular in our culture to dismiss faith as irrational and irrelevant. I firmly believe there’s a strong basis for a vital…
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Small Groups

Youth Small Groups

Bible Breakfast This group meets on Wednesdays from 6:40 to 7:15 am (unless otherwise noted) during the school year. It is open to all students in grades 9-12. High school students find this to be a great place for a mid-week check-in and devotion. Locations are specified below. 6 North Cafe 14438 Clayton Rd Ballwin,…
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Confirmation Program

At Manchester UMC, our Confirmation program provides an opportunity for young people to explore the Christian faith alongside other youth in a fun, relevant and engaging way. Our focus is on helping each young person learn about God’s unconditional love and amazing grace through experience and conversation. At the end of this journey, youth will…
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Discover Your Spiritual Gifts!

Together, we’re able to make a transforming difference in families, neighborhoods, communities and the world. Whatever your age, interests, abilities or experiences, join us on this important journey! STEP 1: COMPLETE the Spiritual Gifts Discovery Assessment We believe that God has given you specific spiritual gifts and abilities to help people in our church, communities and…
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Fellowship Groups

At Manchester UMC, Fellowship Groups of 10 to 15 people gather to promote connection and community around a shared set of interests. Most Fellowship Groups gather on a regular frequency for dinner, movies, museum visits or other fun activity.  Explore the below list of current Fellowship Groups accepting new members. Let us know which group(s) you’d…
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LEARNING GROUP: Sunday Mornings At Bread Co.

Day:  Sundays, starting Sept. 9 thru May 2019 Time:  8:15 – 9 a.m. Location:  St. Louis Bread Company | 14560 Manchester Rd Leader:  Shared by Group Description:  Grab a cup of coffee and a favorite pastry. Then, at 8:15, join in a discussion of current events that links how we live as United Methodists with what’s happening…
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LEARNING GROUP: Joy

Day:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 141  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jane Carr Description:  Join us as we explore our lessons that focus on our love for God. Our lessons begin with God’s demands for our complete and undivided love as shown in passages from Deuteronomy and Psalms.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register…
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LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

Day:  Every Other Fridays through May 10 (Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 15, Mar. 29, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 10) Time:  9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leaders:   Kelli Hood and Ali Fields Description: Join other parents for faith-based learning, sharing of ideas, and fellowship.  We meet every other Friday to…
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LEARNING GROUP: Harvest Group

Day:   Every Sunday Time:  9 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 223  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Shared by Group Description:  The Harvest Group strives to glean from all life has taught upon reaching the autumns of our lives and looks to plant seeds for a rich harvest in the next segment of our life journeys.   The Harvest Group…
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LEARNING GROUP: Christian Fellowship

Dates:    Sundays, Jan. 6 to May:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:   Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mary Beth Harper Description:  Join us as we discuss Rev. Adam Hamilton’s books, Creed: What Christians Believe and Why, which leads readers to confront and examine their own core beliefs and go beyond reciting the Creed’s familiar words.  For Lent,…
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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Dates:  Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to May: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Library | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Brenda Becker Description:  We will start the new year studying the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John). They all tell the story of Jesus’ life but they don’t necessarily tell the exact same story. We will consider how the stories are…
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LEARNING GROUP: Sojourners

Day:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 309  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Bill Cleveland Description:  Join us as we continue our in depth study of Second Corinthians. Come share with us as we go deeper into God’s word, seeking His messages for us in today’s world.  Newcomers always welcome! Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany…
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LEARNING GROUP: Men’s Bible Study

Day:  Saturdays Time:  8 to 9 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh Description:  A great way to start the weekend!  Join us as we begin a topical Bible study of Forgiveness and then study the Gospel of Mark. Lessons are emailed ahead of time. Copies are also available each Saturday morning. Coffee is provided. …
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Health and Recreation Groups

At Manchester UMC, we offer a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. 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…
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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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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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