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

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 fall of 2004. We spent six years as active members…
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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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Youth Small Groups

Bible Breakfast Wed 6:40-7:15am unless otherwise noted during the school year grades 9-12 For high school students who want a mid-week check-in and devotion. Locations are specified below. 6 North Cafe 14438 Clayton Rd Ballwin, MO 63011 St. Louis Bread Company 14560 Manchester Rd Ballwin, MO 63011 10/17 Bread Co at  6:40am 10/24 6North at 6:40am 10/31…
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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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Boot Camp Sermon Series Recap

Last Sunday marked the conclusion of my five-part Boot Camp Discipleship Series. I hope you’ve joined me in taking the challenge of spiritual discipline, intensive faith formation, risk-taking mission, and compassionate congregational care. If you’ve missed any, you can pick them up online. I hope you also stopped by the “fairs” we hosted during this…
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Discover & Use 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:  This fall, our lessons in the Adult Bible Studies series focus on the book of Genesis, the book of beginnings.  Our lessons will survey God’s creation of the universe, earth, and people.  Human beings are called to emulate God’s…
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LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

Day:  Every Other Fridays, beginning Aug. 24 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 learn and discuss, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed 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

Day:  Sundays, starting Sept. 16 through May 2019 Time:  9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Mary Beth Harper Description:  Join us for our next study on the brand new book by Rob Fuquay, A New Reformation – From Martin Luther’s World to Ours.  Justified by faith. We are accustomed to this theology…
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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Day:  Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 4 thru May 2019 Time:  9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Library | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Rev. Brenda Becker Description:  Join the Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study class as we study the books of Ruth and Esther, the only two books in the Bible that are named after women.  Ruth and Esther lived…
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Early Bird Class

LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Early Bird

This class has been cancelled. Leader: Debbie Irving For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adult Programs Share this:

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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 Paul’s letters to the 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…
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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 1st Saturday of each month we meet at Surrey Place | 14701 Olive Blvd. |  Chesterfield 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…
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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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Get in Shape for Your Spiritual Journey!

It’s time to get in shape! Here’s why. Last Sunday, continuing with my series titled “Boot Camp Discipleship,” I talked about the importance of discerning your spiritual gifts. These gifts aren’t accidental, but given to you by God for a purpose. So, it’s good to take a look at them frequently and see if you’re…
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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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