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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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LGBTQ Reconciling Ministry

“We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God. We therefore work toward societies in which each person’s value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened.” -United Methodist Social Principles paragraph 162. Our Work The LGBTQ Reconciling Ministries Team is under the umbrella of Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Ministry.  This is a team of…
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Portrait of Rev. Jim Peich

Rev. Jim Peich

Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership Rev. Jim Peich is the Executive Pastor of Ministry & Leadership at Manchester United Methodist Church. Jim serves as a member of the Church Leadership Board as well as our Pastoral, Lead and Senior Leadership Teams. He has responsibility for leadership development, human resources and provides oversight for all…
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Young Adult Groups

We believe that life is better when we’re connected with other people in community. That’s why we offer several ongoing groups that meet regularly. These groups are fun, safe, encouraging and located across the St. Louis area. Some groups meet in homes while others meet at public places. Sometimes, people who have attend one of…
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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)…
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LEARNING GROUP: Sunday Mornings At Home (Bread Co.)

Day:  Sundays through May 24, 2020Time:  8:30 to 9:20 a.m.Meeting ID:  539 790 610Zoom Required Password: 932977 Description:  Grab a cup of coffee and a favorite pastry, then, at 8:30, join in via Zoom for a discussion of current events that links how we live as United Methodists with what’s happening in our world.  Newcomers…
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Joy Butterfly

LEARNING GROUP: Joy

Day:  SundaysTime:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Leader:  Jane CarrZoom Meeting ID:   437 814 450 Description:  Join us as we explore our lessons that focus on our love for God.  This summer, our lessons are from the Adult Bible Studies and they support the theme of “Community.” We will look at our community’s connection to God, God’s care…
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Mom holding child's hand

LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

Leaders:  Erin Tenkman and Meghan Ferguson Description: Over the summer, we will take a break; however, we will start up again in the Fall.  Please check back on this website in early August when we will be announcing our upcoming fun opportunities. We are a fun group of parents that meet and grow in faith-based…
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HEALTH GROUP: Basketball

Day:   Wednesdays, Sept. 18 – May 20, 2020 (No Basketball on 11/20, 12/11, 12/25, 1/1/20, and 2/27/2020) Time:  8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Joe McMillion Description:  Enjoy fellowship and play pick up games of basketball.  All adults ages and skill levels are welcome! Register below: For enrollment assistance,…
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LEARNING GROUP: Adult Singles

Day:  SundaysNEW Time:  11:15 a.m.Leader:   Ralph BurnsZoom Meeting ID:  914-6315-9986Required Password:  006995 Description:  Our group likes to emphasize the FIVE F’s:  Food, Fun, Fellowship among Christian Friends, on a Foundation of meaningful Bible Study!  Newcomers are always welcome, so please join us any Sunday at 11:15 a.m. on Zoom!    Through November, we will continue to study John…
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Here and Now Lent 2019

LEARNING GROUP: Harvest Group

Day:   Every Sunday Time:  9:30 a.m. Zoom Meeting ID:  662-715-6690 Zoom Password:  63005 Leader:  Shared by Group Description:  The Harvest Group gleans from what life has taught thus far, and plants seeds for a rich harvest in the next segment of our life journey.  Newcomers are always welcome! Starting June 7 to August 2, join…
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LEARNING GROUP: LGBTQ+ Family Support Group

Day:  Varies Time:   Varies Location:  Member Homes Leader:  Dave – 314.614.5473 Description:  If you’re the parent, grandparent or guardian of an LGBTQ+ person(s) and would like to be part of a network of families that supports them in a kind, loving manner, this group is for you. We will share information and experiences. Meetings are monthly in a…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Forever Young

Leader:  Dorothy Wilkes Description:  Forever Young is an active group of adults that share monthly dinners at church or a local restaurant. We also enjoy fellowship, as well as traveling together.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please check back on this Forever Young webpage to learn about any upcoming fun activities and complete the form below. …
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LEARNING GROUP: Christian Fellowship

Dates:  SundaysTime:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Leader:  Mary Beth HarperZoom Meeting ID:  225-180-622Required Password: 757205 Description:  Join us as we meet and discuss the All-Church study.  Watch the weekly Sunday online sermon and join us as we enjoy discussing it together!  To view the weekly discussion guide, please click here.  Newcomers are always welcome! For assistance, please…
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HEALTH GROUP: ExerStart

Due to COVID-19, we have suspended our two ExerStart classes until we are able to safely be together.  Please check back on this website in the future for updated opening dates. Day and Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays,  9 to 9:45 a.m. Fall Session:  TBD No class on:  TBD Location:  Library | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader: …
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, Winter 2021 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 volleyball league and runs 10 Sundays from January through April.  Those interested in recreational adult coed volleyball should sign up now.  Limited openings are available. For more information, please email…
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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Dates:   TuesdaysTime:   9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Leader:  Rev. Brenda BeckerMeeting ID:  347-375-197Zoom Required Password:  620077 Description:  We have studied the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures in order to understand Divinity and Humanity and the relationship between God and humans. Our goal is to search for the mysterious in order to find out who God is and who we…
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HEALTH GROUP: Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays Time:  9 to 10 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jennie Kirchwehm Description:  All people are welcome to participate in our fun and enjoyable aerobics group. We utilize cardio, weights and toning in a no-pressure environment. Our instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, including those with…
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Sojourners

LEARNING GROUP: Sojourners

Day:  SundaysTime:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m.Leader:  Bill Cleveland Description:  We are studying the the All-Church Study. We encourage the class to watch the online worship services on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. on Facebook.  We are doing self-discussions and providing a weekly Sojourners Class Notes from Bill Cleveland which are available below.  Newcomers are always…
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LEARNING GROUP: Men’s Bible Study

Day:  Saturdays Time:  8 to 9 a.m. Leaders:  Rev. Steve Harbaugh and Kevin Tobin Meeting ID:  807-155-411 Zoom Required Password:  241385 Description:  Join us as we follow upon Pastor Andy’s sermon series and study the teaching of John Wesley by reading a selection of his sermons.  We will be studying the “character of the people called Methodists.” Lessons…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Lydia Circle

Day:  First Thursday of each month, September 2020 to May 2021Time:  9:30 to 11:30 a.m.Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist ChurchLeader:     Billie Coon and Marilyn Wooden Description:  Lydia’s Circle offers a creative, supportive fellowship where women can know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ. Programs are conducted by speakers…
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Health and Recreation Groups

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 list below 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…
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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…
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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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