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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 and Senior Leadership Teams. He has responsibility for leadership development and provides oversight for all program ministries and…
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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 Bread Co.

Day:  Sundays, Jan. 5 to May 8, 2020 Time:  8:15 to 9 a.m. Location:  St. Louis Bread Co | 14560 Manchester Road 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…
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Joy Butterfly

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.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register one form per person below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adults

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LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

Dates:   Alternating Fridays, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, Mar. 6 & 27, Apr. 3 & 17, May 1 & 15 Time:  9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester UMC Leaders:  Erin Tenkman and Meghan Ferguson Description:  Join other parents for faith-based learning, sharing of ideas, and fellowship.  We meet every other Friday…
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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:  Sundays Time:  11 a.m. to Noon Location:  Room 309  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:   Ralph Burns Description:  Using Rev. John Ortberg’s book, All the Places to Go, How Will You Know?, we will learn how God can lead us through doors that are open for us. Not only the physical doors, but also the opportunities of our mind…
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Here and Now Lent 2019

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 gleans from what life has taught thus far, and plants seeds for a rich harvest in the next segment of our life journey. Join us starting Jan. 19 as we kick off the…
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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. Group members also enjoy traveling together and welcome new members. The Forever Young Fellowship Group is currently planning more fun activities: Feb. 25 – Soup Dinner Mar. 11 – Join us for our annual Irish Dinner. …
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LEARNING GROUP: Christian Fellowship

Dates:  Sundays thru May 2020 Location:   Room 222 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mary Beth Harper Description:  Join us in January as we discuss the book, The Simple Life of Mister Rogers.  In February, we will begin studying Margaret Feinberg’s book, Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.  It may change the way…
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HEALTH GROUP: ExerStart

We have two ExerStart classes: Day and Time:  Mondays and Wednesdays,  9 to 9:45 a.m. Winter Session:  Jan. 6 to Apr. 29, 2020  (31 sessions)  Cost: $31 No class on: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Apr. 13 Location:  Library | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Mary Gebhart Day and Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. and Thursdays…
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HEALTH GROUP: Volleyball

Day:  Sundays, Winter 2020 Time:  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location:  TBD 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 contact Bill Ahal. See…
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LEARNING GROUP: Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Dates:   Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through mid-May 2020 Time:   9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Rev. Brenda Becker Description:  Join us as we study the Old and the New Testaments.  Complimentary childcare is available with advance registration.  Newcomers are always welcome! IMPORTANT:  One registration per person. For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See…
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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:  Sundays Time:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 309  | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Bill Cleveland Description:  We are studying the Book of Judges for the next quarter. This Old Testament book is full of fascinating tales, but it tells the story of God’s redeeming love for His people, even when they depart from His will.…
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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!  Lessons are emailed ahead of time. Coffee is provided. Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young Adult Programs

FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Lydia’s Circle

Day:  First Thursday of each month, September 2019 to May 2020Time:  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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