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Sample Adult Classes

Here’s a list of sample classes at Manchester UMC. For a comprehensive list, visit this page. We invite you to advantage of our wide variety of topics to help you learn and grow. Classes are open to the public. Participants may join at any point. The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers Fly Tying for Beginners…
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LGBTQ Reconciling Ministry

Reconciling Ministries Team, A Reconciling Community This is a team of laity and clergy who plan and implement Manchester UMC church programs focused on strengthening our welcome and inclusion of all people, especially those in the Lesbian/Gay/Bi-Sexual/Transgender/Questioning community. We meet as needed to discuss this issue and organize learning opportunities. For more information or to join…
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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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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) 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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HEALTH GROUP: Beginning Vinyasa Yoga Group

Day:  Thursdays Time:  Morning –11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Jennifer Minor Description:  Vinyasa yoga synchronizes movement and breath through a series of poses that move participants through the power of inhaling and exhaling, creating a dynamic flow and moving meditation. Instructor Jennifer Minor is an energetic wife and mother…
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HEALTH GROUP: Basketball

Day:             Wednesdays through May 30, 2018 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. Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young…
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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:  Join this fun and dynamic group uses engaging Bible studies from to grow our faith.  We are currently studying Adam Hamilton’s new inspiring book, Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple.  He was not rich or educated, but was familiar with…
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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: 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: January 15 – Potluck Dinner at 5:30 p.m. February 19 – Annual Soup Dinner – Dinner…
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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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HEALTH GROUP: ExerStart

Day:  Mondays and Wednesdays Time:  9 to 9:45 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Julie Webb Description:  We will continue our collaboration with OASIS to bring a new session of ExerStart to our congregation and community. ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for those adults who are 50+ and looking to add more activity…
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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 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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HEALTH GROUP: Total Body Workout

Day:  Tuesdays and Thursdays Time:  9 to 10 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall or Room 137 | 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…
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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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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Senior Adults

Day:               Second Wednesday of each month Time:             11 a.m. to Noon Location:       Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:          Carole Howard Description:  Senior Adults is a daytime Fellowship Group for men and women, couples and singles. Our monthly program topics…
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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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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Lydia’s Circle

Day:               First Thursday of each month Time:             9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Location:       Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:          Janine Kosseick Description:  Lydia’s Circle offers a creative, supportive fellowship where women can know God and experience freedom as whole…
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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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