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It’s Almost Easter

Yes, last week we were thinking about passing out candles on Christmas Eve. Now, we’re anticipating arranging flowers and lilies for Easter. Wow! Holy Week is one of the most important times in the life of the Christian community. I hope this finds you having walked the Lenten road of discipline, reflection, and sacrifice. I…
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Lenten Prayer Guide

Saturday’s Modern Worship concert was a huge success. More scenes are on Facebook. Many thanks to the worship team and volunteers who made this first-time Joy of Music concert possible! In a sermon a few weeks ago, I gave an outline of a Lenten prayer exercise. Since then, I’ve received some positive feedback about how helpful…
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Anger Sermon Series

If you haven’t noticed lately, there’s a lot of anger brewing in our culture. It seems fashionable to divide ourselves into opposing camps, whatever they might be, and see how high our blood pressure rises. However, things weren’t a lot different back in Jesus’ day (with the exception of social media). We can learn a…
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Sailor’s Bible Musical

One of the most moving worship experiences we offer here at Manchester UMC is our annual children’s musical. It’s coming up THIS WEEKEND! I’ve asked our Children’s Music Director, Lori Borger, to give us a preview of what we can expect. Also, note that for the 8 and 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday, we’re blessed…
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Developing Leaders

On Saturday, Feb. 9, approximately 100 staff and lay leaders of ministries gathered for leadership development here at Manchester UMC. There are several purposes for this annual event. One is practical: learning procedures for room scheduling, publicizing events, etc. Another is to update leaders about progress toward the vision plan/priorities established for our church. (You…
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Join a Small Group for Lent

Join us on an exciting 6-week faith journey as we gather in small groups during the season of Lent to explore Henri Nouwen’s book “Here and Now: Living in the Spirit”. This short, easy-to-read book is packed with powerful and practical guidance for all ages and stages. So, come along on this church-wide small group…
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LEARNING GROUP: Alpha

Dates:  Sundays through May:  9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Location:  Room 311 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Mark Irving Description:  Join us for our last study in May.  We will take the summer off and will return to learn and grow spiritually in the Fall.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register one person per form below: For enrollment assistance, please…
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Easter & Holy Week Services

Looking for Ash & Dash? Click here. Come join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ! All are welcome, period. We offer multiple services and times to accommodate your schedule. You’ll find activities for children, youth-led services, concerts, drama, and more during Holy Week. Let’s honor our Lord and Savior together. We look…
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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.  Newcomers are always welcome! Please register one person per form below:…
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