January 14, 2020 We, the undersigned appointed clergy of Manchester United Methodist Church, are committed to remaining in the United Methodist Church as it becomes a fully inclusive, affirming denomination. We believe we are called to be an inclusive community of people who love Christ deeply, worship Christ passionately, and serve Christ boldly. We believe…
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Portrait of Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Social Justice Coordinator

Nick Reinhardt

Director of Young Adult & Social Justice Ministries I serve as Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Coordinator. I received my Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard University. Most recently, I was the Associate Director of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, MO. I have been involved in ecumenical work…
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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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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the work…
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