Tag: missions

Easter Offering

Easter Missions Offering

Thank You! The 2022 Easter Grant processes has concluded. The Missions Team is pleased to announce that this year’s 2021 Easter Missions Offering collected a total of $20,084.00! The following agencies/ministries are the 2022 Easter Missions Offering grant recipients: Bridge Bread Bakery Center for Hearing & Speech Home Sweet Home Sneakers with Soul Manchester UMC…
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Sewing for Missions

On January 22, 2022, the Sewing for Missions ministry gathered to make cot sheets for LifeWise STL’s Early Childhood Center. This team completed 52 sheets and are on track to donate over 75 to the LifeWise STL. Individuals who like to sew or prepare things to be sewn were needed to help with this special…
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HomeFirst STL

Everyone deserves a safe home of their own. HomeFirst STL helps people transition out of homelessness and into a hope-filled future. When people lack the support and money to stay housed long-term, these individuals feel discouraged and alone. But HomeFirst STL works with these individuals and has changed lives by providing housing that is safe,…
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Habitat for Humanity Logo

Give Local, Build Local

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. In a year when home became schoolhouse, office, and sanctuary in addition to shelter, our mission to create affordable housing opportunities in Saint Louis took on new meaning. Having a safe place to call home has never been more important, and…
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Elizabeth (Liz) Shuburte

Director of Missions Liz Shuburte’s bio is coming soon!

Epworth Children and Family Services

Epworth is a United Methodist-related community nonprofit with the mission of helping children, youth and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education and employment.

Students learn English together in a classroom.

ESL Classes

Manchester UMC partners with the Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/English as a Second Language Program to host ESL and Citizenship classes on site. Since 1969, Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/English as a Second Language Program has been in existence. Free Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency Test Prep classes, as well as English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes, are…
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Sandwich Ministry volunteers make sandwiches in an assembly line.

Sandwich Ministry

Day: This ministry is currently on pause due to the pandemicTime: 10 to 10:45 a.m.Location: Fellowship HallMinistry Leader: Liz Shuburte When Manchester United Methodist Church is in Phase 4, our volunteers gather every Tuesday morning to make and pack sandwiches for our neighbors living on the streets of St. Louis City. Currently, the sandwiches help…
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Four volunteers of varying ethnicities touch hands in a team huddle.

Mission Opportunities

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we…
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Off-Site Missions

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we…
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On-Site Missions

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we…
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Seasonal Missions

Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. Putting our faith into action is a core value that we seek to live out by helping those who are vulnerable and struggling among us. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we…
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Youth Calendar

The calendar reflects all COVID-19 related changes. 

Bridge Bread

Bridge Bread is a social entrepreneurship initiative designed to provide job opportunities for homeless/formerly homeless individuals.  The goal is to help disadvantaged and marginalized people engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity, and enables the guests to help themselves. Manchester UMC sells Bridge Bread before and after worship services on Saturdays and…
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Food 4 Kids

For some school-age children who receive reduced/free lunches at school, the weekends can be a time of hungry bellies and food insecurity.  To help students get through the weekends with the food they need, Manchester UMC has partnered with the Parkway and St. Louis School Districts to provide students with backpacks filled with non-perishable food items…
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Personal Essentials Ministry

The Personal Essentials Ministry helps restore human dignity. What if you had to choose between buying food or toilet paper? For many in the community, affording even the most basic personal hygiene products is a struggle. The Personal Essentials Ministry, in partnership with Circle of Concern Food Pantry in Valley Park, offers basic personal care…
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