Tag: missions

Christmas Missions Offering

During this Season of Giving, above and beyond generosity is needed now more than ever. Make a financial donation by using this green button. Thanks to Manchester UMC’s above and beyond contributions from the Christmas Missions Offering, this financial support went directly to these agencies! Thank you! Check out these related websites:

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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Liz Shuburte

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.

Market for Missions

Save the Date! Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3, 2023 Market for Missions will have bargains galore as individuals shop over 9,000 sq. ft. of merchandise! There are not only get great deals, but it’s a good feeling knowing that all purchases will make a difference in someone’s life. In addition, all proceeds benefit…
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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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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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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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The ERT team stands next to a bunk bed they have made at a recovery site

Early Response Team

“In the hours and days after disaster, those who survive are looking for anything to give them hope.  ERT can provide the kind of immediate response that restores hope, builds faith, and encourages those who are looking to their neighbor for support”   Rev. Tom Hazelwood, Assistant General Secretary, UMCOR Early Response Team In partnership…
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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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