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Walk Justly Conference

“Just Missions” October 22 – 24, 2021 Manchester UMCSt. Louis, Missouri Make a positive impact in your community by participating in the Walk Justly 2021 Conference! During this gathering, we’ll explore social justice issues, programs & best practices with expert speakers and each other. Participants will discover practical skills, timely insights, and relevant theology in…
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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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Our Missions Response to COVID-19: Info, Resources, and FAQ

These are very hard and trying times. As we struggle to keep up with the stream of news changing every minute, many of us are wondering what is being done to care for the most vulnerable in our society. Our identity as a missional church does not change in times such as these, although the…
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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.

Missions Ministry Fair

Want to get connected at Manchester UMC?

Dates: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 – Faith Formation             Sunday,  Feb. 23, 2020 – Missions Time:   8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester UMC Be sure to visit the Ministry Fairs before or after worship to learn about the many groups and disciple ministries available to you at Manchester UMC. You’ll have an opportunity to ask…
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Missional Discipleship Group

The Missional Discipleship Group is a quarterly event for any and all who are passionate about Missions, involved in Missions at Manchester, and Missions Ministry Leaders. In this space, we enjoy food, fellowship, and fun together as we learn more about what’s going on in our church, how to get involved, and how to support…
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Fair Trade Market

For almost 20 years, Manchester UMC has hosted one of the largest Fair Trade Markets in the nation with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world.  Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday gifts, international crafts, food samples, educational presentations, and giveaways. Fair Trade is a social justice movement that ensures farmers…
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Market for Missions

2021 Market for Missions has been cancelled In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our concern for the safety of our volunteers and community, the Market for Missions Planning Team has decided to cancel this year’s Market for Missions. We hope you will join us at the next Market for Missions!  You will find bargains…
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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

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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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. 

Gifts in White

Our Gifts in White will look different this year. Every year, we are used to bringing your gifts wrapped in white paper for our community partners and putting them on the altar. Due to COVID-19, this will look differently. Most of our partner agencies have asked for gift cards and cash, and we encourage you…
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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 after worship services most weekends, with all proceeds…
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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 our community, affording even the most basic personal hygiene products is a struggle. Our Personal Essentials Ministry, in partnership with Circle of Concern Food Pantry, offers basic personal care items that Food…
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