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The Very Worst Missionary

Special Online Class: The Very Worst Missionary

Dates:  Wednesday, April 15 through May 6Time:  11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Leader:  Autumn Dennis, Director of Missions Zoom Required Password:  302942Meeting ID:  925-489-375 Description:   This online class is a deep dive into the topic of missiology– how and why we do missions and to what end. Using the book The Very Worst Missionary by Jamie Wright, we will examine…
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Our Missions Response to COVID-19: Info, Resources, and FAQ

Hello church, 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,…
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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.

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Missions Fair Booth Reservation

Please complete the below form to reserve a booth at the Missions Fair occurring on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in Fellowship Hall at Manchester UMC. This Missions Fair is open to all recognized missions ministries of Manchester UMC. Please review the Ministry and Missions Fairs guidelines before completing this reservation. IMPORTANT: Registration for the upcoming Missions Fair…
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Ministry & Missions Fairs

Manchester UMC will be holding a Ministry Fair on Sunday, Feb. 23 and a Missions Fair on Sunday, March 8 in Fellowship Hall. These two events are a great opportunity for the many ministries of Manchester UMC to share their purpose with the congregation and recruit new people to their teams. Ministries may setup their…
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Gifts in White Weekend

We are at the high point of the “if you really love them you will buy them a very expensive Christmas present” season. Ads for jewelry, fancy cars, and high-end electronic devices saturate our senses. The message seems to be that the only way to bring seasonal joy to someone you love is to go…
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Missions Ministry Fair

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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

17th Annual Fair Trade Market November 23-24, November 29-December 1 The largest Fair Trade Market in the United States We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers,…
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Missions Event/Activity Recap Form

Please complete a separate form for each missions-related event/activity within 1 week of the event/activity. For any questions, please contact Director of Missions Autumn Dennis. Thanks for all that you do!

Market for Missions

June 5 & 6, 2020 Find bargains galore as you shop over 9,000 sq. ft. of merchandise! You not only get great deals, but you get the good feeling knowing that all your purchases will make a difference in someone’s life. All proceeds benefit missions. The Market for Missions garage sale has new and used…
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ESL Classes

Manchester UMC partners with the Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult Education and Literacy/ESL Program to host ESL and Citizenship classes on site. Benefits of classes include learning English in friendly adult classes where you can work on conversation, pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, citizenship tests, and American customs. Learn more about the ESL program: The Parkway-Rockwood Area Adult…
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Sandwich Ministry

Volunteers at Mancheser United Methodist Church gather every Tuesday morning from 10:00am to 10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall to make and pack sandwiches for our neighbors living on the streets of St. Louis City. Currently, the sandwiches help support the backbone of the feeding ministry at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in the Lafayette…
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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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Autumn Dennis

Director of Missions A native of Nashville, Tennessee, I have been active in ecumenical service and justice activities for the past ten years. I graduated with my Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2016, and am currently finishing my Master of Divinity at Eden Theological Seminary.  I was ordained in October 2015…
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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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Gifts in White

Dec. 7 & 8, 2019 During this holiday season, you will give and receive many gifts. This year, why not give a gift that has the ability to make a difference and share the love of Christ with others? Your financial, in-kind, and volunteer gifts this season can transform the lives of those in need…
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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

Our 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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