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Missions Team Interest Form

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Fair Trade Market

17th Annual Fair Trade Market November 23rd & 24th 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, artisans,…
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Literacy Survey

Are you interested in teaching young ones how to read? The Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is leading a new initiative called “Pathways Out of Poverty” which focuses on strengthening relationships between churches and local schools through literacy tutoring and mentoring. The Missions WIN Team is collecting information from interested participants as…
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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! Share this:

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Market for Missions

Market for Missions

June 7-8, 2019 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 items in…
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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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Bike Rehab volunteers fix bikes in a basement filled with tools and work tables.

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

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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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