Tag: music

We Shall Overcome

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7p Celebrate Black History month with the glorious sounds of the MUMC Colby Pipe Organ. This concert will feature music by Black composers and arrangers, including the music of Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Adolphus Hailstork. John Cargile, organ There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The entire St. Louis community…
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Erin Bryan

Joyful Noise Choir Director Erin Bryan has been a member of Manchester UMC since 2020. She and her husband have 3 children and have been foster parents of 23 others over 15 years. Erin is a member of the Chancel Choir and a volunteer with Manchester Children’s and Family Ministry. She has directed church and…
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Betty Estes Gnaegy Christmas at Manchester

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 7p Come celebrate Christmas with wonderful holiday music presented by Cantate Youth Choir, Coventry Choir, and the Chancel Choir! This beautiful night will be accompanied by two grand pianos, featuring John Cargile and Joseph Welch. There’s plenty of Free Parking available. The entire St. Louis community is invited to experience…
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Musicians Wanted

Modern Worship The Modern Worship band is looking for new musicians, especially drummers, guitarists and keyboard players, to join this team. The Modern Worship team members play for the 9am Sunday worship service and special events. Adults and youth (age 14+) are welcome to let us know your interest by completing this form below. Please…
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Emily Pikaard

Director of Children’s Music and Drama A life-long Missourian, Emily grew up in a small town in the middle of the state, where music and faith were fundamental to her development. As a daughter of an organist, she spent many hours at church and has participated in music ministry for most of her life. Emily…
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Ethan Massey

Projects & Events Coordinator Although I am originally from Illinois, just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, I currently live in the Dogtown area of the city with my fiancé. I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Communications Studies with an emphasis in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. I am an…
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Weekend Serving Roles

There are so many ways you can get involved and help others at Manchester UMC. Our weekend services provide a wide-range of serving opportunities for all ages, abilities, schedules and preferences. We are always looking for smiling faces to serve in a variety of roles – both during worship times or during the week: Help…
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John Cargile

Organist/Music Associate I joined the MUMC staff as Organist/Music Associate in November of 2007. At MUMC I assist the Director of Music in many aspects of the music program; serve as Principal Organist and oversee our two associate organists; accompany both the Chancel and Coventry Choirs; and direct the Youth Choir CANTATE. I thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to play the wonderful Colby…
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Kevin McBeth

Director of Music & Worship I joined the staff of Manchester United Methodist Church in 1995, after serving churches in Texas and Iowa.  As Director of Music and Worship Arts, I have the great privilege to lead this vital ministry, which includes nearly 500 children, youth and adults in all facets of Fine Arts:  music,…
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Children’s Choirs

The Manchester UMC Children’s Choirs help children experience the joy of music and worship as they serve in cultivating their talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through music. The Children’s Choirs Mission is to provide an engaging environment for children that encourages musical, spiritual & personal growth through education, fellowship, & outreach. …
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Youth leadership

Youth Leadership Teams

There are many ways to be a leader for the Manchester Youth. We have two teams that meet on Wednesday nights and they are open to all youth. Team members learn valuable leadership skills while they plan and implement important aspects of Manchester Youth programming. Learn more about our Youth program: Youth Confirmation Youth Events,…
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Youth Music

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Handbell Choir

Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. Our Ringing Choirs help you experience the joy of music and the satisfaction of praising God as you serve in cultivating your God-given talents in ministering to our congregation and the community through sharing handbell and handchime music. All choirs…
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Joy of Music Concert Series

WELCOME! We look forward to welcoming you back for this 25th season! Join as we present 10 fantastic concerts full of music and talent from several groups! PipescreamsSunday, October 30 at 7pJoin us for this “fiendish” evening of organ music by organist, John Cargile, and his “spooky” friends. This concert is fun for the whole…
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Adult Choirs and Bands

Worship Arts Opportunities Manchester United Methodist Church has a long standing history of music and the worship arts. We offer an extensive opportunities of adult choirs and bands. Below are brief descriptions of each one. Check out these websites: