Tag: Rev. Andy Bryan

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Current Connections

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 23 – Feb. 20 (5 Sessions)Monday, Feb. 20, President’s Day, is Zoom OnlyTime: 6:30 – 7:30pLeader: Rev. Andy Bryan, Lead PastorRoom: 221 | Manchester UMCZoom ID#: 873 8305 0613 Passcode: 182414 Description: Each week this group will read the top 2 to 4 news stories as reported by the Associated Press and…
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May The Force Be With You

First of all, let me just reassure those of you who are not fans of Star Wars, these next four weeks will still be meaningful for you. So what I’m saying is, please do not let the fact that our upcoming worship series is about the theology of Star Wars keep you from coming to…
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Keep It Real

Did you ever have an experience that was so good it just didn’t seem real?  On a family vacation in the Rocky Mountain National Park, I got up earlier than everyone else one morning and hiked a trail at dawn. Almost alone on the trail, in the stillness of the morning, seeing the sun rise…
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It Is Time To Dream

This weekend, we are wrapping up our three-week worship series, “Live in Love: What’s Next for the United Methodist Church.” The first week, we talked about our recent history and the context of the current flashpoint in the UMC regarding marriage and ordination of people in the LGBT+ community. Understanding how we got to where…
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“Clobber Verses”

This week, the sermon comes with a “content warning.” I really want everyone to be aware that I will be talking about the particular Bible verses that are referenced whenever people discuss homosexuality. Many people refer to these few verses collectively as the “clobber verses.”  Isn’t that something? This group of verses has earned a…
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Politics & the Church

This Backstage Pass was presented on Wednesday, November 17 at 7p. Together we discussed how politics and the church intersect within The United Methodist Church and Manchester UMC. Rev. Andy Bryan explained how The United Methodist Church, Manchester UMC and individual clergy go about choosing which social and political topics to address. They also explored…
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Rev. Andy Bryan

Rev. Andy Bryan is our Lead Pastor. He and his wife, Erin, are the parents of three children, and serve as a foster family. Rev. Andy’s appointment before coming to us was at Campbell United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri. He has 19 years of pastoral experience, plus seven years in music ministry. He studied at…
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