Tag: Social Justice

What’s Up with Monuments & Signs?

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021Time:  7:00 p.m.Location: Online Only by Live StreamGuest Panel: Dr. Geoff Ward, Dr. Bryan Jack, Nick ReinhardtModerator: State Representative Trish Gunby Manchester UMC is wrapping up it’s Race and Education final event by sponsoring a community conversation on “What’s Up with Monuments & Signs?” Local scholars will discuss the role of monuments in commemorating history…
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Black Lives Matter

June 7, 2020 We, the appointed clergy of Manchester United Methodist Church, mourn the tragic killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and countless other persons of color who, for generations, have been victimized by violence and injustice. We confess that in the privilege of our whiteness we have failed to consistently and adequately…
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Race & Education in St. Louis

Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021Time: 7 to 8:30pLocation: Fellowship Hall | Manchester UMC (Near the intersection of Hwy 141 & Manchester Road) and Live StreamGuest Panel: Dr. Howard Fields III, Dr. Sarah Riss, Nick ReinhardtModerator: State Representative Trish Gunby Manchester UMC is sponsoring a community conversation on “Race and Education in St. Louis.” This learning…
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Faith In Action

Faith In Action

Social Justice Ministry announces the return of Faith In Action Days! Faith In Action Days remind us that our faith calls us to get out into the world and to get our hands dirty. Join us each quarter for a day of intentional reflection, learning, and engagement in our community.  Faith In Action days will…
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Portrait of Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk, Social Justice Coordinator

Nick Reinhardt

Director of Young Adult & Social Justice Ministries I serve as Manchester UMC’s Social Justice Coordinator. I received my Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard University. Most recently, I was the Associate Director of the Center for Social Empowerment in Ferguson, MO. I have been involved in ecumenical work…
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No Hate Yard Signs

“We love because God first loved us. Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.” – 1 John 4:19-20 Let’s Take a Stand Against Hate There is…
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Century 3

Century 3

Making a Difference for Christ. 2020 Visioning Summary In the year 2026, Manchester United Methodist Church will begin “Century 3” as a congregation. After 200 years of faithful ministry, Manchester UMC is poised to launch into our third century with renewed energy and purpose. To embrace this historic moment, in October of 2020 Manchester United…
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White Fragility

White Fragility

Dates:  Sundays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 2021 (6 sessions, Zoom only)Times:  3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Zoom ID #: 837 7833 5295Passcode: RaceLeader: Nick Reinhardt-Swierk, Director of Young Adults & Social Justice Description:  Using Robin Diangelo’s book White Fragility: Why it’s hard for white people to talk about racism, we will examine some of the…
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Mother 2 Mother

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 12:15-3 p.m. Open to the Public Mother 2 Mother was a conversation with black mothers to the white community about “The Talk” with their black sons. The mothers shared the challenges and dangers of raising black sons in today’s world. Hosted by Manchester UMC’s Racial Justice team in preparation for Martin…
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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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Gun

Guns in America: Get the Facts

Day: Wednesdays, Jan. 8 – 29 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Presenter:  John Hundley, Missouri Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Description: We will learn about the history of the 2nd Amendment, the history of gun ownership in the U.S., Contemporary legislation, and the reality of gun…
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Social Justice

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT) United Methodists have a rich history and concern for social justice. Inspired by Jesus’ ministry to the poor and marginalized, we continue the work…
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