In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three weeks leading up to Ash Wednesday, we will use this book as a tool to discuss the meaning of Ash Wednesday and to explore the unexpected places God surprises us. 

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SPECIAL CLASSES: City of God – Faith in the Streets

Dates:  Wednesdays, Feb. 13 to 27  (3 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester UMC Leader:  Autumn Dennis, Director of Missions Description:  In this book, author Sara Miles describes how she and her friends left the church building on Ask Wednesday 2012 to bring the ashes into the city streets. In the three…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Holy Ghost Haunts

Dates:  Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to 26: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.: Room 221 (4 sessions)   OR Wednesdays, Feb. 6 to 27: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Room 106 (4 sessions)  OR Leader:        Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Using Amy Barbour’s essay, we will look…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Shameless: A Sexual Reformation

Dates: Sundays, Mar. 10 to Apr. 7:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Tuesdays, Mar. 12 to Apr. 9:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions) OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  9:30 to 10:45 a.m.:  Room 221 (5 sessions)  OR Wednesdays, Mar. 13 to Apr.10:  4:30 to 5:30 p.m.:  Room 106…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Gospel of Mark

Dates:  Wednesdays, Apr. 3 to June 26 (13 sessions) Time:   9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Susan Miller Description:  Have you ever wanted to study the fascinating Gospel of Mark? Join us as we start with the beginning of the Gospel and end with the movement from darkness to light.  We will explore the…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Growing Faith in 2019

Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to 30 (4 sessions) Time:   6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester UMC Leader:   Pastor Greg Weeks Description: Pastor Greg will be leading this four-session study with the goal of asking honest questions so that we can find answers that make sense and feel right. We’ll study his new book, Addressing Atheism:  Is Authentic…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Bible Basics – Timeline, Evenings

Dates:  Wednesdays | Jan. 16 to 30  (3 sessions) Times:  4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Location: Room 106 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader: Pastor Winter Hamilton Description:  Okay, so you’re kind of interested in getting to know the Bible but you don’t know where to start. You are not ready to commit to a multi-month Bible Study, but…
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Meals & Ministries

Let us handle the cooking and clean-up on Wednesday evenings while you enjoy some great food and conversation with others at Manchester UMC. Open to the public, Meals and Ministries offers a delicious meal for a great price from some of the areas most tasty restaurants. All meals include the entree, sides as well as…
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LEARNING GROUP: Growing In Faith Together (GIFT) Women’s Bible Study

Dates:   Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to May:  6:30 to 8 p.m. Location:  Room 309| Manchester UMC Leader:  Carol Schuth Description:  Join us as we studying Adam Hamilton’s new book, Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple.  Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call.  He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple One Wednesday Evenings

Date:             Wednesdays, Aug. 22 to mid-May 2019 Time:             7 – 9 p.m Location:      Room 223 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Wanda Oldani Description: This traditional 34-week study covers the major themes of discipleship from both the Old & New Testaments. By…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Two – Wednesday mornings

Day:              Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Mid-May 2019 Time:             9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Location:      Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Sydney Jumper Description: This morning class is for women only.  This is a 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke,…
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CLASS: Growing In Faith Together (GIFT) Women’s Bible Study

Date:            Wednesdays | April 11 – May 16, 2018 Time:            6:00-7:30 p.m. Location:     Room 311 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:        Carol Schuth Description:   Women are experts when it comes to worry, fear, and doubt. Unsettled times in our world—our neighborhoods—certainly don’t help matters.…
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CLASS: Wellness for Parents

Date:  Wednesdays | April 4 – 25, 2018 Time:  6:30-8:00 p.m. Location:  Room 221 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Chessey Brenton, Director of Children and Family Ministries Description:   Parents are constantly being pulled in many directions. Over time, we can become drained and overwhelmed by the daily pressures of caring for kids, juggling work and the responsibilities of…
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DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY: Disciple Two Wed Evenings

Day:              Wednesdays, Sept. 5 to Mid-May 2019 Time:             6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location:      Room 222 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Sydney Jumper Description:  All are welcome.  This is a 32-week study that offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing…
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LEARNING GROUP: Parent Group

Day:  Every Other Fridays through May 10 (Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 15, Mar. 29, Apr. 12, Apr. 26, May 10) Time:  9:30 to 11 a.m. Location:  Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leaders:   Kelli Hood and Ali Fields Description: Join other parents for faith-based learning, sharing of ideas, and fellowship.  We meet every other Friday to…
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HEALTH GROUP: Basketball

Day:             Wednesdays through May 30, 2018 Time:            8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Location:      Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:         Joe McMillion Description:  Enjoy fellowship and play pick up games of basketball. Register below: For enrollment assistance, please contact Tiffany Conway. See Also: Adult Groups Adult Classes Young…
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HEALTH GROUP: ExerStart

Day:  Mondays and Wednesdays Time:  9 to 9:45 a.m. Location:  Fellowship Hall | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:  Julie Webb Description:  We will continue our collaboration with OASIS to bring a new session of ExerStart to our congregation and community. ExerStart is a low-intensity exercise class for those adults who are 50+ and looking to add more activity…
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FELLOWSHIP GROUP: Senior Adults

Day:               Second Wednesday of each month Time:             11 a.m. to Noon Location:       Room 141 | Manchester United Methodist Church Leader:          Carole Howard Description:  Senior Adults is a daytime Fellowship Group for men and women, couples and singles. Our monthly program topics…
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Special Classes

We offer a variety of timely and intriguing special classes throughout the year that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Below are our current special classes. Special Classes Basics by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Bible Basics:  Timeline for Senior High Youth (9-12 grades) Sunday mornings Bible Basics:  Timeline on Sunday mornings Bible…
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