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Help Furnish New Youth Center

Thanks to the generosity of several families, Manchester UMC was recently able to renovate much of its youth space to make it more modern, functional and attractive to young people in our community. We now have the opportunity and need to furnish this new Youth Center with furniture and audio/visual equipment so that youth can…
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SPECIAL CLASSES: Bible Basics – Timeline for Senior Youth

Dates:  Sundays | Jan. 13 to 27  (3 sessions)  for Senior Youth (9-12 grades) Times:  11 a.m. to Noon Location: Room 221 | 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…
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2019 J.U.M.P.

Welcome 4th/5th graders to J.U.M.P. (Junior United Methodist People) starting January 2019. J.U.M.P. is a transitional program that will help as you move from Children’s Ministry into Youth Ministry over the next couple of years. Our program is run by It is run by current youth group students with the help of our Beth Boemler, Director…
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Youth Center To Get New Look

One of the priorities funded by our ‘Unfinished’ stewardship initiative was the renovation of the youth ministry area. I’ve asked Phil Estes, Pastor of Administration, to give us the latest. –Pastor Greg Grace and Peace Friends! The excitement and anticipation of a newly renovated Youth Center is growing and fueled by a church that loves…
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Youth Events, Trips and Activities

Youth Events Middle School Lazer Tag Lock In at The Edge Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 2nd $40 per youth (contact Beth if a scholarship is needed) Our middle schoolers look forward to this event every year (and our high schoolers are jealous) and it’s the largest middle school event of the year –…
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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. Check out some of the most popular ways to help and make a difference on the weekends. If you’d like help in choosing a…
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Beth Boemler

Beth is originally from St. Charles and feels called by God to counsel and minister to youth. She attended college in Springfield, MO and volunteered as a Youth Ministry leader at King’s Way UMC. For six months, Beth had the opportunity to provide interim leadership to their middle-school program during a season of transition. After receiving degrees in…
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Felicia Barringer

I joined the Manchester United Methodist Church staff February 1, 2012 as the youth small groups coach. My title has changed a few times since then and I am now the Youth Administrative Assistant. I am responsible for all the behind the scenes workings of youth group. I hold a B.A. in Human Services from…
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Manchester UMC: “2021 PLAN”

Background In January 2018, a group of members, clergy and staff gathered offsite for an all-day workshop to discuss, dream and discern where God is calling Manchester UMC over the next four years. From that session, the group proposed six priorities and related 4-year goals to the church Leadership Board. The group also recommended that…
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Small Groups

Youth Small Groups

Bible Breakfast This group meets on Wednesdays from 6:40 to 7:15 am (unless otherwise noted) during the school year. It is open to all students in grades 9-12. High school students find this to be a great place for a mid-week check-in and devotion. Locations are specified below. 6 North Cafe 14438 Clayton Rd Ballwin,…
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Confirmation Program

At Manchester UMC, our Confirmation program provides an opportunity for young people to explore the Christian faith alongside other youth in a fun, relevant and engaging way. Our focus is on helping each young person learn about God’s unconditional love and amazing grace through experience and conversation. At the end of this journey, youth will…
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Youth Music

Cantate (Youth Choir) Cantate is open to ALL the youth of the church in grades 6-12.  No audition or previous choral experience is necessary.  We rehearse on Sundays during the school year and sing in Sunday morning worship services on a regular basis, in addition to other performances within the community. Look for our 2018-2019…
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Safe Sanctuary at Manchester UMC

We follow a practice called “Safe Sanctuary” to help ensure the safety of minors and vulnerable adults as well as our staff and volunteers. It is our practice that volunteers provide relevant personal information, undergo a criminal background screening and pass child safety training before they can serve with minors or vulnerable adults.   Become…
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Sunday Night Youth Gathering

YOUTH GROUP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ON SUNDAY JANUARY 20TH! Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to  hang out at Manchester UMC on Sunday nights (during the school year) for a really fun evening of food, worship, games and small-group discussions. Youth from a wide-range of middle and high schools come on Sunday…
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Scouting Ministry

Medals Offered: God and Country “God and Me” (Cub and Brownie Scouts, grades 1 to 3) “God and Family” (Webelos and Cadet Girl Scouts in grades 4 & 5)  “God and Church” (Boy & Girl Scouts in Grades 6 to 8) “God and Life” (Senior Scouters I, grades 9 to 12) Classes for “God and Me” and “God…
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