Tag: youth

Night at the Bistro 2023

Hosted by Manchester Youth, the 2023 Night at the Bistro will be an evening of fun, gourmet food, a silent auction, and entertainment as guests immerse themselves in this year’s theme of “Candyland”. Proceeds from Night at the Bistro help fund programs for youth grades 6 to 12. In addition, this event gives youth the…
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J.U.M.P. for 4th & 5th Graders

Welcome 4th/5th graders to J.U.M.P. (Junior United Methodist People)! J.U.M.P. is a transitional program that will help as you move from Children’s Ministry into Youth Ministry over the next few years. This program is run by current youth group students with the help of the Dir. of Youth Ministry, Beth Boemler, and Rev. Brenda Stobbe,…
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Senior Recognition & Leader Appreciation

Who: Graduating High School Seniors and Youth Leaders Date: Sunday, April 23Time: 4 to 7 p.m. Location: Fellowship Hall | Manchester UMCLeader: Beth Boemler, Youth Director Description: Graduating high school seniors and youth leaders will be recognized at this special event on Sunday, April 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. They will enjoy dinner together,…
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2022 Internship Program

Program Overview Internship Opportunities: Children and Families Department (1 to 2 interns) Youth Department (1 intern) Hours: 4 to 10 hours per week (schedule flexible) Program Description: Manchester UMC has been awarded grants for the purpose of offering paid internships at the church for college-age and young-adult individuals. An internship at Manchester UMC is an…
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Youth Lock-Ins 2023

The Manchester Youth are hosting their annual lock-ins this February! Middle and high school will meet on different weekends but both events will feature an off-site trip, more food than you can eat, worship, and fun with friends all night long. Friends are welcome at both events! Middle School Lock-InDate: Friday, February 3 – Saturday,…
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Youth Parent Fellowship

Youth Parents Only!

Calling ALL Youth Parents! Manchester Youth is excited to offer opportunities just for parents of youth to connect with each other and have fun as adults. Mark your calendars and check back on this website for more opportunities! Banned Books ClubWeds, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 12, May 3 | 6:15-7:30pCheers Bar & Grill61 Nationalway…
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Youth Small Groups

Weekly Small Groups Small groups are an opportunity for youth to deepen their faith and deepen their relationships with others. Small groups are divided by middle school and high school and they focus on caring for each other while learning faith essentials through the Manchester Youth 3 Year Curriculum. Groups will decide together their meeting…
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Middle School Meet Up

Middle School Meet Up

Middle School Meet Up Middle School Meet-Up is a popular, high energy mid-week gathering for middle schoolers. Participants will play active games and the lessons are interactive and relevant to their daily lives as middle schoolers. Middle School Meet-Up is part of M&M’s (Meals and Ministries). All participants are encouraged to eat an affordable meal…
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About Youth

Youth Mission Statement Manchester Youth is a loving, fun, and inclusive community that equips students to make faith and life decisions by helping them grow in their understanding and relationship with God and others. Learn more about our Youth program:

Youth Summer Opportunities

Middle School Mission Journey June 8-11 LifeWise StL Youth who have completed 6th – 8th Grade Join us for a 3.5 day excursion to the south side of St. Louis. This trip will be a combination of service and learning where youth will both support the good work LifeWise STL does AND learn about the…
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Youth Foam

Youth Events, Trips & Activities

2023 Events February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 June 8-11: Middle School Mission Journey July 2023 July 15-20: Spirit CampJuly 25-28: High School Trip to Youth 2023 Learn more about our Youth program:

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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Beth Boemler

Director of Youth Ministry 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.…
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Felicia Barringer

Administrative Assistant – Youth 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.…
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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 2021 priorities and related goals to the church Leadership Board. The group also recommended that…
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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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Confirmation Program

Confirmation 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…
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Youth Band in Chapel

Youth Music

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Safe Gatherings at Manchester UMC

We follow a practice called “Safe Gatherings” (formerly known as “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 background screening, successfully complete online child safety training and receive  recommendations from two references…
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Scouting Ministry

Manchester UMC’s Scouting Ministry provides Scouting Medal opportunities. If you are looking to learn more about general Scouting Ministry information at Manchester UMC, please complete the form below. Want to learn more about our Scouting Ministry? Please complete one form per child/youth.