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photo of Manchester UMC youth center that is nearing completion

Youth Center Nears Completion

Because of the love and generosity of our congregation, our YOUTH CENTER is nearly complete! As you can tell from the photo, the downstairs youth area has been totally renovated. A wall has been taken out, enabling a large multi-purpose room where youth can worship, study, have small group meetings, play and relax. New lighting,…
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Trivia Night 2019

Friday, April 5: 7-11 p.m.Kirkwood Community Center$200.00 per table or $20.00 per ticket Help support the youth center and have a blast! There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions each. Topics vary widely. Tables seat up to 10 people. Individuals can register as well for $20. Cash prize of $250.00. Proceeds support the furnishings…
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Help Equip the New Youth Center

Thanks to the generosity of several families, Manchester UMC was recently able to renovate much of its Youth Center and purchase new furniture to make it more modern, functional and attractive to young people in our community. In order to be fully functional, we need to equip the Youth Center with audio, visual, media and…
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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

Summer Mission Journeys and Camps Spirit Camp June 29 – July 4, 2019$50.00 deposit required to hold youth spotOpen to youth who have completed grades 5-12 Middle School Mission Journey to Kingdom House in St. Louis, MO June 10 – June 13, 2019$50.00 deposit required to hold youth spotOpen to youth who have completed grades…
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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

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 priorities and related 4-year goals to the church Leadership Board. The group also recommended that…
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Youth Small Groups

Bible Breakfast Who: High SchoolersWhere: 6 North Cafe 14438 Clayton Rd Ballwin, MO 63011 ORSt. Louis Bread Company 14560 Manchester Rd Ballwin, MO 63011 Time: 6:40-7:15am (unless otherwise noted) on Wednesdays High school students find this to be a great place for a mid-week check-in and devotion. Locations are specified below. Meeting DatesFebruary 13 at…
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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. Director: John Cargile Our…
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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 Safe…
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Youth: Who We Are

We are an inclusive community of youth (6th through 12th grade) who love Christ deeply, worship Christ passionately, and serve Christ boldly. What We Do We offer a variety of different opportunities for our youth to connect, learn, play, and grow in their faith. Sunday Night Youth GroupSunday nights, 6 – 8 pmMeet in the Narthex…
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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) God and Country Scouting Classes Currently Offered:…
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