Tag: youth

Sunday Youth Group

Youth Group is our main gathering of the week. All youth grades 6-12 are welcome. Please read the letter below from Beth regarding the upcoming Social Topics series presented at Youth Group. Flow of the evening 3:45 – 4:00 pm: Optional play time 4:00 – 4:15 pm: Gathering/play time 4:20 – 5:00 pm: Worship (announcements,…
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AV Equipment

Help Finish New Youth Center!

Thanks to the generosity of many 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 Events, Trips and Activities

Summer Events  May 31, 7:00 pm JackBox Game Night  June 14, 7:00 pm – Family Trivia Night  June 28, 7:00 – Drive-In Movie at Church  July 12, 7:00 pm – Zoom Talent Show July 26, 7:00 pm – Family Feud Game Night August 9, 7:00 pm – Netflix Watch Party  August 16, 7:00 pm –…
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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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Youth Calendar

The calendar reflects all COVID-19 related changes. 

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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Small Groups

Youth Small Groups and Leadership Teams

Due to COVID 19 small groups and leadership teams have an alternate schedule and are meeting on Zoom. The google calendar is updated with times and dates of meetings. If you have any questions please email Beth. Please click here to view the google calendar for up to date meeting dates and times Hospitality Team…
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Confirmation Program

Due to COVID-19 Confirmation is meeting through Zoom. 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.…
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Youth Music

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: Kurtis Heinrich Our Mission: Proclaiming the…
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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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Youth: Who We Are

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. What We Do We offer a variety of different opportunities for our youth to connect, learn, play, and grow in their faith. Due to…
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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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