Tag: youth

Youth Float Trip

Date: Saturday, June 25 Time: 8a – 4p Location: TBD Leader: Beth Boemler, Youth Director Description: This float trip is a fun way to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy God’s creation. Please register by June 19! Learn more about our Youth program: About Youth Youth Summer Opportunities Youth Leadership Teams Youth Music Confirmation Youth…
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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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Laser Tag Lock-In

Who: Middle School Youth (6 – 8 Grade) Starting: Friday, March 4, 2022, 8pEnding: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9a Location: The Edge, Belleville, ILLeader: Beth Boemler, Youth Director This is our most popular event for middle schoolers! If questions, please email Beth Boemler. Learn more about our Youth program: About Youth Youth Leadership Teams Youth…
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Youth Parents Only!

Calling ALL Youth Parents! Manchester Youth is excited to offer four events just for parents of youth. These will be great opportunities for parents to connect with each other and have fun as adults. Mark your calendars with the dates below and more details will be coming soon! Youth Parents OnlyWednesdays, 6:15-7:30pDrop kiddo off for…
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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 smaller, informal gathering of middle schoolers. Youth play games together, grow in faith through small group discussion, and do art and mission projects. This is a great alternative for youth who would prefer a smaller setting than the larger Youth Group on Sundays. Dates: Wednesdays, January…
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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: 2022 Youth Summer Opportunities Youth Leadership Teams Confirmation Youth Events, Trips & Activities Youth Calendar…
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Youth Summer Opportunities

Youth Summer Programs There are a variety of different youth opportunities offered for 6th-12th graders throughout the summer that not only invite youth to have fun, but grow in their faith, and meet new people. Both Middle School and High School grade groups have their own opportunities and trips, so make sure you check them…
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JUMP

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 the Dir. of…
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Youth Foam

Youth Events, Trips & Activities

COVID Safety Protocols 2021-2022 Events May 2022 May 1: Confirmation Ceremony May 4: Youth Parent Book Club May 22, 4-6p: Family Picnic June 2022 June 5: Sunday Squad June 5: Youth Parent Orientation for parent(s) of incoming 6th graders or new students June 9-12: Middle School Mission Journey June 12: No Sunday Squad June 19:…
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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. 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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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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Youth leadership

Youth Leadership Teams

There are many ways to be a leader for the Manchester Youth. We have four teams that meet on week 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 2022 Youth Summer…
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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

Learn more about our Youth program: Youth 2022 Youth Summer Opportunities Youth Leadership Teams Confirmation Youth Events, Trips & Activities Youth Calendar Questions? Email the Director of Music and Worship Arts, Kevin McBeth

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.