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Who: Middle School Youth (6 – 8 Grade) Starting: Friday, February 11, 2022, 8pEnding: Saturday, February 12, 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! Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022Time: 4 to…
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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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Let’s Rollout the Fun!

The 2021-2022 Manchester Youth program is new and improved, with the goal of creating programs that both youth and adults find engaging, meaningful, and conducive to busy schedules. The Youth program updates were created by the Youth WIN team with the intent to increase the numbers of active participants so they directly reflect the size…
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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 beginning…
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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. Here is the Updated COVID Protocols for Fall 2021. Learn more about our Youth program: Youth Leadership Teams Confirmation Youth Events,…
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Youth Foam

Youth Events, Trips & Activities

Here is the Updated COVID Protocols for Fall 2021. 2021-2022 Events December 2021 December 1-23: Tree Lot (Mission/Service Opportunity) December 24: Youth Christmas Eve Service January 2022 January 9, 4p: Spring Kickoff January 9, 4-6p: On-site Parent Fellowship Event regarding Summer 2022 events February 2022 February 4 and 5: Night at the Bistro February 11-12:…
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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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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. Here is the Updated COVID Protocols for Fall 2021. Learn…
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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 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 proudly 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.