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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 us offer a warm Manchester UMC welcome to our guests by serving with any of the following teams:

Communion Server

Communion Attendants
Saturdays 4p / 1st Sundays 9a or 11a
Join the Communion Team and aid in setting up and preparing the communion elements. Flexible shifts are available. For more information, please email Kevin McBeth.


Welcome Team
Various Saturdays or Sundays / Times
The Welcome Team welcomes and assists people as they come into our building on Sunday mornings to attend worship or classes. Flexible shifts are available. Learn more


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Donuts & Coffee Team
One of the fun ways to get to know people at Manchester UMC is to hang out between services for a little conversation and Coffee & Donuts. Sunday mornings, between both the 9a and 11a worship services, individuals gather in Fellowship Hall. Flexible shifts are available. Learn more


Children's Sunday School

Children’s Ministry
Various Saturdays or Sundays / Times
Whether interested in becoming a Sunday school lead teacher, Sunday school assistant teacher, Welcome Desk leader, PRAYground helper or another role, there’s a place for you to serve. Flexible shifts are available.
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Lay Readers
Saturdays 4p / Sundays 9a or 11a
If you like public speaking, consider becoming a part of the Lay Reader Team. Lay Readers participate in Saturday and Sunday services by reading Scripture and other components of the worship service. For more information, please email Emily Pikaard.


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Modern Worship Team
Sundays 9a Worship
If you sing or play a musical instrument and enjoy modern Christian music, consider becoming a part of the Modern Worship Team. To learn more, please email Emily Pikaard.


AV/Production Team
Saturdays 4p / Sundays 9a or 11a
If interested in working behind the scenes, consider joining the AV Team to help during services by running slides, moderating Facebook, as well as working with cameras, lights and audio. No experience is necessary! Learn more


Nursery & Childcare
If you like holding babies or helping with toddlers, consider joining our Childcare Team. Flexible shifts.   Learn more


Music Programs
Children through senior adults are invited to participate in the Music Program. You may join at any point during the year. The Music Program includes choirs, ensembles, hand bells and other instrumentalists. For more information, please email Emily Pikaard.


If you’d like help in choosing a serving opportunity, please contact Emily Pikaard.


Pastor's Note

Venom: Jesus & Nicodemus

   It seemed like every televised football game in the 1970s had a huge banner displayed in the stands near the end-zone with “John 3:16” emblazoned on it. Many times, the banner was the work of one man, Rollen Stewart, who traveled from town to town, seemingly just to unfurl

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