What To Expect

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We extend God’s love and grace to ALL people. Therefore, as we journey toward a greater understanding of one another, we respect our human family’s diversity of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, family structure, marital status, socioeconomic status, education, political perspective, faith history and life experience.

Worship Services

If you’re new to Manchester UMC, a great place to start is by participating in one of the weekend worship experiences. Manchester UMC offers relevant, engaging and uplifting worship that incorporates music, prayer, scripture, preaching and other elements. Most worship services are offered in-person as well as online through Facebook and this website.

TRADITIONAL-CASUAL
Saturdays at 4p – Live Online

Traditional-casual worship in the historic chapel

An informal, worship service from our 100-seat, 150-year-old chapel. Lectionary-based preaching, prayers, hymns, and primarily traditional music in the form of jazz, gospel, Celtic, contemporary & chamber styles (Woods Mill Ensemble) and classic organ. This service is not meeting in person at this time due to the pandemic..

PRAYER SERVICE
Sundays at 8a – In-Person

Prayer service in the historic chapel

This prayer service is held in the historic chapel of Manchester UMC and is led by one of the clergy. It is an intimate time to gather for prayer, scripture, music and a meditation.

MODERN
Sundays at 9a – In-Person & Online

Modern worship in the Sanctuary and online

The modern service at Manchester UMC provides a vibrant and relevant worship experience, led by a worship team that features drums, guitar, keyboard and other instruments. This service embraces more modern language and music.

TRADITIONAL
Sundays at 11a – In-Person & Online

Traditional worship in the Sanctuary & online

Traditional worship at Manchester UMC embraces rituals and hymns tailored to the message of the day. Music is an important part of this worship, with each service featuring hymns (old and new), a variety of musical groups, and our world-class pipe organ. A 140-member Chancel Choir along with other musical groups sing at this service throughout the year.

ABOUT MANCHESTER UMC

What we believe

We believe that God is the creator of the universe and giver of all that is good. God is the Savior—known intimately in Jesus and his life, death, and resurrection—who shows us how to live and love.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who opens our eyes to a world of mystery, miracle, and meaning.
We believe that God’s Holy Spirit calls us to live out and proclaim the message of Jesus with compassion, creativity, and boldness.
We believe that, as the Church, we are called to heal a broken and hurting world, and to be a place where justice is proclaimed and lives are transformed.

OUR VISION & MISSION

We are called to be an inclusive community of people who love Christ deeply, worship him passionately, and serve him boldly.

We are called to make a difference for Christ by transforming church and community.

CLERGY & STAFF

Meet the pastors and staff of Manchester UMC, who are here to help grow your faith.

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OUR HISTORY

Our history dates back to the 1790s, but our mission remains unfinished. Join the journey.

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LEADERSHIP BOARD

Meet those responsible for our missional and strategic direction.

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FAQS

Learn answers to the questions people most often ask.

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