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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our history dates back to the 1790s, but our mission remains unfinished. Join the journey.
Meet those responsible for our missional and strategic direction.
Learn answers to the questions people most often ask.
Interested or still have questions?