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Winter Programming

Check out these programs and connect!

Manchester UMC has many opportunities to connect and there is something for ALL ages!

On January 17th, the Youth, Children & Families, Adult Faith Formation , Worship Arts, Social Justice, Missions, and the Connections ministries will start the new year with lots of classes, events, groups and teams. Check out what’s happening this at Manchester UMC!

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Children & Families

All of God's children ages 6 week through 5th grade are invited to participate in various actitivites, classes, and events.



All Youth in grades 6th-12th are invited to join small groups, Sunday Squad, Middle School Meet-Up, and more!

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Young Adults

Opportunities to connect to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40. Parents, singles, college students, all are welcome to join one of the monthly events.

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Adult Faith Formation

Whether you are seeking to study and learn about your faith, or are searching for authentic community in which to know and be known, we have options for you. In our Online Catalog, you will find all of the current classes that we offer.

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Worship Arts

Manchester UMC has a long-standing history of music and the worship arts. There are ensemble opportunities for singers and instrumentalists of all ages and experiences. We invite you to sign-up for an ensemble!

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Manchester UMC is a church that strives to follow our scriptural calling to serve God by serving our neighbor. This happens through a variety of missional programs and activities that we plan ourselves and/or partner with others in order to make a positive impact in our community.

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Social Justice

The Mission of the Social Justice ministry is to do good, seek justice, and correct oppression through awareness, education and action; one person, one connection at a time.

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Offering a place where people can connect in fellowship through community dinners, hospitality, health & fitness, and becoming a new member are just some of the ways to get involved in this ministry.

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Greeting Card

Sending a card is a way to show someone is thinking about them, or wish them well, or proud of them. The Greeting Card Ministry sends out greeting cards with messages of love and support to those on our prayer request list and for special occasions.


Stephen Ministry

Sometimes difficult life situations that come our way such as loss of a job, a serious illness, divorce, loss of a loved one, and more. When they do, the care of a trained Stephen Minister may be just the emotional and spiritual support you need.

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Visitation Care Team

Illness and hospitalization can be a stressful life event. We would like to offer you both spiritual and emotional support during that time.

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Prayer Shawl

Since the Prayer Shawl Ministry began 14 years ago, over 2500 people have received prayer shawls and many others have received hats, scarves, and baby blankets – all made by approximately 100 dedicated women at Manchester UMC.


Pastor's Note

A Dream of Manchester UMC

The night before my first Monday as part of the staff of Manchester UMC, I had a dream. I dreamed I was packing a large suitcase. Evidently, I was traveling to some spot where I was to address a large group of people on a topic dealing with spiritual life. But I was having

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Exactly How Did I Get Here?

Romans 5:6-8. We all wonder how we got to the places we inhabit. Sometimes we muddle along and find ourselves in a place of great blessing. We receive more than we’ve given. But the opposite is also true: Sometimes we do our due diligence, but everything turns to mud. Problems

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This Moment To Arise

Psalm 37:1-6. The transfiguration event revealed the identity of Jesus in a flash of light. The disciples witnessed it, but had to go back down the mountain into the darkness of the world around them. Even though we are broken and flawed, God’s “limitless, undying love” shines all around us

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