Young Adult Communities

Young Adult Communities

Here at Manchester, we know that different age groups have different needs.  Our young adult ministries cater to individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 in West County and South City St. Louis.   

No matter where you are on your faith journey, life path, or location in life…you are welcome here. Some of us are college-aged, some are young singles, and some are part of young families. In fact, many of us fall into more than one of these categories.  We live across the St. Louis region and together we have fun, laugh, cry and support each other in this journey of life.  

We believe that life is better when we’re connected with other people in community. That’s why we offer a variety of groups and classes to meet your needs.  These experiences are fun, safe, encouraging and located across the St. Louis area. No matter who you are, there is room for you at the table. 

Learning Opportunities

The Young Adult Ministry offers a variety of groups, classes and events throughout the year. Click on the “Learn more” links below for more information:

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Various Days & Times
Our Sermon Reflection Studies are produced in-house at Manchester UMC by the Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. This weekly curriculum is based off of the sermon for the week. These studies are open to everyone with no homework required.   Learn more

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Current Connections
Mondays thru Feb. 28, 6:30p
This popular class is returning in January! Each week this group will read the top 2 to 4 news stories as reported by the Associated Press and discuss them together. In our conversations, we will make theological, Biblical, and spiritual connections to the events of the day. 
 Learn more.

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Learn to Tat!
Sat, Feb. 5, 9:00a
Tatting is a technique for handcrafting lace from a series of knots and loops. Learn how to needle tat and/or shuttle tat and make a small tatted project by the end of the class. All needed supplies will be provided.  Learn more.

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Life, Death & Disney
Suns, Feb. 6-27, 9:00a
Focus on how four different Disney movies deal with death (and with life), and what Biblical connections are made.  Learn more.

Holy Ghost Haunts

How the Holy Ghost Haunts
Mons, Feb. 7-28, 6:15p
This class will take a look at the genealogy of Jesus found in Matthew 1, and the way it corresponds to four women who were sexually compromised in the Old testament. This class is for anyone seeking the good news of God in a feminist, decolonizing, liberative, and redemptive way. Learn more

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Life, Death & Disney
Weds, Feb. 9-Mar. 2, 4:45p
Focus on how four different Disney movies deal with death (and with life), and what Biblical connections are made.  Learn more.

For more information, please contact the Social Justice Administrative Assistant, Sherri Estes.

Campaigns
Hate Has No Home Here

No Hate Yard Signs
Available for Sale
Manchester UMC is offering yard signs featuring the above image for display at the homes of those who wish to take a stand against hate in our communities. These vibrant signs are one-sided and made with corrugated plastic to withstand wind and rain and come with a metal sign holder for placing in your yard. Learn more

Pride Flag

Rainbow Stoles
We wear rainbows to call attention to our welcoming stance and to show solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.  This Pride symbol is a visual sign of a commitment to justice in the areas of gender and sexuality. Learn more

For more information, please contact the Social Justice Administrative Assistant, Sherri Estes.


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