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Manchester Youth Mission Statement

Manchester Youth is a loving, fun, and inclusive community that equips students to make faith and life decisions by helping them grow in their understanding and relationship with God and others.

Serve at the Easter Sunrise Service

Manchester UMC's Easter Sunrise Service at 7a, is traditionally run by the Manchester Youth. We are calling on all Youth to participate to make this service special again. You can chose from a variety of ways to serve from singing in the worship band to ushering to set up. FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO SIGN UP TO SERVE.

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Sunday Squad

Youth (incoming 6th grade-17 years old) are invited to join in the Youth Center at 9 and 11a on Sunday mornings. Youth will eat breakfast snacks, have free play, and will watch the sermon via Facebook live.

Worship Kits

Youth Worship Kits are available at both services in the lobby on Sunday mornings. Kits include materials to help youth better understand the service components, the sermon, stay focused, and stay engaged. They also include a family discussion guide that parents can use to continue the conversation at home.

other opportunities

From small groups to confirmation, there is something for everyone here with Manchester Youth.


Weekly Small Groups

Small groups are an opportunity for high school youth to deepen their faith and their relationships with others. Small groups focus on caring for each other while learning faith essentials through a 3-Year Curriculum.

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Middle School Meet-Up

Middle School Meet-Up is a smaller, informal gathering of middle schoolers on Wednesday nights. Youth play games together, grow in faith through small group discussion, and do art and mission projects.



This program provides an opportunity for youth to explore the Christian faith alongside other youth in a fun, relevant and engaging way. Our focus is on helping each young person learn about God’s unconditional love.

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Youth Events

Youth events are held monthly and include fun, fellowship, and food. The Youth calendar is the most up to date overview of all things this vibrant ministry has to offer, including information on summer programming.

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Leadership Opportunities

There are s a variety of leadership small groups that meet to coordinate events, marketing, hospitality, and make decisions for the Youth program. These teams are offered to ALL youth, grades 6-12.


Queer Group

Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are invited to this group led by two Christian adults who identify as LGBTQ+. An affirming and loving space for youth is created while helping them to understand what it means to be queer and Christian.

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8th Graders Assemble

8th Graders Assemble is a brand-new program JUST FOR 8TH GRADERS to meet their unique developmental needs. Participants will deepen their relationships with each other and get the support they need to make the big transition into high school.

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Youth Parent Groups

Manchester Youth is excited to offer opportunities just for parents of youth to connect with each other and have fun as adults. Many meeting are held during Youth events, so just drop off your Youth and gather together.

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Open to everyone who has an interest in singing! No audition or previous choral experience is necessary. This choir sings in Sunday morning worship services on a regular basis, in addition to other performances within the community.

Important Forms and Documents

In order to participate in Manchester Youth, we encourage you to fill out the forms and register below. Important emergency contact and health information forms are also needed to keep your child safe.




“Confession is just spiritual language for truth-telling” (from the Arthur Riley devo). When we confess, sharing the truth about ourselves with God and with one another, it sets us free. We release those parts of us that are not authentic to who we are so that we are free to

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CONNECTIONS | Health & Recreation

Health & RECREATION Manchester UMC offers a variety of adult Health and Recreation Groups where you can help to enhance your physical health in a fun and supportive environment. Explore these options to find a group that fits your interests and schedule.  Let us know which group(s) you’d like to

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