White Only Online Logo

Youth Small Groups

Youth Weekly Small groups

Groups for all!

Small groups are an opportunity for youth to deepen their faith and deepen their relationships with others. Small groups are divided by middle school and high school and they focus on caring for each other while learning faith essentials through the Manchester Youth 3 Year Curriculum. Groups will decide together their meeting day, time, and location.

high school Small groups

For youth in grades 9-12, Manchester Youth offers two separate groups meeting on different days.

Wednesday group

sunday group

Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 6:15-7:45p
Location: Youth Room | Manchester UMC

Dates: Sundays
Times: 6:00-8:00p
Location: Youth Room | Manchester UMC
Once a month, this small group goes off-site for dinner and fellowship.

Middle School groups

For youth in grades 6-8, Manchester Youth offers a weekly group and a monthly group option. You can chose to attend both!

A silhouette style illustration of a team of superheroes with female leader with city skyline and sunburst in the background. Wide space available for your copy.
8th graders assemble

middle school meet-up

8th graders assemble

Dates: Every Wednesday 
No Middle School Meet Up:  Feb. 1, Mar. 22, Apr. 5
In Person Times: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Location: Youth Center | Manchester UMC

This is a popular, high energy mid-week gathering for middle schoolers. Participants will play active games and the lessons are interactive and relevant to their daily lives as middle schoolers.

Middle School Meet-Up is part of M&M’s (Meals and Ministries). All participants are encouraged to eat a Community Dinner with great company in Fellowship Hall before the program begins, and parents are encouraged to plug into an adult group while MSMU meets.

Dates: January 29: 3:30-5:30p
March 12: 5:00-6:30p
April 16 @ 6:00 pm and/or April 18 @ 6:30 pm: Join a HS small group

Location: TBA


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.


Register Here- Scholarships Available.

Queer small Group

Dates & Times: TBD
Youth Room | Manchester UMC
Description: Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ are invited to join a group led by two Christian adults also identifying as LGBTQ+. This group will provide an affirming and loving space for youth while helping them understand what it means to be queer and Christian. They will determine as a group when, where, and how often they meet.


Pastor's Note

And Also With You

& also with you by Laura Checkett, March 25, 2023 a return to love to guide us forward in this time; in this moment for this time; for this moment to love to see to know to be in community with each other with those who we don’t understand &

Learn More »


Jesus was angry at the Pharisees for their hardness of heart, and it motivated him to heal the man’s hand. Embracing anger can be hard to do, especially since we are so often coached to avoid it. However, often those who are telling us to avoid anger are only doing

Learn More »


“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

Learn More »