Welcome to Manchester UMC!
We’re so glad you’re interested in learning more about us. There’s a lot of useful information about us on our website but truly no better way to meet us than in person. We’d like to invite you to join us in worship any Sunday at 10:30am*. To help ease your nerves for your first visit as much as possible, we’ve put together some useful information and answers to frequent questions below. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re ready to welcome you in to our church family.
*Note: As of March 15, 2020, we have suspended all in-person worship services and other gatherings to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. You can join us by watching our live stream through YouTube or using our at-home worship guides. We will provide updates on our website, Facebook, and our email list regarding our plans to resume in-person activities.
Our worship is casual with some traditional elements. We typically sing hymns with organ accompaniment but frequently also have special music with a more contemporary feel. To follow along with worship, we provide printed bulletins and project the hymn words and congregational responses.
The church nursery opens ten minutes prior to worship and remains open through the end of the service for kids infant through kindergartners. Supervision is provided in accordance with our protection policy, including that there will always be at least two approved individuals in the room. More information about the nursery and other children’s programming can be found here.
Parking & Location
We are located immediately off M-52, named Ann Arbor Street north of downtown Manchester. Our main parking lot is behind the building and, after entering the double doors, greeters will direct you to the sanctuary on the upper level. There is handicap parking available in the main lot as well as outside the front entrance. Get directions and see a map on our contact page.
We welcome everyone to participate in communion with us regardless of age, gender, orientation, church membership, or faith profession. To ensure everyone is able to participate, we use grape juice and provide a gluten-free bread option. Communion is typically celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.
- Worship typically lasts for an hour. After the service, you’re invited to stay for coffee in the fellowship hall for conversation and building relationships.
- Feel free to wear whatever your feel most comfortable in! In our congregation, we have some who dress nicely and others who come in casual attire.
- We do take an offering during worship but there is never any expectation or obligation for anyone to give.