Manchester United Methodist Church celebrates God’s open invitation for all people to be counted among the body of Christ. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and are beloved children of God, fully worthy of God’s love and grace.

We joyfully welcome people of every gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, age, education, economic status, marital status, and faith to fully participate in the life of the church. We look forward to hearing how we can welcome and include you.

We recognize that there are differences in thought among us and choose to be bound together in love. We respect all people as we continue to grow in our understanding of one another and our appreciation for the God-given gift of diversity.

As followers of Christ, we commit ourselves to embodying the love, grace, and justice of the Kingdom of God in our congregation, in the community of Manchester, and in the world.

The welcoming statement was passed in the summer of 2022 after conversation with the whole congregation.