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New Appointment Announcement

January 18, 2023 Dear Members and Friends of Manchester United Methodist Church, As Chairperson of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of our church, I have the responsibility to announce the appointment of Dillon Burns, as the pastor at Okemos Community Church in Okemos, Michigan, effective July 1, 2023. This appointment has been made by our Bishop, David …

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Christmas at MUMC!

Celebrate Jesus’ birth with us this year at Manchester United Methodist Church! We have two Christmas Eve services at 5pm and 11pm, both with candlelight and communion held in our sanctuary and livestreamed simultaneously to our YouTube channel. Additionally, we offer a Longest Night Service and weekly worship on Sundays at 10:30am, including on Christmas …

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MUMC’s New Welcoming Statement

There should always be a place for everyone at church. The congregation of Manchester United Methodist Church adopted a welcoming statement earlier this summer that affirmed their commitment to creating an inclusive body of faith, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community. While the church has long practiced an openness to all people, it became increasingly clear …

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COVID-19 Update

Dear friends, I am glad to share that after multiple weeks of decreased activity, Washtenaw County is now at a ‘medium’ COVID-19 community level under the CDC’s metrics. As part of our ongoing commitment to align our precautions with public health agency recommendations, we are now encouraging masking throughout the building and strongly recommending masking …

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Church T-Shirt Competition!

We’re making a church shirt and you could design it! Help us make a shirt that suits our congregation by submitting a design by June 30. You don’t have to be artistically gifted! Entries can be a slogan/phrase (witty or meaningful!), a description of an idea, a sketch of an idea, or even a full-fledged …

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COVID-19 Update

Dear friends, Over the past weeks, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Washtenaw County have risen to the point that we entered a ‘high’ COVID-19 community level under the CDC’s metrics on May 12. At this level, the CDC and our local health department recommend that everyone wear a mask in all indoor public settings to …

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COVID-19 Update

Dear friends, In accordance with updated CDC masking guidance released earlier this month, we will no longer require masks within the church building except in the sanctuary for worship beginning tomorrow, March 9. As we have done previously throughout the course of the pandemic, our COVID-19 mitigation strategies remain focused on public health guidance and …

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COVID-19 Update

Dear friends, In our now long-standing effort to care for the health of our community by following the guidance of public health officials, we will again require masks while inside the church building regardless of vaccination status beginning Sunday, August 22. The CDC, State of Michigan, and Washtenaw County have all recommended that everyone wear …

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Text Message Security Reminder

Similar to our reminder earlier this year regarding spam email messages, we have become aware that there have been spam text messages sent claiming to be from Pastor Dillon and asking for a favor. This message, and others like it, are an attempt to scam the receiver, often requesting money or a gift card. Not …

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