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Lent & Easter Events for 2017

There are many fresh and exciting activities scheduled around Lent and Easter this year. We invite you to experience the joy of our resurrected Lord and Savior at any of the following:

Lenten Breakfasts

Wednesdays thru April 12, 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a hot breakfast and great speakers. We promise to have you back on the road by 7:30!


‘We Like Sheep’ Musical -- Church Services COMBINED for This Special Event

Saturday, April 1, 5 p.m. (no 4 or 5:30p service)

Sunday, April 2, 9:30 & 11 a.m.* (no 8a service)

A fully-staged musical based on the parable of the lost sheep. MUMC's Music Makers Choir will be accompanied by a live band. The toe-tapping music and uplifting message of our Good Shepherd's love will appeal to all ages.


“The Way of the Heart,” An Art Installation of the Stations of the CrossFrom Ashes to Glory

April 9-15 -- Free & open to the public, Marble Narthex, Manchester UMC, 129 Woods Mill Rd., Manchester, MO 63011

Presenting their original pieces, local artists tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion in a way that words aren’t necessary.


Eggstravaganza 2016Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 8, 9-11 a.m.

Children (through 5th grade) and their parents are invited to celebrate Easter through crafts, story time, activities and an egg hunt. Free. Register online by April 5 at manchesterumc.org/specialevents



Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 9

8 a.m.; 11 a.m.* -- Traditional worship by Pastor Greg Weeks

9:30 a.m.* -- Modern Worship by Pastor Winter Hamilton. Today we see Jesus entering into Jerusalem in a purposefully symbolic display.

5:00 p.m. – Passion Sunday. In this service, we will walk to the cross with Jesus. This solemn service is great for those unable to attend other Holy Week services.

7:00 p.m. -- Concert: The Last Seven Words of Christ. Adams Legacy Masterworks Concert. Performed by the Chancel Choir. Kevin McBeth, conductor.


Maundy Thursday*

Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

“A Place at the Table,” including a message by Pastor Greg Weeks incorporating drama and music. Holy Communion served; optional foot/hand washing.


Good Friday*

Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Contemplative service of prayer around the cross. In the sanctuary.


Holy Saturday Service -- Rev. Stephanie Lendt

Saturday, April 15 at 4 and 5:30 p.m. In the chapel.

Through prayer, music and message, we will begin with Maundy Thursday and Holy Communion, move into the darkness of Good Friday, the unknown of Holy Saturday, and on to the light and celebration of Easter Sunday. 



7 a.m. - Youth-led Sunrise service (outside in north parking lot)

8 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary)

9:15 a.m. - Modern (sanctuary) *+

10:30 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary) *

11:45 a.m. - Traditional (sanctuary) *

Please note: We do not have any Sunday School classes (children or adults) on Easter Sunday.

*childcare available -- 2 years old and under

+interpretation for the hearing-impaired


Re-building Mozambique

100% of your designated Easter offering goes toward rebuilding schools and churches in Mozambique after Cyclone Dineo on Feb. 15. Visit manchesterumc.org/mozambique to learn more!