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2017 Vacation Bible School

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Vacation Bible School – Hero Central

Week of June 25th

Register by June 4th!!!

Kids age 4 by July 31st, 2017 (and potty-trained) through 5th Grade (Fall 2017) are invited to discover their strength in God during this year’s Hero Central VBS! Through Bible stories, music, games, science, crafts, and our annual service project, students will learn that God’s Heroes have HEART, COURAGE, WISDOM, HOPE, and POWER. Watch the church come alive as it is transformed into Hero Central. Our kids will encounter epic adventures alongside biblical heroes as well as realize qualities that make them truly heroes in God!


Sun. June 25th - Thurs. June 29th from 5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.



Mon. June 26th – Fri. June 30th from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 am.

Registration opens Sunday, March 19th and is $25 per child/$50 per family max, which includes all materials, a t-shirt for every child and a VBS Music CD for each family!

Deadline for registration is Sunday, June 4th; late registration is available from June 5th-18th for $35 per child/$70 per family max. For more information, contact Chessey Brenton, Director of Children’s and Family Ministries, at c.brenton@manchesterumc.org.

*Mini-VBS Program – We have a special opportunity for our friends who turn 3 by July 31, 2017, are potty-trained, AND whose parent(s) volunteer during the entire week of VBS. They will get to experience our HERO CENTRAL Mini-VBS as they explore their strength in God through special programming specifically designed for our little Stars. You can register your child for Mini-VBS when you complete the Adult Volunteer Registration form online. Mini-VBS will be available during both the daytime and evening programs.*     

Click here to register for VBS AM:

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Click here to register for Mini VBS AM:

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(Registration opens March 19th)

***Additional Emergency Contact, Medical, and Alternative Pick-Up Forms will be e-mailed to you in late May or early June. Please keep an eye out for these documents. Thank you!***



Please join us as we discover, explore, encounter, and realize God’s unstoppable love with our children at the Hero Central VBS in 2017. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved with the children here at Manchester UMC. We are looking for VBS “Guides” (teachers) to lead our “Heroes” (children) during both the evening (Sunday, June 25th – Thursday, June 29th: 5:45-8 p.m.) and daytime (Monday, June 26th – Friday, June 30th: 8:30-11:30 a.m.) programs.

As a “Guide”, you will be facilitating the kids are they travel to different activities throughout the day. All of the lessons, crafts, music, games, science projects, etc. have already been planned. Your key role will be to move the children from place to place, support their learning activities, and have fun!

In addition, we are looking for “Center Leaders” that will lead many of the different stations we have available to our students. Some of the stations include music, science, crafts, bible stories, and missions. You will work with a team of people to help create the best possible learning experience for our students that help encourage them along their faith journeys.

Please prayerfully consider accepting one of these roles for our summer VBS program this year. We really do need you! You will be helping to support Christian learning for our young members and will receive bountiful blessings in return. Visit our website or contact Chessey Brenton (c.brenton@manchesterumc.org), Director of Children and Family Ministries if you have any further questions or would be interested in joining our team. 

Click here to register for VBS Adult Volunteer AM:

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Click here to register for VBS Youth Volunteer AM:

Click here to register for VBS Youth Volunteer PM:

Summertime FUNTIME

Summertime Funtime


Looking for something fun to do together as a family? JOIN US at Manchester United Methodist Church. Our Children’s Ministry Department and Circle of Friends Preschool have teamed up to bring you Summertime Funtime!

Mark your calendars for June 9th, July 9th, and August 6th! We are going to spend time in fellowship with one another while enjoying the beautiful summer season.

June 9th – Movie Night at Manchester

  • We will watch Finding Nemo starting at 6:30 p.m. here at Manchester. This is a PJ party so come in your pajamas and bring a sleeping bag! Popcorn and refreshments will be provided

Finding Nemo Graphic


July 9th – Picnic At the Park

  • Join us for a Picnic in the Park at Schroeder Park in Manchester, MO from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and we will provide dessert.

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Address: Schroeder Park - Manchester Parks & Recreation
359 Old Meramec Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021


August 6th – Pool Party

  • Come to Cool Dell Swim and Tennis Club in Ballwin from 4-6 p.m. Pizza dinner and refreshments provided. Don’t forget a towel!

Pool Party Picture 1

Address: Cool Dell Swim and Tennis Club
414 Dietrich Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021


Click here to RSVP for Movie Night at Manchester

Click here to RSVP for Picnic at the Park

Click here to RSVP for the Pool Party


We will happily accept walk-ins, but appreciate a head count for refreshments!

Contact Chessey Brenton at c.brenton@manchesterumc.org if you have any questions about these upcoming summer fun events.