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Easter Eggstravaganza 2017


Saturday, April 8, 2017: 9-11 a.m.

Online Registration: March 1 – April 5

Children 5th grade and younger, including their parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.), are invited to celebrate the Resurrection at our FREE Easter Eggstravaganza with crafts, sweet treats, games, and an inside egg hunt.

Volunteers are needed to help with activity stations and egg hunts. If you are interested in helping out with this event, please contact Chessey Brenton at c.brenton@manchesterumc.org or Nancy Lynn at glynn02@att.net.

** Please note: The candy and sweet treats provided during Easter Eggstravaganza are nut free, however we cannot guarantee that they were made in a nut-free facility. Thank you! **

Easter Eggstravaganza Schedule

9:00    Arrival and Welcome

9:00 – 9:15    Sing-A-Long

9:15 – 9:30    Storytelling

9:35 – 11:00  Crafts, Games, Cookie Decorating, and Egg Hunts


9:40    Egg hunt for children 2 years and under

10:00  Egg hunt for children 3 and 4 years old

10:00  Egg hunt for children in third, fourth, and fifth grade

10:20  Egg hunt for children in kindergarten, first, and second grade

Please remember to bring your Easter basket for your eggs!

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(Please register all children and adults that plan to attend the Easter Eggstravaganza. Thank you!)

2017 Vacation Bible School

VBS 2017 Logo

Vacation Bible School – Hero Central

Week of June 25th

Registration opens March 19th

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:

Click here to register for VBS PM:

Click here to register for Mini VBS AM:

Click here to register for Mini VBS PM:

(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:

Click here to register for VBS Adult Volunteer PM:

Click here to register for VBS Youth Volunteer AM:

Click here to register for VBS Youth Volunteer PM:

(Registration opens March 19th)

J.U.M.P. (Junior United Methodist People)

Welcome 5th graders to our new program called JUMP starting January 2017.  This is a transitional program that will help as you move from Children's Ministry into Youth next year.  This will be a great opportunity for you to spend time in fellowship with other 5th grade students and current youth group members as we do Bible study, small groups, games, snacks and ther fun activities all together.  Each JUMP meeting will be on Sunday afternoons from 2 - 3:30 pm.  Below are the dates for this program.

  • January 8 (JUMP Kick-Off)
  • February 12
  • March 5
  • April 2
  • May 7 (Introduction into Youth group - JUMP will be from 6-8 pm)


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Easter Eggstravaganza 2017 Volunteer Form

If you are interested in volunteering for this event (Adult or Youth), we would love to have you join our team! Please fill out the form below and contact Chessey Brenton at c.brenton@manchesterumc.org if you have additional questions. 

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