first united methodist mission & vision

Our Mission is to lead persons to Christ and
disciple believers.
The Vision of First United Methodist Church
of Manchester:
As followers of Jesus, led by the Holy
Spirit, we…
Step boldly out of our comfort zones so
we grow deeper in our faith;
Feed the hungry both body and soul;
Provide worship and spiritual growth
Promote truth and justice;
Always value others over ourselves so
together we can grow in Christ.
Meet Our
Rev. Randy Brown, Pastor
Rev. Dana Brooks, Dir. of Music &
Andrew Mochrie, Youth Director
Cindy Lamb, Dir. Children’s Ministries
Barbara Williams, Church Secretary
Nona Jarratt, Financial Secretary
Brooke Hazen, Organist/Pianist
Ricky Bradford, Custodian
Bonnie Alford, Nursery Caregiver
Belinda Holman Ferrell, Nursery Caregiver
Judy Brooks, Director of Christian
Learning Center
Manchester First
United Methodist
Small interest groups are important in the
growth of individuals. Some of these
include: United Methodist Women; United
Methodist Men; Wesley Wanderers
(Adults); and Cell Groups (for spiritual
Check out the Fellowship Brochure for
more information on these groups.
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 a.m.
8:25 and 10:55 a.m. – WORSHIP
(Holy Communion each 1st Sunday)
Worship through song and music plays a
big role in the life of Manchester FUMC,
beginning with our Cherubs and SongLand
Celebration choirs, through Men’s Chorus
and Praise Band, Sanctuary Choir and Adult
Handbell Choirs.
Cokesbury Hymn Sings are observed each
5th Sunday, but singing hymns is a part of
Children's Church and many Sunday School
classes as well. For more details about
opportunities to serve through the ministry of
music, see the Music Ministry brochure!
First United Methodist Church
105 Church Street
Manchester, Tennessee 37355
Phone: 931-728-4624
Fax: 931-728-8285
E-mail: [email protected]
Pastor E-mail: [email protected]
Web Page:
Worship is the central act of the people of God.
Without question, this is central to our life as a
body of believers. When we gather every Sunday
morning, our primary focus is not on ourselves but
on our Lord. We join together to exalt God, lifting
our voices in praise to the One who gives us life in
all its fullness.
As you consider where you will make your
church home, remember that, above all, the
supreme reason a congregation meets is to truly
worship God and prepare to serve God. If this is
your heart’s desire, we believe you’ll find a special
place where you fit perfectly – First United
Methodist Church.
Welcome to Manchester First United
Methodist Church! We are very pleased to
have you worship with us. I hope you find
in our congregation radical hospitality,
passionate worship, intentional faith
development, risk-taking mission and
service and extravagant generosity.
Join us on Wednesday Night (during the
school year) for Wednesday Night
Together. We offer a covered-dish
fellowship meal each Wednesday, at 5:30
p.m. and at 6:15 p.m. there is a vast
assortment of studies and activities for
children, youth, and adults.
Inside this brochure you will see a listing of
some of our ongoing ministries. Our
Director of Music and Education, Rev. Dana
Brooks, leads several choirs of different
ages and types and works with our
educational ministries. Andrew Mochrie is
our Youth Director. Cindy Lamb leads in
our children’s ministries. Judy Brooks
directs our Christian Learning Center that
includes both a Preschool program (Monday
through Friday) and Mother’s Day Out
(Mon., Wed, and Friday.)
We hope that you will come again and
eventually make our church your church
home. This is a vibrant church, and we
invite you to become part of it. Join us in
the Christian journey and may God bless
you and your family.
Rev. Randy Brown, Pastor
We offer a variety of opportunities for
worship, fellowship, service and
education for all ages. As you visit the
pages of our website
( you'll learn
about our programs for children, youth,
singles, families, adults, senior adults,
the homebound and those in care
facilities. We invite you to become a
part of Manchester First UMC!
 Food Pantry in cooperation with Good
Samaritan Center..
 Pastor’s Assistance Fund – helps
persons in need with food, gas, bus
tickets, medicine, etc.
 Communion is shared with our shut-ins
each first Sunday.
 and other ministries to community, local
and global.
Keeping young people involved, active,
and learning builds a base for Christian
values to carry with them into adulthood.
Our Elementary and Youth Sunday School
divisions pursue that goal.
Our church has two circles; the Sallie
O'Neal Circle meets on the 3rd Monday
in the evening at member's homes. The
Day Circle meets on the 4th Tuesday in
the church parlor, at 10:00 a.m., with a
Dutch treat lunch to follow at a local
restaurant, for those who are
interested. Both circles have outings at
least once a year, planned by the
members. We are supportive of local,
regional, state, national, and global
ministries. There is a program prepared
by a member of the circle each month.
We also do mission studies with other
churches in our district once a year.
You would be most welcome to visit or
join either group.
Our Sunday morning nursery workers
create a warm, loving environment for
infants and toddlers to begin learning to
love the Lord.
Beepers for parents add a level of
security and the knowledge that their
children are being cared for and loved
During the 10:30 service, we have an
additional program called Children’s
Church, for ages 4 through 3rd grade, that
meets in Room 206.
Our Christian Learning Center is a statelicensed weekday preschool and extended
care program for children ages one through
five. FUMC has sponsored this service to the
community for many years. Its rich tradition
provides quality programs and excellent
curriculums in art, story time, Chapel time,
music, outdoor play, creative thinking, rest
time, and snacks.
 The Preschool operates Monday - Friday.
 Mother’s Day Out operates on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
 Preschool Contact Number: 931-728-8283.
Radio broadcast of our late service of
Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday on
local radio station WMSR 1320 AM or 107.9
FM (Manchester) and 105.1 FM
(Tullahoma). At 10 a.m. on the same
station, listen to "The Radio Bible Class"
taught by Mr. Pat Cassady.
You can listen to our services from
anywhere in the world by linking to WMSR's
live feed:
Just tune in at 10 or 11 a.m. Central time
In addition to Sunday School
classes, our youth gather in their
own space for study on Wednesday
and Sunday nights.
Sundays – 6:00 –8:00 p.m. – Youth
get together, have some snacks,
a lesson, worship, and hang out.
Wednesdays – 6:15-7:15 p.m. –
Small Groups – for those looking
to learn more, and go deeper into
Sunday nights lesson. For more
information visit our web site at or talk to
our youth pastor, Andrew Mochrie
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry knits
and crochets shawls to give to
people who need comforting or
recognition in any way, whether
members of the church or the
community. We meet the 2nd
Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m.
in the church parlor. Everyone is