Join us for in-person, socially distanced services, Sunday INDOOR service at 9:30am
OUTDOOR Service is at 11:15am (weather permitting)
The 9:30 service will be live-streamed on Facebook.



Outreach Program Overview

South United Methodist Church’s Outreach program is as varied and diverse as the people who enter our doors each Sunday morning. We have a long and vibrant history of social justice and advocacy, often on the cutting edge of social change. We are committed to reaching out and helping people who, for whatever reason, find themselves in need. We listen for and respond to local, national and international neighbors in need with hands-on and financial support, including the programs, charities and agencies listed below.

National & International Missions

Blankets for Mother’s Day: On Mother’s Day, we invite you to participate in the Church World Services’ International Blanket Appeal program, which assists with U.S. and international disaster relief. Why not honor an important woman in your life while providing protection from harsh weather for the victims of natural disasters?

Heifer International: Participate in annual events to benefit Heifer International! Your efforts will help send animals to families around the world and provide agricultural training, helping them feed and clothe themselves and improve their living conditions.

Operation Christmas Child: Fill shoeboxes with both fun and necessity items and help deliver the boxes to a local drop-off location in mid-November. The shoeboxes will be distributed by volunteers from Samaritan’s Purse, who introduce the Gospel message to children and adults who may have otherwise never heard it.

Compassion International Child Sponsorship Program: Through this program, children hear the Gospel and learn about Jesus, receive education, mentoring, health care, hygiene training, supplementary food if necessary, guidance and love. Outreach sponsors a child in Haiti, and many members of the congregation sponsor children as well. Information about sponsoring a child is available if you’re interested!

Rise Against Hunger: Each year, we host a Meal Packing Event. A group of 40-50 volunteers can pack more than 10,000 meals in just a few hours! Your financial donation helps us sponsor these events each year. Your time as a volunteer assists in providing highly nutritious dehydrated meals, primarily used to support school feeding programs in developing countries.



Local Hands On Missions

SUMC Community Garden

What better activity for pandemic year 2020 than to start community garden with safe access to fresh air and locally grown, healthy food?  We began with the installation of seven raised beds by two Eagle Scouts, Theo Uznanski and Jonathan Suarez, and the assistance of their Troop.  Our garden mission is to help build a sustainable, healthy, equitable, and resilient community by

**Providing gardening space to those who have no place to grow vegetables at home.

**Offering a safe, outdoor space where community members can get to know one another and share ideas for growing healthy food.

**Promoting community- and family-building through contact with groups such as Building Healthy Families and Manchester’s Spruce St. Garden.

**Giving away any excess produce to community members in need.

For info or to inquire about reserving garden space, please contact Jeff Kieft (720-882-8796) or Peter Tullson (

Manchester Area Conference of Churches: There are many ways to get involved with MACC:

Volunteer your time: Work with us and help Manchester’s homeless families by serving meals and organizing food in the pantry. Of course you are welcome to donate non-perishable goods too, which helps keep the MACC pantry shelves stocked.

Souper Bowl: Donate money each year on Super Bowl Sunday to benefit the MACC pantry.

Crop Walk: Join us on our MACC downtown Manchester walk each year, as we raise community awareness and funds for MACC’s vital food, clothing, shelter and other advocacy programs.

Seasonal Sharing: Donate food and gifts, which are distributed to local families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

MACC Shoppers: Donate money and coupons, and a special group of bargain hunters will put it to good use, obtaining the maximum amount of food to stock the shelves at MACC’s pantry

Washington School: Washington School – South United Methodist Church has an ongoing relationship with Washington Elementary School.  We are involved in volunteering to provide educational support, assisting in planning, supporting and providing materials for family night activities, collecting gently used clothing for emergencies, and purchasing educational supplies when needed.  There are many ways to get involved in supporting our school and community.

Rebuilding Together: Help the local elderly and physically challenged families repair, improve and beautify their home. Each year on the last Saturday in April, we rake, paint, etc., and picnic with hundreds of other Manchester volunteers in Northwest Park.

Manchester Interfaith Social Action Committee (MISAC) & Manchester Initiative for Social Action-Supportive Housing (MISH): Help us by communicating, supporting, and implementing Manchester’s 10-year plan to eradicate chronic homelessness in our town.