Friday, October 5, 2018

The Muslim Community and Islam

A Presentation, Discussion, and Dinner
Please join Members of North United Methodist Church for a presentation and discussion about the Muslim Community and Islam
When: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018
Presenter: Aida Mansoor, Muslim Coalition of Connecticut
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: North United Methodist Church
300 Parker Street
Manchester, CT
Please RSVP to: or 860 649-3696
For specific questions about the event, contact members of the Planning Committee at: 860 646-5124 or 860 633-3365 or 860 327-3875.
Dinner will be served*
*Compliant with Islamic dietary guidelines

Baked Potato Night

Baked Potato Night All the normal toppings and more!! Free Will Donation ($5 suggested) All proceeds will go towards the mission trip

NUMC Family Bike Ride #2

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We’ll have a nice ride and return to North Church in time for the Baked Potato Dinner. Meet at North Church for 3:00 departure. We will pedal down Parker St/Colonial Rd from NUMC to the Manchester Rail Trail , or to avoid riding on the road you can just meet us at the parking lot at 180 Colonial Rd. The Rail Trail runs across several marked road crossings into Vernon, to Bolton Notch and beyond. For our Family Ride we’ll pedal out until we are half tired (or until approximately 4:00 PM) then turn around and head back. Trail is almost all packed dirt, sand, crushed stone, gravel. Trail tires work best but a strong or adult rider can handle it on road tires. Constant gentle climb from parking lot. Easier, slightly downhill return trip.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September Tidings and Summer Sermons

There is a lot happening at NUMC, read about it in the September issue of Tidings, our newsletter: You can also catch up on sermons if you missed them this summer or re-listen to your favorites:

Friday, May 27, 2016

Funeral service for Jim Glass

Funeral service for Jim Glass will be held Saturday, May 28, at 10:30 AM at the North United Methodist Church, 300 Parker Street, Manchester. Burial with military honors will follow in the East Cemetery in Manchester. After the burial, all are invited to return to North Church to share in a luncheon and fellowship with the family. Visiting hours are Friday, May 27, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main Street, Manchester. Memorial contributions may be made to the North United Methodist Church Building Improvement Fund. Click here to read the obituary.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

New Tidings

The March/April edition of our newsletter, Tidings, is now available online at

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Holy Week Services

Holy Week Services 

Sunday, March 20 — Palm Sunday 

North UMC at 10:30 am with special music

Tuesday, March 22 — Upper Room Meal, 6:30 pm at North UMC 

A time of prayer and reflection for women, $10 each

Thursday, March 24 — Holy Thursday Service 

Bolton UMC at 7:00 pm

Friday, March 25 — Good Friday Service

North UMC at 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 27 — Easter Sunday 

North UMC at 10:30 am with special music

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Stuff That Matters

Pastor Dave invites young adults ages 20-34 to join him at North UMC Sunday, January 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm to cook together, eat together, and clean up together, all while having conversation about STUFF THAT MATTERS to you!

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Join us for a Men's Fellowship Breakfast this Saturday, the 23rd at 8 am at Bolton UMC.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

July/August Tidings Newsletter Online

The title says it all: July/August Tidings Newsletter Online
Read it here:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Listen and Speak

Listen to yesteday's sermon and be inspired to speak!

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Party Crashers

Listen and be inspired by yesterday's sermon, now online:

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Sermons and Tidings

New Sermons and Tidings Online on our website:

Spring Ahead This Weekend

spring aheadDon't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight! A fine time to check your smoke detectors while you are at it.

Monday, December 22, 2014


If you happened to miss the wonderful program "Joseph's Story" yesterday or want to hear it again it is up on the website with the sermons at Congratulations to all involved for a job well done!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sermon from yesterday online now

Listen to the sermon from yesterday's 3rd Sunday of Advent service:

Monday, December 8, 2014

Second Sunday of Advent Sermon

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Yesterday's sermon from the second Sunday of Advent is now online at

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hear Today's Sermon

This morning's sermon in online to listen to again or for the first time!

Exciting news

If you missed it this morning in church: Exciting trustees announcement; the replacement windows for the sanctuary have arrived and will hopefully be installed this week! We have money to go toward replacing the windows downstairs but are still a couple thousand dollars short, so please if you were thinking about making any windows donations they would be much appreciated. We will be warmer and using less energy this winter, YAY!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Vernon UMC Apple Festival Tomorrow

Tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm visit the annual Apple Festival at our sister church, Vernon UMC at 401 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066. Grab a yummy lunch or other tasty treats and browse the indoor tag sale.

Sermons Newly Up

Listen to the four week sermon series on family, now up our website at

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tidings Newsletter

Tidings for September/October is online and has been printed, so read it online or look for it Sunday.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August Sermons

August sermons are now online:

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Backpack Drive

NUMC and BUMC have adopted a Hartford Magnet High School

High School level supplies are needed: 
  • backpacks - solid colors
  • one subject notebooks
  • pencils
  • pens
  • pocket folders
  • highlighters

Please have donations at church no later than August 17th.

Monday, August 4, 2014


The August 3rd sermon is now online for listening.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Sermons: Listen or Re-Listen

Listen to yesterday's message shared by Karen Arendt, now on our website at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Website Updated

The July/August edition of Tidings, our newsletter, is available to be read online at
Recent sermons and our lay report from annual conference are also on our website.
Photo: The July/August edition of Tidings, our newsletter, is available to be read online at  Recent sermons and our lay report from annual conference are also on our website.


Our ALL-CHURCH PICNIC is Sunday, July 20 directly following Worship.

Join our annual potluck/picnic.

Sign-up in the memorial room.

Mark your Calendars!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Listen to yesterday's message shared by Karen Arendt, now on our website at

Remember also: Men's fellowship breakfast this Saturday at 8 am!   Bring a friend!

Join Us

Men's fellowship breakfast this Saturday at 8 am! bring a friend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pastor's Message for June 2014

The last few years have been full of turmoil within the United Methodist denomination. From the discussion about ending tenure for elders to equality in marriage and ordination, we seem to have been anything but “United” Methodists. The same kinds of problems that have plagued the General Conference exist at the micro level of churches. We disagree about the color of curtains, we argue over traditional communion or intinction, hymns or modern praise music, Sunday school during or before worship, even what kind of coffee we should serve. These differences become nearly impossible to move past when our anxiety levels rise and we feel like the future of our beloved church is at stake. This leads to arguments, schisms, and internal turmoil that threatens to tear apart churches and denominations.

In truth, the thing that matters the most is a simple one. As a church we need to be united in our efforts to proclaim the gospel as widely as possible to any who will hear and accept God’s message of love and reconciliation. Christ commissioned us to “go into all the world and make disciples of every nation…” We move from “United” Methodists to “Untied” Methodists when we forget our very purpose for existing as a church…to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Let us all consider how we have been a part of the problem and not the solution as we move forward. Let us all prayerfully consider how we can become more united in our efforts to accomplish this worthy goal of making disciples. God’s abundant blessings be with you this summer!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Listen to this past Sunday's sermon and consider how your actions might change if your intentions were posted like a sign for all to see.
What signs are you wearing today?

Friday, May 23, 2014

This Past Sunday's Sermon is Online

Anxiety - The emotional response to a threat, real or imagined.

Check out this past Sunday's sermon, "Out of Survival and Into Holy Revival"

Monday, April 14, 2014


It is not quite like being there, and yet, but still, quite moving. Yesterday's cantata is up on our website for you to listen to. Join us for our Easter service this Sunday at 10:30 to hear the closing song of the cantata.
Click to listen

Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm Sorry Campaign

A Meeting for the "I'm Sorry Campaign" will be held here at NUMC on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:00 pm.

 This is an ecumenical project with local Christians in cooperation with The Marin Foundation to help build bridges between the church and the LGBT community.

Yesterday's sermon is up online

We could all use God's healing in our lives. Check out for the latest message.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Do Over

Yesterday's Sermon and a special message from Coach Thayer Redman are online now on our website. We continue to collect money through the end of March to support the Manchester High School track team, providing proper footwear for those who might not otherwise be able to participate.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Newsletter Notice

March/April Tidings (our bi-monthly newsletter) is out.  See how successful our Souper Bowl was.  Find the upcoming knitting ministry dates.  Mark your calendar for the Thursday night lenten meals and services.  See when Thayer Redman will visit us again as we raise funds this month for sneakers and make a difference in the lives of our local youths.  Read all this and much, much more.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Sermon Posted

Yesterday's sermon is up for all to listen to, again, or for the first time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Check out yesterday's sermon online! Spring will come, seeds will grow. Belong to God.