Welcome to
Manchaca UMC!

Join us for worship!
We'd love to see you in person, but if you can't make it, join us online!

FAQ - Indoor Worship

Where are you located?


The church campus is located in Manchaca, where Menchaca Road meets 1626. The address is 1011 FM 1626, Manchaca, TX 78652. There are two ways to access our church from FM 1626. If you turn onto Deane Drive, you will end up in the church's east parking lot. The church may also be accessed by turning onto Lowden Lane and taking a left at the first street, which leads into West side parking lot. The east and west parking lots are joined together by a connecting road that goes around the backside of the church.




What time are the services?


Service times are 8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. service is a small, intimate service with communion called the Upper Room. It currently meets under the bell tower in the west parking lot. The 9:00 p.m. service is a contemporary service in the Family Life Center. The 11:15 am service is a traditional service in the Sanctuary.




How are you keeping safe during Covid-19?


MUMC COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE - EFFECTIVE JULY 30, 2021

As most of you know, there is a local surge happening in the greater Austin area due to the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. This variant is more contagious than other strains and is dominating the world. A week ago, the Austin area moved to Stage 4 guidelines. We anticipate we will reach Stage 5 guidelines by this Sunday (August 1st).

Effective immediately, MUMC is implementing the Stages 4 and 5 masking and social distancing protocol detailed below.

MUMC COVID Masking and Social Distancing Protocol by Austin Public Health Stage Levels

The MUMC Administrative Team has adopted the following protocols based on the Austin Public Health risk-based stages. As the Austin area moves into the relevant APH stages, these requirements will take effect in our weekly in-person operations. Please review all information and familiarize yourself with the different requirements for each stage group. The church leadership will continue to monitor current statistics and government advisories and will send out a reminder of the APH stage in effect as the situation changes.

Stages 1-3: Masks are optional for all persons aged 12 and older participating in any indoor activities on MUMC property. Masks are required for children under age 12 and strongly recommended for persons over the age of 12 who are not vaccinated. The church recommends that each person practice safe social distancing and regular handwashing to minimize the potential for disease spread.

Stages 4 and 5: Masks are required for all persons participating in any indoor activity on MUMC property, regardless of vaccination status. MUMC will set up facilities to facilitate social distancing, including roping off every other pew, requesting in-person attendees to log their pew number (for any necessary contract tracing), and providing hand sanitizer stations.

Any person who feels uncomfortable participating in in-person activities on the MUMC property should consider participating online via Zoom (Sunday School Classes) or Facebook Live (Sunday worship services).

The church is concerned for the well-being of all persons, including those in the church and the local community. We would encourage you to consider how best to protect yourself and those around you, respecting attending in person and masking. Currently, the worship and Sunday School program schedule will not change, the Nursery will continue to be open, and both Sunday morning worship services will continue to meet in person and to be live-streamed on Facebook.

Current APH Guidelines: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/covid-19-risk-based-guidelines




Is there something for my kids?


At Manchaca UMC, we love kids! We encourage families to bring children to worship. No one is bothered by kid-noises. In fact, we love it when children learn through observation and worship alongside us. We do have a nursery for kids up to 5 years old, if you prefer. We also offer children's Sunday school for children 3 years old-5th grade, as well as for older children and youth. Learn more on our Children's Ministry page.





FAQ - Online Opportunities

What platform are you streaming to?


We livestream our services on Facebook Live. Our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/ManchacaUMC




What time is the Livestream?


We livestream our contemporary service from the Family Life Center at 9:00 a.m. and our traditional service from the Sanctuary at 11:15 a.m.




Do you have an online community?


We believe it is very important for us to be in online community during this time. Join our Facebook Group! To join this group just request to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/800973330395288/




How can I connect with people?


We encourage people to chat and chime in during the Livestream on Facebook. Add prayer requests or type comments if something strikes you during the service. We have several Sunday School groups and Bible Studies that are meeting in person or virtually each week and love to have new people check them out. Look at our "Adults" tab for all those options. We also have service opportunities - like serving with the food pantry or helping with youth group ministry. Feel free to reach out to any of our pastors or staff members if you want help or ideas for how to connect more.





 

LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE CHOOSING
TO EXPERIENCE CHURCH THIS SUNDAY!

We can't wait to meet you!

We Love Church!

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Rick

My family and I felt welcome the first time we walked through the church doors! These real people inspire me through authentic love and friendship.

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Leslie

Love this church! Great activities for kids, welcoming congregation, and of course, Jesus.

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Ron

All of the sermons and Bible Studies are valuable no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.

Test Drive A Service

Watch a service by our pastors to get a feel of what it will be like when you attend.
(8:30am traditional on the left, 11am contemporary on the right)