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Children's Ministry

Wonderful Wednesday

Wonderful Wednesday for the After School Crew is opened to all children kindergarten through fifth grade.  We begin after school dismissal and conclude at 5:30 p.m. We begin our afternoon with a snack to fortify us for an action-packed afternoon.  Music, crafts, games and stories keep our focus on God’s love. We will provide transportation from school to church after dismissal.  Call the church office for more information or to request a ride.

Safe Sanctuary Policy

Mandan United Methodist has a Safe Sanctuary policy guiding all of our ministries to ensure the safety of our children, youth, volunteers and staff.  All adult volunteers and staff submit to background checks and training yearly.  We believe that God has entrusted us with the ministries at Mandan UMC and with that privilege comes the responsibility to create an environment free from abuse.

Vacation Bible School 

Join us for Vacation Bible School July 28th through August 2nd!  Open to all children age 3 through fifth grade.  Enjoy a week of games, stories, crafts, snacks and music as we discover the powerful love of Jesus!  Registration information will be posted soon.

Youth Ministry

Youth Group

Youth Group meets every Wednesday after supper from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is opened to all youth sixth through twelfth grade.  We get together for games, snacks and relevant bible study.  Special events, Labor Day Retreats, camps and Conference events provide plenty of opportunities to gather as a group of believers as we walk together on our faith journeys.

Friday Nite Lite

Friday Nite Lite is held once monthly from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Friday Nite Lite provides youth grades sixth through twelfth a safe, supervised place to hang out and talk, snack and game.  New friends are always welcome!


Special Events

Our Youth Group has many special events during the year that combine growth and service with fun and fellowship.

  • Camp

Worship in God’s amazing outdoor sanctuary. The Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church has three beautiful camps – Lake Poinsett near Watertown, South Dakota, Storm Mountain just outside of Rapid City, South Dakota and Wesley Acres north of Valley City, North Dakota. Choose from a variety of different camp experiences. Camp scholarships are available

  • Labor Day Retreat

Raise the white flag and retreat from the stress of life. Our youth group takes time away to worship, rest, relax, play, enjoy yummy snacks and grow closer to the Body of Christ.

  • Lock-Ins

Everything is better when it is later!  Our lock-ins are a much-anticipated event for our youth group.  We spend the night playing games, grazing on a wide assortment of food, watching videos and generally having a great time!

  • Concerts

  • Conference Events for junior and senior high youth

    • The Journey for Senior High Youth is scheduled in the fall

    • The Crossing for Junior High Youth is scheduled in the early spring

Adult Ministry


Tuesday Morning Coffee Break
Tuesday morning coffee break begins each week at 10 a.m.  The coffee pot is on and the fellowship is warm and lively!  Coffee break meets in the Sonrise Conference Room just inside the south entrance.

Wednesday Bible Study
Everyone is welcome to come for the Wednesday morning bible study that meets in the Sonrise Conference Room weekly at 10 a.m.  The study topics vary, but all rely heavily on the scriptural authority of God’s Word.


United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women, UMW, meet on the third Saturday of each month, April through November.  The UMW has bible study, hosts many fundraisers and service projects.  They raise funds by sponsoring an early spring rummage sale and the profit is used to provide camperships and meals during the week of Vacation Bible Study.  For more information, contact the church office.

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. for an hour and a half of scripture study and topical discussion.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Knifty Knotters

Our Knifty Knotters show God’s love through baby blankets and prayer shawls, created with loving care.  Those who knit and crochet are welcome as well as those who would like to learn to knit or crochet.  Knifty Knotters meet on the first and third Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Sonrise Conference Room.


Men’s Club

The Men’s Club at Mandan UMC is service-oriented, sponsoring many fundraisers to raise funds for camperships, youth ministry and other ministries.  The Men’s Club meets monthly September through April on the second Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. to share a meal and time of devotion and participate in a bible study. All men are welcome to attend.

Family Ministry

Wonderful Wednesday All Church Supper provides a homemade meal and wonderful fellowship for everyone.  Supper begins at 5:45 p.m.  We have a potluck on the first Wednesday of each month and menus are planned for the rest of the month.

Sunday School

Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. each week during the school year.  Classes begin at age three with kindergarten/preschool.
Our elementary classes teach the fundamentals of faith – God’s love for us, His children, shown to us through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus.  Through music, games, crafts, prayer, and lessons, we plant seeds of learning in the youngest members of our church family.
Middle School and High School Sunday School classes offer lessons relevant and scriptural for our tweens and teens.  Navigating school and relationships while living a life that glorifies God is tough for today's youth.  Through study and scripture, our youth are equipped to take on the everyday life at school, at home and everywhere their lives may take them.
We currently offer three adult Sunday School classes, each with different formats.

  • The Adult Bible Study is a book-based scriptural study.

  • The Ambassadors Class uses different video series as their guide for learning.

  • The Messengers Class digs deep into the Bible to explore the messages God has placed there for us to learn and live.

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship among believers creates opportunities to grow together as the Body of Christ.
Our Fellowship Committee works diligently to offer many different types of fellowship events with a focus on family time
Throughout the year, the congregation is invited to take part in events such as:

  • Christmas Caroling – Join us as we bring Christmas cheer to the long-term care facilities and shut-ins as we share Christmas carols.

  • Valentine Fellowship – We celebrate the gift of love given to all, single and married, with a meal, entertainment and fellowship

  • The Last Supper Observance – We gather for a meal and a time of remembrance just as Jesus gathered with his disciples on the evening before His crucifixion.

  • Birthday Night – Everyone has a birthday, which gives us an opportunity to celebrate the gift of YOU!  Potluck supper and a birthday cake for each months’ table gives us plenty of mouthwatering food and great fellowship!

  • Trunk-or-Treat – An outreach ministry to our community and a safe place for the children to gather treats as they visit from trunk-to-trunk.

Church League Sand Volleyball

Mandan UMC sponsors a sand volleyball team to play in the summer church league.  We play at Pioneer Park on Sunday evenings from June through mid-August.  Our goal is fun and all are welcome to join and play.  League rules require youth to be 16 years old or older to participate.  Watch for the sign-up sheet.


Every Tuesday morning at 10 AM, join us for Coffee Time in the Sonrise Conference Room for coffee and goodies and fellowship

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