Welcome to the Oasis

Modern Worship, Fostering Community, Building the Future
Every Fourth Tuesday at 7pm.
The work of the Next-Generation Task Force is to, through a combination of methods, identify opportunities to contribute to the following growth for our church:
 
  • Foster community for those interested in inclusive spaces at FUMC and/or innovative practices of ministry for non or nominally religious individuals or the “spiritual but not religious” groupings.  
  • Create alternative worship, fellowship, and spirituality options without disrupting our core Sunday morning and traditional offerings. 
  • Nurture engagement from demographics not fully deeply engaged in FUMC and/or their faith: for example the 14-35 age group. Explore a stronger bridge between campus ministry and FUMC. 
  • Lean into tough questions that help us look at why we are a (mostly) homogeneous church financially, racially, etc.
  • Form worship offerings that attract a diverse demographic and align with the “Flint Hills Human Rights Project’s” definition of a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. 
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Statement of Inclusion and Non-Discrimination for Next Generation FUMC

We, the people of Next Generation FUMC of Manhattan, KS, commit to be Open, Affirming, and Welcoming, in our words, our actions, our hearts, and our service. An Open, Affirming, and Welcoming group celebrates the lives of all people and their ways of expressing their love for each other. Therefore, we will foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We value the diversity of racial and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual and affectional orientation, gender identity and its expression, religious background and belief, marital status, family structure, age, mental and physical health and ability, and educational and socioeconomic class status.

What does this mean?
*People of all faiths (or none) are fully welcomed and actively invited.
*Members of the LGBTQIA+ community are welcomed, protected, and embraced. Their gifts, ideas, and services are valued and sought, and there shall be no restrictions on their ability to lead or participate.
*We are committed to an anti-racist foundation, meaning that we will support the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, faith, and social life.