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Welcome to our Guests!

Welcome to University City UMC! Here at UCUMC we strive to be a welcoming congregation to our community and especially to our guests. Our hope is that you will know that you are always welcome here just as you are, whether you have been away from church for a while, or never affiliated with any church. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or in transition, you truly matter to us because you matter to God. We would be honored to have you become a part of University City United Methodist Church!

 


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 9:45 AM - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
11:00 AM - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary  

Please check the upcoming week's bulletin on our Media Page for specific worship details.

Sunday Morning Inside the Worship Center...
Upon entering the Worship Center upper level, you will notice a Welcome Center to your left and smiling Greeters ready to say hello and help you find your way around the church campus. You may visit the Guest Café, which will be to your right upon entering, to receive valuable information designed just for you, our guests!  We offer coffee and juice, light breakfast foods, and a special gift to our 1st and 2nd time guests of all ages. 

Be sure to let us know you visited by:
Filling out a communication card, a tear-off card located in the Worship bulletin.
Asking us questions - we love to answer them!
Completing our 1st and 2nd time guest surveys: Click Here for First-time Guests; Click Here for Second-time Guests. 

 

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University City United Methodist Church
3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28269
(Corner of WT Harris & W. Sugar Creek Rd.)
Google Map Directions 
CLICK HERE for Campus Map 

Phone: 704-369-8000 • Fax: 704-369-0481
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Finding Us
Enter the church parking lot from either Brookstone Drive or WT Harris Boulevard and you will find signs directing you to the Guest parking, located in the Upper parking lot.  If you are looking for a meeting, or the adult Sunday school classrooms you will want to park in the Lower paring lot and walk into the Church Office entrance. If you are looking for youth or children Sunday school classrooms, you will want to park in the Lower parking lot, closest to the Disciple Center and enter that building.

While we believe there are many unique things about UCUMC, we hope you will find our warm, welcomingvisitingsoon_button.png attitude towards our guests sets us apart.  Many of us remember how it felt to be a newcomer to church, and we want to make your time with us comfortable and inviting.  Our hope is that you will know that you are always welcome here just as you are, whether you have been away from church for a while, or never affiliated with any church. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or in transition, you truly matter to us because you matter to God. We would be honored to have you become a part of University City United Methodist Church!

Once you enter the church parking lot from either Brookstone Drive or WT Harris Boulevard, you will find signs directing you to the Guest reserved parking in the upper level parking lot, closest to the front doors of the Worship Center.  Lower level parking, leading directly to the Adult Sunday school classrooms and Children and Youth Sunday school classrooms, is also available for your convenience.  CLICK HERE for campus map.

Upon entering the building, you will notice a Welcome Center and smiling Greeters ready to say hello and help you find your way around the church campus.  We will gladly walk with you to show you where you may need to go on campus. Visit the Guest Café in our Sanctuary building, designed just for you, our guests!  We offer coffee and juice, light breakfast foods, and a special gift to our 1st and 2nd time guests of all ages.

While you are with us...

Enjoy one of our Sunday worship services - 9:45am with choir, or 11:00am with band.
Make sure you fill out a communication card, located in the Worship bulletin, so we know you are here.
Ask questions - we love to answer them!
Give us feedback - fill out our First-time Guest Survey or Second-time Guest Survey to tell us what you thought about your visit. 
Find out more about what is going on in and around UCUMC by picking up our weekly UCUMC News.

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You can worship with us, join one of our many L.I.F.E. Groups or other small groups, join a Sunday School class, or serve in our ministries, just to name a few. We, at University City UMC, are passionate about helping you find your place here. Check out ways to get plugged in below!

Get to Know our pastors and learn more about our church. 
Learn about the Beginning of a membership at UCUMC
Find an Adult Small Group opportunity that fits your lifestyle
Connect with our Youth Ministry - FUSION (6th-12th grades)
Hang out with our Children's Ministry - UC Kids (birth through 5th grade)
Discover a Serving Opportunity within our congregational body or outside the body.
Find a Support Group designed to help with hurts, habits, and hang-ups. 

 

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ABOUT US

What's Unique About UCUMC?

While we believe there are many unique things about UCUMC, we hope you will find our warm, welcoming attitude towards our guests sets us apart.  Many of us remember how it felt to be a newcomer to church, and we want to make your time with us comfortable and inviting.  Our hope is that you will know that you are always welcome here just as you are, whether you have been away from church for a while, or never affiliated with any church. Whether you're married, single, divorced, or in transition, you truly matter to us because you matter to God. We would be honored to have you become a part of University City United Methodist Church!    

Sacraments, Rites of Passage, and Ceremonies:

Here are some of the religious observations that UCUMC recognizes. 

SACRAMENTS -

A sacrament is a “means of grace” (Wesley), and represents the union of the spiritual with the physical.  A sacrament is often referred to as “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.”
United Methodists recognize two Sacraments:  Baptism [link to text anchor] and Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper) [link to text anchor].

BAPTISMS: Sacraments are actions that connect us to the mystery of God’s love and grace and call us to respond in faith. In baptism, we are born of the Spirit and are positioned in Christ and become joint heirs with Christ according to the promise made to Abraham. Through baptism, we become a new creation in Christ, are accepted into the family of God and as such, we become joint heirs with Christ (Galatians 3: 26-29). Click Here to learn more about Baptisms at UCUMC.

COMMUNION: Holy Communion is a “remembrance” of the New Covenant we enter into with Christ.  It is the meal of bread and drink (cup) shared by the family of God that opens us to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit and reminds us of Christ’s sacrifice in giving up his body and shedding his blood to reconcile us to God.  It is a “means of grace” that nourishes and sustains us as we seek to live as faithful disciples (followers) of Christ. It is a celebration of our life together as the living body of Christ in and for the world.  It is to be done “often.”

At UCUMC, Communion is served on the first Sunday of the month, Easter, Christmas and on Celebration Sunday’s.


RITES OF PASSAGE -

CONFIRMATION: Since we offer baptism to infants where parents and the church family take responsibility for the child’s faith walk, we later provide an opportunity for them to “confirm” the vows that were made for them at their baptism. When a person enters the 8th Grade they go through an extended period of study and reflection. After that, the person “confirms” their faith in Jesus Christ and takes personal responsibility for their faith walk.

FUNERALS: Our heartfelt sympathy should you experience a death in your family. For immediate Pastoral Care and assistance please call Pastor Chad Cozad at 704-369-8039. 

UCUMC members that wish to report a death in their immediate family should contact Ria Holtzhausen – 704-369-8015 rholtzhausen@ucumc.org. Information received by Wednesday usually appears in the Bulletin that Sunday; if received later in the week, notices usually appear the following Sunday. Click Here for more information about planning a funeral at UCUMC.

CEREMONIES -

WEDDINGS: “We affirm the sanctity of the marriage covenant that is expressed in love, mutual support, personal commitment, and shared fidelity between a man and a woman. We believe that God’s blessing rest upon such marriage, whether or not there are children of the union. We reject social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage. We support laws in civil society that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman“. The Book of Discipline of the UMC – 2012.

Planning your wedding? Click Here to find more information. 

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