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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!


worship_visitingtab.jpg Worship Opportunities:

Sunday
 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 Kiosk, which will be to your right upon entering, to receive valuable information designed just for you, our guests!  Check out our Café for coffee and a relaxing place to fellowship with our church community. . 

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, 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!

Once you enter the church parking lot from either Brookstone Drive or WT Harris Boulevard, you will find Guest reserved parking in the upper level parking lot, closest to the front doors of the Worship Center.  Lower level parking leads to the Adult Sunday school classrooms (Lower Level Worship Center) and Children and Youth Sunday school classrooms (Disciple Center).  CLICK HERE for campus map.

Upon entering the building, you will notice our Guest Information kiosk 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  designed just for you, our guests!

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 & staff. 
Learn about Getting Started 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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Senior Pastor

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SLI Team Update - June 2018

The SLI Discernment Team (Spiritual Leadership, Inc.) has been seeking God’s will for UCUMC’s future since last December.  We have met monthly on a Saturday for eight hours living into a culture of Loving, Learning, and Leading.  We believe this team can model a healthy way of functioning for all of our administrative and ministry teams in the church.

We have been building relationships with God and one other that is anchored in trust, transparency, and accountability.  We have learned about our context for ministry using the MissionInsite demographic analysis tool.  We have read books on healthy conflict and externally focused ministry.  We invite you to read along with us our current book, The Externally Focused Quest….becoming the best church FOR the community, by Eric Swanson and Rick Rusaw.

Our SLI group recently recommended to Church Council that we form a short-term team to explore our contemporary worship life during Lee Zeigler’s transition.  Kristi Miller, Bill Benson, and Ken Beasley are participating along with others representing age, gender, and racial diversity. Facilitated by Rich Manning and Rene Wilt, this team will make recommendations to Staff Parish for consideration as they interview and audition candidates for the new contemporary worship leader position.

 At our most recent May and June meetings, we have been working through fresh statements of our mission and vision, as well as refocusing our core values.  Please take a look at the emerging statements below and tell us what you think.  Our hope is to live into them over the summer and fall, with possible final approval by Charge Conference in November.  Click Here to respond online or by using one of the feedback cards located in the pews, or by sharing your thoughts at the listening post following worship each Sunday in the narthex.

Mission

Change the world, make disciples who
-     Bless others
-     Belong in community
-     Believe in Jesus

Vision

UCUMC is a community-oriented Christian Church. We intentionally build relationships with God and neighbor, one person at a time.

Values

As UCUMC clarifies who we are, why we are here, and what God wants from us next, we will witness with words and actions and be  - externally focused,  - wholeheartedly welcoming, - willing to take risks

At our July and August meetings, and simultaneously with the on-boarding of new staff, we will be developing specific strategies and creating a MAP (Ministry Action Plan).  This is the primary deliverable from SLI. 

Pastor’s alert!

We must prepare ourselves that some change may be required.  In order to be an externally-focused, community-oriented congregation, our present “comfort zones” may need to be challenged.  We will be careful to honor valuable traditions while expanding our missional imagination.

God is always doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19).  God’s heart is to reconcile the world to God’s self.  Our job is to perceive the new thing and act accordingly!  Your SLI Team believes that our greatest opportunity for growth is to help more of our people claim their role as witness or ambassador for Christ….and to exercise that role by coming alongside one person at a time, to share one’s own faith story.  Every one of us who is in Christ is called to a ministry of reconciliation and must find creative relational ways to introduce others to God who, through Christ, makes of them a new creation. (II Cor. 5:17). 

 

State of the Church Meetings - Follow up 

Click here to read SPRC Notes
Click here to read Pastor John's Vision and Next Steps
Click here for "Our Community" PowerPoint Presentation

 

 

 

TO BE A DISCIPLE MAKING CHURCH

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