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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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ALL means All!

I am a frequent flier of sorts when it comes to mission trips.  I always want to go and I get somewhat jealous when others go without me.

My favorite place in the world to go to is Kenya. I have fallen deeply in love with the people and the culture.  I have been there a dozen times or more. 

It takes about 34 hours to fly there.  I fly Charlotte to New York, New York to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Nairobi Kenya.  Simple!  35 hours later,  I am there!

From Nairobi,  it takes 2 days of driving to get out to the desert place called Turkana.  We take a 4 wheel drive vehicle because of the rivers and rough terrain that we lies in between. 

I remember the first time being in the Turkana desert.  I was thinking that I have surely lost my mind.  I am 48 hours away from medical attention, no running water, no electricity and it is 108 degrees.  I was feeling sorry for myself.  I was hot, uncomfortable and we were about to dine on a goat that I watched them slaughter and throw on the fire.  I was not sure I could take anything else.

Then I saw this little girl.  She was 11 years old.  She walked up to me and sheepishly introduced herself as Claudia.  She was wearing a pretty white cotton dress that was a little dingy as if it had been through years of use.

Claudia would be my interpreter for the next 9 days.  She was going to school and was learning English.  She was extremely bright and well spoken.  Claudia was not exactly what I was expecting. 

Claudia would meet me every morning at breakfast.  She would be my daily tour guide as we went from hut to hut all day long.  We would sit and talk with everyone we met about Jesus, forgiveness and grace.  Many people gave their hearts to Jesus by placing their faith in Him.   

The Turkana people looked at me like I was some kind of special person.  They were shocked that someone would come from the richest country on earth to walk in their heat and share the Gospel of Christ with them. 

Many would say,  why do you walk the dirty ground when you could be riding in a car or flying in a plane?  Don’t you know that you could keep your skin clean by staying in the city? 

It was these questions that caused me to realize that they, the Turkana were the special ones.  God loves them so much that He would send me to tell them about Jesus.

That experience has changed how I look at people.  All people deserve to hear the Gospel.  God tells us that it is His will that none would die without knowing Him but that ALL would come to a saving knowledge of Him (2 Peter 3:9)

All people deserve a chance to hear and respond.

All

Pastor Chad Cozad

 

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