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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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Day 14 - The Harvest Continued

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who planted good seed in his field. But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and bore grain, the weeds became evident also...His men said to him, Do you want us to go and gather up the weeds? He said, No; for while you are gathering up the weeds, you may uproot the weeds with them. Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, First gather up the weeds and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’” --Matthew 13:24-29

 

I’ve always had this irrational need to have to control everything. When I was a kid, I would constantly boss my sister around; when I was in college I’m sure my professors hated me because I was always in their offices making sure my work was exactly the way it was supposed to be; after I got married I tried to tell my wife how to decorate our apartment (that came to an abrupt end). If you’re like me, you may perceive the wrongs in this world and wonder why some things appear to be on an unstoppable downward spiral; part of our answer is in the passage above.

Like the farmer’s workers in Jesus’s story, many of us see a problem and think the best way to fix it would be to remove the symptoms we perceive, but God knows (and wants us to understand) that the evil in this world is a symptom of sin and of satan’s involvement in people’s lives; that while His kingdom is here in part, it has not yet fully come, which means that there is still evil and sin that can ruin lives.

As God’s servants and Christ’s followers, our first response when encountering the brokenness in the world needs to be to demonstrate His love and to intercede (pray for) the ones affected by that brokenness. The dangerous point at which we feel personally responsible for curing brokenness is the point where we inappropriately try to do the job God says belongs to Him alone.

 

On a blank piece of paper make two columns. At the top of one write “God’s Job” and on the top of the other write “My Job.” Then read John 15:1-16:11. As you read, categorize the responsibilities and responses Jesus is talking about into one of those columns. What is interesting about how your columns turned out?

 

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