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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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My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness….

Now those words to a favorite hymn have meaning to me but for many years my hope was built on my efforts, what I could accomplish through my talents, energy and experience!  Being the oldest of 8 children, and yes, raised Catholic, I knew what the rules were: do good/be a good model and earn your way to heaven.   And my strong “work ethic” made me dependable, reliable, bossy if you ask my siblings, and STRESSED!   As a young mom attending the neighborhood Methodist church, I joined a Sunday School and began reading the Bible.  I was like a sponge absorbing all that God really wanted me to know about Him and His plan for my life. 

What I came to realize it wasn’t all about what I COULD DO, but about letting Jesus set my priorities, doing my best, but letting God handle the rest.   What a relief to know it didn’t “all depend on me to get things perfectly right!”  I don’t have to earn but rather just accept the gift of Jesus.  The calm and joy that has come into my life has been transformational!  

I wanted everyone to make this discovery of God’s love and care in their life, and that’s what led me into getting my Master’s in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University.  And in my 22 years of ministry, I’ve seen my life change from being the “doer” to the “encourager” of others to see God’s presence in their life.  Two years ago my husband, David, and I began volunteering two afternoons a month as tour guides at the Billy Graham Library.  The experience of encountering people from all over the world and hearing the stories of the difference Jesus makes in lives have humbled us both.  What an awesome God we serve.

There are a lot of hurting and striving people in this world that need the hope of peace, calm, joy, and purpose that only Jesus can give them.   I think about the words I recently heard “we don’t have to bring everyone to Jesus, but rather bring Jesus to everyone.”  Every day I think of how I can bring that to someone by just a friendly smile, an encouraging word or small act of kindness.

Let me encourage you to join a small group to learn more about My Hope,: Contagious Christians, Sundays at 9:45AM in room 107 beginning July 28, or Just Walk Across the Room at 6:30PM on beginning Thursday, Aug 1.

Connect with a group of folks with similar struggles discover the message God has been waiting to deliver in your life!  And if you are stressed from striving to get things done, put your Hope in Jesus and find REST!

Ceil McGee

 

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