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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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The Importance of Small Groups

Small groups are truly a part of the way we live whether we realize it or not!  And God designed that from the beginning of time with our families as our first small groups!  It’s where we learn “the basics” of life!  We get to “practice” all kinds of skills like learning to walk and talk, as well as relationship skills such as forgiveness, encouragement, negotiating, sharing and giving.   In a healthy small group, we can practice and fail, and still be loved and learn how to move forward, and continue to grow. 

I love being part of small group ministry, because it’s an opportunity to see God work in awesome ways.  And what do I mean by “Small Group” at UCUMC?  I mean a member of an Adult Sunday School, a men’s Huddle Up, Mom’s TIME Out, Women’s Ministry Monthly, UC Hope, Goodtimes Senior Adults, Sew & Sews, or L.I.F.E. (Living In Faith Everyday) Group.  We have nearly 40 small groups this Fall, and I always say if you have an idea & six friends, we’ll start a new group!

At UCUMC, we offer a variety of adult small groups, because we have a variety of people!  Adult Small groups at UCUMC are one the best ways to get connected, learn more about the Bible and what it means in everyday life make new friends, and find folks with similar interests! 

In over 20 years of Ministry, I’ve seen that no one gets into a small group by “accident.”  Either the message of the study, the life experiences of the others in the group, or the mission project--something will touch each person in just the way they need at that time, sometimes lightly and sometimes deeply.  Oh, yes, sometimes a group match has seemed like a disaster, but I’ve seen God redeem the experience in a powerful way. 

I love small groups for several reasons.  Often there’s a study that someone’s talked about, that sounds great, but I need others to encourage me, and frankly, keep me accountable for the reading, which is too easy to set aside otherwise.  I enjoy having time to hear other people’s stories and getting to know them just a little bit better.   Through small groups I’ve gotten to do service projects that I wouldn’t do on my own like Room In the Inn.  The awesome thing is, you have people willing to learn, listen, share their experiences, and pray for you.   My faith has been deeply influenced by small groups.

At UCUMC, we understand the impact of small groups on grow our faith and its relevance to our live.  Nearly 80% of those attending worship are in a small group.  If you’ve been in one small group, chances are very good that you’ll return.

And if you are not yet in a small group, know that part of my job is to figure out how to help you.  Are we offering the type of group you’re seeking?  Are we describing the groups adequately?  Are we making it easy for you to find out and to join a group?   Are we missing a way to communicate with you?  What do you want to know that we’re not telling you?  PLEASE, email me and let’s talk!  I believe the support of a small group can make the biggest impact in your life.  AND, someone may be missing a blessing because you are missing!  Remember, God never wastes a tear or any experience!

Small Groups are where you truly connect the Bible to Life, and connect to one another.  Please join a small group today!  And if you’re in a small group, remember to invite others to join your group!

Ceil McGee, Director of Adult Ministries
cmcgee@ucumc.org or 704-369-8006 

 

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