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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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On-going

Ongoing Missions Opportunities

 

Backpack Ministry

This ministry provides food for the weekend for at risk children in area schools. Currently the ministry serves two schools: David Cox Elementary School and Moorehead Academy; there are 30 - 35 bags to fill a week! We need volunteers for 1.5 hours per month to pack bags at the school, prayers, and food donations.

Our priority needed items are: fruit or applesauce cups, canned vegetables, individual breakfast food, canned soups (kid friendly, no creamed soups), snacks (Lance crackers, pudding cups, pop-corn, etc.).

Donations can be dropped off in the colorful bins located at the main entrance to the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Sally Ropp at 704-301-6519 or skropp@carolina.rr.com.

North Star Reading Program

Did you know that a child’s reading level by the end of third grade is one of the leading determinants for their path in life? We are partnering with David Cox Elementary to help local school children that are struggling with reading and reading comprehension. For more information, please contact Toni Asher at toniejasher@hotmail.com.

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

UCUMC has partnered with Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church Loaves & Fishes Pantry. As a partner we will collect food each month to be donated directly to the local pantry. UCUMC collects non-perishable food items; bring donations to church that Sunday and place them in the labeled shopping carts in the Hall of Ministries. In addition to food donation, we take responsibility for staffing the pantry on Mondays from 10am-1pm. This is an incredible partnership with a church that has fewer members but a perfect facility. We encourage you to connect and serve! Contact Cindy Leap for more details: cslgrantwriter@gmail.com or 704-904-1121.

Room In The Inn

 Each year UCUMC has taken part in Urban Ministry's program Room In The Inn by hosting 10 homeless neighbors one a week during the winter months (Dec - Mar). Small groups, Sunday School classes and groups of individuals sponsor one night during the four months to provide our neighbors with a warm, safe place to sleep, three meals (dinner, breakfast, and bagged lunch), an opportunity to use a phone and shower, and to have a time of fellowship. Click Here to learn more about Room In The Inn and to find information on how to get involved. 

Disaster Relief Work

University City UMC partners with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to travel throughout the region and provide disaster relief in response to hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters. If you are interested in volunteering with this ministry, please (click here) to fill out an interest form. Please note, disaster relief workers must be ages 18+. If you are interested in becoming trained for an Early Response Team (ERT) please click here for upcoming sessions.

English as a Second Language (ESL) -

We need your help with a two hour a week to tutor adults as they learn to speak, read, and write English. Training is provided. Contrary to popular belief, you DO NOT need to know a foreign language to be a tutor. You DO NOT need to be a professional teacher or spend hours preparing lessons.

You DO need to speak English. You DO need to be friendly. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an ESL tutor or are interested in taking an ESL class, contact Andrea Reed at andireed01@gmail.com or 704-548-0703.


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