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:

 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. 



University City United Methodist Church
3835 West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28269
(Corner of WT Harris & W. Sugar Creek Rd.)
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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.

There are many ways to connect at UCUMC! cover_spring17_small.jpg

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. 



REACH Missionaries & Agencies

During this three-day event, UCUMC will be hosting missionaries and agencies from around the corner and around the world so members of our congregation can get to know them. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local, regional, and international missionaries and get to know them through presentations, panel discussions, and small group conversations. Ask them questions about how God called them into the mission field. Learn about the great things God is doing in their part of the world. Discover specific ways to pray for them and help support their work.

Jerusalem (Charlotte)

His Helpers - http://www.ucumc.org/ministries/missions/on-going 
His Helpers is a UCUMC small group dedicated to local missions. This group runs supports several projects including Backpacks, North Star Reading Program, Silver Bells, and Golden Eggs. During the 2016-2017 school year, these volunteers fed 70+ children throughout the school year and tutored an additional 10+ in reading.

Hope Haven - http://www.hopehaveninc.org
Hope Haven Inc., a foundation of recovery, provides life skills for chemically dependent adults and families within a supportive residential environment leading to independence. They have been working to break the cycle of addiction and homelessness for 40 years.

Loaves & Fishes www.loavesandfishes.org
Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 23 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.

UCUMC Youth - http://www.ucumc.org/ministries/discipleship/youth
Graduates from the UCUMC youth program will be joining the conference to tell about their experiences in missions and how it has affected their world view.

Judea (Regional - the United States)

Gate Pregnancy Resource Centerwww.gateprc.org
Gate PRC provides accurate and helpful information in a compassionate environment, to empower life-affirming choices that change lives. 

Harbor Light Southern Baptist Church
UCUMC partners with Harbor Light to provide a Vacation Bible School to the children and families of Oceana, WV. This town, like many parts of Appalachia, is burdened by poverty and addiction. The pastors at Harbor Light, Jim and Grace, work to end that cycle of poverty by spreading the Good News to the people of Oceana.

Servants with a Heartwww.servantswithaheart.org
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) service organization assisting families locally and around the world. In early 2011, Suzanne and Jeffrey Yoh, Co-Executive Directors of Servants With a Heart, founded the non-profit organization as a means of serving together with their three children. Their mission is to feed hungry families in Charlotte and around the world by equipping organizations to host meal packing events.

United Methodist Committee on Relief www.umvim.org
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, SEJ is the short-term mission sending agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. UMVIM exists to promote, encourage, and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love in Action” through short-term mission service at home and abroad.

Samaria (under-served people and communities)

Charlotte Rescue Mission -  www.charlotterescuemission.org 
Charlotte Rescue Mission is transforming lives in the name of Christ by serving people struggling with addiction, poverty or hopelessness with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. 

Present Age Ministrieswww.presentageministries.org
Present Age Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to combating sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of teen girls, with a focus on awareness and residential housing. Their goal is to provide an environment and programs conducive to helping survivors heal and transition to independence.

Urban Ministries - www.urbanministrycenter.org
The Urban Ministry Center is unyielding in helping Charlotte’s most vulnerable homeless neighbors. With the dedication of our volunteers and gifts from throughout the community, we’ve pursued this passionate mission since 1994.

Ends of the Earth (International)

Back2Back Ministrieswww.back2back.org
Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphans and impoverished children, by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.

Endow F-TECC - http://umcdevelopmentcenter.org/funds/endowftecc-endowment-fund
The Endowment Fund for Theological Education in the Central Conferences was established in November 2014 by the Council of Bishops. The fund will not support ‘brick and mortar’ projects, but rather will use new technologies to establish connections and build on substantial resources that already exist within our worldwide connection. It will honor local support and encourage what leads to sustainable development of theological education in The United Methodist Church.

Friends of Barnabas - www.fobf.org
Improving the lives of impoverished children in Honduras by providing high quality sustainable medical care and enabling communities to become self sufficient through community health training and education. Friends of Barnabas is a faith based organization that believes that the love of God is best expressed through the hands and hearts of God's people in the care and service of others.

The Hope Project (Farrell Burton)www.thehopeprojectinternational.org
Our mission is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of impoverished people, with the purpose of sharing Hope through a personal relationship with God's Son, Jesus Christ. Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished barrios and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

Nehemiah International Ministry (Craig Luper) www.nehemiahinternationalministry.org
Nehemiah International Ministry is an organization committed to equipping and training pastors, leaders, local entrepreneurs, and future generations around the world.

Mission to the Worldwww.mtw.org
MTW is the global missions sending agency of the Presbyterian Church in America. They want the gospel to spread throughout the world, the Church to grow, Satan’s kingdom destroyed ,and Christ’s reign extended to the ends of the earth.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movementwww.perspectives.org
Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving, how the global Church has responded, and what the greatest needs in world evangelization remain today. It isn’t a class about missions, but a course on how every believer can be intimately woven into the story of God using His people to be a blessing to all the peoples of the earth.

Samaritan’s Feetwww.samaritansfeet.org
Samaritan’s Feet shares hope with children in the U.S. and around the world by washing their feet, giving them a new pair of shoes, and helping them believe that their dreams can come true. We at Samaritan’s Feet believe that a new pair of shoes can be a tangible foundation of hope to a person in need.

Wycliffe Bible Translatorswww.wycliffe.org
For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages They also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.

Youth With a Mission (Jonathan Dulin) http://nofoolindulin.blogspot.com
Jon had been serving in Perm, Russia since 1999 and as a family since 2003. In the last year, the family has relocated to Kyrgyzstan to continue their ministry. They have three kids, Caleb, Abigail and David. Their vision is "To see Russia (Russian speaking world) transformed by the Gospel one person at a time through evangelism, training and mercy ministries."