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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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Classroom Opportunities

Classroom Opportunities

Below is what you can expect your child to be exposed to in their classes at UCUMC Weekday School. 

Faith – Children are exposed to basic Bible lessons, verses, thoughts and truths through stories, songs, prayer, chapel and “teachable moments”.

Specialized Learning Centers – Children play in interest areas such as blocks, games, puzzles, sensory tables and manipulatives.

Free Play – Children learn to socialize, dramatize and fantasize during free play.

Music – Classroom teachers include music daily with CDs, songs, finger plays and movement activities.  All children attend music class with our Music teacher on a regular basis.

Art Lab – In addition to daily art activities in the classroom, children participate in exploratory art experiences that encourage creativity and imagination during Art Lab.

Outdoor Play – Children have regularly scheduled outdoor play, with a separate playground for toddlers and two year olds.

Onsite Enrichment Activities & Special Guests – Children will have the opportunity for onsite enrichment activities and visits by special guests such as the Fire Department, the Music Man, Tarradiddle Players, the Raptor Center and more.

Parent Involvement – Numerous opportunities exist for parents to play an active role in their child’s education, such as Parent Council, Parent Development seminars, and Parent conferences.

Cognitive Development

Opportunities will be provided to help foster cognitive growth and an understanding of this world through:

  • experiences in dramatic play
  • songs, poems, stories, and finger plays
  • a variety of sensory-motor perceptual experiences, emphasizing observation, inquiry, exploration, discrimination, and discovery
  • activities encouraging creativity and self-expression through painting, drawing, and working with clay
  • Through these concrete experiences, we will be building a foundation of readiness skills in language and math.
Physical Development

Opportunities will be provided for the child to:

  • develop large muscular control, coordination and balance
  • develop a sense of rhythm through movement activities
  • learn to care for his/her body and to appreciate good health
  • learn and practice rules of safety
Social Development

Opportunities will be provided that will encourage a child to:

  • understand home and community
  • share, take turns, respect rules
  • practice politeness, thoughtfulness, and cooperation
  • respect the rights and property of others
Emotional Development

Efforts will be made to provide a happy, interesting, relaxed, and friendly environment that will help the child to:

  • accept guidance and authority
  • develop a positive self-image
  • discover and use socially acceptable behavior patterns
  • gain a feeling of security and trust from consistent routine
Spiritual Development

The school program will help each child experience spiritual growth through:

  • being nurtured by loving adults who are themselves persons of faith
  • communicating God’s love in verbal ways
  • seeing something of God’s greatness as the child hears about and sees God’s creations
  • associating the love of God with the love received from people around him/her
  • regular exposure to prayer, Bible stories, verses and thoughts

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