Welcome to First United Methodist Church Charlotte, in the heart of the city for the hearts of the city!
Visit our Get Involved page to find out all the ways you can become a Heart ♥ in the heart of the city!
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Please welcome Dr. Valerie B. Rosenquist as Senior Pastor of FUMC Charlotte, who celebrated her first Sunday with us on July 12!
First United Methodist Church Charlotte was created “in the heart of the city for the hearts of the city.” Our worship services are surrounded with both the inside, majestic and modern sounds of our music program as well as the outside sounds of sirens and street sweepers. As a member church of the Reconciling Ministries Network, among us you will meet families with both traditional and non-traditional structures; some Sundays you might sit among the owner of a company, an attorney, a doctor, and someone who slept on the street or in a shelter last night. We look like Charlotte: we bring our own personal baggage, but we bring what we have and what we are to honor Christ and one another in this place. Serving God in the Way of Jesus is sometimes complex, but we believe anything that has profound spiritual value should be complex — and here we honor that as part of our heritage.
Among us you will see the diversity of people, the variety of ways we experience God, our commitment to beauty, and our hunger for compassion and justice. You’ll see descriptions of worship experiences designed to uplift and challenge, hands-on, make-a-difference outreach and mission programs, vibrant music experiences both traditional and contemporary, and our children and youth program with its depth and energy. So while we are blessed with one of the premier worship spaces in the city of Charlotte, our richest blessings are the people who come together—members, visitors, pilgrims, leaders, followers, poets, and heretics who can all find a place to serve Christ in this place.
FUMC Charlotte is a part of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.