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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, a child with two mothers or two fathers, and someone who slept on the street or in a shelter last night.

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.

At FUMC, you will witness our hunger for compassion and justice through ministries and missions we support. You’ll experience uplifting and challenging worship whether you attend the intimate Connect service which features music both secular and sacred, or you attend the traditional service in the beautiful historic sanctuary with its magnificent organ and inspiring stained glass. While we are blessed with one of the premier worship spaces in the city, our richest blessings are the people who come together — members, visitors, pilgrims, leaders, followers, poets, and heretics — who all can find a place and way to serve Christ.

FUMC Charlotte is a part of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church