Ministry Opportunities

Ministry Opportunities at First United Methodist Church, Charlotte:FUMC2

First Love Family Ministry

Child Development Center (CDC)
A 5-Star facility licensed by the state of North Carolina. We provide a full-day program for working parents in our community. Our staff members are degree-certified who possess the knowledge and experience necessary to offer age-appropriate activities and skill development to the children in our care.

First Friends
Visitation Ministry (various times and locations)

First Ward Creative Arts Academy Partnership
Tutoring and Lunch Buddy Program and Quarterly Ice Cream Party – Times Vary

Muffin Ministry
Sundays at 8 a.m., Fellowship Hall

Music Ministry, 11am service (new page coming soon)

• Chancel Choir: Thursday evenings, 7-8:30pm, 3rd floor and Sundays @11am
Chancel Bells (Advanced skill level): Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30pm, 3rd floor (Room 309) and various Sundays
Sanctuary Ringers (Beginner skill level): Sunday afternoons, 1:15-2:15pm, 3rd floor (Room 309) and various Sundays

Reconciling Ministries Network

Prayer Ministry
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Room in the Inn (Seasonal)
Sunday nights during the Winter Months

Tuesday Topics
Second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.

United Methodist Women
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Uptown Business Professionals Bible Study
Thursdays at 12 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Uptown Restaurant

Wedding Ministry
Let First UMC be your Uptown Charlotte wedding ceremony venue! Please contact us for more details.

First United Young Adults (FUYA)
Thursdays at 7:00pm Angry Ale’s off Montford Dr.

Other Ministries that meet at FUMC

The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte

Located on the 3rd floor of the Education Building

The mission of The Exceptional Foundation of Charlotte is to provide a facility and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental Disabilities to meet regularly and experience a broad range of social and recreational activities designed to promote healthy living, support social relationships, explore the arts, improve functional skills and foster community involvement. For more information, visit:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1pm in Room 201 (2nd Floor, Education Building.)
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. For more information contact:

Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble (CBHE)

Directed by Timothy Waugh, the CBHE rehearses at First UMC on Monday evenings from 6-9pm. This is an auditioned group of highly skilled and dedicated ringers. FUMC is honored to host rehearsal space for this premier ensemble. CBHE also presents a concert in the FUMC sanctuary in the spring. For more information, please visit

Human Rights Campaign Charlotte Steering Committee

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide —all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities and educates the public about LGBT issues. For more information visit