Our Core Values
We are a vibrant and growing worshipping community in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each Sunday, our congregation gathers for traditional worship services at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. We have a contemporary worship service called Church in the Round at 8:45 a.m. in Jubilee Hall.
Our church is located in the Myers Park neighborhood. We have several parking options including a small lot next to our building, a larger lot across the street, the Harris Teeter parking lot, and street parking. Starting this fall we will resume our shuttle service, which runs from Myers Park Traditional during all three services.
In Person Worship
We are worshipping in person! Masks are required at all services. Come join us as we sing, pray, and encounter God together. Check out this map to help you find your way around the inside of our building.
We have integral members of our community who join us virtually from all across the world. We also hope this can be a resource for the mornings you are out of town or just can’t make it to church. Stream our services live on our website, Facebook, or YouTube.
We welcome and encourage children of all ages to attend worship in our sanctuary or Jubilee Hall. We offer an interactive bulletin to help your child engage with worship. We also offer worship care for children ages two through five (but not yet in kindergarten) that is provided by our child care staff. For questions about worship care, please contact Lisa Ross-Smit, our Child Care Coordinator, at email@example.com.
If you are visiting for the first time, please visit our welcome table by the check-in kiosks on the Main Level to receive more information about Children’s Ministries and to find out your child’s room number.
We have a robust and active children’s Sunday School program. Children ages two-years-old to fifth grade are assigned to classes based on their school age and remain in that class from August to June. Sunday School is 9:45-10:45 a.m. Find out more here.
From 6th grade until 12th grade our youth ministry program welcomes all young people to serve, learn and grow in love for each other and God. Starting August 29, youth will meet during the Sunday School hour (9:45) in Jubilee Hall. To find out more about our Youth Ministry program click here.
God is the creator, the genius behind everything, the giver of life, and one who always loves us and invites us into love with God and others.
The Bible is “inspired” as the book God uses for us to understand broken humanity and hope in God. We are not fundamentalists. We welcome science, history and human experience as we wrestle with what God is about in the world. So the Bible isn’t a weapon of judgment, but a story that gives life.
Jesus is the tangible manifestation of the heart and mind of God. God didn’t remain aloof in heaven as invisible or ineffable. God became one of us, one with us, so we might love God. Jesus taught to open our eyes to God’s vision, touched the untouchables, and was God’s compassion in the flesh. He died so we would know the depth of that love, and understand God’s intention to redeem our mortality from the inside out.
We all are wonderful, broken, beautiful, fearful people who are the beneficiaries of God’s mercy. And so we have good cause to be merciful to others. God welcomes us into a life of welcoming others, all who are broken and yet dream of goodness and joy.
Reconciliation and justice matter to us. We will never rest until all God’s children, regardless of race, background, economic status, sexual orientation, or nationality are blessed with the goodness God has given us all. We are advocates, resisting evil and oppression wherever they manifest themselves.
The Church is an institution. We are part of The United Methodist Church, great and so very fallible, like all churches; we treasure our connections across the globe. We organize to benefit from one another’s company in the journey of faith, and to do more of God’s work together in the world than anyone could do alone.
Other denominations and faiths bring us profound and lovely connections. God isn’t stingy. God is more eager to be known and loved than we are to make sense of our lives.
Hope is here. For us, this isn’t just a slogan, but our mission, our identity. With God, there is hope. Ours is to live into that hope, for ourselves, in our neighborhoods and city, and for the world.
We want everyone to be involved in the life of Myers Park United Methodist Church, member or guest! However, if you have thought about making a commitment to our church family, we would love for you to explore becoming a member of our congregation.
We host a newcomer orientation session called Discover Myers Park periodically on Zoom. During this hour-long virtual session, one of the pastors of our church will provide a snapshot of our United Methodist beliefs, Myers Park UMC practices, and ways to get involved in our ministries.