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About Us

Welcome! We are a worshipping congregation in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. We have members of our church who live all over the city and even virtual members who join us from all over country and world. If you have a specific question for a member of our staff team, you can find that contact information below. You will also see some of our core beliefs outlined here. We hope and pray to continue to be a congregation that is always growing more in love with God and continually finding ways to serve our city and world. There is a place for you here. When we are worshipping, finding community, and making a difference together in our world, we see God’s love more fully. If you are new and would like more information about our church or more information about becoming a member, please feel free to contact Dr. Uiyeon Kim at

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Our Core Beliefs

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.



Since our first Sunday in 1925 we have continued to be a vibrant worshipping community located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Spirit of God has been moving in this community and city for many years, please  check out some of our additional resources including past Myers Park UMC Sermons, special programs, reflections, publications and much more. Here you can find Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. James Howell weekly reflections.


Our Staff

The staff includes seven clergy focusing on Christian education, worship and the arts, pastoral care, hospitality and more. The Children and Youth opportunities for connection and growth are abundant and flourishing. The preschool is home to 200 children and a beautiful place of community and care.  We are fortunate to serve alongside many amazing ministry partners around the world and locally here in Charlotte, NC. The Music Ministry lifts up worship and inspires the congregation and community through special concerts and more. The Parish Nurse encourages spiritual, physical and emotional well-being.  Our building is the locus of many of our gatherings and are fortunate to have a staff that offers hospitality and care for the spaces that enable us to gather. We are grateful to be the home of so many opportunities for worship, for finding community, for making a difference, and learning more about the great God we serve.

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The Children's Circle

The Children’s Circle, a ministry of Myers Park United Methodist Church, is a half-day preschool in Charlotte, NC. Established in 1947, we offer enriching experiences for on average 200 children, ages 1 to 5 years. We provide a Christian environment, in which young children may grow, learn and develop spiritually, cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially in a safe, nurturing environment. Come join our Circle!

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