Worship at Central UMC is a traditional style with a desire to touch and change human hearts. Some persons dress casually for worship, while others wear their Sunday best. You will find at all our services a diverse congregation reflecting a wide range of social, economic, political, and religious perspectives. We are diverse yet unified in our worship of our one God. You will experience warm and gracious hospitality from everyone.
**We are worshipping inside at 10:15am for the rest of the summer. Doors open at 9:45am. We will continue to offer drive in worship as long as there is a desire for it. There is a reserved section for those who wish to sit among others that are masked. If you are vacinnated you are not required to wear a mask. However, please wear a mask if you choose to sing. We will transition back to two services on August 22nd (see regular worship times below).
Early Service: 8:45 am
A congregation of about 75 persons gathers to worship in a setting more quiet and meditative. Special music is offered. We sing hymns or quiet songs from many traditions. After a time with children, our pastor preaches. Each week, we also celebrate Holy Communion at which all persons are invited to the Lord’s Table.
Late Service: 11:00 am
A congregation of 150 to 200 people gather with energy and excitement. We are led by our exceptional adult chancel choir. We enthusiastically sing hymns and contemporary songs appropriate to the day. Each week our pastor preaches. We celebrate Holy Communion about once a month, depending on the season of the Christian Year.
Each service includes thoughtful and engaging sermons by one of our pastors or other staff member.
Our adult chancel choir, is among the finest in the greater Charlotte area. They sing a wide range of choral music from classic to very contemporary.
In addition, we celebrate major holy days of the Christian Year including Christmas Eve (4:30pm for children and 7:00pm traditional,) all which include candle lighting and Holy Communion), Ash Wednesday, and Easter Sunrise (7:00am).
Each fall, the Houston Preaching Mission welcomes one of the great preachers of the Christian world to share with us three worship services. We also have guest preachers throughout the year from around the nation.
A nursery for younger children is provided at all worship services.