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.

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.

Central United Methodist Church Photo and Video Content Agreement

Central United Methodist Church reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by Central UMC, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. Central UMC may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced.

To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent, or legal guardian.

A person attending a Central UMC event who does not wish to have their image recorded for distribution should make their wishes known to the photographer, and/or the event organizers, and/or contact Central UMC, in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. Central UMC will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.

By participating in a Central UMC event or by failing to notify Central UMC, in writing, your desire to not have your photograph used by Central UMC, you are agreeing to release, defend, hold harmless and indemnify Central UMC from any and all claims involving the use of your picture or likeness.

Any person or organization not affiliated with Central UMC may not use, copy, alter or modify Central UMC photographs, graphics, videography or other, similar reproductions or recordings without the advance written permission of an authorized designee from Central UMC.

By attending, viewing, participating, or engaging in any event hosted by Central United Methodist Church you agree to the terms outlined above.

Recent Sermons

May 15th, 2022 – Interim Pastor Mark King

May 8th, 2022 – Pastor Ben Sloan

May 1st, 2022 – Dr. Michael B. Brown

April 24th, 2022 – Interim Pastor Mark King

Houston Preaching Mission 2021 will feature our new Bishop, Ken Carter.  He will preach at our 8:45 and 11am services as well as an evening worship service.

Houston Preaching Mission

The Houston Preaching Mission was envisioned in 1948 under the guidance of Dr. and Mrs. William Cyrus and Nina Houston, faithful leaders in Central United Methodist Church. Their enduring vision is to Outside by Danielenhance the lives of the people of Central and our Concord community by introducing them to the “highest ideals of the Christian faith.” Along with their pastor, Dr. Frank Jordan, the goal was “Great biblical preaching should be continued with a flourish.”

In 1949, the first Houston Preaching Mission was held with Dr. David Maclennan of Canada as the guest speaker. Dr. and Mrs. WC (Cyrus and Nina) Houston, faithful church members, set up a perpetual fund to be used to secure fine preachers of any denomination hold and annual preaching mission.

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30 Union Street N.
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