Welcome to Central UMC


“Joyfully embracing the diverse community where God has placed us,

to become the ONE community God wants us to be. . .”

Welcome to Central United Methodist Church.

I am glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our church family. As I describe Central to people, I like to use words like ‘community’ and ‘family.’  We reflect the community of which we are proud to be a part of, with folks from all continents of the world.  Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at Central.  While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our programs and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come and worship with us.  Enjoy the website, then come. We’d love to meet you and know you.                                                                              —-Pastor Pam Blackstock

Welcome           Bienvenida             Bienvenue              欢迎

Central Worship Services, Bible studies and group events cancelled until further notice.

Go to Central’s Facebook for a message with a video nightly.  Some are music; one is a devotion from Pastor Pam. Click on the icon.

Here’s the link to watch the April 5 worship service.  

Have your communion elements ready (juice and bread or crackers) for the time that communion is served during the service.

Christy’s Children’s message at 10:30 am.

If you are having trouble seeing the service without logging into Facebook, follow these instructions.  The first page when Facebook opens tells you to log in to view.   (DON’T). 
Scroll down a little and you should see the same message pop up on the bottom. Click the X in the top right hand corner of the pop-up box.   Scroll down a little more and you should see the service. You will not see the LIVE until we actually start videoing.

It’s is easy to go to the page by using the link that will be sent to you in an email.  To get on the email list, send a message to lauraganncumc@gmail.com or call the church at 704-536-9157.

Helpful information for seniors here.

Children of the World Learning Center has openings!  Enroll your child now.

This nurturing, bilingual child care center and school is expanding.  Make sure your child has a place with information available here.

Radical Hospitality:  Dinner Church at Central on second Saturday of the Month

Meal, music and a message is offered to community friends for folks who have possibly never experienced radical hospitality or unconditional love.  Hosted by Bette Nazarchyk and Bobbie Denny, Dinner Church needs volunteers and speakers who would like to give a testimony.  On March 14, Ashley Pimentel spoke about her journey to become a teacher and what it means now.  Children of the World Learning Center provided the music.

See more pictures here.


Central’s Girl Scout Troop led the service Sunday with Scout Leader Marjorie Kanipes giving the sermon.

Central Thanks Police for their service during worship Sunday

Officers Ashley Brown, Joe Chaneski, Tyler Ockerman and Chris Harrington worshipped with Central Sunday as Charlotte Police were honored.


Retired CMP Officer Darryl Sturdivant, his wife Robin and son Darryium joined Central members honoring police.

Children in the Bright Stars Program spoke and sang for the congregation.

African praise singers sang the morning offertory.

Central Choir Invited to Sing the National Anthem at UNC Charlotte basketball game
See video of dress rehearsal here.

Choir members gather after singing.

Join us at Central for Dinner Church on the second Saturday of each month at 6 pm Details here

Les invitamos a cenar en la Iglesia, el Segundo Sábado de cada mes, a las 6 pm.  Details here.








Worship Service:  11 am
Central United Methodist Church
6030 Albemarle Rd.
Charlotte, NC  28212