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 in the heart of East Charlotte.  Browse our pages and see for yourself that ALL people are welcomed and served here.  We strive to embody the words of Galatians 3:28 “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”  Our congregation reflects the diverse community of which we are proud to be a part, with folks from all continents of the world.  Be our guest here, on Sunday mornings and all through the week.  You ARE welcomed here.                                            . . . . . Pastor Michelle Chappell

Welcome           Bienvenida             Bienvenue              欢迎

Worship and all church activities are cancelled for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Children of the World Learning Center

Central’s latest venture, the Children of the World Learning Center opens its doors Sept. 4, 2018.  

New facilities previewed here.

More information here.

 Fall English Classes Begin Sept. 14
Clases de inglés del Otoño   Details here

Central congregation welcomes family of Felix and Carly Viruet.

Lindsay Moss and Paige Horn Receive 2018 Laity Awards

       Lindsey Moss and Paige Horn were named Lay Servants of 2018. They are most deserving of this annual award. They co-chair Central’s Preschool Committee which is the latest way Central is in mission to our church and community. The dual language preschool called Children of the World Learning Center opens September 4, 2018. Lindsey and Paige have attended numerous workshops and conferences learning the requirements needed to be in full licensure. They have researched and planned, met with committee members and outside consultants, written grants and proposals, ordered materials and hired workers. The list seems endless.  A reception was held August 26 to celebrate these two ladies whose diligent work and personal faith and commitment to God are examples for all of us to follow. The district event to honor them and all the Metro winners will be held at Hickory Grove UMC on October 21 at 3:00pm. CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES!

School Teachers and Retired Teachers Recognized during Worship

Central welcomed 59 children to VBS 

With the theme of Rolling River Rampage, VBS children learned about the Bible verse:  “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.”

See more pictures from the adventurous day here.

Pastor Pamela Blackstock joins Central UMC staff

Pastors Santosh Niroula, Pam Blackstock and Susan Suarez-Webster