Central UMC offers both in-person and live stream opportunities for our traditional-style worship services. All are welcome to join us as we gather to learn about and celebrate the love of Jesus Christ. We encourage everyone to dress comfortably and be yourself as you join us for worship. Whether you prefer casual attire or your Sunday best, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere full of individuals from different walks of life, all unified in our beliefs and devotion to our one God.
Here at Central, we believe in extending a gracious and warm welcome to all who enter our doors. Long-time members and first-time visitors alike feel a sense of belonging and community when they enter our sanctuary. Through engaging sermons, uplifting music, and heartfelt prayers, we cultivate an environment where you can experience the transformative power of faith.
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Each service includes thoughtful and engaging sermons from one of our two pastors: Rev. Tom Latimer and Rev. Savannah Glover. Occasionally, we also invite guest preachers and other speakers to give the sermon to our congregation.
Our Chancel Choir is among the finest in the greater Charlotte area. They sing a wide range of choral music from classic to contemporary. Music plays such a large role at Central UMC, and we are proud to uphold it as an important element in our worship as we lift up our talents and voices to the Lord.
A nursery for young children is available during both worship times.
8:45 AM Service
At our Early Service, we gather in a quiet and meditative space and partake in Holy Communion every week as we come together to worship God. All are invited to the Lord's table.
11:00 AM Service
Joined by our exceptional Chancel Choir, our Late Service offers a more energetic worship experience with a larger crowd. At this service, we partake in Holy Communion on the first Sunday of every month.
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 of Central United Methodist Church. Their enduring vision is to enhance 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, they worked to embody the statement: “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 set up a perpetual fund to be used to secure fine preachers of any denomination hold and annual preaching mission.