Welcome! We recognize attending church can be a big decision, and we are so glad you have decided to take a look at Matthews UMC! Watch our welcome video, then scroll down to follow the quick tips with links for a few things to consider while planning your visit. Please contact Mary Asbury, our Coordinator of Welcome and Hospitality, with your questions or to get help plugging in at Mary@MatthewsUMC.org or on her cell at 704-400-6203. We can’t wait to hear from you!
WHAT IS THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE LIKE AT MATTHEWS UMC ON A SUNDAY?
You have options of time as well as style of worship. Select an experience that may fit you best by clicking here to learn about our five worship environments, their times and meeting locations.
WHERE DO I PARK?
There’s plenty of parking and we want you to get the best parking spot available. If you are a first-time visitor, there are spaces designated for you near the road in the large parking lot. Follow the signs to locate these spots.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
There are options for children from birth through sixth grade. Our nursery is staffed with a consistent paid worker as well as several loving volunteers. Your children are welcome to attend worship with you or attend Sunday School. If your children want to attend Sunday School, it is best to enter in the Children’s wing located under the covered portico entrance at the rear of the building. There is a check-in desk located just inside the entrance. One of our Children’s Team volunteers will be excited to welcome you and answer your questions. Register here in advance to speed up the check-in process.
I HAVE YOUTH, SO WHERE DO THEY GO?
Students 7th through 12th grade are part of our regular worship services and are also welcome in age-level Sunday School classes. Click here to learn about age-level offerings on Sundays. There are excellent youth ministry offerings on Sunday and Wednesday evenings which we hope you will check out on our website.
WILL I HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING, SIGN ANYTHING OR BE SINGLED OUT IN ANY WAY?
You will not be put on the spot. You won’t have to wear a name badge or be singled out in any way. There will be a registration pad passed during worship where everyone has the opportunity to share information and/or prayer concerns. First-time visitors are invited to stop by the Visitors Banner at the Welcome Center (located just outside the Sanctuary). You will be given a gift and the opportunity to share any information you wish to share, as well as have someone answer questions about the church.
WHAT OTHER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES?
We encourage you to look through our church website to find out about all the offerings for all age groups. Matthews UMC is a multi-generational congregation, so we have ministries available throughout the week for you!
Click here to explore more helpful things you may want to know before you attend, including navigating the campus or visit our frequently asked questions like how to connect with a small group or Sunday School class.
It is our hope that you will make connections while enjoying your experience and take the next steps to engage in ministries of the church.
We’ve prepared a gift for you! Please stop by the first-time visitor banner outside the Sanctuary while you are here!
Be sure to come back to this page and click to tell us about your visit!