Ministries-Groups

Join one or more of our ministry organizations today.


The Flower Guild is a service organization dedicated to ensuring the preservation of the sanctity of the sanctuary and providing for the beautification of the church for the greater glorification of God. The organization provides Seasonal florals and decorations for the sanctuary, Pulpit altar linen liturgical color changes, liquid refreshments for the Minister and pulpit guests, Palms for Palm Sunday, pulpit supply for funerals and other special programs.

We invite anyone who is interested in our mission by contacting any member for information, Mrs. Claudia McClain, Mrs. Martha Mullen, Mrs. E. Jane Reid, Mrs. Ellen Smith and Mrs. Catherine Strong.


JOIN THE USHER BOARD (Adults and Youth) TODAY!!
The Usher board strongly believes that the Lord has called us to be “doorkeepers in the house of God. (Psalm 84:10)” Our mission is to provide comfort and promote the best worship experience possible to every congregant that enters the house of God, in conjunction with all factions of the Church and her members.

Ushers serve an integral role in the worship services by providing warm greetings and distributing bulletins, collecting offerings, and straightening up the sanctuary at the end of the service.  They help people find seating and answer any questions.  The attire is black (October - March) and white (April - September). Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday in the Fellowship Hall, Room 201 following worship service. Usher recognition day is the 3rd Sunday in October. To join the Usher Board, contact Fannie Watermann’

Be a Greeter and be the first welcome worshipers. You will greet our visitors and get to know other members as they enter the Sanctuary for Sunday morning worship. This is a great way to serve without a huge time commitment.

If you are interested in being greeter, contact the Christian Nurture Unit leaders.
Read the current United Voice for a current list of greeters scheduled for the month.

The Jazz Ministry is designed to facilitate spiritual harmony and strengthen the universal bond that unites us all as people of God. This ministry highlights our efforts in Education, Outreach and Worship through our United in Jazz Concert Series in the fall and spring. The Charlotte Community has embraced our United in Jazz Concert Series through sellout attendance. Each performer puts on a fantastic show and we provide a delicious meal. If you are interested in joining this ministry, contact Jane R. Stratford. Click here (link to Events) for information about current United in Jazz concerts.

 

First United's newly revised Communications & Technology Team, aka "CTT", is working towards improving all levels of communication both inside and outside of the church. A special form has been designed for all ministries of the church to request communication and publicity for upcoming projects and events. The form includes space for you to create a 'press release' announcement which will be used for all of the various outlets. Ministries may also submit any flyers or other forms of publicity to be included. Place completed forms in the CTT mailbox or Email to Elder Tamara Williams at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Requirements for communications will be as follows:
EXTERNAL: A 3-4 week deadline for communication and publicity to media outlets, Church Calling Posts, Presbytery, other churches, etc. 
INTERNAL: A 2-week deadline for communications in the Church Bulletin, United Voice, FUPC Website, Facebook, by Email, bulletin boards, etc.
 
Click here for the COMMUNICATION / TECHNOLOGY REQUEST FOR FUPC EVENTS


At First United, we praise God and minister to our congregation in different artistical ways such as dance, song and playing instruments. You do not have to be a musician to join any of these ministries.

 



Vacation Bible School

First United and Memorial Churches invite you to join us for Vacation Bible School, June 19 - 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. Discover Your Strength in God! Come along on awesome adventures alongside our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses magnificent music, amazing arts & crafts, engaging classroom activities and fantastic Bible stories to help each of us discover our strength in God! Classes for Pre-K (age 4) through Adults. Dinner at 5:30 each night with classes beginning at 6:00 pm. Our closing celebration worship service will be held at First United PC on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am