Shared Ministry

First United Presbyterian Shared Ministries

JOIN A Ministry Team!!!!!

In 2007, First United began its Shared Ministry program. Every member of the congregation was asked to serve on one of these ministry teams. Our shared ministry unit teams meet on the 3rd Sunday after worship.

  • Education Unit
  • Worship Unit
  • Christian Nurture/Service Unit
  • Administration Unit

 

The Education Unit provides opportunities for spiritual growth through education, fellowship, and mission. The organization and structure of this nurturing ministry promotes these aspects through planned programs and services including but not limited to the following:

  • Sunday School
  • Camps and Conferences
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Assist in Bible Study
  • New Members Classes
  • Confirmation/Communicants Classes
  • Youth programs
  • Historical Preservation
  • First United Scholarship Program
  • Interaction with Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium (CYMC)
  • Interaction with the Presbytery of Charlotte Uptown Campus Ministry

 

The Worship Unit provides opportunities to enhance the worship experience by making our services more welcoming, meaningful and inspirational for the congregation and visitors. This unit promotes Christian stewardship of time, talents and support. It is responsible for these areas and ministries: 

  • Worship Events (Sunday morning worship, Noon at First, Bible Study, Sunday School, Special Worship Services)
  • Dance Ministry
  • Music Ministry
  • Evangelism Programs
  • Stewardship Programs
  • Jazz Ministry
  • Budget

 

The Administration Unit is responsible for the management and coordination of church operations, office management and congregation interaction with staff and officers, and all church wide activities/events. Organizations that fall under this unit include:

  • Board of Deacons
  • Board of Trustees
  • Flower Guild
  • Habitat Church Partners
  • Homecoming Steering Committee
  • Presbyterian Men
  • Presbyterian Women
  • Security
  • Usher Board
  • Nominating Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Communication & Technology Team

 

The Christian Nurture/Service Unit has responsibility for Congregational Life Outreach and Pastoral Care. It promotes the spiritual fellowship of the people of God by providing opportunities for the nurturance of relationships between members. Promotes the ministry of care and compassion through outreach to members during times of change and stress to support, encourage and offer hope. It is responsible for ministries and areas related to: 

  • Hospitality events
  • Social events and outings
  • Celebrations
  • Mission Opportunities (school supplies for First Ward Elementary School, Pink Sunday)
  • Health Service
  • Health and Fitness
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Prayer circles
  • Public Advocacy and Social Justice Ministry(PASJ)

 

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