SOS! Food Pantry needs your help!

We host a weekly Food Pantry here at Union UMC in partnership with Common Heart, every Thursday evening. Lately though the amount of regular food donations has been dropping while the needs are growing (triple the number of families coming compared to last year).  So we are sounding the alarm and asking for your help!

-  We are actively accepting any non-perishable donations, which can be dropped off here (see the photo, there's a donation bucket by the church bell and is checked daily).  If you have any frozen foods you wish to donate, specifically any frozen meats/protein, please contact Pastor Brad HERE and he will arrange a time to meet at the church so we can get any donations in our freezers.  Thank you for your help and please share the news for the needs this season are great.  Blessings to you all.

Praise Band Special Music Worship Service Video!


VBS 2019 Highlights Video; SHIPWRECKED!


Facemasks Optional for Indoor Church Activities; 

Updated March 2nd, 2021

Important Union UMC update; 

  • Following the protocols of the CDC and Western UMC Conference, facemasks are optional. Masks are available if you want one. Worship is every Sunday in our sanctuary 9 & 11 am. We will also broadcast our services on our YouTube page at 9am.
For our worship services these are the safety precautions we are taking:
  • Facemasks are optional. Physical Distancing is still suggested within your own family group.
  • Sunday School is at 10am.
  • Based on rates of Covid infections at the state and local level, our Covid protocols may change, hopefully not. Union UMC has faithfully followed the directives and protocols stated by the Western NC United Methodist Conference, and we will continue to do so.
  • Check for any updates on Covid protocols here, on social media, or the Phonetree. Or just call or text Pastor Brad. It's what he's here for!
  • If you are feeling ill, please stay home and watch the service online!
  • Please consider supporting our church with your presence, tithes, and gifts! Just click the DONATE tab, as the church continues to share Christ in new ways.
  • Stay safe, stay well, check on your neighbors, and let's embrace creativity as we transform the church, be the Body of Christ in new, creative, and awesome ways! God Bless

UNION UMC is Hiring!

Worship Leader

We are looking for a Worship/Praise Band leader for our 9am service!  Praise and worship is important to the spiritual life of Union UMC, and we are looking for people who are enthusiastic in leading our talented Praise Band team in sharing the gift of music and faith with our congregation!  Any resumes can be sent to  Or call 704-221-5209. And pray for Union UMC, that God sends the right person for this important role!


  • The Worship Leader and Union United Methodist Church agree that the Worship Leader is responsible for leading and preparing the Praise Band for worship services. 
  • The Worship Leader will lead and be responsible for the Praise Band.
  • The Worship Leader will personally prepare the Praise Band, Coordinate with the Pastor on song selection and opening prayer (s), provide and organize the lyrics for the overhead and lead the Church in praise.
  • The Worship Leader will not personally lead the Praise Band every week, but will ensure that other musicians fulfill whatever responsibilities he or she cannot be present to complete. 
  • Union United Methodist Church will compensate the Worship Leader/Praise Band in the amount of $500 each week when musical leadership is provided by the Worship Leader/Praise Band.
  • The Worship Leader/Praise Band is an integral part of the worship services and a personal connection to members of the congregation is important for the Worship Leader/Praise Band to be successful providing leadership to the congregation.
  • The Worship Leader/Praise Band will work with the first service to provide musical leadership opportunities for the church congregation. 
  • A thirty-day notice to Union United Methodist Church is a requirement to terminate this contract by the Worship Leader.