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4200 McKee Rd. I Charlotte, NC 28270 I (704) 846-6177 I office@stfrancischarlotte.org

Sundays at
Saint Francis
8:30am Worship Service* (includes communion)
9:30am Sunday School for all ages*
10:30am Worship Service* (includes Children's Church)
4:00pm Middle & Senior High Youth Group
*Nursery provided 8:30-11:30am

September 12 - May 8

Wednesday Night Dinner Menu

5:45-6:30 Dinner
6:30-7:00 Cherub Choir
(Ages 3-K)
6:30-7:30 kidz aLive! (includes choir) (grades 1-5)
6:30-7:30 Adult Studies
6:30-7:30 Youth Bible Study
7:00-8:30 Adult Sanctuary Choir
Childcare is provided from 6:30-7:30pm

For more information on Wednesday Night studies, please contact Lisa Richards.

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Charlotte District UMC website is www.chardist.org.  To view the monthly Charlotte District Newsletter, click here.

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United Methodist Church website is http://www.umc.org



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(Pastor Mark's Blog)





Welcome to Saint Francis!

Grace and Peace in the name of Jesus Christ!  Saint Francis is a dynamic and grounded community serving Christ and the surrounding area through acts of worship, compassion, and teaching. We encourage a sense of belonging and mutual service within our fellowship. Family, youth and children's ministries; short and long-term educational opportunities; and meaningful worship are all part of our life together.  Wherever you are in your life, or whatever interests you may have, we have a place for you at Saint Francis. 

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Lent & Easter Opportunities

Lent in the Christian church is a 40-day time of preparation for Easter.  It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday.  The Sundays during Lent are not counted in the 40 days because they are observed as mini celebrations of the resurrection of Christ. 

As we take the journey through Lent, take time to stop, reflect, pray, and share with others.  Prepare to experience the life, death and resurrection of Christ.  St. Francis UMC offers several opportunities throughout Lent that will help you in your preparation.  Plan to participate in some or all activities and feel free to invite others to join you in the Lenten journey.


Tue, March 4 - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper; 5:45-7:30pm - sponsored by our youth with donations benefiting the summer mission trip.


Wed, March 5 - Ash Wednesday Service; 7:00pm - this service will be observed with music and the opposition of ashes.


Sat, March 8 - Kids' Night In (Pretzel Night);

5:00-8:00pm - click here for more info.


Tue, Mar 11- Apr 15 - Lenten Lunches; 11:30am in the Youth Hut - click here for more info.


Wed, Mar 12- Apr 9 - Gentle YOGA for Lent; 6:30pm in the Sanctuary - offering options for all fitness levels; contact Amy Holcombe for more info.


Sat, Apr 12 - Easter Egg Hunt; 1:00pm - contact Lisa Richards for more info.


Sun, Apr 13 - Palm Sunday; Palm Sunday Services at 8:30 & 10:30am


Thu, Apr 17 - Holy Thursday Service (includes communion); 8:00pm; a service to celebrate the Lord's Supper.


Fri, Apr 18 - Good Friday Service; 8:00pm


Sun, Apr 20 - Easter Sunday!

   - Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00am

  - Breakfast @ 7:30am

   - Butterfly Release Service at 9:30am

   - Easter Sunday Worship at 8:30 & 10:30am


Sun, Apr 27 - Choir Cantata, "Witness"; 8:30am and 10:30am worship services

Children's Lenten Offering 2014

This year’s Children’s Lenten Offering will be used to support Common Cupboard.  Thank you for supporting this special offering!

St. Francis UMC Vision Statement

We seek to be an inviting, Christ-centered community identified by compassion and Christian love; devoted to spiritual growth and providing refuge from the clamor of the world.

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Upcoming Opportunities



Coffee House Worship - Join us on the first Sunday of the month at 5:00pm for a service that is a little contemporary, a little uncommon, and a whole lot of community!!  Our next Coffee House service will be Sunday, May 4.


Lent at St. Francis - March 5-April 20 -check out the Lent & Easter Opportunities to the left for a schedule of activities. 


Easter Choir Cantata - Our Chancel Choir will present an Easter Cantata, "Witness," on Sunday, April 27 at both worship services (8:30am and 10:30am). 


Vacation Bible School - Mark your calendars!  "Wilderness Escape" will take place July 7-10.  With awesome crafts, Bible stories, music and games, we will learn that we can TRUST GOD!  Contact Lisa Richards for more info.

Ongoing Bible Studies

  • Monday Morning Moms  - Mondays from 9:15-10:30am

  • Pastoral Bible Study - Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm 

  • Friendship Bible Study - Wednesdays at 9:45am


St. Francis In the News...


Charlotte News 14 (April 2013) - Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service was covered on Easter morning.  Click here to check out the article.


Charlotte Observer (March 21, 2013) - Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service is a special time for our congregation on Easter Sunday.  Click here to check out the an article published in the Charlotte Observer.


WBTV - Pass 3 On (9/2/10) - St. Francis received $300 for our mission outreach.  Click here to check out the story & video.





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Please send questions & comments to office@stfrancischarlotte.org