Weddington United Methodist Church
Weddington UMC’s Monroe Campus is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, vibrant community of people gathering together to worship God with passion. Our congregation comes from different backgrounds and joins together to love God, grow in wisdom and knowledge, and to humbly serve in love.
Join us on Sunday’s at 6:00 p.m. for our bilingual worship service and children’s Sunday School. Additionally, throughout the week we offer Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Life Group opportunities for people of all ages.
Our church also serves as a place to take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and to receive after school support for elementary aged children through our Homework Help Ministry. We are a Christ-centered community and welcome you to come join us as friends to worship our God.
Sunday Worship (bilingual in Spanish and English)
Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in the Monroe Campus Sanctuary. Children’s Sunday School is offered during worship.
Music Ministry Practice
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Monroe Campus Sanctuary
Adult Life Groups, Children’s Ministry, and Youth Ministry
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. (bi-weekly)
Please contact Rev. Rocio Ávila-Ramírez for information on how to join our ESL and/or Homework Help Ministries.
Our church building was first established in 1907 as the Benton Heights United Methodist Church and has a God-woven story into our community spanning over several decades. In 1984, Weddington UMC’s current Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Terry Moore, was in seminary at Pfeiffer University, when he began his first clergy appointment at Benton Heights United Methodist Church, where he served until graduation. Dr. Moore went on to continue his studies and receive his Doctorate in Ministry. He served at various churches throughout North Carolina before beginning his time with Weddington United Methodist Church in 2008. During this time, Rev. Rocio Ávila-Ramírez was called to serve as the pastor of Benton Heights United Methodist Church in 2004 while she too was studying at Pfeiffer University. Rev. Ávila-Ramírez went on to finish her studies and serve in other ways as well. In the fall of 2014, under the leadership of Dr. Moore, Weddington UMC was delegated the property of Benton Heights United Methodist Church.
Weddington UMC began the task of repairing, updating, and reopening the church as a place of worship and gathering. In 2016, Rev. Ávila-Ramírez joined the staff of Weddington UMC as Missions and Monroe Campus Pastor. Her bilingual gifts and heart for others would prove to be invaluable during this time of growth in Monroe. With the building repairs complete, and a focus on ministering to the surrounding community, Weddington opened an after school program for the local children. By building relationships and sharing the love of Jesus, this program expanded to include English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for the parents of the Homework Help children. Before long, adults began gathering on Wednesday nights to pray together and soon after, that grew into a weekly gathering for Sunday worship.
Today, Weddington UMC’s Monroe Campus is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, vibrant community of people gathering together to worship God with opportunities for people of all ages to worship and serve our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Location and Contact Information
Weddington UMC Monroe Campus
520 Engleside St.
Monroe, NC 28110
Rev. Rocio Ávila-Ramírez, Missions Pastor: Rocio.Avila@weddingtonchurch.org
“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb” – Revelation 7:9 ESV