Our mission: to be a sign of Christ’s love for the world.
Make plans to join us this Sunday morning at 9 am for our live-streamed service in the Sanctuary. Seating will be allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be done by the ushers to maintain social distancing. Masks must be worn the entire time and all safety precautions will be taken. UNLESS YOU NEED THE ELEVATOR we request that everyone use the main entrance to the sanctuary on East Blvd.
Missed A Live Worship?
Need to hear it again? Check out any sermons you missed here!




This week’s scripture lesson is Mark 1:4-11.

The Sanctuary will be open from 11:00 am- 1:00 PM for prayer Monday-Friday.
Winter Leadership Training Webinar Series
Like most events during the pandemic, our District Winter Leadership Training Events will look a little different for 2021. Rather than hosting in-person events in each district, we will offer a series of Conference-wide training webinars during the week of January 10-14 to resource and equip all areas of your Church leadership.

Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions will lead the keynote webinar to launch the series on “Telling the Old Story in a New Time.” Other topics will include: Financial Faithfulness in Uncertain Times, The Ministry of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, Evangelism During A Pandemic, Leadership During a Pandemic for Church Councils, Racial Equity and Justice, Courageous Conversations, and much more. *The deadline to register is Saturday, January 9th*
2021 WNCC Martin Luther King, Jr Commemoration
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 10 a.m. EST.
The WNC Black Methodists for Church Renewal, the Justice & Reconciliation Team, and the Commission for Religion and Race are pleased to sponsor the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Service. The theme for this year's service is "The Urgency of Now - Ushering in the Kingdom of God," and the keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Joseph Daniels, the Senior Pastor of Emory Fellowship United Methodist Church, Washington DC. With four ways to watch (Zoom, YouTube Live, FB Live, and the WNCC website), we invite you to join us for this important service. Learn more at https://www.wnccumc.org/2021mlkjr.
Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Loftin
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Loftin! Dilworth members, Alex and Elizabeth, were married on Saturday, January 2nd in Rock Hill, SC. Please wish these newlyweds congratulations.
A Word From Your Pastor
Please click the link to read this informative message from Pastor Michelle.
Amplify Newsletter
Amplify will no longer be sent via separate email anymore a separate email for to access this week's article click here for a reflection written by Ashton Sherrin. Sign up to receive the weekly Amplify newsletter directly to your email. Reach out to Aisha Newton to get on the listing. If you are interested in learning more about the Amplify team, please reach out to Pastor Cade with questions and to become a part of this important ministry.  
2021 Financial Commitment
A gentle reminder to you that if you have not made a financial commitment for 2021, we would love to hear from you. You may email Gary Bost to make that confidential faithful giving pledge. Your faithful estimate of giving helps us know what ministry we can continue or begin anew in the coming year.
Thank you to all who help Dilworth Church “be a sign of Christ’s love for the world.”
              
Faithfully, Pastor Michelle
Altar Flowers
If you want to see these beautiful arrangements, make sure you watch the Worship service on Facebook Live. In addition to the calendar on Aisha’s office door, we’ve created a Sign-Up Genius to make it super easy to reserve a date to place flowers on the altar. Flowers on the altar make our worship more beautiful and alive. If you would like to use the church’s florist, The Blossom Shop, Aisha will be happy to call in the order for you. The standard seasonal arrangement they provide is $50 plus tax but will enhance it with specific flower and color requests for an additional cost. You can also bring in an arrangement from your garden, a market, or wherever you want to get them. We’ve got lots of available dates, so click here to sign-up for 2021, and let’s bring some of the beauty of God’s creation into our worship in the Sanctuary.
We Can't Do It Without You
Yes, we need YOUR HELP in order to provide both Live-stream and SAFE in-person worship. Would you consider helping in one of the following ways?  

USHERS – let Pastor Cade know. He will get you trained & scheduled.

TECH/MEDIA – let Pastor Michelle OR Ashton Sherrin know, and you too will be trained and scheduled as soon as our new equipment is ready to roll. Our professional tech person will train folks on the sound/camera and computer.  YOUTH and ADULTS are invited and encouraged to lend a hand in a socially distanced, safe way.
Online Church Directory
Dilworth UMC is starting the new year by updating our online church directory. Please review the contact information listed for you or your family and submit any edits that are necessary. Please reach out to Pastor Cade with any questions about accessing the online directory.
Room in the Inn
While we will not be hosting guests for Room in the Inn this year, there are still opportunities to participate in this important ministry! This year we are baking cookies and providing bagged lunches to the guests who will be staying at a few centralized locations. See the Sign-Up Genius link and sign up to provide cookies, lunch items, assemble lunch bags, or deliver the finished products.  Also, be sure to sign up for other Mission Moments this winter. Please reach out to Pastor Cade with any questions.  
Be Signs of Christ’s Love For The World!
We have a limited number of DUMC yard signs available for you to pick up and display in your yard!   
Contribute To Dilworth Online! 
Visit our website to make your contributions through PayPal or you can drop off your contributions and use other means of giving. Thank you for sustaining the ministries of Dilworth Church through your gifts.  
Dogs of Dilworth Calendar
Pick up your Dogs of Dilworth Calendars from the church office Mon - Fri (8:30 am-5 pm) or reach out to Sallie Anna Barton! Do you know that coworker, friend, or family member of yours? We think they would LOVE one!  Use this link to reserve your copy of our inaugural Dogs of Dilworth Calendar on sale now for just $20 each. All proceeds will go to our DUMC general budget.
Join Us For The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Read Along
This is the first published book in the series and the most popular. It can be read as a part of the saga or as a stand-alone story. If you are interested in joining us this is a great place to start in the series. This is a combination of reading at home, using a reading guide, as well as optional zoom and live meetup discussions. For more info reach out to Ashton Sherrin.
SPARK
RSVP for SparkFamily Sunday School Sundays at 11 am in The Loft Reserve Your Spot Here!

For the month of January, we will offer a short zoom time with your children to catch up with one another. We will do a very short lesson but the main goal is to spend time in fellowship with one another. If you are interested in joining please reach out to Ashton Sherrin for the link or check on the parent email.
Calendar for the week of 1/10-1/16
Sunday, 1/10
9:00 –Worship on Facebook Live (Sanctuary)
10:15 – Facebook Live Sunday School
11:00 –Spark Family SS (LH)
4:00 – We Dem Boys Bible Study via Zoom
5:30 – Confirmation and Real Dil Youth via Zoom
Monday, 1/11
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 1 via Zoom
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 5 (LH)
7:00 –Ministries Council Mtg via Zoom
Tuesday, 1/12
6:30 – 605 Council(MPR)
6:30 – Trustees Mtg via Zoom
Wednesday, 1/13
6:00 – Amplify Book Club via Zoom
6:00 – 3D Youth Disciple Group via Zoom
Thursday, 1/14
6-9 – Band rehearsal(Sanctuary)
Friday, 1/15
Saturday, 1/16
605 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 333-4173