Our mission: to be a sign of Christ’s love for the world.
Due to the new directive put out by the Meck County Health Department, we will be shutting down ALL in-person meetings immediately and will not have in-person worship for the next THREE weeks. We will go back to live-stream with the worship team ONLY. Make plans to join us this Sunday morning at 9 am for our live-streamed worship service.
Missed A Live Worship?
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This week’s scripture lesson is 1 Sam 3: 1-10 (11-20).


Please note the church will be closed on January 18th in observance of the MLK Holiday (Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday).
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.
A Note From Your Pastor
Dilworth folks I ask that as we enter this tense week of anxiety that we all be in prayer for our nation, for all healthcare workers, and for all folks who are being affected by both civil unrest and the pandemic. Will you join me at NOON EACH DAY to say a prayer? I hope you will.
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 Rev. Taylor Pryde Barefoot. 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.  
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.
Young Adult Men's Small Groups
Young men of Dilworth are invited to fill out the following survey about their interest in small group ministry at the church. Men with suggestions and questions about this opportunity can reach out to Pastor Cade.
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
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.  
Heart & Sole
Heart & Sole, a hiking community for women, is hitting the trails in 2021. Check out the link for 6 dates at 6 new and fun hiking locations. This group is for adult women of all ages and hiking abilities. For now, we ask that you sign up below, check your email for details & meet us at the hiking location, and wear a mask on the trail! Carve out some time, and join us as we explore the outdoors together!
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.
Valentine Craft and Goodies
605 Children's Council is partnering with Outreach and Youth to provide a Valentine Craft and Goodies for some of our church members who may need a little extra love this season. We are asking families to drive by to pick up a pre-made craft on Jan 24th, complete it, and return it to the Church on Feb 7th. The youth will assemble the bags and our Outreach team will be organizing delivery. 

All Dates are listed in the graphic above. The Youth will help with packaging and the Outreach Team will be helping with the delivery. If you are interested in delivering a valentine please reach out to Ashton Sherrin and I will connect you.
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.
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.
Calendar for the week of 1/17-1/23
Sunday, 1/17
9:00 –Worship on Facebook Live
10:15 – Facebook Live Sunday School
11:00 –Spark Family SS via Zoom
4:00 – We Dem Boys Bible Study via Zoom
Monday, 1/18
CLOSED
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 1 via Zoom
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 5 via Zoom
Tuesday, 1/19
Wednesday, 1/20
6:00 – 3D Youth Disciple Group via Zoom
Thursday, 1/21
6-9 – Band rehearsal
Friday, 1/22
Saturday, 1/23
8:00 – Heart and Sole Hiking Group
605 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 333-4173