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.

FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL IN ATTENDANCE, IF you traveled over the Christmas or attended New Years parties please quarantine from in-person worship this week.
Missed A Live Worship?
Need to hear it again? Check out any sermons you missed here!




This week’s scripture lesson is Matthew 2: 1-12.


Remember the church office is CLOSED on January 1st in observance of the holiday.
Don't Forget Your Dilworth Church Family In Your Year-End Giving
As you consider any last-minute charitable giving Dilworth Church is always a great place with whom to share. December is usually our best giving month, but because of Covid-19, and no mass gathering worship or fellowship, our December giving is down. Please consider helping out so that we end the year with a positive income that will help us minister in the coming months.  

And 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
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 Emily Tolsma. 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.  
A Tu Lado
Orientation session Wednesday, January 6 at 7 pm. Dilworth's A Tu Lado team will meet with an immigration attorney and other Migrant Assistance Project volunteers to learn more about this partnership with an immigrant family. Please reach out to Pastor Cade to be a part of the call and for more information about this 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.
Disciple Bible Study
Join Disciple Bible Study 1 in the New Year as they begin their 12-week study on the New Testament. This group will meet on Monday nights at 6:30 via Google Meet beginning on January 4th. Please reach out to Pastor Cade for more information about this opportunity.
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 1/3-1/9
Sunday, 1/3
9:00 –Worship on Facebook Live (Sanctuary)
10:15 – Facebook Live Sunday School
11:00 –Spark Family SS (LH)
2:00 – Amplify Book Club (MPR)
4:00 – We Dem Boys Bible Study via Zoom
5:30 – Confirmation and Real Dil Youth via Zoom
Monday, 1/4
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 1 via Zoom
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 5 (LH)
Tuesday, 1/5
11:30 – NO UMW Circle 9 Mtg
7:00 – Reading Women via Zoom
Wednesday, 1/6
6:00 – 3D Youth Disciple Group via Zoom
Thursday, 1/7
6-9 – Band rehearsal(Sanctuary)
Friday, 1/8
Saturday, 1/9
605 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 333-4173