Our mission: to be a sign of Christ’s love for the world.
We rejoice that we will be opening up our sanctuary to 200 people during worship next Sunday, March 21st, at 9 am. We will continue to live stream the service so that you may worship in the way you feel safest. In order to be safe and "do no harm" as the family of God, please be prepared to abide by the following protocols:

  • Wear a mask at all times 😷
  • Maintain 6-foot social distance ⬅️ 6ft ➡️
  • Enter sanctuary from the main front entrance (unless you have need of the elevator) 🚪
  • Sign in with the usher as guided 📝
  • Usher will seat all worshippers in "reserved for you" spots

We sooo look forward to being together in our holy space again. NOTE: Beginning EASTER SUNDAY, We will change the time of worship to 10 am and stay at that time until we can move back to two services.
Missed A Live Worship?
Need to hear it again? Check out any sermons you missed here!

This week’s scripture lessons are Luke 18:18-34; 19:1-10.
We Gratefully Acknowledge the following Memorial contributions: To Dilworth Church by Cathy Lutes in memory of Bob Hodges and also by Bill Parlier in memory of Bob Hodges & David Lynn.
Amplify Newsletter
Click here to access this week's article written by Emily Tolsma. Join the Amplify as we continue our study on "Dear Church: A Love Letter From a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.” by Lenny Duncan. Click here to purchase a copy of the book, and please reach out to Pastor Cade for more information about this study. To sign up to receive the Amplify newsletter directly to your inbox, please contact Aisha Newton.
THIS IS THE WAY...Lent Bible Study With The Pastor
Join Pastor Michelle as we study our weekly scriptures for lent. All you'll need is your bible, your heart, and your mind. In-person on Wednesday morning at 10 am and Zoom at 6 pm on Thursdays. Please email Pastor Michelle or Aisha to sign-up. Lenten series devotional book is available at the church and click here for electronic copies.
Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are in loving memory of Doug Jones from his wife Elizabeth. 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.
Project AGAPE
Get started on your Project Agape shoebox shopping early by using our wishlist to purchase hats, gloves, and socks for Armenian children in need. Feel free to use the church's address (605 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28204) as the shipping address for your order. Please reach out to Pastor Cade with questions about this outreach opportunity.
Ushers & Video/Sound Assistants Needed
As restrictions around gatherings are eased, Dilworth UMC needs ushers to help us safely accommodate larger groups of in-person worshippers on Sunday mornings. Please click here to sign up to volunteer to usher or reach out to Pastor Cade cade.barefoot@dilworthchurch.org with questions about this opportunity. Also, all of our new video/sound equipment has been installed, and our Pro, Steven Moore, is ready to train volunteers. If you have not signed up to volunteer and this interests you, please let Pastor Cade know.
Leisure League
Dilworth young adult men, join the Leisure League for an afternoon of Frisbee Golf at Renaissance Park (1200 W. Tyvola Rd.) at 1 pm on Saturday, March 20th. Bring your own disks if you have them and extra for those who don't! Men interested in this fellowship opportunity can reach out to Pastor Cade to sign up.
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.  
Grab & Go
Mecklenburg County residents over 60 can get FREE Grab & Go hot and frozen meals. Click Here for more details. Please share information about this opportunity with seniors who might benefit from such a program.
Holy Land
Third times the charm..which means YOU are invited! Space is available on this rescheduled adventure of a lifetime to Egypt, Jordan, & Israel. Our group will be traveling in January of 2022! For more information, Click Here & contact Sallie Anna Barton.
Save The Date & Sign Up for 2021 Young Adult Events! 
New Events will be added throughout the year! For more information, contact Dir. of Youth & Young Adults, Sallie Anna Barton. Please sign up here.
Eat, Drink & Be Married
Dilworth Couples of all ages are invited to join us for a night dedicated to making good relationships GREAT! Set aside one Sunday night a month to invest in your person through a marriage enrichment series led by Rev. Mark Larson. Relax, there will be no group sharing! Just a lot of learning, practical tips & tricks, and fun talking with your partner with a side of Dilworth Church fellowship & fun. Some topics include:
* Auditing & Rebalancing Your Love Bank
* The Giver
* The Taker
* Negotiating Core Emotional Needs
* Negotiating Love Busting Behaviors
* Getting to Mutual Enthusiastic Agreement ...and more!

Use this sign-up genius to reserve your spot for each meeting!
Heart & Sole
Join the Heart & Sole Women's Hiking Group this Saturday for a "hike" around Renaissance Park. Sign Up using this link & leave your email! Details will be sent to you this week!
Get Egged This Easter by Dilworth Church
Want to help spread God's love in the community this Easter, AND cross something off your to-do list? Sign up to get your yard "egged" by Dilworth Church's own Easter Bunny helpers! While we are not holding the usual Easter egg hunt at church this year, we will stealthily come to your home the weekend of Easter Sunday and hide Easter eggs in your own yard. You can sign up for this festive surprise for your own family, or sign up to "egg" a neighbor's or friend's yard!

Plastic eggs will contain small toys. All proceeds will go to Room Above. The suggested donation is $20 per yard for 30 eggs.

Please enter your information at this link by March 22nd so we can include you on our route. If signing up for multiple yards, please create multiple signups. 

All eggs will be delivered and quickly hidden throughout the day and evening on Friday, April 2nd; Easter egg hiders will text a heads up on timing so you can avert little eyes. 

Donations can be made on the website at dilworthchurch.org/give. Please put Easter Egging Donation in the Designated For Line on the giving website. 
March 14th- Drive through Drop Off Spring Cleaning.

March 21st- Palm Sunday Spark Palm processional in the Latta Park at 11 am.

April 4th and Beyond- No Spark Join us for one of our Easter Services.

Spark Sunday School will resume in person on April 11th following the children's sermon in worship services.

If you are interested in joining, please reach out to Ashton Sherrin for the link or check on the parent email.
Spring Cleaning Drop Off
March 14th 
10:30 am- 11:00 am
This Sunday, March 14, as part of our Lenten Spring Cleaning Practice we will be collecting gently used youth and children's clothing and toys in a Drive Through Drop Off from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

All are welcome to contribute, even if you did not sign up for a Lenten packet. Please reach out to Ashton Sherrin to set up a drop-off time during the week. 
VBS 2021
Dilworth Families, we want your feedback on VBS 2021. We want to make Vacation Bible School safe, fun, and accessible for all of our kids and volunteers. Take this quick survey and help us to plan an awesome VBS this year!
Calendar for the week of 3/14-3/20
Sunday, 3/14
9:00 –Worship via Facebook Live and in the Sanctuary
10:15 – Facebook Live Sunday School
11:00 –Spark Family SS via Zoom
2:00 – Amplify Book Club via Zoom
4:00 – We Dem Boys Bible Study via Zoom
4:00 pm - Confirmation via Zoom
5:30 pm - Youth Group (Langford Hall)
5:30 pm - Eat, Drink, and Be Married
Monday, 3/15
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 1 via Zoom
6:30 – Disciple Bible Study 5 via Zoom
Tuesday, 3/16
10:00 – Staff Meeting
Wednesday, 3/17
10:00 – Lenten Devotional Bible Study (MPR)
6:00 – 3D Youth Disciple Group via Zoom
6:00 – Youth Gals Disciple Group via Zoom
Thursday, 3/18
6:00 – Lenten Devotional Bible Study via Zoom
6-9 – Band rehearsal
Friday, 3/19
8:00 – Young Adult Virtual Game Night via Zoom
Saturday, 3/20
1:00 – Leisure League (Renaissance Park 1200 W. Tyvola Rd.)
605 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 333-4173