Our mission: to be a sign of Christ’s love for the world.
GATHER!
Here are the ways we worship together.

How wonderful to worship together in our sanctuary! 
Let us be mindful to the needs of those around us.

Out of love & safety for our youngest & most vulnerable, and due to the rise in Covid-19 cases,
ALL worshipers are to wear masks while in the sanctuary.

As Matthew 7:12 says, "Treat others as you would want to be treated."
Thank you for living in Christian love with one another!

Worship Schedule
10am in the Sanctuary or on Facebook Live.

This week’s scripture lesson is:
Isaiah 7: 14-16
Matthew 1: 17-25

Missed Church on Sunday? Want to hear the sermon again? Check out any sermons you missed here!
The Journey: Don't Stop Believing
Join us for worship this Sunday as we continue learning about the journey to the manger and those who traveled this path in the Advent Sermon Series, Don't Stop Believing: The Journey
Christmas Eve at Dilworth UMC
4:30pm
Family Service - Jesus was not born on a silent night...and this won’t be either! Come enjoy a Christmas story, an impromptu live nativity, and your favorite Christmas hymns. Children and families of all ages are welcome!

7:00pm
Traditional Candlelight and Communion Service - Welcome the spirit of Christmas with this beautiful candlelight service full of the awe and wonder of the coming Christ.
Music at Dilworth
We will continue to have our weekly Chancel Choir rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. All are welcome! If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact our Director of Music, Zach Thompson at: zach.thompson@dilworthchurch.org
If you are interested in playing an instrument or singing with the Loft Band please contact our Director of Music, Zach Thompson at: zach.thompson@dilworthchurch.org
Announcements!
Take a moment to read through the important messages about the life of DUMC

Dogs of Dilworth Calendars - ON SALE NOW
Our limited stock of Calendars is going fast! Come get yours! $20 a piece. 
Email Sallie Anna with any questions (salllieanna.broome@dilworthchurch.org)
GO!
Join us as we serve, retreat, and adventure together as the hands & feet of Jesus!

Young Adults 
Mark your calendars and pick out your Christmas PJs for our Annual “Christmas Pajama Party”. This year we will be hosted by Bryan and Amy Alenky! Bring your favorite dish to share and Click HERE to RSVP! 
Church Wide Christmas Covered Dish
The Christmas Covered Dish is this Sunday! We are so excited to see everyone and to get to spend this special time of year with the people we care about most! Dinner will be served at 5:30, but there will be a chance to participate in an outreach ministry beginning at 4:30!

Also at 4:30, this is when food drop off will begin! Your covered dishes can go up to Langford Hall and be arranged on the serving tables!

We hope to see you there!
Christmas Tree voting!
There’s still time to get your vote in for the best Christmas tree at Dilworth! Follow this link and vote before our Christmas covered dish on Sunday. Winners will receive $500 for the charity of their choice.

The winner will be announced at the Christmas Covered Dish!
Heart & Sole - Christmas Hike
Join up with the Ladies of the Heart & Sole Hiking group to drive together to McAdeville also known as “Christmas Town USA” to hike around the lights. Meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 21 to catch the bus. Sign Up here for this hike and more! 



"The Lights of Christmastown"
The late Thomas Kinkade added to McAdenville’s legacy of “firsts” when he selected McAdenville as his first and only town in North Carolina to be captured in his glowing brush strokes.
GIVE!
Love your neighbor through gifts of time, talents, and financial gifts.
Dear Dilworth Family,
As we all consider the numerous blessings in our lives and move into the season of Advent, may we remember the special blessing of our church staff. This committed and passionate team works to help guide and sustain us in our faith journey. I hope that you will consider expressing your appreciation with a contribution to our annual Dilworth Christmas Love Offering for staff.

Please make your donation by December 20th and earmark it as “Staff Love Offering.” You may contribute on the DUMC website, drop your gift by the church office, or place it in the offering plate. On behalf of Staff Parish, thank you for your consideration of this worthy request. 

On behalf of Staff Parish, thank you for your consideration of this worthy request. 
To read the letter in full, click here.
Remember Your Church with Your Financial Offerings
We need your support. Your financial gifts are essential to the ministry and campus of Dilworth Church. Visit our website to make your contributions online. You can also drop off your contributions at the church and use other means of giving. Thank you for sustaining the ministries of Dilworth Church through your gifts.  


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GROW!
Check out these ways to grow closer to God & one another!
Room in the Inn
Sign up to help Dilworth this winter as we partner with Roof Above to host folks experiencing homelessness through Room in the Inn. Volunteers are needed to help our church show hospitality to those in our community who need it the most. To be a part of this ministry opportunity, search for a weekend (or two!) that you are available and sign up for the role listed that you would like to help in. Please reach out to Pastor Cade with any questions about this outreach opportunity.
Room In the Inn Dec 4th Weekend
Week 1 of Room in the Inn went amazingly! Thank you t our volunteers who helped kick-off our RITI season! We are so grateful to have such wonderful volunteers helping with this important ministry!
Calendar for the week of 12/12- 12/18
This Week at Dilworth 
Sunday, 12/12
10:00am –Worship via Facebook Live and in the Sanctuary
11:00am - Open Door Sunday School
5:30pm - Christmas Covered Dish
 6:00pm- Handbell Choir Practice
 
Monday, 12/13
6:30pm - Disciple Bible Studies
7:00pm - Youth Boys Basketball Practice (Avondale Presbyterian)
 
Tuesday, 12/14
 
Wednesday, 12/15
7:00pm - Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Thursday, 12/16
7:00am - Young Adult Ladies Coffee & Prayer (Starbucks on East)

 
Friday, 12/17
 
Saturday, 12/18

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Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 333-4173