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:
Luke 2: 1-20

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

The Pastors and Staff say THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for the generous Christmas love offering. We are humbled by your generosity and by your ongoing encouragement and affirmation. We love serving with our Dilworth family and look forward to journeying through 2022 with all of you. May the new year be filled with God's grace and blessings.
Church Office Hours
In observance of the Christmas holidays, the church office will be closed on Friday, December 24th (BUT we will of course have Christmas Eve worship!) and Monday, December 27th. The church office will also be closed on Monday, January 3rd in observance of the New Year.
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!

Call Me By My Name
Join Dilworth UMC and our guests from Room In the Inn on Saturday January, 29 at 7pm for a screening of the film “Call Me By My Name” a documentary about living without a home. Following the film, we will have a discussion with the filmmakers and some of the individuals whose lives are documented and have experienced homelessness in the city of Charlotte. Please reach out to Pastor Cade (cade.barefoot@dilworthchurch.org) with questions about this opportunity.
Children's Advent Art Show 
We have some talented, creative kids at our church! We had a wonderful art exhibit showcasing some of their Advent Art on Sunday. We would love for your child to join us Sunday mornings during the worship service to experience a time of learning and fun!
Armenia Mission Trip
Dilworth UMC has been invited to join a team from Myers Park UMC traveling to Armenia on a mission trip this July. Tentative dates are July 9-21. This mission opportunity will be an opportunity to expand our partnership with Project Agape and visit some of Christianity’s most ancient sites. Don’t let cost be a deterring factor, scholarships are available. Remaining spots are extremely limited, please reach out to Pastor Cade (cade.barefoot@dilworthchurch.org) to express interest and ask questions about this trip.
GIVE!
Love your neighbor through gifts of time, talents, and financial gifts.
GIVING TO HELP TORNADO VICTIMS through our church is one of the best ways to ensure that 100% of the money actually goes to relief efforts on the ground. Because our apportionment dollars in regular general church giving goes to help pay salaries and expenses for UMCOR staff (United Methodist Committee on Relief), special offerings such as this one are 100% given to help local relief. UMCOR is already in place and will be in KY and TN as long as necessary to help the communities devastated by the tornadoes. If you write a check to the church for this, please make a note on it "Tornado relief". Likewise, if you donate online for it through the church site, under OTHER please note "Tornado Relief". May we be Christ's love for those in need.
Refugee support
Calling all realtors, landlords, and property managers. Dilworth UMC, along with other houses of faith across Charlotte, is working to settle recent refugees, particularly from Afghanistan and Haiti, into more permanent housing. Any congregation members with connections to individuals or businesses that would be willing to work with refugee families who might not have background checks, social security, employment, etc. are invited to reach out to Pastor Cade (cade.barefoot@dilworthchurch.org) to offer assistance in finding housing for these vulnerable individuals.
End of Year Giving
If you are looking for end of year giving please consider Dilworth Church, even if you have given throughout the year. When we choose to financially give through the church we share witness of Jesus Christ to the world. In gratitude for our abundance we say thank you to the One who made all things possible. If you wish for your generosity to be noted for this calendar tax year, please have it to the office no later than December 31st. May you have a blessed and joyous Christmas and New Year.

Visit our website to make your contributions online. You can also drop off your contributions at the church and use other means of giving.


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GROW!
Check out these ways to grow closer to God & one another!
Men’s Fellowship
Dilworth men are invited to join Pastor Cade for a 5-week study on “No Cure for Being Human” by Kate Bowler This small group will meet Sundays at 4:30pm beginning on January, 30. Click Here to purchase your copy of the book. Click here to sign up!
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.
Calendar for the week of 12/26- 1
This Week at Dilworth 
Sunday, 12/26
10:00am –Worship via Facebook Live and in the Sanctuary
11:00am - Open Door Sunday School
 6:00pm- Handbell Choir Practice
 
Monday, 12/27
Office Closed 

Tuesday, 12/28
 
Wednesday, 12/29
7:00pm - Choir Rehearsal (Sanctuary)

Thursday, 12/30
 
Friday, 12/31
 
Saturday, 1/1

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