Dilworth UMC is committed to being a community of faith, offering opportunities for you to mature as a Christian. Bible study with other caring Christians is essential to growing in your relationship with God. We encourage everyone to participate in a Sunday School Class and small groups to help you understand your own faith and effectively share it with others.
We have an active group of young adults in their 20s and 30s. Our many opportunities include study groups, fellowship opportunities, a Sunday School class and sporting teams. For more information, please contact Sallie Anna Barton.
"Coffee and Prayer"
Dilworth Young Adult Ladies meet every Thursday for a casual hour of coffee, fellowship, and prayer at 7am at the East Blvd Starbucks! Pop in anytime! Email Sallie Anna @ firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can look for you!
Banter & Brew
Wednesdays at 7:30, June 1 – July 27!
Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Topics each week include:
· Got Theology?
· The B-I-B-L-E, yes that’s the book for…
· “Who do you say that I am?” – Jesus
· Can you feel, touch, see, or hear Me now?
· If “God is GREAT and God is GOOD”, why is the world so AWFUL?
…and more!! Friends are welcome!
"Not Your Average Joe" Bible Study
A special study based on the fabulous story from Genesis. The Story of Joseph has it all, Family Drama, Surviving the "Pits" of life, Career Challenges, Walking by Faith, Tests of Character, you name it. Join us for this topical Bible Study that prepares us for the upcoming Dilworth Church Spring Musical, "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". This group of young adults meets at 7:30 on Wednesday nights! Questions? Email Sallie Anna @email@example.com.
Young Adult Lunches
Join Dilworth Young Adults every 3rd Sunday of the month for lunch! This group meets in the back of the church immediately following the 11am worship service and then walks or rides to a Dilworth restaurant for a casual meal together! No Reservations required!
United Methodist Men
From "Men of Purpose" Sunday School class to sporting teams, our men enjoy gathering and learning together.
Contact Devin Ware at moc.h1472447950tuosl1472447950leb@e1472447950rawsd1472447950" for more information on outings, studies, and events.
“How Faith Shaped My Life and Career”
Men’s Breakfast on April 24 The next Men’s Ministry Breakfast on Sunday, April 24, will feature District Attorney Andrew Murray as our guest speaker. DA Murray will share how his faith has shaped his career and his life. All men of Dilworth are invited to join us in Langford Hall at 10:00 for a hearty and delicious breakfast and a chance to hear this inspiring speaker. Contact Devin Ware if you have questions or if you’d like to be added to the Men’s Ministry distribution list for upcoming events and opportunities (ten.h1472447950tuosl1472447950leb@e1472447950rawsd1472447950).
United Methodist Women
UMW is a community of women organized for mission locally and globally with focus on ministries with women, children and youth. Besides financial support for missions, UMW seeks to provide a supportive fellowship for service and spiritual/personal growth for our members. UMW welcomes all women. Dilworth United Methodist Church's five active women's circles meet in homes or at the church, and the General Meeting for all UMW members meets quarterly for a meal and program.
Our Adult Sunday School Classes:
We offer four adult Sunday School classes that cover a variety of topics and experiences. Classes meet at 10 am unless otherwise noted. Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Jones Building Lobby before class.
Men of Purpose Class – This Bible study group for men of all ages meets in the Library near the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for study, discussion and prayer to strengthen our faith and learn how to live with purpose.
Bowles Class – Adults ages 55 and over. Meets in the Bowles Room under the sanctuary at 9:45 am. Class is lecture style with time for prayer concerns and hymn singing. They use the Lectionary curriculum.
Explorers Class – Mainly adults in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Uses a variety of DVD and discussion styles to strive to discern what it means to be a Christian. Meets in Room 208 in the Children's Building.
The Open Door Class – An intergenerational class. The class uses discussion style to cover a mixture of studies on Biblical topics and Social issues. They meet in the Boardroom in the Jones Building.
Young Adult Class – Our newest Sunday School class will meet in the gathering room beneath the sanctuary. This class is for anyone in their 20s, 30s or young at heart. We will use a variety of studies to discuss and strengthen our Christian faith.
Throughout the year several small group studies are offered. You can pick from Disciple Bible Study, Short-term studies on specific Biblical topics (such as prayer) or books of the Bible, Parenting, Financial and Stewardship Studies and studies specifically targeted for men or for women.
Disciple Bible Study – Disciple Bible Study is a global, nondenominational program that has impacted the lives of over 1.5 million people over the past 20 years. Everyone begins with Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study, the prerequisite for other more advanced classes. Disicple 1 takes you through over 80% of the Bible in a 34-week period. You will find that you will be transformed by this study that calls you to grow in your faith and be changed by God’s Word. People who have gone through this class often say it is the best thing they’ve ever done for their spiritual lives.
Newcomers Class – Are you new to Dilworth Church, or have you joined recently? If so, you're invited to our next Newcomers Class, which is held 4 times a year after 11:00 worship. Meet staff, leaders, and other new folks; learn about the church and Methodist beliefs and practices; and find your place to connect and belong. 2016 classes are March 13, June 5, September 18, and December 4. We'll treat you to lunch! To sign up, contact the church office, 704-333-4173.
Covenant Group – The goal of this group is to bring the participants closer to God, Dilworth Church and each other. The group will meet weekly at the Flying Biscuit at 7:30 am on Tuesdays. Doug Groome and Erin Payton are leading this group. Contact the church office for more information.
Annual Family Retreat Feb. 19-21
Confirmation Retreat Apr. 15-17
Men's Retreat fall 2016 - t.b.a.
Youth Fall Retreat fall 2016 - t.b.a.