We all yearn to have authentic connections. At Dilworth Church, it’s our goal to provide the opportunities to build those real and trusting relationships with God and those all around us.

To do that we provide a comprehensive, all-age level ministry where people can find a way to grow in Christ in different interest areas. Below are a few of the ways you can be a part of the Dilworth Church community.

 

Children/Family

Who are our 605 Families?
605 Families is open to any family with children, those who are involved with our children’s ministries, and those looking to be connected in fellowship with other families. We have seasonal, holiday, and family fun events throughout the year.

What is Spark?
Spark is our Sunday School Program that meets at 10:00am Sunday mornings for kids Age 3 (potty trained) to 5th grade. Spark is where kids learn about God through worship, play, creating, service, and prayer.

What about Nursery?
We provide a professionally staffed nursery for children 3 and under during Worship and Sunday School. We also have volunteers available to provide childcare for Bible Studies and other Church events.

What is 45.1?
45.1 is our monthly fellowship gathering for 4th and 5th graders. Children participate in fun faith activities to grow closer together and closer  to God. This is a time for kids to learn how they fit into our church family.

How do I get involved?
To get connected with our children and family ministries contact Ashton Sherrin, Director of Children’s Ministries and Media Outreach.


Youth

Who are the Real Dil Youth?
The real Dil Youth is a group of teens that meets Sundays from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. They participate in Meals, Games, Service projects, Community, and Small Group Bible Study.

When is Youth Sunday School?
The Real Dil Youth Sunday School meets Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am. Join this group as they examine relevant faith and life issues using the latest music, movies, news, and current events.

How do I get involved?
To get connected with our Youth Ministries contact Sallie Anna Barton, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.


Men

What opportunities are available for Men’s Fellowship? 

  • United Methodist Men (UMM)
    The UMM is a way for men to work together to learn, serve, and grow together outside of Sunday Morning.  

  • AMen's Bible Study
    This is a casual drop-in Bible Study and Fellowship opportunity hosted by Rev. Cade Barefoot, that gives men a chance to share in scripture and life together. 

How do I get involved?

To get connected with our Men’s Ministries contact Rev. Cade Barefoot, Associate Pastor for Adult Nurture and Engagement.


Young Adults

What activities are available for young adults?
This group finds joy in the community together as well as with the congregation as a whole. We get together once a month for Service & Social Opportunities, Supper Clubs, Kickball teams, Habitat for Humanity, Trivia nights and more. 

 Where do I go on Sunday Morning?
Check out #YASS (Young Adult Sunday School), where you can  enjoy a cup of coffee and dig deeper into Sunday's scripture. 

What is Banter & Brew?
Banter & Brew is a Wednesday Night casual theological meet up over Cold Brews & Warm Community. No preparation is needed. Come as you are, bring who you want.  All are welcome!

How do I get involved?
To get connected with our Young Adult Ministries, contact Sallie Anna Barton, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.


Faith Formation

Bible Studies
Dilworth offers a variety of long term and seasonal Bible studies, including Young Adults, Men’s, Women’s, and Disciple Bible Study.

Sunday School
Dilworth offers a variety of Sunday School options including discussion and lecture based formats with different styles and open to all ages. 

Lunch with The Preacher
This is an informal way to get to know your church staff. Lead by Senior Pastor Michelle Chapel this is an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy a fellowship meal together. 

Fellowship Meal
Each month one of our ministry teams host a lunch or dinner as an opportunity to allow friends and families who participate in different services and activities in the church to connect over a meal. All our welcome to join.

For more information on how to connect contact Rev. Cade Barefoot, Associate Pastor for Adult Nurture and Engagement.


Women

What opportunities are available for Women’s Fellowship?

  • United Methodist Women (UMW)
    The UMW is a great way to get connected with other women in our church family. We offer several circles, that meet at different times and focus on specific mission, fellowship, and spiritual opportunities.
  • Reading Women
    This is a book club opportunity lead by Senior Pastor Michelle Chappell for women to connect in fellowship through reading books of all genres They meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
  • Mom’s Meet/ Mom’s Night Out
    Mom’s Meet and Mom’s Night Out serves as a way for Mom’s to connect and have a community of support. Drop in anytime to a Bible study Brunch, or connect with us through various craft nights, dinners, movies nights, and more. This is open to Moms and Women of all ages and is lead by Ashton Sherrin, Director of Children’s Ministry and Media outreach.

How do I get involved?
For more information on how to get connected with our Women’s Fellowship contact Rev. Cade Barefoot, Associate Pastor for Adult Nurture and Engagement.


Dilworth Players

Dilworth Players is a community theatre outreach of Dilworth United Methodist Church. The ministry began in 2014 and has grown to include cast, crew, and musicians of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Dilworth Players put the “community” in community theatre. Their mission is to create a warm and nurturing environment for celebrating our differences while producing community theater in harmony.

All are welcome. 25% of their proceeds from ticket sales each year go to support local nonprofits such as The Relatives and Playing for Others. Past shows have included,  Godspell, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man, Hairspray, and Sister Act. The players have been nominated for the BroadwayWorld Charlotte awards for Best Local Musical, Best Music Director, Best Director, Best Costumes, Best Choreographer and Best Actress.

For more information on our 2020 production, audition, and ticket click here.

To get involved or find out more contact: dilworth.players@dilworthchurch.org


Missions and Outreach

What Missions opportunities does Dilworth offer?

  • Reid Park Academy
    Volunteers partner to help out with tutoring and special events.  
    Opportunities to serve with Dilworth are available Monday through Friday during school hours.
  • Men's Shelter of Charlotte
    Volunteers serve hot meals to men experiencing homelessness in Charlotte. Opportunities to serve with Dilworth are every fourth Monday of the month from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm.
  • Crisis Assistance Ministry
    We collect gently used clothing and small household items to donate to families in need.
  • Room in the Inn
    Volunteers provide hot meals, fellowship, and a safe place at Dilworth UMC to stay for our neighbors experiencing homeless. Opportunities to serve this ministry are on Saturday night and Sunday Mornings December through February.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Each year volunteers are welcome to participate in this project any Saturday. Special opportunities occur in the Summer for Dilworth to host a project.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
    New and experienced knitters are welcome to join and make hats, scarves, and blankets to help support our prayer shawl ministry. Prayer Shawls are blessed and prayed over by the congregation and are given as gifts to newborns, friends in the hospital, or anyone in need of a blessing.
  • UMCOR Project Agape Shoeboxes 
    We collect toys and supplies during the month of September to be distributed to orphanages in Armenia.

How do I get involved?
If you are interested in Missions at Dilworth UMC Contact Associate Pastor of Adult Nurture and Enrichment, Cade Barefoot.