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.





Fellowship Meals

Dilworth UMC is excited to announce the revival of an old Dilworth tradition, weekly fellowship meals! All are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 6 pm beginning on April 20th for an evening of food and fellowship. Click here to find out more!



Children/Family

What is the Dilworth UMC Children's Ministry?
We support our children and families to build stronger, more faithful and engaging connections with God, our whole church family and our surrounding community. We encourage parents and their children (birth-5th grade) to be involved and participate in faith formation, fellowship, and service in fun, age-appropriate ways. Read our mission and vision statement here.

Dilworth Kids Sunday School
Children ages 3 (potty-trained) - 8 are invited to Sunday school on Sunday mornings during worship in the 605 Room. Kids develop friendships and grow in faith through Bible stories, games, art, service, and prayer. Volunteers can sign up to lead Sunday school on the sign up genius.
 

Nursery
We provide a professionally staffed nursery for children 3 and under during Worship and Sunday School. The nursery is located toward the front and right of the sanctuary. Childcare is also provided for Bible studies and other church events.

Tribe 605
Tribe 605 is our bi-monthly faith and fellowship group for upper elementary kids (3rd-5th grade). We dig deeper into Bible stories, build strong relationships, and put faith into action through outreach projects.

Amplify Kids
Amplify Kids is a new branch of our Dilworth Amplify Team! Amplify Kids seeks to teach our kids about complex social issues and connect to current events in age-appropriate ways. We want to empower our kids with the tools to make a positive impact on the world. Amplify Kids is the perfect place for parents and their kids to find fun activities, learning materials, and articles about what is going on in our community and beyond! Click here to enter Amplify Kids!

Jubilation Children's Choir
This is a joyful choir open to 4-8 year-olds. We sing, move, and pray weekly in the choir room on Sundays at 4:30pm. The children's choir performs in worship 2-3 times a year. Contact Ashley Goebel for more information (ashley.joyner@gmail.com).
 

How do I get involved?
To get connected with our children and family ministries contact Anna Sink, Director of Children's 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.  

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 Broome, 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 Chappell this is an opportunity to ask questions and enjoy a fellowship meal together. 

Prayer Fellowship
This group of congregation members prays for the needs of our church family and community and helps update our weekly prayer list.

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.

Heart & Sole
This is a group of hiking women who want to take their love for the outdoors to women in our community. Ladies of all ages & hiking abilities are invited to carve out time once a month to be together in the woods. For more information about upcoming hikes, contact Sallie Anna Broome

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 be a sign of Christ’s love through the celebration of the arts in which individuals of all ages, abilities & backgrounds can feel the warmth of Christian community & Christ’s spotlight.

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.

CLICK HERE for more opportunities & updates!

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



Missions and Outreach

What Missions opportunities does Dilworth offer?

Amplify team
Dilworth's Amplify team's mission is to amplify compassion by amplifying marginalized voices in our community, including those marginalized by their race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or any others searching for equity.   This team is committed to challenging our congregation to amplify justice, mercy, and humility to create a more compassionate church.  Learn more about the Amplify team by reading the newsletters and joining the next book club.

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.

Roof Above
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 in different months throughout the year to be distributed to orphanages in Armenia. Click Here to see the current Amazon Wishlist!

Big Brothers Big Sisters                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Through special events and financial support, we partner with this wonderful organization that provides mentoring relationships between adults and children in the community.

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



Youth

Who are the Real Dil Youth?
For teens who need to feel the love of Christ, The Dilworth Youth Group will provide relationships & experiences so that you can start, explore, and grow your faith.This group of teens meets Weekly on Sundays from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. They participate in Meals, Games, Service projects, and Small Group Bible Study.

Confirmation
This group is made up of youth 6th grade & up. In Confirmation, our goal is to give people the information, experiences, and relationships they need to make their own commitment to living a life as a follower of Jesus and a member of Dilworth United Methodist Church.

The Galz Bible Study
Teenage Girls are invited to join Sallie Anna via Zoom for this weekly time to dig into scripture & invest in each other. Reach out to Sallie Anna Barton for details & Zoom invitation. 

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 Broome, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.