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.


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.


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.


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.
  • 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 on our 2021 production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing premiering November 5th and 6th!

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 weekly 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 during the month of September to be distributed to orphanages in Armenia.
  • Big Brothers Big SistersThrough 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.


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.

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.