Creating a caring Christian community of love & support while enriching the spiritual lives of older adults.
Worship & Sunday Mornings
Saturday Night Worship
6:00 p.m. in the Chapel (304 South Main Street)
This is a "come as you are" service. Dress is casual. The service reflects the worship style of DUMC, recast in an informal gathering. Communion is served the first Saturday of each month.
Sunday Worship Services
8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
While we honor the traditional liturgy of the Church and the style of worship remains formal, we link the “old, old story” to the present day stories we are living.
The sacrament of Holy Communion is always celebrated at our 8:00 a.m. service and is part of our 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services on the first Sunday of every month.
Large Print Bulletins & Hearing Devices
Both are available for all Sunday worship services; simply visit the Welcome Center in the Gathering Space.
Sunday Shuttle Bus
Complimentary bus service is provided to and from both The Pines and Williams Place in time for the 9:30 a.m. service or Sunday School. No reservations are required - simply be at the door of the lobby at 9:00 a.m. A step stool is provided to assist with getting on and off the bus.
Sunday School Classes
Although anyone is welcome to join any class at any time, senior adults may feel most comfortable in one of the following classes.
An elevator to the second floor is accessible through the first floor
entrance of the Alexander Education Building.
All classes meet at 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
Adult Bible Study: A discussion-oriented class open to all ages. The Scripture study reflects a historical exploration. Meets in Room 216/218.
Bill Hight Class: A class comprised primarily of senior adults for studies of the International Lesson Series. Meets in Room 222.
Logos: The class uses a variety of curriculum, from Bible studies to topical studies to fiction works. Meets in Room 209.
Navigators: This discussion-oriented group studies topics of a spiritual nature. Meets at Town Hall, 216 South Main Street.
Shalom: This class addresses a broad range of topics, usually relating to social justice, interfaith dialogue, and emerging perspectives in Christian faith. Meets in Room 220.
Ways to Serve on Sunday Mornings
Set up and clean up coffee, lemonade, and cookies provided in the Fellowship Hall: Charlotte Thomas
Provide care for infants through age 2. Substitutes are also needed to fill in: Tabitha Lindsay
Be the friendly face of DUMC by greeting members and guests in the parking lot on Sunday mornings: Charlotte Thomas
Bring a puppet to life for shows presented to children’s Sunday morning classes. No puppet experience needed: Heather Smith
Keep pew racks straightened and stocked: Donna Warren
Help with worship services by operating the sound board: Rev. Kevin Turner
Be a children's Sunday School Teacher, Hall Monitor, or Check-in Greeter: Menita Mercuri
Extend greetings to people as they enter for worship, distribute bulletins, collect offering, and clean up pews after Sunday services: Martha Atwater
Show hospitality to guests and members by answering questions, giving directions, and general information at the Welcome Center: Charlotte Thomas
Ensure key people are present, collection plates are in the proper location, the Bible on the lectern is turned to the right page, and light baptismal and acolyte candles: Rev. Kevin Turner
Matins Choir sings for our weekly 8:00 a.m. Sunday service, gathering before worship to rehearse the music for that morning: Katie Ann McCarty
Chancel Choir provides musical leadership for 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services. Rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Rev. Kevin Turner
Chancel Handbells periodically performs intermediate/advanced music in worship. Rehearses on Thursdays from 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.: Allison Shutt
"Manbells" Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m.: Rev. Kevin Turner
Grace Notes is an adult handbell group that meets on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; no experience necessary: Allison Shutt
Compline Choir offers periodic choral opportunities for evening prayer services: Katie Ann McCarty
Instrumentalists provide preludes, offertories, postludes, and choral accompaniment: Allison Shutt
PrimeTimers & Other Fellowship
This active group of men and women meets for fellowship, meals, entertainment, and special events. The majority of people who attend this group are age 60 and above, but everyone is welcome!
PrimeTimers typically meet the second Tuesday of the month (September - June) at 11:30 a.m., either in the church’s Fellowship Hall ($5.00 for catered lunch) or at a local restaurant.
Upcoming PrimeTimers Events:
Other Opportunities for Fellowship
Adult Bowling League
The league meets every other Sunday evening at Spare Time in Huntersville. Bowlers of all skill levels are invited: Heather Smith
Led by the Lake Norman YMCA’s OWLS (“Older, Wiser, Living Stronger”) program, students can use a chair or mat. Classes are held Thursdays,11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m. in the Chapel. Free of charge.
Christian Women's Trek Group
A group of women ages 50+ who love the outdoors. Meets once a month:
Dinner groups of 8 - 12 adults meet monthly (September - May) in homes or restaurants, providing opportunities for fellowship: Charlotte Thomas
Hand & Foot Card Game
Meets the first & third Fridays at 1:30 p.m. in the Molly McKay House.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
This is a very casual group; come as you are and when you can. Meets every Friday at 7:00 a.m. at the CookHouse Restaurant in Cornelius: Jeff Tarte
A certified Pilates instructor leads this beginner-level class. Meets Tuesdays (September - May), 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. in the Congregational Care House. Free of charge: Nanette Watson
United Methodist Women
The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to empower women and children and advocate for social justice. Two Circles that may be of particular interest to senior adult women are:
Founders Circle: Women primarily ages 60+ gather for fellowship and a program. Bring a bagged lunch. Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in Room 216/218: Jean McKay
Mizpah Circle: A group of women over 50 meets monthly for programs centering around missions here and abroad. Meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in Room 222: Suzanne Carter
Women’s Mentoring Program
Women of different ages are partnered with another woman for encouragement, advice, and support: Melanie Chrencik
Wonderful Wednesday Dinners
Meet friends for a delicious, home-cooked meal in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays evenings (September - March). Click here for full details.
Education & Study
Containing over 9,000 items, the library is located on the ground floor, down the hallway from the Church Office, and is open on Sundays as well as during normal business hours: Gail Spach
The Deborah Group
A group for single women of all ages, whose focus is providing opportunities to gather for fun, fellowship, friendship, and support: Julie Johnson
Companions in Christ
The Bible, fellowship, and friendship bring together this study group of multigenerational women. Meets Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 216/218: Marsha Brodsky
Seekers of the Spirit
All ages are invited to join this group of women for Bible and spiritual study and growth. Meets Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon in Room 215: Sharan Carlisle
Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study
A group for women of all ages that focuses on Bible studies designed for personal growth in your faith walk. Meets Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Rev. Linda Zastovnik
Click here to see the Spiritual Formation webpage, where you will find a variety of experiences to help you discover an intentional path of becoming more Christ-like.
Ways to Serve
Volunteers are needed to provide disaster relief in crisis situations. Certification required: Rev. Alexis Coleman
Family Mission Trip
Join other DUMCers for a multi-generational, summer mission opportunity: Menita Mercuri
International Mission Trips
Join mission teams throughout the year to places like Guatemala: Rev. Alexis Coleman
Ada Jenkins After School Snacks
Donate snacks for children in the after-school program at the Ada Jenkins Center: Jenn Kolkhorst
Provide backpacks full of food every Friday during the school year for elementary children in the Lake Norman area: Ashley Nydish
Provide the bereaved family of a church member with a meal on the day of the funeral; serve, clean, or furnish flowers for the tables. Mary Barker (704-655-9034) or Carolyn Johnson
Give blood and/or staff sign-in and refreshment tables during scheduled blood drives at DUMC: Liz Powell
Community Food Rescue
Be part of a team that picks up food from local super-markets and restaurants and delivers it to agencies feeding those in need. Requires climbing into and out of a truck and lifting 30 pounds: Dale Ensor
Help maintain the Davidson Community Garden, who gives much of its produce to the Ada Jenkins food pantry: Connie Beach
Habitat for Humanity House
Workers are needed to work on the construction and/or provide snacks for workers on most Saturdays during each build: Dave Alexander
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
Work at the Ada Jenkins food pantry in a variety of ways: Emille Boyes
Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Prepare, purchase, and/or serve food at 12:30 p.m. the first Sunday of each month: Anne Hendrix
Mooresville Soup Kitchen
Prepare food and/or serve the third Tuesday of each month: Judy Martin
Bring joy to area assisted living facilities, singing show tunes, music from the 40s - 50s, and other uplifting favorites. No singing experience is necessary, but must have the ability to travel to several facilities in the area each month: Tiz Callihan
Pray at home using a daily guide for our church staff,clergy, and lay leaders: Dawne Kakitsis
Sign up to spend time in DUMC’s Prayer Room lifting up members’ prayer requests: Judy Henry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Knit or crochet shawls for people who are seriously ill or in crisis. Knitting can be done in a group setting at the church or at home: Suzanne Carter
Sew quilts from kits of pre-cut fabric squares to be given to the intensive care nursery and oncology units at the Hemby Children’s Hospital: Vicki Heitman
Room In The Inn (RITI)
DUMC provides shelter, fellowship, dinner, and breakfast for homeless neighbors three nights a week, December - March. Provide food, serve, stay overnight, or driver the church bus to and from uptown Charlotte: Judy Martin
Send cards, letters, and care packages to DUMC college students throughout the school year: Sherry Carpenter
Provide one-on-one care to an assigned receiver dealing with a difficult life issue. Training provided: Rev. Linda Zastovnik
Support for Seniors
Our church’s Senior Visitation Team focuses on providing visits to church members who are unable to attend church for a variety of reasons. Members of this team are eager to spend time with folks who need company, friendship, and support.
If you are interested in having a visitor or serving as one: Dave Alexander
In an effort to preserve the story of our church, we have created the Legacy Project. Trained interviewers meet with church members to create a written document of their life story. One copy is given to the individual and one is kept in the church Library.
Help us preserve our church history for future generations as an interviewer or interviewee: Mike Kayes
Caregiver Support Groups
Support for Men Caregivers
A coffee and conversation group for male caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s/dementia. Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, 10:00 a.m.: Bud Katter (704-526-7977)
For survivors and those who love them, this group meets monthly as a safe place to talk about faith while living with cancer; to pray together; and to come for anointing: Rev. Linda Zastovnik (704-892-8277)
For all who grieve the death of a loved one, this group typically meets beginning in October through the first of the new year: Rev. Linda Zastovnik (704-892-8277)
If you are unable to attend worship service and participate in Holy Communion, Stephen Ministers from the church are happy to bring the elements to you: Mike Preib
Associate Pastor for Campus, College, Young, and Senior Adult Ministries