Passing on Resilience in Faith

“I experienced the power of the church to support her family through tragedy. I was held by God in my loss and ever since, I’ve known that God’s love bring comfort, even in the most devastating situations.”

At Home in the Church

“For as long as I remember, Dilworth Lutheran was a place where I feel I belong. I feel comfortable and safe here.”

Leading a Life in Service

“My faith has helped ground me, and it’s also given me wisdom to face uncertain situations. It’s important to generously serve others without losing yourself. I’m reminded that I need to think about God not just when I’m sad, but to connect with Him to do the right things."

Serving with Many Gifts

“By serving, I have found that in the giving I have also received. As I work for the church, I have also received many gifts of faith and friendship.”

Happy Where You Are

Despite the constant moves, Irene thrived in an environment that was new: new jobs, new people, new cultures, new living situations and new cats. When asked, “Where were you the happiest?” Irene replied, “Be happy where you are at!”

Inspired to Keep Growing Faith

“What I love most is the way so many people get involved. People love this church, and they continue to inspire me to become more involved. There is something here for everyone.”

Love God Love Neighbor

“My family’s move to Dilworth could have been a lonely and difficult transition. Instead, I found a family at Dilworth Lutheran Church.”

Health for Body and Soul

"I’ve found that I need God front and center in my life. When I’m not connecting to God, the rest of my life isn’t the same.”

Excited for the Future

“We are so grateful to be a part of this congregation. God is working here.”

Growing In The Church

As she grew so did the church. The program had become larger, more involved, and more welcoming!

Grounded: A Desire to Be Known. To Belong.

“The pandemic makes it more difficult to get to know people,” they reflected. “But the worshipping community has given us a sense of home. We feel grounded here. We love having a good mix of old and young in our new faith community and enjoy both our traditional and contemporary worship services.”

50 Years of Faith

"I got to know the warm, friendly, caring people of Dilworth of all ages in the congregation. And from there, I stayed involved.”

Nurturing Faith

Jacob and his mom tested out Dilworth Lutheran and instantly felt welcomed by all the friendly people.

Weekly Reset For A Full Life

"After a stressful week, Dilworth brings me back to what is most important in my life: faith and family.”

Bitter or Better: Choosing Better!

She remembers being asked a number of times after her diagnosis, “Aren’t you mad at God for letting this happen to you?” “You can choose to be bitter or you can choose to be better,” she would reply. “I choose to be better.”

Healed by Faith

"Church lifts up my spirits. My faith and the church are part of my healing. Now I pray every night and every morning. I know I am here for a reason because He brought me into the world."