Ministries and Mission
Congregational Care Team
The purpose is to convey Christian love by welcoming new members beyond Sunday morning greetings in our building; by remembering special events such as holidays, birthdays, death, marriage, birth, illness in the lives of shut-ins – a personal touch; by sharing communion with members who cannot join us before the altar; by brief monthly visits or phone calls to members confined to their homes or in nursing homes. Contact the church office or the pastor if you wish to participate.
The “Bread of Life” Food Pantry
10am-1pm every Third Saturday of every Month. he Pantry is open to accept donations on Wednesdays from 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Collecting clothing for school age children and youth in good condition. Mary’s Closet accepts donations on the 3rd Friday of every month at the Garfield Avenue entrance from 4 pm to 7 pm. If you are interested in volunteering with Mary’s Closet, please contact Donna Undercuffler.
Mom's Morning Out
Monday morning from 9:30am-11:30am. Gives mom a chance to have free time while we care for your children.The children must be able to walk (but can still be in diapers). Get in touch with the church office at 829-1908 or email Tina if interested.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
If you have a passion for people and knit or crochet, join us; if your skills need sharpened, or you would like to learn the simple patterns that we use; join us. You do not need to be a member of Epworth UMC to participate in this ministry, nor are you required to attend all meetings. Call the church office if you are interested.
Our goal is to make an impact in our world by showing the love, grace, and mercy that was demonstrated to us through the life of Jesus Christ. We do this through the sharing of our resources, time and energy. Throughout the year we focus on various opportunities we have to make a difference in people’s lives. It may be making health kits for those impacted by earthquakes, preparing packages for soldiers, filling a mitten tree or through our food pantry. We should all realize that the richness we have is not to bring us a life of luxury but to enable to share our bounty with others that through our mission efforts others may come to know Christ’s love.
Operation Christmas Child
A ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that we support by collecting shoeboxes filled with items to be distributed to children around the world. We also form a mission team that goes to the distribution warehouse to work with others from around the country to ship shoeboxes to children around the world. We welcome small toys and toiletry items (soap, toothpaste, brushes, wash cloths, etc.) to include in a shoebox.
Neighborhood Center, Inc.
An urban outreach mission of the Greater New Jersey Conference, and part of the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist church. Begun in 1913 when it was recognized that the needs of the people of South Camden were unmet by the organized church. Learn More.
Vacation Bible School
Epworth has a fun-filled Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for children 3 – 12 years of age. The program is one week long and open to all children. Kids will enjoy Bible Crafts and games, thrilling Bible Stories, tasty snacks, and unforgettable music! Epworth is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all attending children and has adopted a church-wide “Safe Sanctuaries” Policy that defines the requirements to ensure the safety and protection of all participants of children and youth.