Epworth United Methodist Church Newsletter


Christmas Caroling

We invite you and your family to join us as we head out caroling on Saturday, December 19th to bring the joy of Christmas to some area folks. We will gather at the parsonage around 5:15pm on Saturday, December 19th, & leave by 5:30 to carpool to the homes of those who are homebound & [...]


Pastor Charlie Serves as a Circuit Elder

Most of you should be aware that PC has been appointed by the conference to serve as a Circuit Elder. It is felt that you ought to know what this entails and means for him and for Epworth. A circuit is a group of congregations formed by the District Superintendent. PC’s circuit includes Roebling, Florence, [...]

Help Wanted for Clown Ministry

Allelu and Yah Yah are looking for anyone who wants to have fun. We are forming a clown ministry here at Epworth.  This ministry requires no experience and is open to all ages. We will be putting together skits and the goal is to put together a program that we can take to hospitals, gathering, [...]

Thank You

God Bless you all!  A big, big thank you to my choir and so many Epworthians and my family for my 90th surprise Birthday party.                    ~Ann Magonigal   Bill Bauer would like to thank all those members who sent him a birthday card and continue to remember him in their prayers.  He really appreciates it [...]

UMW Epworth News

EWORTH UMW NEWS: Epworth UMW General Meeting February 7, 2016 – 11:30 – This will be a Winter Tea.  Grace Circle will do  the Program.  Deborah Circle will be responsible for Devotions and Beverages.  Refreshments and Response Moment will be done by Esther/Ruth Circle. Sat. January 23, 2016 –  9:00 AM  –  UMW Executive Board Meeting [...]

Epworth’s Christmas Concert

We hope that you will join us for a special music event as our choirs come together for our annual Christmas Concert.  A special gift of music will feature music from our handbells and vocal choir as well as other ensembles and small groups.  We will come together on Sunday afternoon, December 20th at 4 [...]

Christmas Eve Worship Services

We hope that you will join us for one of our Christmas Eve Worship Services. 7:00 pm Family Service of readings and carols 11:00 pm Traditional Service with choirs and message Both services are candlelight services.

Advent Bible Study

Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ.  Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you walk along this [...]

Poinsettias for Christmas

Each year we marvel at the beauty of our sanctuary as it is wonderfully decorated for the Christmas season.  A special part of this is when the poinsettias make their appearance the Sunday before Christmas.  Sadly, many of these beautiful plants are simply thrown away later.  This year we are trying to do something a [...]

PC’s Different Gift List

Each year, we stress out about what we are going to get that special someone. Often the people we shop for have everything they probably want or need. But still we go out, buy gifts and hope they like them. What if instead you consider some other gift ideas to honor them and make a [...]

We Are Getting Busy!

Things are happening at Epworth and it is not just our ministry. We have over a dozen outside groups that use the church on a regular basis. Combined with our scheduled meetings, often there may be limited space available. As a result it is very important that you check with the church office before scheduling [...]

We Need Your Family Picture

We are beginning to collect your family and individual pictures to be included in a new pictorial directory. Unlike in past years where a professional studio has come in and done posed shots for the directory, we are asking you to simply email us a family portrait that you would like to have included in [...]

The Victoria Ercol Memorial School

In June 1992, my granddaughter, Connie Ercol and her husband, lost their 14 month old daughter, Victoria, in a drowning accident in a pond on their property. Later that summer, they decided to create a meaningful memorial to Victoria. Their pastor found a retired nurse in Ghana, Africa, who was wanting to start a Christian [...]

Hockey Night

YOUTH HOCKEY NIGHT Who: Youth, grades K – 6 (Friends also welcome!) When: Friday, January 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Where:   Church gym- Basement Why:   Active fun We will supply basic equipment (sticks, hockey balls, and nets) but feel free to bring your own sticks or protective gear if you wish. See Holly (cell/ text 609-790-4501) or [...]

Angels Bible Study

You are invited to join Pastor Charlie as he leads a new bible study on Angels.  This study will take place over 4 weeks and will show you what the Bible really says about God’s angels. The study begins on January 13th at 7 pm in Pastor Charlie’s office.

Back 2 Basics

The Greater New Jersey Central Region will be hosting Back 2 Basics Leadership Training.  Training is for new AND returning leaders of Staff Parish Relations, Trustees, Council, Finance, Lay Leader and Lay Member. The training will take place on Sunday, January 31 from 3 to 4:30 pm at St. Paul UMC located at 201 Levitt [...]