Epworth United Methodist Church Newsletter

February 2017

Graceful Conversations

Epworth Welcomes Missionary

On Sunday, February 5th we will  welcome Louise Ragan.  She is a missionary with World Gospel Mission and has been in North Africa. She returned in December 2016.  Louise is working to build a team to go to Egypt later in 2017.  She stated she is “waiting on the Lord for this team to come together; and [...]

Child and Family Ministries Meeting

On Sunday, February 19th immediately after the service, we will be having a meeting in the Fellowship Room to discuss our Family and Children Ministries.  Everyone is invited to this meeting.  For more information, please contact the church office.  

ShopRite Gift Cards

ShopRite Gift Cards

Do you do your shopping at Shop Rite? Do you get Shop Rite gift cards from Epworth? Did you know we receive 5% from the sale of those cards? This is free money that is available to us. Cards are easy to use and even easier to get. In 2015, the UMW raised over $1900 [...]

Hospitality Table

Ten thousand thank you’s to the folks who host the Sunday morning hospitality table:  Jean Cook, Julie  Given, Andy String, Ed Maher, Jo Malessa, Janet Neff, Joan Schwering, Lynn Truax, and Janet Neff and also to all who contribute to it. We are currently looking for new members for our team.  If you are willing [...]

Epworth Remembers

Roseanna Schill was the loving wife of Ray Schill and the mother of Bill Schill, Debbie Mason, Lynda Weston, and Kurt Schill.  She was a member of Epworth for over 50 years.  Roseanna raised her four children in the church having them attend Sunday school, during which time she helped teach when her youngest child [...]

Epworth’s Got Talent

Join us on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6 pm.  Brush up your act, your song, your wit, your good and not-so-good jokes, and get ready to have a really good time!  For the success of the evening, it is important that you sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.  If there is [...]

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent in the churches that observe Lent. Shrove is the past tense of the word shrive, which means to hear a confession, assign penance, and absolve from sin. In the Middle Ages, especially in Northern Europe and England, it became the custom to confess [...]

Youth Hockey Night

Please join us in the church gym on Friday February 3 for Youth Hockey Night.  Youth in grades K through 6th grade will play from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  Older youth will play from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.  Friends and parents are welcome! We will supply basic equipment (sticks, hockey balls, and nets) [...]

Graceful Conversations

March 4, 2017  9:30am ~ 3:30pm A Gathering to Discern Greater New Jersey’s hopes for the future of The United Methodist Church In the meeting on March 4 at the Mission and Resource Center in Neptune, we will discuss the following questions and consider the seven options below as we develop our recommendation for the [...]

Women’s Spirituality Group

The Women’s Spirituality Group is an informal group that meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:15 pm.  We discuss the current study topic.  We have just started reading “The Women of Easter” by Liz Curtis Higgs, about the three Marys: Mary of Bethany, Mary of Nazareth, and Mary of Magdalene, the witnesses to [...]