Epworth United Methodist Church Newsletter

November 2015

Family Movie Night – November 13th

Family Movie Night On Friday November 13 at 7pm in the parlor we will be sharing Pixar’s Inside Out. When a young girl named Riley is uprooted from her Midwestern lifestyle and moves to the busy and chaotic San Francisco, her emotions; Anger, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and (her most important emotion) Joy, start to disagree [...]

Care Notes

In the narthex, we are making available to you “CareNotes”.  These pamphlets cover a variety of topics including, grief, suffering, unanswered prayers, anger and busy-ness. You are invited to take them and our hope is that they may help you deal with a situation of life. Also feel free to share them if you know [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


Goodtimers: Saturday, November 28 – 9:30 am LEAF RAKING & TRIMMING at Epworth UMC Cemetery at Broad and Cinnaminson Ave.  Then we will do the Garfield properties.  Bring rakes, gloves, leaf blowers, clippers, loppers and large tarps for collecting leaves.  When finished, we will have lunch at Manny’s in Palmyra.  Pete Kuhn in charge.  

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Recognizing that there people who will be alone during this special day and others who may not be able to have a full course dinner, Epworth is stepping up to address those needs. Once again, we are offering a free full course meal at 2pm on Thanksgiving Day. We ask that those who want to [...]

Harvest Home Celebration

The Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 22nd, is set aside as our Harvest Home Sunday Celebration. During that special day, we will focus on giving thanks to God for the many ways we have been blessed individually and as a church. We will be bless our shoeboxes, dedicate our commitments to God and the ministry, and [...]

Leaf Raking on November 28

On Saturday morning, November 28, we will gather in the church cemetery off of Cinnaminson Ave. to clean up the grounds. With many hands (and rakes) we are able to clear the cemetery in a very short time. It is a time of fellowship as we work together. You might even catch a glimpse of [...]

Community Thanksgiving Worship Celebration

The Triboro Ministerium has scheduled its annual Thanksgiving Service for Tuesday, November 24 at 7pm. Christ Episcopal Church in Riverton has been asked to host this special service of prayer, song and giving thanks. In the midst of our many preparations for the holiday, it is important that we take a moment and come together [...]

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, [...]

UMW Christmas Luncheon

Christmas Luncheon Potluck Please join us on Sunday, December 6th at 11:30am for our annual Christmas Luncheon Potluck. All are invited! Program, Paper Products, Utensils, Beverages & Cups: Deborah Circle Devotions and Response Moment: Esther/Ruth Circle


8 SOLID TIPS TO BRING BACK FAMILY WORSHIP By Darby Jones So many families are on the go these days. Sitting down for a family dinner is so passé.  At least, that’s what many teenagers think. And forget any kind of family worship at home. Yet, spending time together intentionally discussing and experiencing God’s work in [...]