What is spiritual direction?

Hi! My name is Melissa Culp. I’ve been a member of Epworth UMC since 2009. I teach the preschool Sunday … Read More >>

Dan Sharpe Scholarship 2022

DAN and ELLA SHARPE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS are available in the church office and on this Epworth website (click on link … Read More >>

Etchings, April 27, 2021

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Worship on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Worship with Communion will Stream Live, 10:00 a.m.Link to the worship service at youtube.com/c/EpworthUMC. Sermon: “Abide in Love,” Rev. Jacob DyeScripture: … Read More >>

Epworth Preschool Summer Camp 2021

SUMMER CAMP 2021 Outdoor play, water fun, messy art, and all things preschoolers love! Our Summer Camp sessions are currently … Read More >>

Tuesday Night Study with Pastor Charles

Tuesday Night Study, Season of EasterThe Tuesday Night Study resumes on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. and will meet during the … Read More >>

Epworth Reaches Out to Our Community

It is with an abundance of gratitude that the Outreach Committee shares with you the recipients of the funds made … Read More >>

Etchings, March 31, 2021

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Etchings, January 20, 2021

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Etchings, January 13, 2021

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 Hymns: To … Read More >>

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11Hymns: … Read More >>

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 99, 2 Peter 1: 16-21, Matthew 5: 21-37Hymns: … Read More >>

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 119: 1-8, Deuteronomy 30: 15-20, Matthew 5: 21-37Hymns: … Read More >>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Isaiah 58: 1-9, Psalm 112: 1-10, 1 Corinthians 2: 1-16, … Read More >>

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Micah 6:1-8, Psalm … Read More >>

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Isaiah 9: 1-4; Psalm 27: 1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians … Read More >>

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: “Establish Justice in the Gate,” Jacob DyeScripture: Psalm 40: 1-11, Luke 12: … Read More >>

Worship at Epworth, Sunday, January 12, 2020

Worship at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AMSermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 29, Acts 10: 34-43, Matthew 3: 13-178:30 and … Read More >>

Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Third Sunday in Advent

One Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. “A Midnight Clear,” Cantata by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Camp Kirkland; Chancel Choir … Read More >>

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – Second Sunday in Advent

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Isaiah 11: 1-10; Psalm 72: 1-7, 18-19; Romans 15: 4-13; … Read More >>

50th Annual Epworth UMC Love Feast

December 8, 2019, 7:30 – 8:30 PM It is an honor and privilege to carry on this annual Christmas-season tradition, originally brought … Read More >>

Sunday, December 1, 2019 – First Sunday in Advent

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Communion Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Isaiah 2: 1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew … Read More >>

Christ the King Sunday, November 24

Worship services at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Holy, Holy, Holy, Praise TeamBeautiful Savior, Chancel Choir Come Worship the … Read More >>

Sunday, November 17

9:00 a.m. Worship (in the Fellowship Hall) and 11:00 a.m. Worship (in the Sanctuary) Sermon: “You Can’t Get Something for … Read More >>

This Sunday, November 10

9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship  Sermon: “A Plot that Matters,” Rev. Mike Frese, Corridor District Superintendent Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8: 8-15Songs (9:00): Here … Read More >>

All Saints’ Sunday, November 3

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Communion  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Ephesians 1:11-23Hymns: I Sing a Song of the … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, October 27, 2019

8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m. Worship  Sermon: “Have Mercy on Me,” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo KimScripture: Psalm 84, 2 Timothy 4: … Read More >>

Claudia Goacher: Generous Life

Each loaf and each fish made a difference when Jesus fed the multitudes.  Did they (at lease one was a … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, October 20, 2019

8:30, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m. Worship  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 119: 97-104, 2 Timothy 3: 14-4:5, Luke 18: … Read More >>

John Clausing: Stewardship Today

One of the most memorable quotes of my lifetime was when President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your … Read More >>

Epworth Charge Conference, Nov. 10, 2019

All Church Council members are asked to attend the 2019 Charge Conference that will be held in the Fellowship Hall … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, October 13, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary Sermon: “Being Thankful,” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo KimScripture: Psalm 66:8-20, 2 Timothy 2: … Read More >>

Worship and Communion Sunday, October 6, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 137, 2 Timothy 1: 1-14, Luke … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, September 29, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6: 6-19; … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, September 22, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1, Psalm 79: 1-9, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16: … Read More >>

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12 from 3-5pm Free community festival with bounce house, crafts, food, games, and more! Rain or shine (indoors … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, September 15, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-29; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1: 12-17; Luke … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, September 8, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Jeremiah 18: 1-11; Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14: … Read More >>

Worship and Communion Sunday, September 1, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Jeremiah 2: 4-13; Psalm 81: 1, 10-16; Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, August 25, 2019

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 71: 1-6, Hebrews 12: 18-29, Luke 13: 10-17Hymns: Take … Read More >>

Support for those who mourn

Growing thru Grief offers year-round support with education and small groups for those who have lost a loved one. Here … Read More >>

Etchings, August 14, 2019

  Tutors’ meeting    Monday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This school year we will again work … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, August 18, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.       Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 80: 1-2, 8-19, Luke 12: 49-56, Hebrews … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, August 11, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.       Sermon: “By Faith” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo KimScripture: Psalm 50: 1-6, Luke 12: 32-40, … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, August 4, 2019

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 107: 1-9, 43 Colossians 3: 1-11, Luke 12: … Read More >>

Etchings, July 24, 2019

Join us for worship this Sunday, July 28 We will have services at 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. … Read More >>

You are Invited to Thursday Class

In our continuing series of courses on the world’s great religions, the focus this fall will be on Buddhism. We … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, July 28, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 85, Colossians 2:6-15, Luke 11:1-13Response Hymn at … Read More >>

Come Play in the Orchestra

We are a group of adults and youth who enjoy playing our instruments on hymns and special music several times … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, July 21, 2019

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerResponse at 11:00: In This Very Room, Chancel Choir Worship … Read More >>

Backpack Request

As we coast through the lazy days of summer, it is time to make our plans for our backpack program. … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, July 14, 2019

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14; and Luke 10:25-37Hymns: God Of … Read More >>

Help Needed with Hygiene Kits

The sewing sisters of Epworth will be assembling Hygiene kits. You are invited to donate needed supplies. (Please leave these … Read More >>

A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children

In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist … Read More >>

Worship and Communion Sunday, July 7, 2019

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 30; 2 Kings 5: 1-14; Galatians … Read More >>

Worship Sunday, June 30, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 AM Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Hymns at 8:30 and 11:0:0: Great Is Thy Faithfulness; O Jesus, … Read More >>

Helping The People of Haiti

Rev. John Clausing explaining why he supports Fond Doux Foundation The Pentecost winds brought a pleasant surprise to Epworth’s Haiti … Read More >>

Health Kits for the People of Haiti from Epworth Sunday School

When we get a small cut or injury, we just run to our medicine cabinet and grab the box of … Read More >>

Annual Conference News

The North Carolina Annual Conference met last week in Greenville NC. Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim who was ordained … Read More >>

Congratulations

We rejoice with Sam and Becca Wheeler on the baptism of their son Alexander Pierce Wheeler on June 16, 2019.

Worship Sunday, June 23, 2019

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 AM Our youth who are on a mission trip at Hinton Rural Life Center this week … Read More >>

This Sunday is Peace with Justice Sunday

One of six church-wide Special Sunday offerings in The United Methodist Church is Peace with Justice. This offering helps individuals and local … Read More >>

A Big Thank You!!

United Methodist Women, with the help of the Epworth Church community, served the evening meal to 175 people last Sunday … Read More >>

On Pentecost Sunday we recognized….

AcolytesReceiving silver crosses: Caitlyn Fulp, Katherine Lantzy, Cameron Posey, Olivia Vandevander Receiving acolyte pins: Elizabeth Boltz, Eli McDowell Children/Youth Receiving … Read More >>

Worship, Sunday, June 16, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 AM Sermon: “What Are You Doing Here?”, Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Psalm 8, Luke 8:26-39, 1 Kings … Read More >>

Open Table Ministry Needs You

Open Table Ministry needs volunteers this summer to operate their Free Store. Open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am-11:30am, the … Read More >>

Pentecost Sunday, June 9

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 am We will celebrate with cake and balloons. It is Promotion Sunday for children … Read More >>

Youth Sunday, June 2, 2019, Worship at 8:45 and 11:00 with Communion

Scripture: Matthew 5: 15-16 Message: Virginia NadwornyHymn: “Lord of the Dance” Songs: “Shine” and “We Bow Down” Greeters: Bert Grider … Read More >>

Health Kits for Haiti

Children, youth, and adults are invited to please sign up on the poster in the Farthex to bring gauze, surgical … Read More >>

Worship, Sunday May 26, 2019 at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00

Sermon: “Led by a Vision,” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo KimScripture: Psalm 67, John 14: 23-29, Acts 16: 9-15Hymns at 8:30 and … Read More >>

Epworth among Rainbow Covenant Churches Recognized

Nine churches in the Corridor District will receive certificates of recognition for their “second-mile” giving in 2018. These churches participated … Read More >>

Bring a Friend to Church

Sunday, June 2, is Youth Sunday. It is also Bring a Friend to Church Sunday. Look around at the empty … Read More >>

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Sacred Witness and Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) are asking for your thoughts on moving forward after the General Conference 2019 … Read More >>

Upcoming Growing thru Grief Speakers

Are You Hurting? Growing thru Grief offers year-round support for those who have lost a loved one. Here is the … Read More >>

Mother’s Day Offering

It is not too late to donate to the Mother’s Day Offering that supports benevolent care at The United Methodist … Read More >>

Children’s Ministries

Thank you so much to Epworth children who collected 2,571 coins during Lent, raising $309.56 for hurricane recovery in eastern … Read More >>

Worship, Sunday, May 19, 2019

9:00 and 11:00 a.m.Children’s Musical “Land of the Lost and Found” 9:00 a.m. Songs: Lead Me, Guide Me; Glory, Glory, … Read More >>

An inspiring read, “Unto the Least of These”

Learn how Epworth United Methodist Church became involved with the people of Haiti in this inspiring book. Unto the Least … Read More >>

Worship, Sunday, May 12, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sermon: Rev. Karen H. WhitakerScripture: Hymns: He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought, The King of Love … Read More >>

Loving Hands Meal

United Methodist Women with the help of the Epworth Church community serve about 250 meals, three Sunday evenings each year, … Read More >>

Journeying Toward Justice Speaker — Rev. Carolyn Schuldt

Sunday, May 19, 3:00 p.m. at Epworth   Rev. Carolyn Schuldt, Director of Open Table Ministry, is an ordained Deacon in … Read More >>

Vacation Bible School Saturdays are HERE!

The first Vacation Bible School Saturday (VBSS) is this Saturday, June 29 from 9:30 AM – 12:00 noon for 3-year-olds … Read More >>

Land of the Lost & Found, Children’s Musical

Please join us on Sunday, May 19th at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall and 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary … Read More >>

Worship & Communion, Sunday, May 5, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 30, Acts 9:1-6, 7-20, John 21: 1-19 Hymns: All … Read More >>

Sunday, April 28, 2019

8:30, 9:00  and 11:00 Worship Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 150,  Acts 5: 27-32,  John 20: 19-31 Prelude: … Read More >>

Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24,   Acts 10: 34-43, 1 … Read More >>

Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019

8:45 and 11:00 WORSHIP The Passion Story                                    Scripture:  Luke 22: 14-38           Hymns: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna,What Wondrous Love Is This, … Read More >>

Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 7, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 126, Philippians 3: 4b-14, John 12: 1-8 … Read More >>

Fourth Sunday in Advent, March 31, 2019

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 WORSHIP Sermon:  Carie Dupree Scripture: Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5: 16-21, Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32 Hymns … Read More >>

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 24, 2019

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:    Hymns: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah, … Read More >>

The Second Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2019

8:30 and 11:00 WORSHIP Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 27, Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18, Luke 13: 31-35 Hymns:The … Read More >>

First Sunday in Lent, March 10, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon:  “Led by the Spirit”,  Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16,  … Read More >>

Sunday, March 3, 2019

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship and Communion Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 99, Exodus 34: 29-35, Luke … Read More >>

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Worship at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Sermon: “Family Dysfunction”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 45:3-11,15, Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40, … Read More >>

Sunday, February 17, 2019

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Sermon: “Called to Do Something Great”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 1, Jeremiah … Read More >>

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: Carie Dupree Scripture: Jeremiah 1: 4-10 Hymns at8:30 & 11:00: Holy! Holy! Holy! … Read More >>

Worship & Communion, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 71: 1-6,  1 Corinthians 13: 1-13,  Luke 4: … Read More >>

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Hymns: Stand Up and Bless the Lord, Bless Be the Tie That Binds, O For … Read More >>

Human Relations Sunday, January 20, 2019

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “When Love Is the Way”, Zoila Airall Scripture: Psalm 100, 1 John 3: … Read More >>

Bathroom Renovation Has Begun!

RENOVATION HAS BEGUN ON THE RESTROOMS NEAR THE CHURCH OFFICE   One lockable restroom will remain open for use.  Additional restrooms … Read More >>

Giving Through Text to Epworth UMC

Text EpworthDurham Offering $enter amount to 73256 to give to 2019 Tithes & Offering using your text messaging. Standard text … Read More >>

Worship at Epworth, Sunday January 13, 2019

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 29, Acts 8: 14-17, Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22 … Read More >>

Worship and Communion, Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Services Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14, Matthew 2:1-12 Hymns: We Three … Read More >>

Epiphany

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Christmastide

http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/celebrate-the-season-12-ideas-for-the-12-days-of-christmas  

Worship at Epworth, December 30, 2018

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Lessons & Carols First Lesson: Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7, 8:30 AM Rev. Karen Whitaker, 11:00 … Read More >>

Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 23, 2018

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Services Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 Hymns: O Come, All … Read More >>

Corridor District Christmas Offering

2018 Christmas Offering  

connections: The Magnificent Song of Mary

As we continue our Advent journey, let us do so in the spirit of Mary’s song, rejoicing from the depths … Read More >>

connections: Mission of Hope

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and District Superintendent Edie Gleaves talk about Rotifunk: Mission of Hope and encourage us to pray … Read More >>

The Third Sunday in Advent, December 16, 2018

This Sunday, December 16th at 10:00am (note the time), the Chancel Choir will present their Cantata, “How Great Our Joy” … Read More >>

December 9, 2018-All Worship Services & Activities Cancelled

All worship services and activities are cancelled for Sunday, December 9th, 2018.  The Love Feast has been rescheduled for next … Read More >>

Epworth UMC’s Love Feast-Sunday, Dec. 16th, 7:30 PM (Music Begins at 7:00 PM)

Do you need a little Christmas spirit?  If so, please join us on December 16th at 7:30 PM for Epworth’s … Read More >>

connections: With God Nothing is Impossible

Hurricane Florence did considerable damage to churches and parsonages in our conference. Great generosity is needed to help these churches … Read More >>

The Blood of Emmett Till, Timothy B. Tyson

Journeying Towards Justice welcomes Dr. Timothy Tyson who will speak at Epworth UMC at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 2nd, … Read More >>

Sunday, December 2, 2018

First Sunday in Advent Traditional Worship and Communion at  8:30 and 11:00 in the Sanctuary Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker … Read More >>

Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018

Worship at  9:00 and 11:00 in the Sanctuary “Celebrating the Christian Year”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture and Hymns from … Read More >>

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Give Thanks in All Circumstances”,  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 100,  Matthew … Read More >>

Commission on a Way Forward Resources

Shared by our sister conference, the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. https://www.wnccumc.org/commissiononawayforwardresources  

Commitment Sunday, November 11, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Going All In: Generosity in All Seasons”, Rev. Dr. Wes Brown Scripture: I … Read More >>

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “All about Love”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 146: 1-10, … Read More >>

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 34:1-8, Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 Hymns at 8:30 … Read More >>

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 104: 1-9, 24, 35c, Hebrews 4: 12-16  … Read More >>

connections: Embodying the Connection

Bishop Ward asks for prayers as leadership teams and the Annual Conference Planning team meet today.

The Color of Public Education: Laws that Divide Us, Hopes that Unite Us

The Color of Public Education: Laws that Divide Us, Hopes that Unite Us

Worship at Epworth, Sunday, October 14, 2018

Two Services Only: 9:00 Worship in the Fellowship Hall and 11:00 Worship in the Sanctuary Message: Children’s Musical:  “Malice in … Read More >>

Malice in the Palace

The Epworth children will present the story of Esther through music and scripture at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall … Read More >>

connections: Bearing the Good News in Our Community

Bishop Ward ushers us into the charge conference season, encouraging generous and faithful giving to help teachers, in the aftermath … Read More >>

Red Bird Mission Craft Fair-Saturday Oct. 6th Only

Outreach will be sponsoring the Red Bird Mission Craft Fair at Epworth UMC on Saturday, October 6th from 9 AM … Read More >>

World Communion Sunday, October 7, 2018

Worship and Communion 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: “World Communion”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 26, Hebrews 1: 1-4, 2: … Read More >>

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Worship 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 124, James 5: 13-20, Mark 9: 38-50 Hymns at … Read More >>

Rise Against Hunger-Rescheduled!!

Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event on Sunday, September 30th starting at 12:30 PM in the fellowship hall. There will be … Read More >>

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Worship 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 1, James 3: 13 – 4:3, 7-8a,  Mark 9: … Read More >>

Hurricane Florence: Pray. Give. Volunteer.

On Monday, September 17, Bishop Ward traveled to the Fayetteville area to see some places flooded and damaged by Hurricane … Read More >>

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Worship 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 19, James 3: 1-12, Mark 8: 27-38 Hymns at … Read More >>

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 125, James 2: 1-10, 14-17, Mark 7: 24-37 … Read More >>

NC DOT Roundabout Plans

https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/U-5745_PHM_170621.pdf  

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:1-8, … Read More >>

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 84, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6: 56-69 Hymns at … Read More >>

Connections: Partnering with Public Schools

As summer winds down and the school year is beginning, Bishop Ward encourages congregations to be in partnership with public … Read More >>

Connections: Intentional Discipleship

Bishop Ward and Gary Locklear extend an invitation to participate in one of four Building an Intentional Discipleship System workshops … Read More >>

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Sing to the Lord”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 111, John 6: … Read More >>

Connections: Who is My Neighbor?

Bishop Ward and Elaine Heath from Duke Divinity School share the details about the 2018 Convocation and Pastors’ School in … Read More >>

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  “Holy Living”   Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 130, John 6: 41-51, Ephesians 4: … Read More >>

Way Forward Report

Way Forward Report Released in All Four Official Languages of General Conference  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 51: 1-12, Ephesians 4: 1-16,  John … Read More >>

Connections: We Press On in Disaster Response

Bishop Ward and Ann Huffman discuss disaster response as we are now in the midst of hurricane season and approaching … Read More >>

Connections: The Seneca Falls Convention

  Bishop Ward is traveling to Seneca Falls, NY this week with other clergy to explore the history of women’s … Read More >>

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Loaves and Fishes”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 14, Ephesians 3: 14-21, … Read More >>

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon:  “Recharging”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 89: 20-37, Ephesians 2: 11-22, Mark … Read More >>

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Adopted”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 24, Ephesians 1: 3-14, Mark 6: … Read More >>

Vivi’s Fund

https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/85NMxTTioL   Contributions may also be made by check and mailed to: Vivi’s Fund, 2220 Jeffress Road, Mills River, NC … Read More >>

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Made Perfect in Weakness”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture:  Psalm 48, 2 Corinthians … Read More >>

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 130, 2 Samuel 1: 1, 17-27, … Read More >>

Connections: Living Prayerfully

Connections: Living Prayerfully    

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 9, 1 Samuel 17: 32-49, Mark 4: 35-41 … Read More >>

Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 20, Mark 4: 26-34, 1 Samuel 15:34 – … Read More >>

Youth Sunday, June 10, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00  and 11:00 Jerush Christopher, Erin Engel, Hannah Morris and Peter Walker will give their testimonies. Hymns … Read More >>

Connections: Annual Conference 2018

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I look forward to greeting many of you as … Read More >>

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Worship* at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Here I Am; Speak, Lord”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture:  Psalm 139: 1-6, … Read More >>

Connections: Consider the Lilies

  connections: Consider the Lilies  

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Isaiah 6: 1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8: 12-17, John … Read More >>

Connections: Grace and Generosity

Bishop Ward explains the three special offerings which will be received at Annual Conference 2018.  

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Pentecost, Confirmation and Dedication of Bread for the World Letters Sermon: “Beyond”, Rev. Dr. … Read More >>

Partnerships With Peacemakers

Bishop Ward highlights the ways the North Carolina Conference is in partnership with other faiths in the process of peace-making. … Read More >>

Mother’s Day and Ascension Sunday, May 13, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 47, Acts 1: 1-11, Luke 24: 44-53 Hymns: … Read More >>

UM Bishops Recommend A Way Forward

United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

Bishops Announce Results of Five Constitutional Amendments

Bishops Announce Results of Five Constitutional Amendments; Two Fail  

Connections: Moving Forward Together

Greetings from Bishop Ward as she attends the spring meeting of the Council of Bishops.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:   Psalm 98, 1 John 5: 1-6, John … Read More >>

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 22: 25-31, 1 John 4: 7-21, John 15: … Read More >>

Outreach Yard Sale-May 5, 2018

Spring Cleaning?   If so, save your things for the Epworth Yard Sale benefiting Outreach. May 5th, 8:30 AM  to 12:30 … Read More >>

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: “The Good Shepherd”  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John … Read More >>

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 4, Acts 3: 12-19, 1 John 3: 1-7. … Read More >>

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Acts 4: 32-35, Psalm 133, John 20: 19-31 … Read More >>

Mark 16: 1-8

The Resurrection of Jesus 16 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought … Read More >>

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: “Christ Is Risen!”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24, … Read More >>

Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018

Worship at 8:45 and 11:00 Scripture:  Mark 14 and 15 Songs/Hymns: Here I Am to Worship (Praise Team,)  Hosanna, Loud … Read More >>

Psalm 31: 9-16

9 Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief,     my soul and … Read More >>

Journeying Toward Justice Speaker Series

Please join us on Sunday, March 18th at 3 PM to hear Bishop William H. Willimon speak on the topic … Read More >>

March 18, 2018, Fifth Sunday in Lent

Worship at 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Sermon: “Drawing All People”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 51: 1-12, Hebrews 5: … Read More >>

2018 Crop Walk

The 2018 CROP Walk will be on Palm Sunday March 25th.  The Epworth team will assemble at the steps of Duke … Read More >>

March 11, 2018-UMCOR Sunday

Friends, This coming Sunday, March 11th, is UMCOR Sunday.   At Epworth UMC, we will be taking up a special … Read More >>

Sunday, March 11, 2018, Fourth Sunday in Lent

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: “A Parent’s Love”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22, Numbers 21: … Read More >>

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:  “Jesus Visits the Temple”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Exodus 20: 1-17, … Read More >>

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 22: 23-31, Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16,  Mark 8; … Read More >>

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Opportunity

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and … Read More >>

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Worship at 8:45 and 11:00 Sermon: “Dazzling!”, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward Scripture:  11 Corinthians 4: 3-6, Mark 9: 2-9 Songs … Read More >>

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon:   Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 147: 1-11, Isaiah 40: 21-31, Mark … Read More >>

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 Sermon: “Jesus Begins His Ministry”, Rev. Karen H . Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians … Read More >>

Backpack Delivery People Needed

As we continue our backpack program, we are in need of people to deliver the backpacks to Hope Valley Elementary … Read More >>

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Worship and Communion at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Sermon: “You Are My Beloved”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm … Read More >>

Growing Through Grief

UPCOMING PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED Growing thru Grief is a free, open, confidential program sponsored by a coalition of area religious and … Read More >>

Sunday, December 24, 2017, Christmas Eve

Fourth Sunday in Advent Sermon:  “Let It Be with Me”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Hymns at 8:30 and 11:00:  O … Read More >>

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Third Sunday in Advent Chancel Choir Cantata at both services: 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM Hymns: Christmas Hallelujah, Angels We … Read More >>

Finance Office News

STEWARDSHIP 2018 If you have not yet filled out a pledge card for 2018 and would like to do so, … Read More >>

Youth News

Lovefeast is this Sunday! Please arrive an hour before the service to help us set up luminaries! After the service, … Read More >>

December 10, 2017, Second Sunday in Advent

8:30 Worship Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 85: 1-2, 8-13, Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 1: 1-8 Hymns: Lift … Read More >>

First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon: “No One Knows…”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19, 1 … Read More >>

Roundabout Update from Trustees

  By now most of you have heard about the plans of NCDOT to alter the intersection of Hope Valley … Read More >>

Sunday, November 26, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Serving the King”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture:  Psalm 100, Ephesians 1: 15-23, Matthew … Read More >>

Stewardship Sunday, November 19, 2017

We will have two worship services (8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.)  in the sanctuary, and will place our 2018 pledge … Read More >>

Journeying Toward Justice Guest Speaker Series

On Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 PM in the Epworth UMC Fellowship Hall, Journeying Toward Justice welcomes Dr. Malinda Maynor … Read More >>

Laity Stewardship Sunday, November 12, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Generosity in All Places”, Todd Benware, Stewardship Committee and Testimony by Erin Shiflett Scripture: Psalm … Read More >>

Youth News, November 12, 2017

Pilgrimage is THIS WEEKEND! Please pray for safe travels as we venture to Fayetteville to spend time in fellowship with … Read More >>

Help Needed for Backpacking Event

As we prayerfully consider our stewardship commitments to God, we want to extend our giving to the backpack ministry.  On … Read More >>

All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon: ” A Great Multitude…”,  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 34: 1-10, 22, … Read More >>

All Saints Sunday, November 5, 2017

This Sunday, November 5, we will remember our members who have died since All Saints Sunday 2016: Lanny Lambert, John … Read More >>

Faith Team Formation-Come Join Us!

The Religious Coalition for Nonviolent Durham has a mission it calls “Reconciliation and Re-entry Ministry” and it comprises support/friendship circles … Read More >>

Sunday, October 29, 2017

8:45 AM and 11:00 AM Worship in the Sanctuary Christ the King Celebration Scripture and Hymns for each of the … Read More >>

Sunday, October 22, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: ” To God, the Things That Are of God”,  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm … Read More >>

Christmas Cantata-Come Sing with Us!

The Chancel Choir will present the Christmas Cantata “A New Birth, A New Beginning” by John Purifoy on Sunday morning … Read More >>

Youth News

YOUTH NEWS   Harvest Festival:  Youth and their families are invited to help with the Harvest Festival.  See Carie for … Read More >>

Men’s Fellowship Group

We will launch a Men’s Weekday Morning Fellowship Group which will use the traditional Methodist “class meeting” model of fellowship, … Read More >>

Sunday, October 15, 2017

  8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “The Kingdom of Heaven is Like…”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 23, Philippians 4: … Read More >>

Sunday, October 8, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 19, Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Hymns: Christ Is … Read More >>

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Event

Rise Against Hunger meal packing event is this Saturday, September 30th in the Fellowship Hall.   It starts at 10:00 … Read More >>

Retirement Celebration!

You are invited!  We are hosting a covered dish luncheon to celebrate the retirements of Epworth Preschool Director, Gail Heath, … Read More >>

World Communion Sunday, October 1, 2017

connections: World Communion Sunday  

General Endowment Loan Has Been Paid in Full!

Borrowed from our General Endowment for Sanctuary Ceiling Repair: $31,200.00 Repayment to Date: $31,200.00 Remaining Debt: $0.00 Thank you for … Read More >>

Sunday, October 1, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion  Sermon:  “Have the Mind of Christ”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 78: 1-4, … Read More >>

Families Moving Forward

We have four, hopefully five, families moving out of The NEST (our shelter program) and into permanent housing by the … Read More >>

Sunday, September 24, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “Is God Fair?”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45, Exodus 16: 2-15, … Read More >>

Sunday, September 17, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “The Justice of God’s Love”, Guest Speaker, Marcia Owen Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46 Hymns … Read More >>

Promotion Sunday, September 10, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: Rev. Karen Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 149, Romans 13: 8-14, Matthew 18: 15-20 Hymns: Love Divine, … Read More >>

Backpacking Ministry

We will be packing food for children at Hope Valley School on Stewardship Sunday, November 19th after the 8:45 AM … Read More >>

Sunday, September 3, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Communion and Worship   Sermon: “Teaching God”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45c, Romans … Read More >>

Sunday, August 27, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “Who is Jesus?”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 124, Romans 12: 1-8, Matthew 16: … Read More >>

Serving From The Heart

When we join the United Methodist church we promise to support the church with our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our … Read More >>

Snacks Needed for Tutoring

THE TUTORING PROGRAM is looking for people to provide snacks for the tutoring program on Mondays and Wednesdays.  If you … Read More >>

Sunday, August 20, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 45: 1-15, Psalm 133, Matthew 15: 21-28 Hymns: Great … Read More >>

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “Walking on Water”, Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b, Romans 10: … Read More >>

Needed at Urban Ministries

Socks (all sizes), underwear for boys, canned pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned meats, canned fruits.  Leave your donations in the baskets … Read More >>

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “A Feast of Fish and Bread”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 32: 22-31, Psalm … Read More >>

Journeying Toward Justice (JTJ)

Epworth is Journeying Toward Justice – and you are invited to join us! Two groups are being organized to visit … Read More >>

Sunday, July 30, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship     Sermon:  “Mustard Seeds, Pearls and Jesus…”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b, … Read More >>

Sunday, July 23, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship     Sermon: “The Scoundrel Meets God”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 28: 10-19a, Psalm … Read More >>

Sunday, July 16, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 25: 19-34, Psalm 119:105-112, Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 Hymns: … Read More >>

Sunday, July 9, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “Jesus says, I will give you rest”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 45: 10-17, … Read More >>

Why Are You A United Methodist?

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, contemplate your own “birth” to United Methodism with some of our brothers … Read More >>

Sunday, July 2, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion   Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 22: 1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6: … Read More >>

A Message from Our Bishop, Hope Morgan Ward

Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. We celebrate the family of United Methodist people in … Read More >>

Sunday, June 25, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 86: 1-10, 16-17, Romans 6: 1b-11, Matthew 10: 24-39 … Read More >>

All About NC Annual Conference 2017

What is Annual Conference in the NC United Methodist Church?  Who participates?  What issues are discussed and voted on?  Click … Read More >>

Sunday, June 18, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “One Disciple at a Time”   Brent and Libby Engel Scripture: Psalm: 110: 1-2, 12-19, … Read More >>

The Festival of Wisdom and Grace

THE FESTIVAL OF WISDOM AND GRACE CONFERENCE will be held August 7-10 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.  … Read More >>

Sunday, June 11, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Genesis 1: 1-2, 4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13, … Read More >>

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday 8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon: “Holy Spirit, Come Upon Us”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Acts … Read More >>

Sunday, May 28, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Jesus Ascended”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Acts 1: 6-14, Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35, … Read More >>

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “I Will Not Leave You Orphaned…”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Acts 17: 22-31, Psalm … Read More >>

Bread for the World Letter Dedication

Remember to bring your Bread for the World letters to be dedicated this Sunday, May 21st! Click this link for … Read More >>

Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16, Acts 7:55-60, Mark 12:28-31 Hymns: The Church’s … Read More >>

Sunday, May 7, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon: “The Shepherd Leads…” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 23, Acts 2: 42-47, … Read More >>

Sunday, April 30, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “The Road to Emmaus”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: 1 Peter 17-23, Luke 24: 13-35 … Read More >>

Sunday, April 23, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Give Thomas a Break!” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1: 3-9, … Read More >>

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday 8:45 and 11:00 Worship Scripture:   Matthew 26 and 27 Hymns: Go to Dark Gethsemane, What Wondrous Love Is … Read More >>

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 130, Ezekiel 37: 1-14, John … Read More >>

Sunday Night Live in 2017-Meets at 5:30 PM

SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE SCHEDULE: March 23, 2017 – We will meet and conclude our study on Heaven. April 2, 2017 … Read More >>

What is UMCOR?

UMCOR is an acronym for the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  UMCOR is the humanitarian arm of The United Methodist … Read More >>

Sunday, March 26, 2017-UMCOR Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Lent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 23, 1 Samuel 16: 1-13, … Read More >>

Epworth QR Code for Online Donations

Another easy way to donate.  Just scan the QR code above with your phone and fill in the information in … Read More >>

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Fresh Living Water” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 95, Exodus … Read More >>

Most Needed at Urban Ministries of Durham

Canned meats, pasta sauce, canned fruit, milk (shelf ready), toilet paper, paper towels, boys underwear (any size), men’s underwear (small … Read More >>

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Second Sunday of Lent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 121, Genesis 12:1-4a, John 3: … Read More >>

What is Lent?

The Lenten season began on Ash Wednesday, March 1st.  It is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) and ends the Saturday before … Read More >>

Sunday, March 5, 2017

8:30 and 11:00: Worship and Communion Sermon: “Snake Encounters”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 32, Matthew 4: 1-11, Genesis … Read More >>

Weeknight Fellowship Group

Established in 2010, this small group is flexible and informal. They have meetings on a weeknight evening, once a week … Read More >>

Sunday, February 26, 2017

8:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Sermon:  Rev. Jessie Larkins, Assistant to the District Superintendent, Corridor District. Scripture: … Read More >>

Families Moving Forward Opportunities

Epworth’s next volunteer evenings for Families Moving Forward (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network or IHN) are Monday, March 6 and Wednesday, … Read More >>

Sunday, February 19, 2017

8:30 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Sermon:  Visioning Team Scripture:  Jeremiah 29: 11-14 Hymns (8:30 and 11:00): The … Read More >>

Sunday, February 12, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon:   Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 119: 33-40, 1 Corinthians 3: 10-11 and 16-23, Matthew … Read More >>

UMW Scholarships

UMW Scholarships are available to women who will be attending one of the four UM universities/colleges within the boundary of … Read More >>

Young Adult Group

The Young Adult Group will have weekly meetings during the Sunday School hour beginning February 12th in the Conference Room … Read More >>

Sunday, February 5, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion  Sermon: “Salt and Light”  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 112: 1-10, 1 Corinthians … Read More >>

Sunday, January 29, 2017

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM   Sermon: “Teachings on the Mountaintop” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians … Read More >>

Sunday, January 22, 2017

8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Sermon: “Following”, Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 27: 1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1: … Read More >>

Sunday, January 15, 2017

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “The Color of God”, Dr. Zoila Airall Scripture: John 13: 34-35, John 15: 12-13, … Read More >>

Sunday, January 8, 2017

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Beloved” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Hymns: I Sing the Almighty Power of God, Spirit of … Read More >>

Sunday, December 25, 2016

11:00 AM Worship A Service of Lessons and Carols Sermon: “The Gift”  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Ushers: Johnie Joyce, Elaine … Read More >>

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Advent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 80: 1-7, 17-19, Isaiah 7: … Read More >>

Church Office After-Christmas Hours

The church office will be open for limited hours after Christmas.  The following are the times the office will be … Read More >>

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Third Sunday in Advent 8:45 and 11:00 Worship Children’s Cantata: Tell Me the Story of Christmas Scripture Readings: James 5: … Read More >>

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Second Sunday in Advent 8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon: “Imagine” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 72: … Read More >>

Youth News & Notes, December 4, 2016

Happy week after Thanksgiving, everyone!  I do hope that you all had some great family time, some time to relax, … Read More >>

Sunday, November 27, 2016

First Sunday in Advent 8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon:  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 122, Isaiah 2: 1-5, Matthew … Read More >>

Love Feast

December 11 at 7:30 P.M. A beautiful service of Christian love, sharing sweet rolls, coffee, and music by candlelight in … Read More >>

Advent Devotion Series

Join our Advent Devotion Series (with Sangwoo Kim) on Wednesdays (Nov. 30- Dec. 21) at noon! Feel free to bring … Read More >>

Finance Office News and 2017 Pledge Card

Finance Office News I will need all gifts that you wish to credit toward 2016, including those for your operating … Read More >>

Sunday, November 20, 2016

8:45 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “Turning the World Right Side Up”     Rev. Bruce Stanley Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-10, Acts … Read More >>

Urban Ministries’ Needs

Socks and underwear  (for all sizes, all ages, adults and children),   canned meats  (tuna, chicken), pasta sauce, peanut butter, powdered … Read More >>

Chrismon Trees

Advent is quickly approaching and it’s almost time to think about all of those meaningful symbols of Christmas.   For us, … Read More >>

Sunday, November 13, 2016

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: The Stewardship Committee – Todd Benware and Barbara Collie Scripture: Psalm 118:1-9, 26-29, … Read More >>

Sunday, November 6, 2016-All Saints Sunday

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Communion Sermon:  “Saints”  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 145: 1-5, 17-21, 2 Timothy 2: … Read More >>

Sunday Evening Advent Study: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

We invite all of you to our special Advent events on Sunday evenings! On December 4th and 18th (5:30 p.m.-7:00 … Read More >>

Hurricane Matthew Storm Response

100% of your gift goes to helping Hurricane Matthew victims! GIVE ONLINE NC STORM RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE All donations are … Read More >>

Sunday, October 30, 2016

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon:   “Overflowing with God’s Generosity”   Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:  Psalm 119: 137-144, 2 … Read More >>

Sunday, October 23, 2016

8:30, 9:00 and  11:00  Worship Sermon:    I Will Pour Out My Spirit on Everyone!  Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture:   Psalm … Read More >>

No employment opportunities at this time

Epworth is always looking for volunteers to share their spiritual gifts and talents. Visit the Outreach page to see where God … Read More >>

Youth News, October 16, 2016

U.M.Y.F.   Date                Program Topic                                         Parent “Chef(s)”                                                           October 16th       It’s a world of endless opportunities!                          NEED VOLUNTEERS! … Read More >>

Sunday, October 16, 2016

8:30, 9:00 and 11:00 Worship   Sermon: “We Are All Beggars” Rev. Dr. Sangwoo Kim Scripture: Psalm 119: 97-104, Genesis … Read More >>

Sunday, October 2, 2016

8:30 and 11:00 Worship and Holy Communion Sermon: “Increase Our Faith” Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 137, 2 Timothy … Read More >>

Epworth UMC Fall Garden Clean-Up

Who:  Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! When:  Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. until noon (10/2 rain … Read More >>

Give to UMCOR

Please pray for those people affected by the Louisiana flooding.  UMCOR (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) is working on … Read More >>

Sunday, September 25, 2016

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 91: 1-6, 14-16, 1 Timothy 6: 6-19, Luke 16: … Read More >>

Sunday, September 18, 2016

8:30 and 11:00 Worship Sermon: “The Dishonest Manager”   Rev. Karen H. Whitaker Scripture: Psalm 79: 1-9, 1 Timothy 2: 1-7, … Read More >>

Epworth UMC Car Magnets

Calling all good drivers!  Help us promote Epworth UMC in our community by sporting a brand new car magnet on … Read More >>

Safe Sanctuary Power Point presentation

PowerPoint presentation for Safe Sanctuary training. Download the PowerPoint presentation, read, review, and take the quiz at the end. Download the … Read More >>

Second Annual Epworth Spring Yard Sale

The second annual Epworth spring yard sale was held April 23rd. The weather was great, the turn out large and … Read More >>

A SUCCESSFUL TUTORING YEAR

Thank you to all the tutors and volunteers! We wish to thank all the tutors for the dedicated and outstanding job … Read More >>

Congregations for Children

Congregations For Children (C4C) is a state-wide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ … Read More >>

Summer, Conference Youth Events >>

There are plenty of great opportunities offered by the North Carolina Conference for our youth to grow in their faith … Read More >>

Love Feast

A beautiful service of Christian love sharing sweet rolls, coffee and music by candlelight. Music begins outside at 7:00 pm.

Help Wanted!

We are looking for volunteers for Children’s Church. If you are interested, please contact the office, 919-489-6557.

Celebrate Advent at Epworth

Everyone is welcome to worship at Epworth. We want to share God’s love with you. We love music, Bible study, … Read More >>