Blessed to Be a Blessing

To the Epworth Community,

Epworth’s 2022/23 Stewardship campaign is now underway. Just to refresh ourselves, one biblical definition of stewardship is “utilizing and managing all resources God provides us for the glory of God and the betterment of his creation”. The purpose of the campaign is to help raise the awareness of the congregation of the financial needs of the church and how the money raised is used in God’s service. During the campaign we will explore the ways Epworth serves our community and our larger world through our ministries. Each week we will highlight one or more of these ministries.

This year’s theme is “Blessed to be a Blessing” Each of us can donate, our time, talents and financial resources to God thru the church. We hope that during the campaign you will take time to discern just how your particular resources can be used to match the church’s needs.

Commitment Sunday is November 13. At both the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM services we will have a guest preacher, Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley. While Rev. Stanley currently serves a reconciling congregation in the Western NC conference she has deep roots in Durham, at Duke and at Epworth. During the service you will be invited to bring your pledge cards forward to be blessed.

Stay tuned for more information in Etchings, the Epworth webpage and the Ministry moments during church services.

Please prayerfully consider your giving to Epworth for 2023. A sample pledge card is included on this page, and your gift can be done electronically as well.


Bill Matteson, on behalf of the Stewardship committee