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What to Expect:

Welcome to Epworth United Methodist Church, where we believe God calls us to explore faith and embrace community. Whether you have recently moved here, are considering moving here or simply looking for a church home, we invite you to visit so we can meet face to face. All are welcome at Epworth and we celebrate being a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network since 2006, which includes LGBTQ persons as part of our community.
 

A Variety of Ways to Worship:
7:45 am 
– a quiet, traditional service set early in the day for those who want to begin with worship on Sunday mornings. This service has special music and organ, but no choir.

9:15 am  – a vibrant worship experience led by our Praise Team, with keyboard, guitar, bass and drums and enthusiastic singing. Nursery and Sunday School for ages birth through fifth grade meets during this hour and an interpreter offers American Sign Language for our deaf community as well. Immediately following worship is a Sunday School Class for the deaf.

11:15 am  – a festive, traditional service with music led by our Chancel Choir and organ. Nursery provided for birth to age 3.

Fellowship Time between Worship Services

Our Fellowship Hall becomes a hub of activity between services offering hospitality to all who attend. Coffee, tea and cold drinks are always available along with some small bites of baked goods. Our Fair Trade group sells coffee, tea and chocolates every first Sunday as part of our social justice outreach and other ministries include displays to offer information on what we do together to embrace community.

Sunday School and Youth Activities
Children (4 year olds to 5th grade) attending Sunday School gather with the rest of us for the beginning of our 9:15 am worship experience, then leave after a children’s message for age-related activities and studies that continue until the end of worship. Our youth (grades 6 – 12) meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, and Confirmation Classes meet on Sundays at 10:15 am. Our youth and leaders annually attend the Youth Rally in Ocean City, Maryland in January where thousands of youth come together for inspiration and worship.

Activities in the Narthex/Lobby
A welcome table greets those who enter the church from the Route 1 side of our building and greeters there can answer questions on where things happen. A brochure entitled, A Plan for Ministries, is available on the table to offer an overview of all that we do to explore faith and embrace community. A separate table supports our ministries through the sale of gift and grocery cards usable throughout our community where the vendors provide a small percentage to benefit the church (used to reduce our mortgage). Another table, led by WINGS, helps ministries take flight by giving details of how a person wanting to serve can make a difference at Epworth.

Getting Here
We are located at 19285 Holland Glade Road and can contact our Church Office at 302-227-7743 during hours and leave a voice message after hours. The Church Office is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Thursday and 9:00am – 12-noon on Fridays and closed on Fridays during July and August. CLICK HERE to get Google Maps or MapQuest directions to find us.
 
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