NEWS & HAPPENINGS AT EPWORTH

Spaghetti Dinner – Mortgage Reduction Fundraiser

The Fundraising Team along with our Missions Team is hosting an All You Cane Eat Spaghetti Dinner on March 25 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at $10.00 per person and $20.00 for a family. Contact Sue Brinton for tickets or stop by the Fundraising Team Table in the Church Lobby on Sunday mornings. 
 

Purpose Driven Life: Book Study begins March 5…

An adult Small Group study will meet in the Baker Lounge
beginning Sunday, March 5, meeting from 6-8 p.m. and continuing through Lent. The book we will read and discuss is Rick Warren’sThe Purpose Driven Life. Copies may be found in the church library, at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or on Amazon.com. This Small Group study is being led by David Garrett and there is room for four more participants. If interested, please confirm by emailing David at dlgarrett4rb@gmail.com

 

Two Bus Trips on the schedule…

Mortgage Benefit Trip to New York City:
This bus trip to NYC will leave from Lowes’ parking lot in Lewes on
WEDNESDAY, March 15, at 7:00 a.m. sharp.  We will arrive in NYC (47th & Times Sq.) about 11:00 a.m. and depart at 7:00 p.m. for the return to Lewes, arriving at about 10:30 p.m. The cost is $55.00 per seat.   You are free to do as you wish in New York City. This trip will fill quickly. This is our first Wednesday trip! The proceeds above cost will go to the mortgage pay down through the Epworth’s Fundraising group. To make reservations contact Howard Gregory at hgregory910@gmail.com . more >>
 
PFLAG Trip to DC for the Cherry Blossoms – April 8: PFLAG Rehoboth Beach is sponsoring a bus trip to enjoy the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. The bus will leave from the Lowe’s in Lewes at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8.  We will arrive in DC at about 9:30 a.m. You are on your own until 7:00 p.m. and will arrive back in Rehoboth about 10:30 p.m.  The price is $40.00 per seat. Please support PFLAG Rehoboth Beach by joining this trip! To make reservations contact Howard Gregory at hgregory910@gmail.com
 

Epworth UM Women’s Attic Treasures Sale…

The United Methodist Women of Epworth Church is holding its annual Spring Attic Treasures Sale on Friday, March 17 from 8am to 2pm and on Saturday, March 18 from 9am to 12pm in the Epworth Fellowship Hall. In addition to homemade baked goods, shoppers will find toys, furniture, household items, collectibles and lots of surprise treasures. Lunch will be served on Friday from 11am to 1pm and on Saturday, coffee will be available until 12 noon. Proceeds benefit the UMW missions. 
 

Yoga at Epworth!

If you have ever thought about trying it, here’s your chance. No previous experience is necessary. Cathy Brown, an experienced yoga instructor from Dimitra Yoga, will meet you where you are, guiding you through a series of gentle moves guaranteed to help you rest and restore. Cathy’s flexible approach will enable you to practice yoga seated, standing, and/or using a chair for support. The class meets in Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

 

Kiva@Epworth Celebrates Two Years…

We are a group of Epworth members who meet every other month to make small loans which help people around the world create opportunity for themselves, their families and their communities.  In our two years, we have made 88 loans worth $4,400 in 35 countries to vetted and deserving individuals and groups.  Our 
next meeting is Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 p.m. in Scott’s Chapel. 
We would love to have you join us.  Kiva is a simple concept that can change a person’s life. We promise you will leave feeling as though you made a difference … because you did! 
 

Calling All Bread Bakers…

Needed: some new bakers to 
share in the making of Communion bread.
Breads are needed on the first Sunday of every month and a few additional special occasions. Currently only one person is covering most Communion Sundays. Can you please help? The recipe is available. Contact the Church Office for sign-up information.
 

Care Line Phone Number…

To contact Epworth’s Pastoral Care Team, call the Epworth CARE LINE number, 302-437-4548.

 

Diaper Box Drop Box in Narthex…

The Baby Pantry is housed at the Community Resource Center.  Donations of all sizes of diapers are really welcomed and may be left in the marked box in the Narthex. Thank you!

 

Campus Ministry…

Epworth’s Campus Ministry program is seeking to update our list of Epworth college students as the 2016-2017 school year begins. The goals of Campus Ministries are to let our students know they continue to be in our thoughts and prayers throughout the school year, and to send them a ‘Care’ package filled with goodies as they prepare for finals each semester. Please contact Kathy Shook by phone 302-644-0534, or e-mail:
with the name of your student, the college he/she is attending, along with current mailing and e-mail address.
 

Many Hands— Less Work— More Fun!

– There are SO many ways to put faith into action here at Epworth! Here are some possibilities:
  • thekitchen@epworth;
  • Food rescue;
  • Christmas Joy! 365;
  • thegarden@epworth;
  • Worship visuals, planning and set-up;
  • Basic Plumbers;
  • Fair Trade Sales;
  • Basic painters;
  • Bus volunteers;
  • Office volunteers;
  • Sunday School teachers;
  • Nursery helpers;
  • Worship Service helpers;

Call the Church Office, 302-227-7743, to volunteer!

 
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Electronic Giving

Remember:  We now have  Giving Kiosk in our Narthex… What’s a Giving Kiosk? It’s a card reader that enables electronic giving: Those who choose to use the kiosks will be able to swipe a credit or debit card and make a donation right in the Narthex – no check writing or stopping at an ATM.
Our Online Giving also has been updated with a new user interface. PayPal is still an option, but the new Epworth Online Giving allows you to manage your secure account and see your activity.
Find out more about your Electronic Giving options by clicking here.
 
 
 
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shopEPWORTH

shopEPWORTH is a service launched on December 1, 2014. It is brought to us through The United Methodist Church’s UMCmarket. The UMCmarket has affiliations with over 100 online shopping merchants. When you join shopEPWORTH you use the UMCmarket online portal to link into the merchants an whenever you make a purchase a percentage is sent back to Epworth. In the first 2 weeks post-launch, over $130 was raised for Epworth, just through people’s online shopping. The prices of the online vendors are their normal online prices – their websites will look the same as if you had gone directly to their website. Click here to start shopping and giving.