Zero Single-use Water Bottles the Goal
Epworth UMC installs water filling station
At Epworth we are walking the walk with their new water fountain. Led by an effort of Epworth’s Green Team, on Sept. 13th a water bottle filling station and water fountain combination was installed in the main hallway of the church in Rehoboth Beach. The new fountain replaces an older, traditional one, which could not be used for refilling reusable water bottles. This new filling station is designed for you to get a drink from the fountain -or- place a reusable water bottle or cup under a spout to fill it with fresh filtered water.
One of the key objectives of Epworth’s Green Team has been to reduce the number of single use plastics, such as water bottles locally, and started with an in-house initiative to support that objective. The funding for the new bottle filler fountain was jointly provided by Social Justice and the Green Team, both vital ministries at Epworth. Money has been raised through the sale of Fair Trade coffees, teas and chocolates by the Social Justice group, and by the sale of repurposed feed bags to be used as tote bags by the Green Team. One of the church members, Gail Gingrich, takes animal feed bags (dog food, cat food and others) and turns them into reusable tote bags.
Simpson Men’s Group
The George Simpson Men’s Group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at Sammy’s Kitchen in downtown Rehoboth Beach (1st St & Wilmington Av). New members are are always welcome and you do not have to be a member to attend. Come be a part of something great.
Food Rescue and Soup Kitchen are IN THE NEWS!
thekitchen@epworth has been hard at work for 11 years, now. Our soup Kitchen (Food & Love) just celebrated 365 WEEKS of serving lunch to the hungry. And, our Food Rescue Ministry rescued 107,806-POUNDS of food that would have been thrown out in 2018. Local NBC affiliate TV station was here on February 24 to report on this success story…
Food Rescue Triage
What is Food Rescue Triage? Help needed now – come and see how it’s done – it’s a whole lot of fun. Check the WINGS table in the Main Hallway for more information.
Reusable Bags Needed…
In an effort to reduce the number of plastic bags, we continue to collect reusable bags for use at Good Sam and Food & Love Soup Kitchen, and soon to be ISOP! Please do not drop off plastic bags at church. They can be dropped off at certain supermarkets. Also, many resale shops are reusing them.
Women IN God’s Service
WINGS is a women’s service group that began in the fall of 2017. Since then, we have collected for Hurricane Harvey, distributed posters for Turkeyville, wrapped Christmas items for local shelters, volunteered for Food Rescue & Triage, and stuffed eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt. What’s next? Join us and see! We meet the second Monday of each month in Baker Lounge at 1:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail Janet Taylor-Smith at email@example.com.
Good Samaritan Teams Looking to Grow
The Good Samaritan Program, aka “Good Sam,” needs more volunteers. Volunteer for as little as 3 hours per month to help those in need. If you’d like to assist people in the local community with emergency food, transportation, clothing and other assistance, please contact Walt Smith at 302-858-2039 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Baker Lounge Library
Our library collection is expanding! New books are added each week to the bookcase in the Narthex. Stop by and sign one out today!
Do you need to tell someone thank you? Is there a birthday card you need to pick up? Please stop by at the Demonstrating Care card basket on the shelf in the Main Lobby. There is a large selection of occasions to choose from courtesy of the Card Making Group.