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New Pastors join the staff as Rev Vicky Starnes retires
Rev Dr Vicki and Rev Dr Bo Gordy-Stith to be added in 2020
    As Rev Vicky Starnes retires after 6+ years at Epworth and 30-years as a Methodist Church Pastor, we welcome Rev Dr Vicki Gordy-Stith on January 1, 2020 as our new Senior Pastor. Then on July 1, 2020 her husband Rev Dr Bo Gordy-Stith will join the pastoral staff here at Epworth. To read more about our soon to be new Pastors, simply CLICK HERE to go to their new webpage on our Epworth site.
   Rev Vicky will celebrate her last service at Epworth on Sunday, December 29. We will worship that Sunday at 10:00am only. Following the service, we will gather in Fellowship hall for a farewell gathering.
Iron Hill FUNdraiser using
GIVE%20 Coupons
The GIVE%20 returns for November & December
    Our friends at the Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant are once again offering to donate 20% of your food check to Epworth when you dine there on Tuesdays.       …more>>
 
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.

 
Epworth and A Way Forward are IN THE NEWS!
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.
 
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.

 
Card Ministry

   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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Advent & Christmas plans are in the works
   The Worship Design Team has been hard at work planning our worship for December. “Jot to the World will be our centering…      …more>>
 
 
 
 
 
Community On Tap back on tap . . . 
Community on Tap is held on Tuesday evenings at the Iron Hill Brewery.
 
 
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 jtaylorsmith711@gmail.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 wtsmith623@gmail.com. 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!