Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
   We at Epworth believe that when we are Exploring Faith and Embracing Community, we are following God’s call for us. These actions define who we are in that faith deserves our exploration and we are called to serve the community outside our walls. Our Inviting All commitment makes it clear that everyone is welcome to participate in our faith community.  You are welcome to come and join us wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whether you are entirely new to church, a life-long Christian, or somewhere in between. You will find groups to help you grow in your faith and opportunities to put your faith into action by serving our neighbors with humility and generosity.  More information is available on our Plan for Ministry web page Plan for Ministries.
   We have a welcoming and committed staff of clergy and laypersons who work with our congregational leaders to help you Find Your Place in Sunday morning activities, small groups, and age level fellowship activities.  If Demonstrating Care for others is your passion, we will help you to identify your gifts and join the host of ministry and mission opportunities that we have. We offer a number of worship and retreat experiences that help you in Connecting to God.  You’ll find our staff loves to get phone calls, emails, and feedback, and they’ll be happy to talk with you. Their contact information is on the Staff page Our Staff.
     We’re part of the United Methodist Church which puts us in communion with Christians all over the U.S. and throughout Africa, the Philippines, and Europe–nearly 13 million strong. The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, which is the mission of the UMC. Through the power of our connection, we are making a positive difference in more than 125 countries. John Wesley, who founded the Methodist Church as a reform movement within the church of England in the late 1700’s, preached grace as the starting and ending point of our lives and called for a thinking faith that would engage both our heads and our hearts. His core beliefs and practices continue to shape the church today.
   Come join us. Explore your faith.  Go out and embrace community. We’d love to have you deepen your connection with God here at Epworth!


Blessings, Pastor Vicki
 along with the Staff and Leadership of Epworth,