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Epworth United Methodist Church, Inc.

 Worship with us Sunday, Sept 25

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  Rev. Amy Vaughan

   Art Program Coordinator || UMAR







Epworth UMC is proud to serve as the Concord office for the Sanctuary Counseling Group. Dr. Adriana Serban is a Certified Pastoral Counselor with the American Association of Pastoral Counselor. In her ministry she has worked as a pastor, hospital chaplain and a counselor serving people with diverse faith and cultural experiences throughout her career. She is a pastoral psychotherapist who uses a collaborative approach in working with individual, couples, and families. She has experience helping people coping withdepression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship and marital problems, divorce recovery, women’s concerns, and end-of-life issues, as well as abuse and sexual trauma. As a pastoral psychotherapist, her clients may choose to consider their problems in the context of their individual faith.

She is a graduate of Andrews University at Berrien Springs Michigan with a Master of Divinity and of Graduate Theological Foundation at Indiana with a Doctor of Psychology
Confidential Voice Mail: 704-375-5354 ext.404

The mission of Epworth UMC goes beyond the church doors to the needs of the community to do that work of discipleship, of teaching and mentoring, of helping people to understand that we all are beloved children of God. We are called to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to those in need, care for those who are suffering, and bear witness to our Christian experience to those who do not know Jesus Christ as Lord. We seek to live and love as disciples of Jesus Christ, the One who valued and loved all people. We are all called to make disciples and love all others as we love ourselves.








Family Ministries Cookout

SAT. SEPT 24 @ 5pm: Make plans to join us for a Back-to-School Cookout at the home of Dennis & Teresa Gray.  Bring your chairs, bikes and fellowship with other Epworth families.  The Grays will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages and paper products.  Please bring food to share.  Contact Teresa Gray for more info!





Operation Christmas Child & Project Agape

Epworth is supporting two Christmas shoebox campaigns this year; Operation Christmas Child and Project Agape.  OCC shoeboxes are availalbe for you to fill or you can donate and have the shopping done for you!  Ravyn Kresge is spearheading the OCC drive.  There will be a packing party on Nov. 11. See Mary or Ravyn Kresge for more info.  

Additionally, we have boxes and packing lists available to support Project Agape in Armenia.  OCC is currently not authorized to distribute boxes to Armenia.  The Western North Carolina Conference is partnering with the Armenian Apistolic Church to fulfill the needs of Armenian children.  Boxes for Project Agape are due by Oct 2.    



  Bible Studies 

“The Beloved Disciple:  Following John to the Heart of Jesus” by Beth Moore

John the apostle must have thought he had seen everything. Having been with Jesus all the years of his ministry, John witnessed more miracles than he could count, saw more displays of power than he could comprehend, and experienced more love than he could fathom. And one unforgettable morning young John outran Peter to his Savior’s empty tomb. Just as Christ took John on a lifelong journey into the depths of His love, He will do the same for you. The bridegroom’s love is unmatched and inexhaustible, and He is waiting to lavish it on you, His beloved. 

“The Beloved Disciple” will be facilitated by Becky Hughes.  Class will meet on Thursdays Sept. 22 – Dec. 1 at 6:30pm.  Text is $20.


“The Redemption of Scrooge”  by Matt Rawle

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus.  

“The Redemption of Scrooge” is a four week advent study facilitated by Pastor Allen.  Class will meet on Wednesdays - Nov. 16, 30, Dec. 7 & 14 @ 11am & 6pm.  Text is $10.