EPWORTH UMC

"Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."

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IT'S ABOUT TO GET MESSY!

WHAT IS MESSY CHURCH?

Messy Church is a church experience for families who are looking for another form of worship or interaction in a church setting.  It explores a biblical theme that includes hands-on creative experiences, a celebration and a meal. It is usually held once per month at a time other than Sunday morning. It does not prioritize either the needs of children or adults but intentionally welcomes and provides for all ages.


The usual Messy Church experience includes relaxed welcome zone where people gather from their busy lives and reconnect with each other. Then activities for all-ages playing and working together begin to explore the theme of the bible story. A short interactive celebration time of story, song and prayer follows the activity time. Finally, the worship experience culminates in a meal together.


JOIN US AT EPWORTH FOR OUR VERY FIRST MESSY CHURCH 


MONDAY  .  NOVEMBER 18  .  5:30PM

MESSY CHURCH VALUES

Christ-centered: Messy Church is a church, not a craft club that helps people to encounter and enter into a transforming relationship with Jesus.  Messy Church believes with the historic churches, in one God who is Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer (or in traditional language, Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

All-age: Messy Church is for adults and children to enjoy together. Every element should be relevant and accessible to all ages.

Creativity: Messy Church uses hands-on activities to explore Bible stories, to reflect a God of creativity and to give people a chance to play together.

Celebration: Messy Church reflects a God of joy who wants all of God’s people to have life in all its fullness.

Hospitality: Messy Church reflects a God of unconditional love and is a church for people outside of a traditional church, providing an oasis of welcome and a safe place in which to thrive. Messy Church is about hospitality, expressed most evidently by eating together- whether it’s a plate of sandwiches to share, a full course meal or pizza.

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Epworth's United Methodist Men will host their annual Chicken Noodle Supper following the Concord Christmas parade on Saturday, November 23 from 4pm-7pm. Tickets are $3 for all-you-can-eat chicken noodles, crackers, slaw and a drink. There will be homemade desserts for a little extra to hit that sweet spot. 

Worship with us ...

More than just Sundays

THE FLOCK PRE-SCHOOL

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The Flock Preschool is a Christian pre-school supported by Epworth UMC. Our preschool provides a safe learning environment for children 1 - 4 years old. We also offer a transitional kindergarten (TK) program for children who are not quite ready for kindergarten.


Contact Teresa Gray

epworthchildren@epworthnc.com

EPWORTH HOT DOGS

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Epworth has been serving hot dogs in our community since 1946 and we are still going strong. Come see us on Thursdays (August - June) between 9:30am-2pm. We also offer FREE delivery!


FOR DELIVERY CALL:

704.786.5500

(Thursdays only)


SOS (SERVING ON SATURDAY)

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SOS (Serving on Saturday) helps out our neighbors who need a hand. We do things like odd jobs, yard work, and a little minor construction. SOS is fueled by Epworth's youth ministry but there is an open invitation to ANYONE who would like to serve. SOS meets the second Saturday of the month at 10am (Sept - April) weather permitting. We are happy to take requests for help if you have a home project.


Contact Jen Hedrick 

 duhsciples@gmail.com


FELLOWSHIP GROUP

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Epworth's Fellowship Group meets the first Saturday of the month for dinner at a local restaurant. It's a perfect opportunity for all ages to come together and share a meal. We'd love to have you join us and invite a guest. Dinner is usually around 6pm;  reservations are made in advance so we'll always have a seat for you! 




Contact Us

Epworth United Methodist Church

1030 Burrage Road Northeast, Concord, North Carolina 28025, United States

704.786.6183