Groups

Epworth Church Groups

Epworth United Methodist church has many groups for those wishing to join in and get involved. Below is a short overview of many of the groups that meet regularly.

Choral Ensemble

Our Choral Ensemble performs at each Sunday morning Worship Service leading our hymn singing and providing special music each week.  The Choral Ensemble practices on Thursday evenings from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM.

Bell Choir

Epworth’s newly formed Bell Choir meets weekly in Fellowship Hall at 4:00 PM.  This fledging group is working on simple songs as we learn bell ringing techniques.  You don’t need to read music to participate but you do need to know how to count!

.United Methodist Women The organized unit of United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. We invite all women to attend any or all programs!

Book Discussion Group  Members meet the third Thursday of each month at 7:00PM to discuss a book of choice. Book titles are chosen by members biannually.  From January to June, the group meets at the church.  From June to January, the group meets at Barnes and Noble at 4445 Southmont Way, Easton.  Book selection for the year is done in December.  A list is posted on the hallway bulletin board of the church and cited in the church bulletin.

Prayer Chain – Our prayer chain is a group of church members who are linked like a chain. Each member relaying the need for prayer to another. Epworth has 3 prayer chains. One is for those who prefer to receive the info by email and the other two receive phone call when there is a request for a prayer concern. The request can be for a member or anyone in need of prayer. For more information please contact Lois Tarbell.

Prayer Shawl Group –

Epworth Prayer Shawl Group has been active since 2004. We meet on two Sunday afternoons a month.  Our ladies Knit or Crochet Prayer Shawls, Prayer Patches, Baby blankets, and Lap Blankets. The items are available to anyone who request them or who come to our attention.  Most of us supply our own yarn but are grateful for donations of yarn or money. The yarn needs to be comfortable and washable.  The items are Prayed on before going to the recipient. During the meeting, while we are working on our projects, we have a prayer circle and devotions.  Any questions or interest, call Lois Tarbell 484-390-4011.

Cluster Connetion –  

Our Cluster Connection consist of Epworth UMC in Bethlehem, Fritz UMC in Bethlehem, and St. Paul UMC in Hellertown.

Our Connection meets quarterly to share happenings in our individual congregations. We plan combined activities such as, Spiritual celebrations, Fund Raisers for different charities and missions, Picnics, Dinners, Trips, Exhibitions, and all kind of fellowship events. It is also used to keep the different churches aware of any health issues concerning the congregations. We jointly make visits to those in hospital and nursing homes. We celebrate combined church activities including Charge and other conferences rotating to the different locations.

We also get together just to have our choirs combined at different holidays and sing of God’s grace for us.

Women’s Support GroupOverwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious? Sad? Rev. Dr. Janice Young will lead a support group. For dates and times, please call the church office (610-868-5354).

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Epworth sponsors a Cub Scout Pack and supports two Girl Scout Troops.  If you would like information about any of these scouting activities, please use the contact form on our Home page or call the Church office.