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Epworth United Method Church has many opportunities to choose from for anyone who is looking to get involved.

Upcoming Events!

Advent Bible Study: Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

We are going to be sharing a wonderful Bible study this Advent season.  Donna Bonney and Marilyn Bass will lead the study called Faithful:  Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. “From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ.  Joseph’s place in the Nativity story is sometimes overlooked.  But Joseph’s life contains valuable lessons for all of us.  His courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity.”  The study is based on materials written by Adam Hamilton.  You may wish to purchase the book but it is not necessary.  We are planning two ways to participate in this study.  The first is during Tuesday morning’s Holy Time from 9:15 to 10:15 am starting Tuesday, November 29th and continuing until December 20th..  The second opportunity will be an in person study for four weeks starting Thursday, December 1st at 7:00pm.  A small packet of information will be available to participants.  Please address any questions to Donna or Marilyn. 

Please register by emailing Marilyn at marilyn.bass@rcn.com.

Christmas Eve Worship – December 24, 2022

Regular Activities!

Choir

Do you want to make a joyful noise?  The Epworth United Methodist Music Department strives to offer opportunities of both meaningful worship and enjoyment of music for both performers and listeners. Our music ministry is growing and thriving as we offer ensembles for children and adults including a choir, bell choir, youth music, and solo vocal and instrumental performances. Share your talent by signing up now!

Choir rehearses the first and third Sunday of the month from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.  The group normally performs on the Third Sunday of the month.

Please check out the Epworth United Methodist Music Department website or contact Julie Wydrzynski at (610) 751–2304 or email at Julie.wyd@gmail.com

Church Cluster Connection

United Methodist churches within our area combine to help support one another. Our cluster connection consists of:

  • Epworth UMC in Bethlehem
  • Fritz UMC in Bethlehem
  • Paul UMC in Hellertown.

Our connection meets quarterly to share happenings in our individual congregations share combined activities such as charge conference while rotating between the church locations. The pastors will jointly visit those in the hospital or nursing homes to support and encourage one another. We will often come together to share God’s grace with one another through various activities such as spiritual celebrations, fund raisers, picnics, dinners, trips, exhibitions, etc. 

Church Dinner

Enjoy some good food and fellowship at our monthly church dinners. All proceeds generated will go to the church general fund. Check out our event calendar for dates and times.

Hand Bell Choir

Handbells with sheet of music ready for performance

The Bell Choir rehearsals are on Tuesdays, at 4:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall of church.  If you have an interest and would like to try your hand at bell ringing, please join us! 

Are your kids interested in Bell Choir? Youth Bell Choir will meet 4:45 pm each Tuesday for about half an hour. Contact Marilyn or Ken Bass with any questions you may have at (484) 281-3215 or marilyn.bass@rcn.com.

Holy Time with Pastor Nina

During Holy Time, we are going to be sharing a wonderful Bible study this Advent season.  Donna Bonney and Marilyn Bass will lead the study called Faithful:  Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. “From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ.  Joseph’s place in the Nativity story is sometimes overlooked.  But Joseph’s life contains valuable lessons for all of us.  His courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity.”  The study is based on materials written by Adam Hamilton.  You may wish to purchase the book but it is not necessary.

Please register by emailing Marilyn at marilyn.bass@rcn.com or contact the Church Office (610) 868-5354.

Lay Pastor Team

The Lay Pastoral Care team assists Pastor Nina with keeping in contact with the members of the Epworth Church family.  Every week, we attempt to contact those in our congregation who are sick, in the hospital or rehab, recovering or who are being treated for long term health conditions.  Included in this group are also people undergoing some other significant life issue, a few examples of this would be a change or loss of a job, loss of a loved one or a birth. 

On a monthly basis we try to contact our homebound members.  Visits with our homebound have been limited in recent months, but contacts can also be made with phone calls, emails, text messages or cards.  We also attempt to do something special for our homebound friends around Christmas and other times throughout the year.

LPC has recently resumed Epworth’s tradition of providing a visit to our new mothers.  A rosebud, a bulletin with the birth announcement, a handmade baby blanket which has been prayed over by our group, and a meal if wanted accompany the visit.

If anyone is interested in becoming part of this ministry, please contact Pastor Nina or Pam Spadoni.

The Power of Prayer

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.

The Prayer Chain at Epworth is the primary way we communicate mid-week prayer requests among our community.  If you have a prayer request, or if you’d like to become a part of the chain and lift our community up in prayer in this way, please call the Church Office (610) 868-5354 or Lois Tarbell (464) 390-4011

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.  If you would like to donate or join us for this special ministry, please call Lois Tarbell (484) 390-4011.

Thursday Evening Grief Workshop % Support Group

Seeking Nursery Caregiver and Volunteers

Do you or someone you know enjoy working with young children? SPR is looking to fill the position of “Nursery Caregiver” for Epworth’s children during worship each Sunday from 10:45 am to 11:30 am. Our nursery caregiver and volunteers will provide a safe, secure and nurturing place for our children between the ages newborn to 2 years.

If you or someone you know may be interested in the nursery caregiver position or to volunteer, please contact Cathy Myers at (610) 704-4971

Youth Group

Students enrolled in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to come out to youth group!  Our youth participate in bible studies, worship and mission work while building lasting relationships with one another and God.

Youth group meets the second Sunday each month following the morning worship service.