Casseroles For A Cause
Feeding Our Neighbors & Congregation

Our mission opportunity for September is Casseroles for a Cause. Today, Tuesday, September 15, at 2 p.m., we will have a casserole-building party where we will use a socially-distanced format to prepare and freeze the casseroles. Please remember that these casseroles are used in a variety of ways; to welcome new members to the church, support the food insecurity concerns at Rose Hill and provide a ready-made dinner to persons after an illness, surgery or passing. Actually, there is and should be no limit to who gets a casseroleit’s Epworth’s way of expressing love,caring and support. If you cannot make it to the party, pick up the provided recipe and large pan or two small pans from the mission cart. Make the casserole, return it to the church and place it in the freezer in the kitchen. This is a year long mission as well. Thank you!
UMCOR U. S. Disaster Response

Due to the recent tropical storm/hurricane damage in Texas and Louisiana, now with Hurricane Sally approaching, please consider giving from your heart to the victims of the storms. The Methodist Church has a disaster response arm called UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) that responds immediately to those affected. If giving through Epworth, mark your check, "UMCOR U.S." A check from Epworth will be mailed to UMCOR by the middle of September to offer our church's timely response.Thanks for considering this special request. Any amount of support that you can offer will be much appreciated.
In-person Church Council Meeting

Council members will meet in-person on Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. Social distancing will be a priority, including, wearing a mask. We will discuss the On Boarding results and pre-Charge Conference business. If you want to be put on the agenda, contact Debra Johnson.
New Children's Sunday School Curriculum
Whirl via Zoom Web Conference

Our children are meeting via a Zoom web conference on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school. Click here to join the Zoom conference or enter meeting ID 984 5243 5667 and password jesusyall in the Zoom app. Alternatively, you can click on the link on Facebook. The new Whirl Resources for Sunday School were mailed/given out to current participating children. If your child would like to receive the fall quarter resources to follow along with the lessons, please contact Whitney Weyeneth, Children's Director, at whitney@epworthumc.com. To find out more about Whirl, click here.
Wednesday Devotion & Prayer
via Zoom Web Conference

On Wednesday evenings during our season of cancelled in-person gatherings, we will meet at 7:00 p.m. via the Zoom web conferencing service. The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. for those who need time to troubleshoot connection issues. Download the Zoom app to your device and use the meeting ID 913 1858 5591 and password jesusyall. Alternatively, you can click here to directly join the meeting. A phone-in option is available if needed. Call Rev. Earnie if you need any help. We are studying from the book, The Lord's Prayer, by Douglas Connelly. We have a few more copies in the church office.
Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk

Epworth will again participate this year in support of the Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from September 23 - October 15. The virtual walk is scheduled for Sunday, November 8. To make a donation online or for more info, click here or you can give a donation through the church by marking your offering envelope, “Walk.”
Church Council Extends In-person
Worship Until Further Notice

Updated guidance from the GA Governor’s office continues to inform our decision to not re-open our facilities to in-person worship services until further notice. Further guidance from our church council for our next step is forthcoming. Continue to pray for wisdom for Epworth’s leaders. Continue to worship with us via facebook or at freeonlinechurch.com.
Your Continued Financial
Support is Very Appreciated

Without the passing of the collection plate in worship, the convenience of in-person offerings is lost. We are so thankful for all of you who have stepped up and have been faithful in your giving during this in-person shutdown. Please remember to continue your financial support to the church during these cancellations by mailing in your offering, bringing it by the church office, or exploring our online giving at epworthumc.com. We are always thankful for your faithfulness!