Worship – ONLY on Facebook

We are meeting only on FaceBook LIVE for Worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. not at Epworth United Methodist Church. Sign up for our weekly email list here to find out the theme and the readings for the week.

At Epworth, we want our Sunday worship to reflect our mission to:

Do Good. Nourish Faith. Welcome All. BE Church.

In-Person worship services look a little different week to week – you can see our breakdown of each week’s worship below.

First Sunday of the month: Traditional Worship

On the first Sunday of the month, we enjoy singing both new and old songs from our Methodist tradition and those we’ve learned from others.  We typically will use selections from the United Methodist HymnalThe Faith We Sing, and Worship & Song.  When you join us, you’ll find that we use some spoken liturgy as well.  The choir will typically sing and we will celebrate Communion.

Epworth members enjoy conversation Sunday

Second Sunday of the month: Conversation Sunday

In place of the Sermon, we break into small groups to discuss some aspect of the Scripture, relating it to our lived experiences and our current reality. These conversations have included discussing how to care for creation, how faith informs our understanding of social movements, what it means to welcome the stranger or what it means when prayers are not answered the way we expect.

 

Third Sunday of the month: Traditional Worship

On the third Sunday of the month, we enjoy singing both new and old songs from our Methodist tradition and those we’ve learned from others.  We typically will use selections from the United Methodist HymnalThe Faith We Sing, and Worship & Song.  When you join us, you’ll find that we use some spoken liturgy as well.  The choir will typically sing and we will celebrate Communion.

Fourth Sunday of the month: Service/Witness Sunday

On the fourth Sunday, we serve God by serving our neighbors near and far.  This might include a simple task we do in the church or something that takes us into the community.  On some fourth Sundays, we share how we served or how we’ve seen God at work.  Some fourth Sundays, we invite individuals or organizations to visit and teach us new ways we might serve.

Fifth Sunday of the month: Alternative Locations or Worship Style (Mar, May, Aug, Nov)

During months with a fifth Sunday, we may look outside of the sanctuary and outside of the church building for someplace else to worship (such as a park, labyrinth, event). We may also try a different style of worship, such as a meditative service, a TAIZÉ or a hymn sing.

Special Sundays

Occasionally the church will host special Sunday services, including United Methodist Women service, the Blessing of the Animals or Pageant Sundays.