Welcome to Epworth United Methodist
Church — Franklin, TN
Whether you are a member of this congregation or a visitor to our church, you are not meant to be a stranger. Be assured that you are welcome. Let us extend a hand of friendship to one another.
Visiting Epworth? Come on in!
Click here for a Visitor's Info Flier (PDF)
Can't find what you're looking for?
Click here for a site map of our website.
Children and Family Advent Devotions
We will send quality devotions for parents to share with their children each day during advent. Sign up by sending your e-mail address, name, and phone number to email@example.com.
Christmas Cantata Dec. 15th
The Choir Christmas Cantata entitled The Heart of Christmas will be presented on Sunday December 15th at 10:30 a.m. in the new site sanctuary.
A Night of Music Dec. 15th, 6pm
Please join the Epworth Praise Team & Friends for a night of Christmas Music! Beginning at 6pm at the New Site.
Epworth at the Manger
Wednesday, December 18th will be Epworth’s night to help at the Manger. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you can help this year. Times needed are 5:30 – 9 p.m. Graceworks is in need of donated gifts for ALL ages and a basket will be in the narthex for your donation. The location this year will be at the “old” Whole Foods building in Cool Springs. (It is near Toys R Us, Lifeway and Target). Doors will open to the families at 5:30 p.m and shopping will begin at 6 p.m. They need to have the volunteers ready to go by 5:30. so please arrive as soon as possible. Graceworks has also asked that you leave your personal belongings locked in your car as there is no place to store them safely inside. Thank you in advance for your participation! Questions, contact the church office at 790-6695.
Ways you can help with the storms aftermath in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan caused extensive damage, destroying about 41,000 homes, displacing at least 670,000 people, and affecting a total of 11.3 million people. Below are links to ways you can help.
Project AK-47 (An Epworth Mission Partner)
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Time, Talent and Giving Commitment
(Epworth General Budget for 2014)
You can still fill out your time, talent and giving commitiment form here online. >> Click here.
O U T R E A C H O P P O R T U N I T I E S
FUT Bridge — Feeding the Homeless
The next Feeding Under The Bridge will be Friday, December 20th. We carpool from the parking lot behind Steak 'n' Shake on Murfreesboro Road at 4:45 p.m. If you prefer, you can meet at the Salvation Army Center at 631 Dickerson Road about 5:30, or meet under the Jefferson Street Bridge at 1122 Second Avenue North about 6:00. Call Teresa Gary or Tim Underwood if you have questions.
England Journey of Faith:
Music & Ministry Tour "With Laurie Harper Evans"
I have recently been asked to host an amazing tour (singers and non-singers) in England next summer (June 5-13, 2014). Imagine a pilgrimage through England, tracing the steps of the Wesley's (London, Epworth: birthplace of John Wesley, Bristol) and performing in some of the most meaningful and historic locations... all central to our Methodist faith and tradition!
> Click here for more information on the Tour...
Epworth Information Update Form
We are in the process of updating and adding to the information that is in our church’s data base. Please click on the link here to fill out the online form. Thank you for your participation in this endeavor. The information you provide will enable the church staff and volunteers to serve your needs better. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office at 615-790-6695.
N E W S L E T T E R S
• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)
• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)
What Christmas traditions are you handing down? Tradition means “an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior.” So, what will your family inherit from the way you behave during Christmas? Will it be a Christmas tradition worth carrying on? Click here for more.
Pastor Chip Hunter's Blog
Church Calendar for this week:
New Site (N) Historic Site (H)
Sunday, December 8
8:00 a.m. Worship (N)
9:15 a.m. Sunday School (N) (H)
10:30 a.m. Worship (N)
6:00 p.m. Youth Christmas Program (N)
Monday, December 9
6:30 p.m. Education Committee
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (H)
Tuesday, December 10
10:00 a.m. “Praying Hands”
(knitting ministry at home of Marsha Preston)
Wednesday, December 11
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (H)
11:00 a.m. Meet ‘n Eat - Marriott Hotel
(note: bus will leave church at 10:30)
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (N)
Thursday, December 12 ROOM IN THE INN
6:30 p.m. Handbells (N)
6:30 p.m. Finance Committee (H)
Friday, December 13
6:00 p.m. District Christmas Party (H)
Saturday, December 14
9:30 – noon Orchestra Rehearsal (N)
This page features past sermons of Pastor Chip and others. Located in the Worship and Music area. Click here to listen.
This sermon series by Pastor Chip is online in the form of audio files with notes. Located in the "About Us" section of the website. Click here to listen.
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We have 4 Facebook groups. Click on the icon link below for the page.