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.

Mission Impact Celebration Update:
What a blessed weekend we had! Our guest missionaries felt the love of Christ from all of you and felt renewed when they left us. It would be impossible to adequately thank all the volunteers who helped make our Mission Impact Celebration a success. Thank you for letting your light shine! Please continue to pray for our guest missionaries, and for the Outreach Team as we consider ministry partnerships and how to use what you have pledged to God through your Faith Promise. If you would like to be involved in the Outreach Team, please contact Kathy Heard.

Resources from the MIC weekend.
2014 MIC Prayer Booklet

2014 Mission Impact Celebration Brochure & Schedule

Faith Promise Report and Host Meetings Schedule

The Wednesday morning Women's Bible Study will begin a new study, A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place, by Beth Moore. A description of this study follows: "Perhaps no Old Testament event so dramatically illustrates God's persistent desire to relate to His children as the building of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Through the tabernacle God initiated a deeper relationship with His Chosen People by bringing reconciliation and revealing His glory. And certainly, no Old Testament event so richly prefigures the coming of the true Tabernacle, Jesus Christ. In this 10-week in-depth Bible study you will be challenged to prepare your heart, like the holy of holies, to become a home for His love and glory — a dwelling place for the Most High God." We meet from 9:30 am - 11:30 am and will meet each Wednesday, beginning April 23, at the new site. If you want to join us for this study, please contact Penny Vaughan at so I can order a book for you.

Job Opening at Epworth:
Director of Children and Family Ministries

Serves as staff member of Epworth United Methodist Church with overall responsibility for creating and driving implementation of a progressive children’s ministry and family ministry. Develops and implements plans for each ministry in collaboration with Church Council and aligned with the vision and mission of Epworth UMC. Click here for full description.

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
Feeding Under the Bridge will be Friday night, May 16. There is a carpool from the parking lot beside Steak n Shake at 4:30 p.m. or you can meet at the Salvation Army Center in Nashville at 5:30 p.m. For questions, contact Teresa Gary or Tim Underwood.

England Journey of Faith:
Music & Ministry Tour "With Laurie Harper Evans"

An amazing tour (singers and non-singers) in England this 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

APRIL 2014
• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)

MARCH 2014
• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)

Pastor Chip Hunter's Blog

Church Calendar for this week:
New Site (N) Historic Site (H)

Sunday, April 13
8:00 a.m. Worship (N)
9:00 a.m. Sunday School (N) (H)
10:30 a.m. Worship (N)
11:45 a.m. Confirmation Class (N)
3:00 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt (N)
4 -6 p.m. Youth (N)

Monday, April 21
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (H)
6:30 p.m. PUPS (Cancer Support Group)
7:00 p.m. Handbells (N)

Tuesday, April 22
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (H)

Wednesday, April 23
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (N)
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (N)

Friday, April 25
10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (N)

Saturday, April 26
Golden Group Outing

Audio Sermons


Sermon's Archive
This page features past sermons of Pastor Chip and others. Located in the Worship and Music area.
Click here to listen.

Everyday Epworth
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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