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.
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Maundy Thursday Service, April 17th
Mark your calendars to be sure to attend this year’s Maundy Thursday Service which will be held at the Historic Site. We will be entering through the double doors on the right side of the building and gathering in Vaden Hall.
The Good Friday Service will be held in the sanctuary at the new site and will be led by our youth.
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 join us at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at the new site. If you have questions, please call Kathy Heard.
Resources from the MIC weekend.
2014 MIC Prayer Booklet
2014 Mission Impact Celebration Brochure & Schedule
Faith Promise Report and Host Meetings Schedule
Sweet Sleep Build a Bed Project
Please help Epworth Children's Ministry by donating new twin size bedding and foster care children bag items. You may leave items in the narthex or 3rd-4th grade classroom. Help support the Sweet Sleep ministry and help our Epworth children collect these much needed items for under-privileged children.
Easter Lilies Sale. Support our Youth Mission Trip.
The Youth will be decorating the altar on Easter morning with Lilies. They will be taking orders next Sunday if you would like to purchase one to honor or in memory of someone. The cost will be $10 and proceeds will go towards the cost of their mission trip to Joplin, Missouri this summer.
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, April 18. 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.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Palm Sunday, April 13
Maundy Thursday, April 17
7:00 p.m. (historic site)
Good Friday, April 18
7:00 p.m. (new site)
Easter Morning, April 20
Sunrise Service 6:00 a.m.
Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
N E W S L E T T E R S
• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)
• "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 14
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (H)
7:00 p.m. Handbells (N)
Tuesday, April 15
10:00 a.m. Praying Hands (Preston Home)
6:30 p.m. Acts Team (N)
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (H)
Wednesday, April 16
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (H)
11:00 a.m. Meet ‘n Eat to “Mildred’s” for lunch
(will be taking church bus)
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (N)
6:30 p.m. Lay Leadership Committee (H)
Thursday, April 17
10:00 a.m. Seekers UMW
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service (H)
Friday, April 18 Good Friday
10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (N)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service (N)
Saturday, April 19
11 – 5 p.m. Pavilion Reserved
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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