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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Square Dance and Chili Cook-Off, Oct. 4th
Make your plans now to be a part of the Chili Cookoff sponsored by the Youth! It will be held at 6 pm on Oct. 4th in the Pavilion. Contact Colleen Lowe or Dawn Scott for more information!

Sunday Gatherings
If you missed the sign ups for “Dinner for Eight” and still want to be involved in meeting and getting to know others in the congregation, there will be monthly Sunday gatherings called “Lagniappe”. The first one will be September 21 at

1 p.m. in Vaden Hall. Simply bring a plate of sandwiches and chip/cookies!  Contact Judith McLean for more information.

Help Restock Helping Hands’ Food Pantry
During the month of September, we will collect food, cleaning products, and baby needs such as diapers and wipes for Helping Hands.  Helping Hands is one of our mission partners and is located in Spring Hill.  Bring staple foods such as peanut butter, spaghetti, canned vegetables and meats, cereals, jelly, macaroni and cheese, sugar, corn meal, etc and place in the collection baskets located in the Narthex and Sunday School Rooms.

Two Musical Youth Opportunities
There will be a Youth Orchestra Ensemble rehearsal this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Vaden Hall. If you play an instrument, bring it with you as we will rehearse praise and worship music to share on Sunday mornings. In preparation for Youth Sunday (September 28), all interested youth are invited to join the rehearsal for the Youth Praise Ensemble Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Vaden Hall.  If you have any questions, contact Laurie Evans:  laurie.evans@epworth-umc.com

Retreat Planning
Women, do you need a time away? Do you want a spiritual retreat? Well, if that’s the case, help us plan a women’s retreat to be held this spring. Anyone interested in helping us plan this retreat can come to the 1st  planning meeting on September 23rd, 6:30 p.m., in the Boxley Sunday School room in the new site.

Adults In Ministry: Helping repair homes to create safe living conditions
Fall Adults in Ministry (AIM) Weekends are a mission opportunity for participants 18 and older to serve a long weekend on the mountain. Each of the 5 weekends we do Major Home Repair projects (projects that affect the structural integrity of the home) with the October 23-26 weekend also having a Fall Festival. Click here for more info.

O U T R E A C H    O P P O R T U N I T I E S

Feeding the Homeless
Every third Friday night a group from Epworth meets with Rehobath UMC members at the Salvation Army Center in Nashville and drives to the Jefferson Street Bridge to share food and fellowship with our homeless neighbors. We need to be at the Salvation Army Center by 5:15 pm. Contact Teresa Gary or Tim Underwood if you would like to go or have questions.

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.




• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)

• "The Good News" Letter (PDF)

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

Sunday, September 14
8:00 a.m. Worship (N)
9:15 a.m. Sunday School (N) (H)
10:30 a.m. Worship (N)
12 noon Lunch & Program (H)
3:00 p.m. Youth Praise Ensemble  (H)
4:00 p.m. UMYF (H)
Daniel Bible Study (N)

Monday, September 15
6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts (H)

Tuesday, September 16
10:00 a.m. Praying Hands Ministry
6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts (P)

Wednesday, September 17
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (H)
11:00 a.m. Meet ‘n Eat to Henry Horton Park
6:30 p.m. Choir (N)
7:30 p.m. Bell Choir (N)

Thursday, September 18
10:00 a.m. Seekers UMW
7:00 p.m. Trustee Committee (H)

Friday, September 19
9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study (N)
5:30 p.m. Feeding Under the Bridge (Nashville)

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