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Over the next several weeks Epworth will be in transition and between pastors. Be assured that responsibilities are being handled and needs are being met. 

For pastoral care please contact Sis Mills or Rev. Karen Kaser-Odor. 

For the next three weeks, worship services will be led by members of our laity. John Shepherd will serve as worship leader.  Services continue to be at 10am in-person or via livestream.
 
  • June 20           Chris Hughes          "The Ties that Bind"
  • June 27           Steve Medlin          "Day of New Beginnings"
  • July 4              John Shepherd       "Finally Appreciating Psalms"


The Roberts plan to move into the parsonage Saturday, June 26. Please contact John Cyrus, head of trustees, if you're able to help with the move.



 
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F A T H E R ' S  D A Y
 We look forward to having our own Chris Hughes deliver the message on Sunday (Father's Day). In the spirit of his sermon, "The Ties that Bind," please wear or bring a neck-tie.

Chris will speak from Matthew 5:43-48 (CEB).

 




Worship with us Sunday in-person or via YouTube livestream at 10am. 
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You need this t-shirt in your collection! It's all the rage this summer and it's only available for a limited time. Proceeds help us buy things like lumber, paint, lawn mower gas and other supplies we need to do good stuff for our neighbors. Shirts can be shipped directly to you or hand-delivered to you when they arrive.  
 

WE NEED AT LEAST 4 MORE ORDERS TO PRINT THESE SHIRTS!
On-line campaign ends June 24.







If you're registering as a camper for Backyard -
t-shirt is included with your registration fee.


 
We are thrilled to be offering a handmade quilt by Jewell Parker as part of a UMW fundraiser. For every donation that is made to Epworth UMW (including the Call to Prayer and Self Denial or World Thank Offering programs), general donations or donations that are made to one of our sponsored campaigns or local missions, the donor's name will be entered into the drawing. The winning name will be drawn and announced on Sunday, Nov 14.
CAMP EPWORTH WEEK 2
CAMP MT. SHEPHERD
MESSY CHURCH  .  SUNDAY  .  JUNE 27  .  4:30PM
 

Camp Epworth is a faith-based summer day camp developed by the Flock Preschool at Epworth UMC.  We have 9 weeks of camp programming for pre-school aged children and 8 weeks of camp for elementary aged children. Download overview and registration forms below. We are so excited to be back for another SUMMER!

 




 
 
SHOE DISTRIBUTION

We're excited to announce the return of the Back-to-School Shoe Distribution. The date is Saturday, August 14. We are currently raising funds to purchase shoes and supplies. Cost of shoes and a new pair of socks is $20. As we get closer to the event, we'll begin collecting school supplies as well. If you are able to financially support the shoe distribution, place your donation in the offering plate and note "Shoe Distribution."  Thank you for your commitment to this outreach that supports children and youth in our community. 

Y O U T H   M I N I S T R Y   &   S T U D E N T    M I S S I O N S

SUN JULY 18 - FRI JULY 23

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 6
 
It's literally the most fun you can have camping in a tent behind the church! There's so many ways we can make a difference for people right here in our community; home repairs, yard work, odd jobs and random acts of kindness.  Camp is geared for rising 6th graders - 12th graders (and ridiculously cool adults)! Cost is $100. Friends are always welcomed! Follow us on FB!
 









 


Throw all your questions to:

Jen Hedrick - Chaos Coordinator
 704.932.9328 or
duhsciples@gmail.com

We'd love you to show off your kitchen skills and have dinner with us during Backyard Mission Camp. We're currently recruiting "Kitchen Angels" to swoop in and provide meals or food donations. We'll take care of any prep you need and ALL the clean up.

We're also looking for donations of items for brown bag lunches so we can eat lunch on our work sites. 

 
DATES FOR DINNER NEEDED:
  • MON JULY 19
  • TUES JULY 20
  • WED JULY 21
  • THURS JULY 22
 
Contact Jen Hedrick at duhsciples@gmail.com or 704.932.9328.

YOU ARE INVITED TO A DRIVE-BY
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION HONORING


DR. GLENN MYERS
(Epworth 2007 - 2013)


SUNDAY, JUNE 27 . 3pm - 5pm
FAMILY LIFE CENTER  .  FIRST UMC MOCKSVILLE
Directions to First UMC Mocksville
 
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR SHOP AND SHARE
 
  • Cereal (sweet stuff like Honey Nut Cheerios goes quick)
  • Canned Fruit (esp mandarin oranges & fruit cocktail)
  • Canned Pasta
  • Soup (esp tomato & chicken noodle)
  • Canned chili (with and without beans)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly (grape)
  • Snacks of any kind
  • Cookies
  • Pop Tarts
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Chips
  • Snack bars
COOPERATIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
FOOD PANTRY UPDATE



Our current big needs are:
  • Cereal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soup
  • Canned carrots, peas, potatoes and mixed veggies
  • Canned fruit
  • Any dried beans
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Toilet Paper
               
As always, we especially seek low sodium items, no-added-sugar items, and whole  grain items.
 
Right now, we have plenty of the following:
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Canned green beans and corn
  • Canned Pinto Beans
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Macaroni & Cheese
                        
Thank you for the continued support from our church partners.  Our Crisis Center at 246 Country Club Drive NE in Concord serves as the warehouse for most of the food.  
  • We will gladly accept all donations at that site from 10am - 1pm Monday through Friday.  
  • Bethel Baptist Helping Hands Food Pantry, located at 1209 1/4 Opal Street in Kannapolis, will gladly accept donations from 9 am to 1 pm on Monday and Thursday. 
  • The food pantry located at Westford UMC on Highway 49 and the Kannapolis Food Pantry at West Point Baptist Church can accept donations on Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. 
  • The Feeding Our Souls Food Pantry at Bethel UMC in Midland, and North Kannapolis Baptist Church Food Pantry will accept donations by calling the church in advance.
  • The pantry at New Life Baptist Church is temporarily closed.
 
FOR OUR MILITARY MEMBERS:
 
                             Mary Elise Capron            Brandon Carson
                           Will Capron                     Brandon Cook
                           Zachary Capron               Caleb Odom
                           Ben Carruth                     Ryan Tennis

 
FOR OUR MEMBERS WITH HEALTH CONCERNS             
Joyce Baucom                
 
Mike Bodenheimer          
 
Judy Bonkowski              
 
Gary Dukes                     
                         
Rose Emerson                  
 
Linda Widenhouse Fink   
 
Nancy Fisher                   
 
Noah Goertzen                 
 
Carol Goodrich                 
 
Becky Holshouser            
 
Hannah Hughes                
 
Sarah Hughes                   
 
Bob Lentz

Jake McClamrock    
     
                
Bob Moss
 
Debbie Myers
 
Shirley Nichols
 
Ed Nimmo
               
Jewell Parker
                         
Elizabeth Schavillie
 
Charlie Sehorn
 
Joanne Shepherd
 
Rachel Thomas
 
Betty Towell
 
Betty Wagner
 
John Watson
 
Carolyn Williams



 
FOR OUR MEMBERS WHO ARE RECOVERING
 

                          Peggy Caton                     Dean Humphries       

  
FOR OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
 
Pam & Doug Adams
Daughter/son-in-law of Marylyn Smith

Rob & Mae Aldrons
Friends of Epworth Hot Dog Ministry

Grace Alexander
Friend of Jane Hinson 

Morris Anderson
Friend of Betsy Graham

Janet Barbour
Friend of Carol Blackwelder

Brian Barbour
Friend of Carol Blackwelder

Cindy Barfield
Friend of John Mitchum

Nancy Bebber
Friend of Carolyn Williams

Lisa Blackburn
Teacher at Flock Preschool

Jim Bonds
Friend of Kathy Taylor

Michael Breamer
Friend of Kathy Taylor

Bruce
Friend of Garry Dukes

Jo Anne Bullins
Mother of Patty Randolph

Steve Burleyson
Brother of Sandi Billings

  
Garry Burris
Brother of Carolyn Williams

Sonny Cox
Friend of Betty Wagner

TJ Daniels
Husband of Courtney Daniels (Flock teacher)


David Farley
Friend of Nancy Fisher


Flynn Family
Friends of Nancy Fisher

Friend 
Kathy Taylor

Friend 
Connie Williams (Betty Wagner’s daughter) 

Dave Goff  
Father of son-in-law - Gaye Seifel

Karen Hopson
Niece of Betty Wagner

Chris Hopson
Great nephew of Betty Wagner

Dee Hutchinson & husband, Ron
Friend of Nancy Fisher

Bill Jackson
Uncle of Kathy Taylor 

Vicky Jackson
Aunt of Kathy Taylor (caretaker of Bill Jackson) 


Beth Jennings
Friend of Kathy Taylor 


Sue Kirk
Friends of Hot Dog Ministry

Arden Lewis
Friend of Jenny Bodenheimer

Jeff Luther
Friend of Sjodahls

Lynda Lynch
Friend of Carolyn Williams

Nancy Matthews
Husband Jake is employed by IKE'S

Emily McGuire
Cousin of Betsy Graham

Morrow

Infant grandson of one of our Shop & Share friends

Charlie Mullis
Brother of Carol Blackwelder

MaryAnn Neilson
Former Epworth secretary  

Hannah Poteat
Granddaughter of Nancy Fisher  
 

Kurt Randolph 
Brother of Scott Randolph

Tim Reynolds
Son of Nancy Olive

Karen Rowland
Friend of Betsy Graham

Edna Shefield
Friend of Jane Hinson

Debbie Sides
Friend of Betsy Graham

Aaron Smith
Aaron's mother, Amanda Smith is
friend of Karen Kaser-Odor


Stephen Smith
Grandson of Becky Holshouser

Joyce Souther
Friend of Sis Mills

Katrina Sullivan
Friend of Betsy Graham


Robby Tucker
Brother of Rick Tucker

  
George Wilson
Father of Lisa Goertzen
PRAYER UPDATE .... WORTH THE READ

Nancy Bebber, a friend of Carolyn Williams has been on our prayer list for a while.  Here is a note she sent to thank us for the prayers.  It is good evidence that prayers work!  She still needs prayer!!

“I went today for my next to last chemotherapy infusion not sure if they would be able to administer it. After the test results on Monday of my white blood cell count showed 1.7, way below normal; I received my injection and the nurse advised me I may not be able to be infused on Tuesday. 
 
She told me she has never seen an injection work quickly enough to bring it to a count where the patient could receive the infusion. 
 
She came in, accessed my port and took the tubes of blood she needed and off to the lab she went. They were in the process of recalibrating the machine so it would be a longer wait. She told me if I got the email before her to come and tell her as they were really busy. 
 
It seemed as the wait was forever!!!! Finally the email came in...my white blood cell count had risen to 6.6!!!!! My mouth fell open, I walked out and she was sitting at the desk and it had just hit her screen as well. She was dumbfounded and her mouth was open as well!!! She said she could not believe my count improved so much overnight, she had never seen this happen before.
 
I told her she doesn't know the mighty prayer warriors I have praying for me. I explained to her we are a praying church and we believe in miracles and we have seen some wonderful ones! She said, this was definitely one for sure!
 
I want to thank everyone who responded to my prayer request and prayed for me, you will never know how much I appreciate each and every prayer which has been prayed for me during my cancer battle and it still isn't over yet, I have one more left. I love all of you very much! I have the best Church Family ever!!!!! “
 
Thank you again!!
 
Nancy
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