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Worship with us on Sunday! Join us at reduced capacity in the sanctuary or via livestream. Our worship service is at 10am. 
SUNDAY . MAY 23 . 4pm-5:30pm

After months of waiting, we're excited to offer an in-person Messy Church on Sunday, May 23 from 4pm-5:30pm. May's theme is "Stand Up for Jesus!" based on scripture from Daniel 3. Join us for praise and worship, an obstacle course, tug-of-war, s'mores and crafts. This is a fun and interactive way to creatively grow in Christ together.


Our worship service on Sunday, June 6 will honor our 2021 graduates.  Be with us in person or via livestream as we lift them up, cover them in prayer and send them on their way.  If you have a high school or college graduate you would like to be included in the June 6 worship service, please contact Jen Hedrick at
  • Max Hedrick                Northwest Cabarrus HS 
  • Landen Kresge            Cabarrus Early College of Technology
  • Charlie Walker            Carolina International School
  • Cameron Wilson          Central Cabarrus HS

"Been There. Done That. Got the T-Shirt"
Romans 12:1-2 & 6-19

Graduate's message will be delivered by Jen Hedrick
Director of Youth Ministry


Father's Day is Sunday June 20 and we want to show some love to our amazing Dads! We're putting together a special tribute for fathers and those special men who have been a big influence in our lives. Send your photos, sentiments and shout outs to Jen Hedrick at  Submissions needed by Wednesday, June 16.


The United Methodist Women will continue its "Baby Bottle Blessing" campaign to support the Cabarrus Women's Center.  You'll find baby bottles in the church narthex to fill up with coins, cash or checks (made payable to the Cabarrus Women's Center). Please check out a baby bottle and leave your name and contact information. Return filled bottles by Sunday, June 20th.  You can also donate online here: CABARRUS WOMEN'S CENTER

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.

THANK YOU TO EPWORTH’S CONGREGATION!  I just wanted to say a special “thank you” to the congregation of Epworth for all their support of The Flock Preschool and Epworth’s Learning Center during the 2020/2021 school year.  Your prayers and encouragement have meant so much to me and the entire staff. 

The ministries that we offered beginning in August of 2020 touched the lives of over 160 children and their families.  Many families have sent notes and talked with me personally to let me know how much they appreciated the fact that the preschool was open and that we offered the learning center.  God did such amazing things over the year, even amongst the new procedures and guidelines we needed to follow due to the pandemic. 

This Thursday, we will be having lots of celebrations and giving thanks to God for all that He has done.  Please be praying for all our children, families, and staff as we close out this truly amazing school year.  

- Mrs. Teresa 

Packets for our June Smile Project will be ready soon!  If your child is a Camp Epworth camper, kits can be picked up during camp beginning Thursday, June 10 or on Sunday, June 13 between 9:30am-11am.  If you would like to participate just sign-up using the link below. Be sure to let us know how many cards you'd like to make.  We're happy to add names to our list of Smile Project recipients. If you have someone in mind contact Mrs. Teresa at

Join us for a week of adventures and fun at Mount Shepherd. We'll depart from Epworth daily at 7am, head to Mount Shepherd and be back in Concord by 4pm. This day camp is for K-6th graders. Cost is $150 for the week (meals included). Donations to cover fuel costs are much-appreciated. 

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!



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
Shenanigans, stunts and SENIORS vs. ALL Y'ALL kickball game


Congratulations to two of our own for being named summer staff with Carolina Cross Connection. Charlie Walker will be working with CCC's Urban Ministry in Asheville.  Max Hedrick will be working with the Home Repair Ministry in western North Carolina. 

As part of their commitment, CCC summer staff are required to raise half of their salaries. If you'd like to financially support these young men they have an online donation link set up through Carolina Cross Connection.




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 to people right here in our community; home repairs, yard work, odd jobs and meeting our neighbors.  Camp is geared for rising 6th graders - 12th graders (and ridiculously cool adults)! Friends are always welcomed!


Throw all your questions to:

Jen Hedrick - Chaos Coordinator
 704.932.9328 or

Dr. Glenn Myers served as pastor at Epworth from 2007-2013. His wife, Susan, has extended an invitation to invite us to help celebrate his well-deserved retirement in a couple of ways.
  • A video is being put together for Glenn with well-wishes from congregations and friends across his career.  The following is a message from his son, Jason Myers:
We are creating a video montage (or "Tribute") for Glenn Myers, who is retiring from full-time ministry on Sunday, June 27th, 2021. It will only take you a minute to film and submit your video, and it's easy to create on your mobile device or computer. It should make for an unforgettable and encouraging gift, that shares our collective love and appreciation. Thanks so much for being a part of this!

Susan, Jason, and Robert Myers

Questions to Answer in Your Video:
  • How has your life been impacted by Glenn Myers?
  • What do you appreciate most about Glenn Myers?
To learn more and submit your video, click on the button below. It only takes a minute and you can do it from any device.
  • 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

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.
                             Mary Elise Capron            Brandon Carson
                           Will Capron                     Brandon Cook
                           Zachary Capron               Caleb Odom
                           Ben Carruth                     Ryan Tennis

                          Joyce Baucom                  Bob Moss
                          Mike Bodenheimer           Debbie Myers
                          Judy Bonkowski               Shirley Nichols
                          Bill Chapek                       Ed Nimmo
                          Gary Dukes                      Jewell Parker
                          Rose Emerson                   Elizabeth Schavillie
                          Linda Widenhouse Fink    Charlie Sehorn
                          Nancy Fisher                    Joanne Shepherd
                          Noah Goertzen                 Rachel Thomas
                          Carol Goodrich                 Betty Towell
                          Becky Holshouser             Betty Wagner
                          Hannah Hughes                John Watson
                          Sarah Hughes                   Carolyn Williams
                          Bob Lentz

                         Jake McClamrock                      


                          Peggy Caton                     Dean Humphries       

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

Jo Anne Bullins
Mother of Patty Randolph  

Garry Burris
Brother of Carolyn Williams

Sonny Cox
Friend of Betty Wagner

TJ Daniels
Husband of Courtney Daniels (Flock teacher)

Flynn Family
Friends of Nancy Fisher

Kathy Taylor

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 Hutcherson
Friend of Nancy Fisher

Bill Jackson
Uncle of Kathy Taylor 

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

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


Infant grandson of one of our Shop & Share friends

Charlie Mullis
Brother of Carol Blackwelder

MaryAnn Neilson
Former Epworth secretary  

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

Becky Thompson

Niece of Jean Lamb

Robby Tucker
Brother of Rick Tucker

Our thanks to all members of our Epworth family for their beautiful words of kindness, love, condolences, faith and encouragement following the passing of our son, Michael (Mike) Nimmo.  He entered Life Eternal into the Church Triumphant after a long battle with cancer in mid-April. Our whole family took part in the private funeral service held in our home with Pastor Sonny officiating. Your prayers were greatly appreciated.
Stay safe, be well,
Ed & Bonnie Nimmo and family.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Cyndi Martin who passed away in February. Cyndi was a friend of Glenda Baker.

We also offer our prayers and sympathies to the family of Jack Mauer who passed away recently. He was part of Bob Carruth's extended family.
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