Bethlehem, Pa

Church Groups

Epworth Church Groups & Committee

Conceptual symbol of multiracial human hands making a circleEpworth United Methodist church has many groups and committees for those wishing to join in or get involved. Below is a short over view of many of the groups and committees that meet regularly.


Communion Stewards – Communion Stewards help prepare and serve the sacrament of Holy Communion. As United Methodists, we believe that communion is a sacred meal where we feast with Christians around the world and on both sides of eternity. It is a meal where God’s presence and grace are mysteriously available to everyone. The United Methodist table is OPEN to all people – people of all ages and nations, people with whom we agree or disagree, people who go to church every Sunday and people who haven’t been in decades; here, communion is served to EVERYONE who is open to experiencing the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. If you are interested in this sacred ministry, please contact the pastor, John Carr, or call the church office.

Prayer Chain – A prayer chain is a group of church members who are linked like a chain. Each member relaying the need for prayer to another. Epworth has 3 prayer chains. One is for those who prefer to receive the info by email and the other two receive phone call when there is a request for a prayer concern. The request can be for a member or anyone in need of prayer. For more information please contact Lois Tarbell

Counting Teams – Our Counting Teams at Epworth are charged with sorting and counting the financial contributions from our congregants on a weekly basis.  Each team is comprised of 3-4 people who are assigned this duty on a particular Sunday of every month.  We are always looking for additional individuals or couples who are interested in participating in this vital task for the church.  We also have opportunities for people who would like to be trained and then used as substitutes when our regular team members may not be available.  If this is something you would like to explore, please call or email the Church Office and you will be contacted by the Financial Secretary.


Holy Time – Holy Time is a time apart each Tuesday morning. This group discusses the deeper roots of the Scripture to be preached on the upcoming Sunday. Together, we pray, laugh, cry, and eat! Interested in digging a little deeper in your faith or getting a little more out of worship on Sundays? Come to Holy Time! Contact the church office for more information.

United Methodist Women The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. We invite all women to attend any or all programs!

Craft Group – Members meet usually twice a month in the church to create crafts or make crafts in their homes for the fall craft fair. The 2nd Saturday in October, 9 AM to 3 PM, is our annual craft fair in the fellowship hall. A bake sale, used book sale, silent auction, and luncheon are also included.

Book Discussion Group – Members meet the last Thursday each month at Atria, 1745 West Macada Road, Bethlehem PA to discuss a book of choice. Book titles are chosen by members biannually.  A list is posted on the hallway bulletin board of the church and cited in the church bulletin.

Bible Study Group – Members met periodically through the year to discuss a book of the Bible, on Sunday evenings, in the church library. Please contact the church office for more info and times.

Weekly Holy Time

This is a reminder that Holy Time meets every Tuesday morning at 9:15 am in Fellowship Hall. All are invited to join in for food, fellowship, prayer and a weekly scripture lesson.

Women’s Support Group Starting!

Overwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious? Sad? Rev. Dr. Janice Young will lead a support group. For dates and times, please call the church office (610-868-5354).

Sunday Night Bible Study

The life & ministry of Christ was distinguished by his deep compassion for people in the Gospel of Luke. Join us in this study to learn how we can extend His extravagant love in our broken world.  We meet Sunday evenings in the Library, October 8 – November 12 for the first half of this gospel & January 7 – February 11 for the second half.  A sign-up sheet is posted in the Narthex.

Epworth Book Club – July 28, 2016

Loving-FrankThe Book Club will gather 7 PM on Thursday, July 28th. We will be reading Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. All are welcome to join us.  If you’d like more information on meeting place, please call the church office.

Cornish Pastie Sale Order By June 5th


cornish-pastyDon’t forget to sign up in the Narthex for the pastie sale sponsored by the Men’s Cluster ConneXion.  The last date to order is June 5th and pick up will be June 18th. The proceeds will go to Victory House. Payment may be given to Don Moore or the church office.

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