Children's Ministry at Epworth UMC
Start children off on the right path. And even when they are old, they will not turn away from it.
Sunday school is held from 9:30-10:30am, each Sunday morning. We then break into two groups with Kindergarten through grade 2 and grades 3-5. There are also separate classes for middle high and high school held each week.
Our goal with weekly classes is to engage the children in regular exposure to the Bible, God and his son, Jesus Christ. Age appropriate lessons are created each week and use Sparks House curriculum as well as other approved sources. We hope to educate the children so that they will learn to know and love Jesus and His teachings.
During our traditional service at 11am, there is a children's message from the Pastor. Then children up to third grade are invited to accompany our Children's Church leader and assistant to the classroom for some creative Christian fun and learning.
Also during the traditional service at 11am, our nursery is staffed with two experienced volunteers who watch children up to age 2. Beepers are provided to parents for contact during the services.
Boys and girls aged nine through 16 are encouraged to explore serving as acolytes during our 11:00 am traditional worship service. Acolytes wear albs, the white robes that signify servanthood, and assist the pastor during the service. They also light the candles on the Communion table each Sunday from the Christ candle, and symbolically carry Christ’s light into the world at the end of worship as an example of what each worshiper is called to do in our daily living—to carry the Light into the world.
Plans are underway to create a processional cross to be carried into the sanctuary by an acolyte. Beth Waltrup, one of Epworth’s talented woodcarvers, will design this addition to our worship experience.
If you are interested in serving as an acolyte (or even curious about what is involved), contact the pastor or church office or Mrs. Leslie Lindle. We plan to hold several parties and/or outings for our cadre of acolytes each year. Come and join in the fun!
Easter Egg Hunt
Join us on the church lawn Easter Sunday following our traditional worship service.
Trunk or Treat
Each October, church members decorate their cars and pass out candy in our parking lot to kids through