Women’s Ministries

Women at Epworth are growing as followers of Jesus in a variety of ways from studies to retreats to mission opportunities.

Women’s Retreat
Early April | Saturday-Sunday | _________________ | Contact Pat Engel

Epworth’s annual retreat to  _____________ is for women of all ages. It’s a relaxing 24-hours away to grow in relationship with other women and God through joyful worship, engaging activities, and rejuvenating fellowship.

United Methodist Women
We have an active unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) with two groups (called circles) who meet monthly for fellowship, study, and service projects. The purpose of UMW is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, advocate for justice, and to expand concepts of mission through the participation in the global ministries of the church.

Second Mondays | 7:00-8:30 pm | Schoolfield Room | Contact Karen Burch

  • most members are 60+ and are delighted to welcome and share with women of all ages
  • programs cover a variety of topics including spiritual and community issues as well as book reviews
  • meetings include a short devotional, program, prayer, and refreshments

Third Fridays | 9:30-11:30 am | Conference Room | Contact Teri Wann

  • the name “Dorcas” comes from an early disciple who strongly supported a church at Joppa was a charitable person who was known for her good works and acts of love for the poor (Acts 9:36-43)
  • members of this circle are inspired by their namesake to develop Christian sisterhood
  • meetings include breakfast goodies and coffee, good conversation, book studies, and sharing

Men’s Ministries

We are dedicated to providing men with pathways of spiritual growth through fellowship, study, and working together.

The Coffee Group
Wednesdays | 9:00-11:00 am | Gathering Space | Contact Joe Hatcher

This weekly gathering is just for the guys. Join us for coffee and thought-provoking discussion or casual conversation depending on the day.


Baby Boomers

At Epworth, we think growing older is just mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter! Baby boomers enjoy a rich fellowship at Epworth.

Couples Retreat
Early February | Friday-Sunday | McCormick Creek State Park | Contact Pat Engel

This annual event allows couples a weekend away to grow in Christ together and form bonds with our church family. The weekend is crafted with fun, games, and discussion as well as plenty of free time at beautiful McCormick Creek State Park.

Nights Out
_________________ | 5:30 pm | local resturants | Contact Pat Engel

Friends of Thomas

Wednesdays | 7:30 pm | Room 209 | Contact Joe Hatcher

Friends of Thomas is a Reconciling Community,* which values adult scholarship, active fellowship and spiritual growth. We warmly welcome spiritual adventurers of all creeds, races, sexual orientation, gender identities, economic status and political persuasions. No advance notice or invitation necessary. Just come on in!


*Reconciling Ministries Network is a national grassroots organization that exists to enable full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the United Methodist Church, both in policy and practice.

The Epworth Walkers

Saturdays | 8:00 am | Einstein Bagels (________) | Contact _________

We value whole body wellness at Epworth and invite everyone to participate in our weekly walking group. Each Saturday, this group meets at Einstein Bagels and walks ________________. Exercising together helps foster community through building, encouraging, and supporting relationships.


Covenant Groups

Various Meetigs | Contact Pat Engel

Everyone is on their own spiritual journey and yet we journey with others. For some, a deeper connection and accountability to a small group is helpful. These groups meet weekly and in-between encourage spiritual practices like daily prayer with scripture, attending worship regularly, and percentage giving stewardship.