Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205

Local Church Representative

LCR’s are identified for each United Methodist congregation in the South Carolina Conference. The role of the LCR is to be the face and voice of the children of Epworth Children’s Home for his or her congregation. The LCR is an extension of the Epworth staff and the key story teller. We ask that each church in the conference select one lay person to serve in the capacity of LCR for Epworth. It’s helpful if the person selected has a passion for serving children.

Please ask your minister if your congregation has an LCR for Epworth. If not, perhaps you would consider serving in this ministry? If you would like more information about serving as an LCR, please contact Sherri Mims at smims@epworthsc.org or 803-256-7394.

LCR Training

If you would like to request an LCR training we are happy to host, or to come to you. During the training we will outline LCR duties and provide LCR’s with materials to assist them in their role as the face and voice of the children of Epworth. If you would like to schedule a training, please contact Sherri Mims at smims@epworthsc.org or 803-256-7394. Training materials are linked below

LCR Introduction: Be the Face & Voice
Frequently Asked Questions


Specific Duties in Regards to Special Epworth Offerings

Epworth has two regular special offerings each calendar year; one is on Mother’s Day and the other falls on the second Sunday of September and is called Work Day. Eight weeks prior to the offerings, each pastor will receive an email with information for ordering materials for the perspective offering.

  • LCR’s should check in with their pastors to ensure receipt of the offering order information. An email will also be sent to all LCR’s with information to order the materials.
  • Be sure that your church secretary includes all the announcements provided in your church newsletter and bulletins in the weeks leading up to the offering.
  • Use the provided script or write your own script to use the two weeks prior to the offering as a ministry moment in worship.
  • Answer any questions your congregation might have about Epworth and/or call us to find out the answers and report back.

Our thanks to each and every one of our LCR’s for their passion for the children who call Epworth home, because with the help of LCR’s and faithful giving from our churches, Epworth is proud to serve children by meeting their needs, both small and large.