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  • Alumni Homecoming Weekend

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    June 24-25, 2017 The annual Epworth Alumni Homecoming weekend will be held at Epworth Children’s Home. Please see the (tentative) schedule of events listed below: Saturday, June 24 11:00am Campus Open to Alumni 11:00am Lunch (Hot Dogs) 5:00pm Dinner (Fish Fry) 11:00am – 6:00pm Silent Auction Sunday, June 25 11:00am Church Service – Rev. Megan Gray (Epworth minister, 2007-2012) will be the guest minister at the church service 12:00pm Covered Dish Luncheon 1:00pm-3:00pm Annual Meeting Food – If you are coming on Saturday, please bring a soda, snack or dessert. For those coming on Sunday, be sure to bring a covered dish, vegetable, meat, or a dessert that will feed 6-8 people. Tea, ice, salt, and pepper will be provided by Epworth, and maybe some peanut butter ice cream also! Silent Auction – The Silent Auction will be held on Saturday and Sunday to raise funds for the Epworth Alumni Association general fund. New or gently used items are acceptable. Also, home canned and baked goods are welcome. Forms will be available for your to list the item and a beginning bid. Bids may begin at 1:00pm. All bids should be in even dollars. Items that are not sold on Saturday will be available for bid on Sunday. Anyone who doesn’t attend on Saturday, but would like to participate in the Silent Auction may bring their item on Sunday. The money raised is used to provide gifts to Epworth seniors at special times in their lives and to support our annual homecoming.
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  • Cook-out for Kids BBQ Fundraiser

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    The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association’s 9th annual “Cookout for Kids” fundraiser features barbecue fresh off the grill, homemade baked goods, live music, and vintage automobiles. Saturday April 8, 2017 11:00am to 3:00pm on Epworth’s campus. (2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205) Get Your BBQ Chicken and pork plates are $10, kids plates $5, and whole Boston butts for $30 and orders may be eat-in or take-out, including a drive-thru line!  Homemade baked goods will be available for purchase from the Red Hat Honeys.  All purchases may be made at the event or pre-ordered by emailing epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com. Fun for Everyone Over 30 beautifully restored, vintage Model A Fords will be on display from the Palmetto A’s automobile club and racing sprint cars too! Entertainment includes live music from Jellyroll & Delicious Dish as well as bounce houses, face painting and balloon art for children.  Come enjoy a beautiful spring day at Epworth! It’s for the Kids! The event is hosted by adults who spent some or all of their childhoods at Epworth.  For 121 years, Epworth alumni have transitioned from children from a disrupted childhood to become independent and successful adults.   Epworth alumni include business leaders, ministers, decorated military veterans and a wide spectrum of everyday successful citizens.  Through the “Cookout for Kids” the alumni return to the Epworth campus to give back to the place that helped raise them and provide for the next generation of children.  In addition to raising funds, the alumni make sure that every child at Epworth get a free BBQ meal and can enjoy the day as well! Let us know you are attending by visiting out Facebook event page: 9th Annual Cookout for Kids BBQ BBQ Order Form Printable Event Flyer Volunteer Volunteers are needed for the event.    If you are interested in volunteering as a cook team or to help with hospitality and service on Saturday, please contact epworthalumniassociation@gmail.com.  Barbecue cook teams will setup their own equipment on campus and cook all night to prepare barbecue for service on Saturday.  Saturday needs include fixing meals and drinks, working the drive-thru line, keep the dining area clean, and more. Special thanks to Richland County H-Tax for supporting this year’s Cookout for Kids!
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  • UM Churches: Order Mother’s Day Offering Materials

    The Annual Epworth Mother’s Day Offering will be Sunday, May 14th in every South Carolina United Methodist Church. Thank you in advance for intentionally promoting this vital and effective ministry to your congregation.
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  • Friends of Epworth Gala

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    The Friends of Epworth are proud to announce the 5th Annual Friends of Epworth Gala to benefit Epworth Children’s Homes on Friday, March 17, 2017 at the new My Carolina Alumni Center in Columbia. As the signature event for the Friends of Epworth, the event raises awareness and funds for Epworth and the children who call Epworth home.
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  • Epworth Food Truck Rodeo

    Tues, Sept 13, 5pm-8pm; The Epworth Food Truck Rodeo features the best food trucks in Columbia and it is 100% locally led by volunteers in our community!
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  • Contact Richland County Council

    I am contacting you to encourage you to lend your support to the request to Richland County Council from Epworth Children’s Home in the amount of $75,000 for the Higher Education/Independent Living Program.
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  • Epworth Receives Child Placing Agency License

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    Epworth Children’s Home was licensed as a Child Placing Agency on May 24th of this year. This license is in addition to the Child Caring license that has been in effect for many years.
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  • Epworth Alumni Homecoming Weekend

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    The Epworth Children’s Home Alumni Association will celebrate its annual homecoming weekend on June 25-26, 2016 at Epworth. The gathering brings generations of Epworth residents together nurture relationships through the sharing of meals, telling stories and supporting their fellow “Epworth brothers and sisters.”
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  • Epworth Participates in Midlands Gives

    On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Epworth Children’s Home will be one of hundreds of non-profit organizations in the Midlands of South Carolina to participate in the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s Midlands Gives Campaign. All gifts designated to Epworth through Midlands Gives will help provide comprehensive care for the children at Epworth.
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  • Immediate Position Openings, Now Hiring!

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    Epworth Children’s Home has immediate job openings and is currently searching for individuals who display: A passion for children and ministry, A knowledge of God that includes an understanding of the dignity and grace deserved by all people, A professional demeanor and maintain appropriate boundaries, Honesty and integrity An openness to learning, self awareness and non-defensiveness.
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