At the heart of campus is Epworth Memorial United Methodist Church. Children and staff at Epworth are guided on their spiritual journey by a full-time campus minister who oversees the spiritual enrichment on campus. We desire that all of our residents know about the abundant life that can be found for each of them through Jesus Christ.
Through the campus church many different spiritual life activities are offered. Children, staff and guests worship together on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. Church school classes are offered weekly. Residents are encouraged to participate in campus spiritual life by joining the choir, serving as ushers or acolytes or attending our many different age-level activities. Good News Bible Club, United Methodist Youth Fellowship, Bible Study, Spiritual life retreats, camps and other unique activities all promote spiritual growth in age appropriate settings.
Upon admission, each child is offered a faith formation welcome box. Read more about the welcome box program.
The many activities offered are made possible and enriched by faithful volunteers who help teach and lead many of our spiritual life activities. If you or your church is interested in sharing God’s love through one of our many ongoing activities, please click here.
Epworth Children’s Home and Epworth Memorial UMC are in relationship with Duke Divinity School and their Summer Field Education program. Epworth provides an opportunity for students to discern their vocational identity through contextual learning while they are in seminary. Through the summer, seminary students are invited to be in ministry at Epworth as a pastor. They are included in planning and implementing worship services, Christian education opportunities, and mission opportunities. We invite interns to explore their calling into ministry in a unique setting that allows them the space and opportunity to learn and grow.
For more information, please contact Rev. Meg Cook, 803-256-7394.