News & Announcements
- Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:45; please ask Pat Engel for details
- Youth Group Sunday, January 10 Kenya Mission Kick Off at Second Presbyterian; carpool from Epworth at 4:30
- Men of Epworth Wednesdays at 9:00 am, Schoolfield Room; get a cup of coffee or soda and get to know the guys of Epworth; contact Joe Hatcher for more information
- Prayer Service Tuesday, January 26 at 7:00 pm
- The Heroin Crisis in Indianapolis Sunday, January 31, 10:45, sanctuary; the facts and how our city is responding with prevention and treatment; Linda Linn will share her professional mental health experience and hear Anna Hobson will tell her recovery story
- Admin Team Meeting Monday, February 1, 7:00 pm
- Brown Bag Craft & Hobby Group Tuesday, February 2, 9:00-3:00 pm, Room 203; bring craft and hobby materials to work alongside others
- All Church Game Night Saturday, February 6, 4:00-8:00 pm; pizza dinner; bring a snack and game to share; signup on Connection Card
- Mardi Gras Lunch Sunday, February 7, 11:45 am; celebrate with festive foods and fellowship; signup on the Connection Card
- Valentine’s Parents’ Night Out Sunday, February 14, 5:00-8:00 pm; $15/child; preregister online
- Ethical Will Classes led by Pat Engel; three 1-hour sessions on Tuesdays Mar. 1, 8, & 15 or Thursdays Mar. 3, 10, & 17 (majority preference) to discern your personal beliefs, blessings and advice to future generations
- Retirement Roadmap Tuesday, March 29 4:30-8:00 pm; workshops include Retirement Community options, Medicare, End of life planning, Financial Planning, Bucket List, Free event including a box dinner; Signup by March 13 on Connection Card
- Women’s Retreat “The Spiritual Gift of Water” April 2-3; $40/person; pay Pat Engel today to reserve your place
- Camping at Turkey Run State Park August 26-28; $69.20 for a two night stay for the family; pay Pat Engel by Feb 14 to reserve your place
We have a great selection of books available for anyone to borrow from our church Library. Here are just a few highlights.
Epiphanies: Where Science and Miracles Meet by Ann Jauregui
To experience an epiphany is to have sudden insight into the essential meaning of something. In an intimate, lyrical integration of the science of psychology and transcendence of spirituality, the author introduces readers to nine individuals who have undergone astonishing transformations by exploring a world quite different from the one described by our five senses. This book exposes a reality outside of everyday existence that has momentous implications for life’s ultimate questions.
The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
This novel is set in Peru at an orphanage called El Girasol – The Sunflower. There are several intersecting storylines, including the poverty and pain of the street children served by the orphanage, the dedication and compassion of those on humanitarian missions, danger and adventure, and a love story. The over-all theme is: love is stronger than pain. The story is told through excerpts from a central character’s diary entries.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
A classic of black literature, this novel tells the story of Janie Crawford’s evolving selfhood through three marriages. She finally meets a younger man who engages her heart and spirit in equal measure and gives her the chance to enjoy life without being one man’s mule or another man’s adornment. By the end, Janie and the reader have learned “two things everybody’s got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin’ fuh theyselves.”
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
In a world that glorifies youth and degrades old age, the words of Ms. Chittister are a precious gift. This book looks at the many dimensions of aging, the purposes and concerns, struggles and surprises, the potential and joys. Among many essential topics, it talks about the fear of tomorrow and the mystery of forever.