Upcoming & News


  • Project Manna food pantry - 2nd and 4th Fridays, monthly, at the Bethesda UMC (up the hill from Epworth), 9:30 am - 11:00 am.  If Union Local schools are on a two-hour delay or closed, we will NOT open the pantry. Contact us for other arrangements if that would happen. Open to all Union Local School District residents. Late applications will not be accepted. 
  • Ongoing—Mid-Ohio Foodbank Mobile Market: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at Union Local, 9:00 am
  • Ongoing - Real Life Community of Faith, a United Methodist congregation, meets for worship, Sundays 10:45 am
  • Ongoing - Host Wednesdays at noon - Belmont, Bethesda, Morristown Rotary meeting

Bridges Out of Poverty News

01/06/15- We are planning other Bridges events for spring. If you would like more information, please contact us. Thank you!

06/11/14 - Our next Bridges Out of Poverty session will be on Saturday, October 18th.  Contact us for more info.

04/14 - Sherri and Dawn just returned from Indianapolis and the Bridges Out of Poverty certified trainer session.  What an amazing time of learning and reflecting how God is at work through this initiative.  

We are planning to host a Bridges Out of Poverty session at the Epworth Center on Saturday, October 18.  We would like to invite interested parties to join us for this training or contact us with interest in hosting a training of your own. If  you plan to attend the October 18th training we need to know in advance who will be attending.  There is a $10.00 per person cost for the training materials.


The schedule is as follows:  

8:00 registration and breakfast goodies

8:30 Training

12:30 lunch

1:15 - 2:30 Additional Bridges information -- we are attempting to cover the basic Bridges principles in the morning, but for those who want to learn more, we invite you to stay until 2:30 pm. 


Sherri and Dawn believe that Bridges is important and will help in making a real difference to our local communities. It's not simply some "program," but a way to...

- improve relationships at the individual level

- improve outcomes at the organizational level

- change systems at the community level


Bridges helps...

- prevent poverty

- alleviate suffering

- support people in transition

- eliminate poverty


We will  offer more sessions and further training sessions at a later time, and we are willing to do on-site sessions (one-three hour; half day; full day) - contact us for more information. 


Begin thinking of who in our local communities could benefit from Bridges Out of Poverty - local businesses, churches, organizations, agencies... We are trying to spread the word so we can work towards helping our neighbors in need. 

Bridges Out of Poverty Info Sheet & Registration Form


The Epworth Center is excited about having Summer Lunches and Garden SOXX for our community. 

Both of these are ways to help meet the needs of our neighbors.  More information about both initiatives may be found by clicking on the header above. 

SOWER theme contest!

We can't believe it... next year, 2016, the SOWER Work Mission will celebrate 20 years!!! And we need YOUR help!  

We're looking for a theme and logo for our 20th anniversary... Now until April 1, you can email your drawing or graphic to epworthcenter(at)sbcglobal.net or send it to us on facebook.com/sower.mission.  Get creative and help us make next year a great celebration!  

If your idea is chosen and you are part of a 2015 SOWER Work group, your group will receive 5 free 2015 tshirts (that's worth $75) and you'll receive a $20.00 Amazon gift card.  If you aren't part of a 2015 SOWER Work group, that's okay... you'll receive a $40.00 Amazon gift card and one free 2015 SOWER tshirt.  

A few final details... artwork, ideas, graphics that are chosen will be used on Epworth Center's website, facebook, print materials, etc... Epworth will have the "rights" to use, but you (and your SOWER group, if applicable) will receive mention.  If you submit something to us, you will receive confirmation of receipt within 2 business days. If you don't receive confirmation - let us know! We love technology, but sometimes it doesn't love us. 

Have fun and good luck!

Ongoing - Painting with a Purpose Fundraiser

**We had so much fun we're scheduling more!  Contact us or visit our facebook page for upcoming dates. 


What is Painting with a Purpose? You can help make a difference by supporting the Epworth Center! oin us for a fun evening of painting and good food (appetizers/desserts) – no painting experience necessary! And did we mention how much FUN it is?!?!?!

$40/person - includes art instruction and you take your painting home! We also have appetizers and desserts. 

Advanced reservations required
*Limited to 12 seats*


Just for kids!! 

(includes art instruction, all supplies and you get to take your painting home!)

We have painting instruction and each child will paint a scene of their color of choice.  Each child MUST have an adult with him/her. We will provide snacks and goodies during the day. Please reserve spots in advance. 


Contact 740.484.4705 to reserve your spot! 

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The Epworth Center is a beacon of light and hope to our neighbors in need through the SOWER Work Mission building repair program, Project Manna food pantry, poverty advocacy/education, partnership with local group homes & much more!