Ministries & Missions

Epworth’s Vision Statement
Since Christian Discipleship means changing what we believe and how we act in all our personal, social, and political relationships…

Since Christian Worship motivates our actions, nurtures our spirits and also celebrates our traditions and experience of the living God…

Since Christian Ministry requires growing in discipleship and being continually equipped and organized for ministry…

Since Christian Faith is not only spiritual but also political…

We are called to action.

Ministries and Missions at Epworth
Epworth offers many areas for people to connect and and experience God’s love as they participate in the mission of the church.

Epworth Manos Juntas Free Medical Clinic
Open every Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

Epworth Thrift Shop – Le Shoppe
Open every Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

Free Legal Clinic
Third Saturday of the month from 9 am to 11 am.

Choir and Handbell Choir
Rehearses every Sunday morning.  Everyone welcome!

Adult Education
Every Sunday 9:45 am with changing topics. Experience the power of learning.

Youth Group and Children’s Classes
Youth group -ages seven to high school every other Sunday at 5:00 pm.  Children’s classes -birth to six years old during Sunday worship.

Monthly Potluck Dinners
Join us for feasting and fellowship after worship on the first Sunday of every month. Feel free to bring a covered dish or just bring yourself.

Community Involvement
Part of our mission is to be involved in our community.  We participate in community events like the Martin Luther King Day Parade and the Gay Pride Parade.  We sponsor a Community Garden on nearby land deeded to us by the City of Oklahoma City.  All are invited to garden.

Epworth has opened the doors of the wonderful building they inhabit to community groups of all kinds. The following is a partial list of the agencies and organizations that use and have used the building.

• Manos Juntos Free Medical Clinic has operated for almost 10 years in the basement of the church, offering free medical care to anyone, young and old alike. Because of the continued diversity of the neighborhood, the volunteer doctors and nurses are bi-lingual and dedicated. Other, non-medical personnel volunteer each Saturday morning, helping to organize medical information, and track services for over 75-80 patients a week.

• Positive Tomorrows, a transitional school for homeless, abused and hurting children in transition, has occupied the former educational building of the church for about 8 years and uses the library and other rooms within the church building itself to support education and family services for children in transition.

• The Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has unfortunately been busy in the past as the State of Oklahoma continues to execute prisoners. These folks work tirelessly to express their concern and disagreement in nonviolent protest.

• Epworth also sponsors and works in the community garden located two blocks from the church building. Not only growing beautiful flowers, the gardeners weed beds of vegetables, and harvest corn and tomatoes raised and shared with all in the neighborhood.



Important Links
United Methodist Church
Oklahoma Conference United Methodist Church
Manos Juntas
Reconciling Ministries Network
Friends of the Peace Pilgrim
Kiva Club