Upcoming Events at EP
Crates for Ukraine 2023
MTW’s Crates for Ukraine program has reopened, and we have the opportunity to send aid to Ukraine once again in two ways. The first is to make a financial donation by writing a check to EP with “Missions/Crates for Ukraine” in the memo line and place it in the offering plate. The second is to purchase over-the-counter medicines from the list below and bring them to the Church Office by Sunday, February 12. If you have questions, please contact Clif McClain.
Elder and Deacon Recommendations for 2024
The Nominating Committee is looking for candidates for Elder and Deacon positions for the 2024 Session. If you have someone whom you think is spiritually mature and would meet the standards outlined for Elders and Deacons in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, please submit his name and your contact information through the form below by February 1, 2023. We thank you in advance. If you have questions, please contact Tom Beall.
Serve during Winter Relief
Volunteer Orientation Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
We are looking forward to the upcoming Winter Relief program to be hosted at EP from January 30 to February 6, where we have the opportunity to serve and minister to those in our area who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteer training will be in the Cove on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Sign up below if you would like to help or learn more about Winter Relief. If you have questions, please contact Laurie Nelson.
Men’s Breakfast January 28
Men, join us for a Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, January 28, from 8-9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will meet together for some good food, worship, encouragement, and a look at how we can put our faith into action in our daily lives. Join us and bring a friend. The suggested donation is $5 at the door. Please sign up by clicking or tapping the button below. See you on the 28th!
EP’s Israel Tour Fall 2023
Plan now to experience the land of the Bible on an 11-day “Biblical Encounter” tour to Israel this fall led by Pastor John Wood in conjunction with Faith Based Expeditions. The itinerary includes the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Jordan River, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall, Bethlehem, and more. Dates for the main tour are October 24 through November 3, with an optional Petra, Jordan extension November 3-6. Registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Look for brochures in the Foyer or contact Grant Thorpe at 443-547-4040 for more information. For trip details or to book your reservation, visit EP’s page on the Faith Based Expeditions website and look for tour EPC1023JW.
Loss of a Spouse Workshop
Are you grieving the death of a spouse or know someone who is? Find help during this difficult time in a caring, supportive community. We are hosting a Loss of a Spouse virtual workshop on Sunday, February 12, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The seminar includes a video, facilitated group discussion, and a free booklet providing additional comfort and direction. Sign up online by following this link or contact Karen Asplund for more information.
Pray First Monthly Prayer
Join us for Pray First on the first Sunday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Chapel as we pray for the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in us and through us as a church. We will be praying for the congregation, ministries of the church, leadership of the church, and outreach to the world around us. This is a wonderful opportunity to join as a church family and lift our voices to our Lord. Questions about how to participate? Contact Brian and Leigh Miller.
GriefShare Weekly Support Group
For those grieving the death of someone close, GriefShare, a Biblically-based 13-week series grief support group meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom and begins on February 15, 2023. Register using the button below or contact Walt and Karen Asplund for more information. You are not alone in your grief. Join us any time for these caring, supportive, and hope-filled sessions. If you know someone who is grieving, we encourage you to consider inviting them and attending together.
Preschool Helpers During Worship Service
We would love to see everyone (ages 20s-70s) take just two weeks per year to help with the little ones during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you are ready to bless our families and be blessed yourself in the process, please view the openings and sign up with the button below or stop by the EP Kids table in the Foyer on Sundays. If you have questions, please contact Bridget Johnson.