Since 1896 Epworth has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Epworth’s goal is to break the destructive cycle of abuse, neglect,and shame to be replaced with an opportunity for each child to live a life of selfrespect, responsibility, and productivity. There is the residential care program that you are most familiar with. But they were able to open another step when they purchased more buildings to serve post High School young adults from ages 1823. Two years ago, they were able to open two buildings to a Foster Care Program to recruit and license qualified foster families for children ages 021. The families receive the training and resources needed to provide the same level of transformational care in the cottages. And here is the even better news in April a new hub will be open in Greenville. The Family Care Center is a unique program for mothers with substance abuse difficulties and their children. They live together 
while the mom receives addiction treatment. They receive help with parenting skills while providing care for the children and nurturing family bond. And now and even brandnew Center for Counseling providing counseling to children, youth, their families, and adults. We are welcome for coming to tour, to help with monthly birthday parties for the cottages and of course financial gifts. Eighty percent of the money needed to operate comes from churches and folks like us. So, thank you so much for putting into the clang buckets! children are collecting loose change and dollar bills after the children’s sermon.   
We collected $102.00 for Epworth Children’s Home for the month of January.
The next clang bucket will be the third Sunday (February 19).
Thank you so much for all you do! 


Absolutely no prior experience with music is required; just bring a positive attitude and a willingness to try something new, please
don’t be worried about your musical background! All people with a desire to praise and worship God through music are welcome.
Practice is held Wednesday from 7pm-8pm in the music room.
Please contact Pam at or 803.517.2425 if you have any questions.


Mercy House opened its doors recently and welcomed a gentleman with end-stage cancer.
He was there for a week before the Lord called him home. It is anticipated that several more individuals will need the
end of life care Mercy House can provide in the next few days.  They are desperately in need of volunteers to assist in this ministry. If you
are available or know someone who can volunteer, please contact Donna Williams at 803-984-2734 or Mary Newlin at 803-493-5395.

News from Building Improvement Team

The gathering area created by opening walls from the Duckworth classroom has been completed. The area has new floors, new paint,
the beverage area, new microwave and fridge, as well as new furniture and wall-mounted TV screen. Stop by as you enter the church and
make a cup of coffee and sit and chat with friends. This area also can be used for small group meetings and gatherings.
Construction has begun on a new fellowship hall bathroom. Next, will be modifications to the 2 main level bathrooms. When this project is complete, we will have handicap accessible bathrooms on both levels of the church.


House of Agape

Friendship provides approximately 50 meals the third Thursday of each
month to the meal ministry at House of Agape. To-go boxes are prepared at
Friendship and delivered to the House of Agape for distribution. This ministry not only blesses the recipients, but also all who serve in
some way to make this outreach possible.



Lay Servant Ministry Update

We have as the Rock Hill District Committee of Lay Servant Ministry met and solidified April 29 and 30 at
Cornerstone in Rock Hill, Trinity in York, and St. John’s in Fort Mill. 
We are not set for registration yet.  When all the leaders are in place, registration will be published online.
More classes will be offered that were not offered previously.  We are hoping that a great many of the classes will be
available virtually. Save the date and stay tuned for further details.
Please see Lynne Tyner for questions.

Blessing Box items needed

Peanut butter and meats or stews (dumplings, spaghetti, etc.).
Thank you so much for your donations to this very worthwhile cause!