The Outreach committee is a very active group at Epworth United Methodist Church.  The purpose of this committee is serve our neighbors locally, regionally, nationally, and globally through various charities, organizations, and services.

We have several ongoing mission efforts.


Music and a Meal Update

Click here for the letter provided by our Board of Stewards.


Coins for 2020

Each month our church family donates all coins given into the offering plate to a specific charity or non-profit organization.  These small offerings add up, and allow people a chance to contribute to efforts around the world.

  • January- Hillcrest Family Services

  • February- Zach Schwartz InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Ministry

  • March-EUMC Backpack Mission

  • April- Pictured Rock Camp

  • May- EUMC VBS

  • June-  Teresa/Maria House Shelter

  • July- EUMC Vacation Bible School

  • August- Backpack Mission

  • September-Red Bird Mission School

  • October- Epworth Community Food Pantry

  • November- Sager Brown UMCOR

  • December- Heifer Project


Backpack Ministry

The Outreach Committee has supported  a “Backpack Ministry” at our church for the last four years to provide food items to children in the community in need.  These backpacks are filled with food items and sent home from school on the weekends with children in an effort to prevent hunger.  We are very excited about this ministry.

Epworth UMC helps provide weekend backpacks of food for 36 elementary and middle school students throughout the district that have food insecurities.  With the rising need comes rising costs so we're asking for your help!  $5 will provide a child with nutritious meal and snack items to help them.  It helps them not only to reduce hunger but helps them have the energy to be better students.  Would you consider sponsoring a child for a week or two?  Or for a semester?  Every donation is appreciated! 

The Outreach Committee and the Epworth United Church is blessed with kind hearts and many working hands, together we are reaching out to our community.

Contact our office for ways to donate! epworthumc.iowa@gmail.com


Mission Trips

The people of EUMC have served on mission trips to Joplin, Alaska, Guatemala, and many Iowa communities. Our next mission experience will be in October, 2020.

Be a part of an exciting adventure to assist at Little Grassy Methodist Camp. For more information and an application contact the church office, Elaine Capek, or

click on the link below. Application for Mission Trip. 


Epworth Community Food Pantry

The Epworth Community Food Pantry is a joint ministry of the Epworth United Methodist Church in conjunction with other area churches and members of the community.  It serves residents in the Western Dubuque Community.


The Food Pantry is located in St. Elizabeth Faith Formation Building, (building east of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church) Epworth, Iowa.  If you are in need of assistance from the Food Pantry,                 call 563-876-3193.


(563) 876-3193

102 E Main St, Epworth, IA 52045, USA


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102 E Main St, Epworth, IA 52045, USA

(563) 876-3193