The EchoJune 2020
Newsletter of Epworth United Methodist Church
Worship Time: Sunday 9:30 am
Sermons for June,
June 7— “Do No Harm”; Galatians 5:15; Matthew 28:16-20
June 14—“Do Good!”, III John 11b; Acts 10:38; Matthew 9:35-10:23
June 21—Father’s Day, “Stay in Love With God”; Psalm 105:4; Colossians 2:6-7; Matthew 10:24-39
June 28—”A Time of Testing, Limitations and Love”; Genesis 22:1-14; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2020
Sunday, July 19-Thursday, July 23
Age 4 years - 6th graders
We are looking forward to Vacation Bible School this summer! Due to the COVID-19
emergency, we are following the state guidelines in order to have a great week, and also
a safe week, for everyone. We are adjusting our plans and activities to include wearing
masks, social distancing, providing materials and items that will be used by just your
child during the week, as well as additional sanitizing and hand washing,
One of the guidelines that we must follow is group size. In order to ensure that we have
the proper number of adults for groups of kids, you must sign your children up prior to
VBS. July 6 is the deadline to contact us to put your child's name on the roster for
VBS. Please contact us in one of the following ways with child’s name and age,
parent’s name and phone number. We will call you soon after the 6th to confirm that
your child is on our list. Send email to email@example.com OR text Marie at (330)
754-9443 OR call Frances in the Epworth office at (330) 832-7271.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me……’”
Linda Lockwood & Marie Senften-Deitz
PLAN TO RETURN TO LIVE WORSHIP
Thank you all for your patience and support during this difficult time due to COVID-19.
Your leaders have been working and planning on how, when and what we need to do in order for us to open
things back up. I want to thank all of our leaders for the hard work that they are doing during this time of sepa-
This has given us a chance to work through the issues of live-streaming our worship service, and we have been
able to offer the worship service to our home-bound members. We have reconnected with others and we have
connected with new people. We hope that some of them who are able, will join us later. We will continue to
offer live-stream worship, even once we return to face to face worship.
Here is what we are planning. We hope to return to worship on June 21st
and hold the service in the Fellowship
Hall, assuming that we have the Bishop’s permission to return.
We will set up tables and chairs to maintain the standards of social-distancing.
We will sanitize the facility before and after each service.
We will offer hand sanitizer to you, as you enter the building.
We will not use hymnals but will project the hymns and liturgy on the screen.
We will have bulletins for you to take home with you.
We will not be passing around the attendance pads, but will take a head count.
We will be offering a visitor card to any visitors who join us.
We will not pass the offering plate - drop your offering in the plate when you enter the building..
We will not be offering communion for a while.
We would encourage you to wear a mask and stay apart.
We would encourage you to remain home if you aren’t feeling well or feel at risk.
We will not be shaking hands—but will wave, say hello from a distance.
We may delay having a coffee and fellowship hour.
We will be offering hand sanitizer as you leave.
So that is our plan—although some things could change. We will give you the word once it is decided that we
can return to worship.
Thank you for your faithful financial support during this time. We would appreciate whatever additional support
you would provide, if you can, for us to cover the costs of the additional equipment that we need to buy and in-
stall prior to returning.
Blessings and peace!
Rev Leslie Peine
We are excited to announce that Canton Calvary Mis-
sion WILL be able to offer our CLAY program (Calvary
Learning & Arts for Youth) this summer, beginning
June 29th! It will be a little different due to following
the COVID-19 guidelines, but it will be a great summer
experience for the kids who attend. Can you support
the CLAY program by sponsoring a child or some chil-
dren? Sponsorship is $40 per child. Donations for
CLAY can be made through our website,
www.cantoncalvarymission.net by Paypal, or mailed to
Canton Calvary Mission, 1345 Gibbs Ave NE, Canton,
OH 44705. Thank you for caring for our kids!
Our DayCare will be reopening under their regular license on June 1,
2020. There will be smaller class sizes, which may make it necessary
to use the craft ladies room. All CDC and ODJFS guidelines will be
followed as to sanitation and social distancing.
We would like to thank the DayCare Staff for their dedication in car-
ing for the children in our community.
Thank you to our Worship Team for their hard work and dedication
in bringing us the service during the pandemic.
4/1/2020Balance Fwd. $10,628.99
Total Income $18,513.99
04/01/2020Balance Fwd. $ 151.38
St. Pauley $ 116.97
Total Income $3,653.35
Loan Balance $
6/2 Sam Krichbaum
6/4 Kim Mortland
6/7 Patrick Kerr
6/9 Allie Jones
6/11 Milford Kerr
6/11 Carol White
6/21 Daphne Brickey
6/22 Michael Charney
6/23 Justin Derheimer
6/25 Debbie Bushmire
6/26 Melissa Hughes
6/27 Art Schumacher
6/29 Brian Krichbaum
6/2 Bryan & DeAnna Cox
We have purchased the following items to help us contin-
ue to LiveStream our services for those who do not feel
comfortable returning to the physical building.
Laptop Computer & Monitors—$442
Video Capture Box—$121
Proclaim Software—$313 (14 month subscription)—this
is what allows us to have the backgrounds, song lyrics,
readings, and scripture displayed.
Licensing to keep us legal (these give us permission to
use music in the service and to stream the service)
We are looking at upgrading the sound system in the Fel-
lowship Hall which will cost approximately $4,000
We have money in a memorial account that we are using
for the majority of these purchases. We have received a
donation of a new camera and digital copies of our hym-
nals. If you would like to donate to this project, please
just mark your envelope “LiveStream” or “Video Equip-
Thank you all for your patience as we navigate these un-
certain times. Please stay safe and healthy and I hope to
see you all soon (from a socially safe distance.)
3061 Lincoln Way NW
Sunday, July 19 –Thursday, July 23
6:15-8:30 p.m. Age 4-Grade 6
Bible Stories, Crafts, Games, Science, Snacks, Music, Fellowship, Fun
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, children must sign up by July 6.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org OR Text 330-754-9443 OR call the church at 330-832-7271 with parent
name, child name, child age and phone number. You will be contacted to confirm child’s place on list.
Completed form should be brought in first night of VBS.
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Child’s name _____________________________________________ Age_____
Parent/Guardian Name _______________________________________________
Allergies or other medical conditions: _________________________________
In case of emergency contact : _________________________________________
Phone: _______________________Relationship to child ____________________
Masks will be
required for kids, staff &
parents who come into