Acts of Devotion

Acts of Devotion at EPUMC


Prayer Chain.  EPUMC maintains a prayer chain to make our community aware of concerns and joys among its members, friends, and anyone else who wishes the support of prayer.  If you wish to place a request on the church prayer chain, please contact the church office by telephone (518-374-4306) or email.  Your request will be sent to everyone on the EPUMC email list, and phone calls will be made to other members who have asked to be included on the prayer chain.


Church School for Children.  EPUMC offers a program of music and Christian education for children in PK-12 that takes place during the second half of the worship service (approximately 10:30-11:00 a.m.).  Following the Time with Young People, about halfway through the service, children are invited to be escorted by the teachers from the sanctuary to the classroom.  

Every other Sunday, all of the children will join together to learn and practice praise songs and other contemporary Christian music accompanied by acoustic guitar.  This children's choir will perform for the congregation several times throughout the year.

On the other Sundays, the children will attend education classes based on age.  Children in grades PK-2 go to Children in Worship, an interactive and highly engaging curriculum that teaches seminal Bible stories by using beautiful wooden figures handcrafted by a longtime EPUMC member and other materials to act out the stories.  Children in grades 3-12 take a more critically engaging approach to Biblical texts, religious art, and literature, poetry, and film with religious significance. 


Sunday Forum.  On the first, second, and third Sundays of the month, adults and senior high youth are invited to join Rev. Ledbetter in the Hearth Room for study and lively discussion.  Topics vary and could include Bible study, faith-related literature, contemporary issues, even that day's sermon.  You do not have to have attended previous sessions to be able to participate and learn.  The forum begins at 11:15 a.m. (bring your refreshments with you!) and ends at noon. 




Midweek Renewal Service.  EPUMC offers an early morning Midweek Renewal Service each Wednesday, 7:15-7:35 a.m. This is a time of silent prayer, liturgical prayer, and communion.  We gather in the sanctuary for this brief and simple devotional experience.  The service is open to our church community and the general public.  Please join us.

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