Our Mission Statement:
“On a mission to bring the Good News of
God’s love to
let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our
Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care."
Psalm 95: 6-7
We now have an online audio archive of Pastor
Jan's sermons starting on May 24th. This will be a work in
progress but eventually we will have these available within a
few days after each service.
Doors open at 6:00 PM, Concert
begins at 7:00 PM
$10 at the door. Also, a love offering will be received.
and greet time with refreshments following concert
The Blackwood Brothers
Quartet was formed in 1934 with brothers Roy, Doyle, James and
Roy's son, R.W. In the late 50s, Roy and Doyle retired from
traveling and in 1954 R.W. was killed in a tragic airplane crash.
However the quartet with James, as the quartets' leader and
spokesman, established a new group of singers who would go on to
take Gospel music to new heights as they traveled and sang in all
fifty of the United States, every Canadian province as well as
cities in Great Britain, Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa,
South Africa, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong and
In 2002, James Blackwood
went to be with the Lord, but his sons, Jimmy (James Jr.) and
Billy have continued the 80-year tradition. Recently Jimmy retired
after singing for 49 years and his younger brother, Billy now
carries on the quartet which has the distinction of being the
best-known name in Gospel Music history!
quartet today consists of Billy Blackwood (baritone), Wayne Little
(tenor), Butch Owens (bass), and Michael Helwig (lead) as they
recreate that famous Blackwood sound!
To learn more, visit www.blackwoodbrothers.com.
What a privilege it is to serve and worship together at Epworth UMC! We
are a small-town family church that is simply seeking to know and love
God, and to share that knowledge and experience wherever and whenever we
We provide many opportunities for worship, study and fellowship for all
ages... along with a great musical heritage! We do not presume to have
all the answers to the questions we all face in this life, but we
encourage you to come and grow with us as we seek those answers and learn
to trust God to provide for all of our needs.
Please come and visit us at our location at 105 W. 8th St. in Matthews,
IN. We promise to make you feel welcome!
- Rev. Jan W. Bunch
Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!
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