John Wesley taught us, "Works of mercy are a means of grace." Works of mercy are acts of compassion, where we love others selflessly the same way Jesus loves us. This is everything from visiting a neighbor to building a new roof. In other words, works of mercy are the result of us giving our time, talents, gifts, and service. Means of grace are the ways we receive God's saving grace. This means that we recieve God's grace when we give to others. This can be witnessed by anyone who has gone on a mission trip and returned a changed person. We give of ourselves and in turn we are the ones who grown in holiness. Here at Epworth we cannot sit still. God is constantly working in creation to redeem it, and God is inviting God's children to join in the joyful work. We rise up to answer God's call on our lives through a variety of missions. Not only are we a part of The United Methodist Church's apportioned missions, but we also engage in other missions too. We proudly support James Island Outreach, HALOS, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Christmas Child, Salkahatchi, as well as other programs. We do not stop with sending resources and money. We proudly send people; we put feet on the ground where people are needed. The people of Epworth have been in ministry on locations ranging from Haiti and Peru, to right here in South Carolina working to spread the Gospel through works of mercy. This is just part of what God is doing in and through Epworth UMC. We invite you to come join us some time in person and find out more. We have different ways for all of God's children to enjoy the means of grace that are works of mercy, come and see.