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Welcome to Epiphany on the Web!

Now that you are here, you can find out all about this Parish that has been around for over 100 years, welcoming, working for social justice, praying, having fun, and proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ that all have a place at our table. 

But, more importantly we want to see you here, on Sunday breaking bread with us, or Wednesday nights for choir, parish supper, or bible study. We want to invite you to help us feed the hungry at Peachtree and Pine (Task Force for the Homeless Shelter), or at Hagar’s House (a women and children’s shelter in Decatur). We want your children to learn the stories of our faith and tradition through Godly Play, we want to invite you to a quiet moment of meditation on your faith journey.

We are a place that welcomes people, all people. We welcome ideas about how we know and live God’s love in this world. We welcome the energy and passion to make those ideas a part of our common life here at Epiphany and in the larger church and the world.

Browse our site, get a notion here about what we are about then, come find out, in person, we will be glad to see you.

Peace,

The Rev. Benno Pattison, Rector

Our Mission

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is an inclusive community called to seek and follow Jesus Christ. We welcome all people in the Eucharistic Fellowship of Christ's Body. We receive strength and encouragement at the common table to carry out Christ's work of reconciliation in our broken world. Nourished by worship and witness, learning and teaching, fellowship and service, we strive to live out the Gospel's radical values with gladness of heart.

 

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This Week at Epiphany - November 24

Immigration Relief: Thursday, November 20th, President Obama announced that his administration will offer an estimated 4-5 million undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for temporary relief from deportation. In response to this historic announcement, The Most. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement in support of this constructive step towards a more just and humane immigration system. Click here to read her statement.

The Nativities Exhibit opens Saturday, November 29 and runs through December 7. Sign up in the Crossing Hall if you can help out with this favorite annual community event.

Using our resources to fulfill the mission of the Church: We are now accepting your prayerful pledge for the 2015 budget year. There are several boxes placed around the church for your completed pledge cards. We appreciate you turning your pledge in by November 16 so that we can complete the budge for 2015.

No programs, Bible Study or dinner this Wednesday.



This Sunday - November 30

Lovingkindness Meditation: During Advent we extend a special welcome to those who have never attended the lovingkindness meditation sessions that meet every Sunday morning in the Associate Rector’s office. This is a great opportunity to sample this spiritual formation group. Come get your lovingkindness on!

Christmas Wreaths: The J2A youth will be accepting pre-orders today through November 30 and they will be ready for pickup on December 7. Wreaths will be available through Dec. 21. Wreaths will be made by the youth from Fraser Firs using 12” frames and will measure 18” to 20” in diameter. Cost: $25. Shipping will be available for cost.

 


Upcoming Events

12/1—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m.. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. No book for December, but bring snacks to share and plan to share a favorite Christmas story or poem.

12/3—Acolyte Training will take place on Wednesday at 6 p.m. If you are an acolyte or would like to be, please join in for a short training.

12/7—Feast of St. Nicholas: Between services in the nave, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will be telling his story of the Christmas miracle of giving as Epiphanites will bring gifts of new athletic shoes as gifts to our homeless neighbors.

12/7—Walk in Love Shoe Drive for the homeless will take place on the Feast of St. Nicholas. Please purchase athletics shoes (women - all sizes, men size 11-15), take them out of the box and tie the shoe strings together and bring them to church on Sunday.

12/7—Advent Lessons & Carols Nativity Event: Come at 5 p.m. for a Wine & Cheese reception and to view the Epiphany Nativities, hear the Nativity Story from the Rector, and take a last opportunity to view our wonderful exhibit before it’s packed away. There will be live music during the reception. At 6 p.m., The Epiphany Choir, along with the Hildegard Ensemble, the Junior Choir, the Intermediate and Beginning Choristers, and the Epiphany Ringers will present Advent Lessons and Carols in the Nave.

12/8—Meeting Night: Committees are asked to meet on the 2nd Monday of the month from 6—7:30 p.m. We gather in Jones Hall, sign up for a room, pray together and then go our ways. Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

12/9—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. The program starts at 11 a.m. with potluck lunch to follow.

12/14—Bake Sale: The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will hold their annual Christmas Bake & Craft Sale December 14. Please support the ECW’s many outreach projects by purchasing sumptuous baked goods and other handcrafted items to enjoy at home with family, share with co-workers or offer as gifts.

 


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