Week of August 31
8/31—The Epiphany Book Club is in hiatus for the summer. We will start up again August 31 then resume meeting 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. August: The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction).
A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist followed by Bible Study at 1 p.m. The group will continue their study of The Return Of The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.
The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.
The Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday. If you’d like to be on the standing reservation list, please contact the parish office. Menu for 8/26: Fresh Fruit of the Season,
Caesar Salad with Traditional Dressing,
Spaghetti with Meatballs and Red Sauce,
Bouquetiere of Vegetables,
Chef's Choice Dessert Display
9/3—Peer-to-Peer Support Group: A support group for people who have personal concerns or issues that might include questions about mental health. Also, for those who know or live with others who have these concerns. A safe place where honesty and vulnerability are respected. Not therapy; but, a chance to hear from others who’ve lived in similar circumstances. It meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm, in the living room of the Byrd House. Contact: Wende Crow 678.900.7930.
Altar Guild Members Needed: To learn more about what's involved and the rewards of being a member see Anne Warner's heartfelt article in the current issue of The Epiphany Star. Contact Kathleen Rinehart or Annie Strahan for more information.
Food Drive for Emmaus House: September is Epiphany’s month to provide food for the Emmaus House Food Pantry. Emmaus House (www.emmaushouse.org) is a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta located in Peoplestown, a low-income neighborhood just south of Turner Field. Items needed: canned vegetables, except corn or carrots, canned beans, canned chicken/ tuna or salmon, canned fruit or applesauce, peanut butter, powdered juice mixes/juice boxes. Please place your items in the basket in the narthex. Contact Lisa Daily (email@example.com or 404 325 0043)
Attention Kroger Shoppers! Thanks to the shopping efforts of our over-180 supporters, DEAM has received thus far over $2,467.00 from the Kroger Community Rewards program. And now it’s time to re-enroll. So please go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and sign into your already created Kroger.com account. Once you find Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry (# 10566), select it and click “Save.” You will continue to earn rewards for DEAM after September 1, 2015, on qualifying purchases when you use your Kroger Plus Card. The enrollment period ends August 31.
This Sunday - September 6
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. Gifts can be made online at this link, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338). Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6.
Adult Education at 10 a.m.
- Adult Forum: "Theological Reflection" sounds like something that only ministers or scholars would do. But hundreds of "regular people" do it every week in Education for Ministry. Esther Harbert, an EFM leader, will give an introduction to this wonderful life skill that links our faith with our everyday life experience. Next week: Hildegard Inside and Out with Sharon Hiers. JH Room A.
- Parents Group: Join the group and some of the church coffee hour regulars for some coffee in Jones Hall.
- Basics of Buddhism: Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka - The oldest existing Buddhist teachings remain vibrant in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. The contemporary "mindfulness" movement stems from this region. We will learn about Buddhism as practiced in Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, where the ancient Pali texts are still authoritative. Room 202.
Confirmation Classes Rescheduled: We have found that Wednesday nights are not possible for most folks looking to be confirmed. Therefore we have rescheduled confirmation classes for Sunday afternoons, 1-4 p.m., in the Byrd House, through the Fall. The dates are Sept 20, October 18, November 15, and December 6. There will NOT be classes on Wednesday evenings. Contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers if you would like to join our classes!
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Craig Ford for September. Please view his work in the Gallery. Remember, Epiphany receives 25% of sales. To make a purchase, sign up on the list in the Gallery, fill out an envelope and put it with your check in the box on the round table. No cash please. Be sure to note the title and number of the art piece. All paid for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.
9/8—The Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work) will meet again on Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Byrd House. Please bring a beverage and/or a appetizer or dessert to share. Please rsvp to Laura Gary if you can, so we will have an idea of who's coming. Or just show up!
9/19—AARP Smart Driver Course for Epiphany members will take place on Saturday from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. in Jones Hall. Cost is $15 for AARP members/$20 for non members. Drivers 25 years and older will earn a 10% car insurance discount good for 3 years. Bring your own lunch. Register with the parish office.
9/20—Feast of St. Hildegard: Please join us Sunday at 6 p.m. for Eucharist with Epiphany's Hildegard Ensemble in celebrating the feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), visionary Benedictine abbess, theologian, composer, artist, physician and naturalist. Please bring a green branch to lay on the altar.
9/27—Young Adults Lunch: If you consider yourself a young adult that falls between the ages of “a little out of college” and “not quite young family” please join the Epiphany Young(ish) Adult group for brunch on the last Sunday of each month. Gather in the courtyard following the second service, about 12:30 p.m., to carpool to our location.
10/23-25: Parish Retreat - Save the Date. Our annual Parish Retreat will again be at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. Many more details to follow.
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