Join our Community in celebrating 99 days of gratitude! Every day we want you to find something, or a person, or a moment to be grateful for. We hope that this will be a season in your life that can be transformative, healing, giving. This is our season of being grateful for your family, this church, the work we do, God in our midst. Come celebrate these 99 days!
Sundays we will have Town Hall meetings to listen, and talk about our gratitude for the work we do around Epiphany. We will talk about mission and ministry, and numbers and budgets. We want everyone to join us in this conversation. Below you will see an alphabetized invitation. If you can't come at the time that corresponds to your moment, come when you can!
|A-F Last Name
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This Week at Epiphany - September 22
Bible Study is offered twice on Wednesdays. First at 1 p.m. following the mid-day service, led by The Rev. Barbara Ryder and again at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings, led by The Rev. Benno Pattison.
Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under. Sign up in the Crossing Hall by 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Formation Book Group, led by The Rev. Ban Day, meets on Tuesday Nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church. This week we will discuss chapters 2-4 of The Anglican Spirit by Michael Ramsey and finish on October 7 (No meeting September 28). We will read and discuss Ellen Davis’s Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Old Testament on October 21 and 28, and November 4, 11, and 18. You don't have to attend every session. All are welcome and happy reading!
Time to Register: The Epiphany Parish Weekend is October 24-26 at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC. We hope ALL parishioners will join us for a fabulous weekend in the mountains — there are discussion groups, activities, quiet time, child care — something for everyone. Prices for the weekend are reduced and scholarships are also available! Register before September 28 for the best prices. Click here for the registration form. For more information, contact Charlie Slater at 404.835.2798 or his email.
Rides for Arlen: Epiphanite Arlen Grey has recently moved to Sunrise of Decatur on Clairemont, but is remaining active at in the Choir, and needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis. Although choir members will be providing a great deal of transportation, we still have many openings. If you can help on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.
Children’s and Youth Choirs resume
- Junior Choir (grades 3-6) First rehearsal: Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 p.m.
- Intermediate Choristers (grades 1-2) First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
- Beginning Choristers (pre-K*-Kindergarten) First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 p.m. *Pre-K means no more than 1 year prior to Kindergarten
Registration forms for children’s choirs can be found right here.
Fall Co-op Time: D & A Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Fall session runs October 1 through December 17. The cost for a half-share, about 1/2 bushel of produce, is $20/week and full shares are available. The pick-up is at Epiphany on Thursdays between 4 & 7 p.m. Please visit www.dandafarm.com for further information and to sign up.
9/25—The Epiphany Women's Group, unoffically named Epiphany WOW (Women Outside Work), will gather for fun and fellowship at the home of Christina Montesinos on Thursday, from 7-8:30 p.m. All women at Epiphany are invited! Please RSVP to Christina at email and let her know what appetizer or beverage you can bring to share (all vegetarian items this month please!). Christina's address is 2389 Harrington Drive, Decatur, 30033, and her phone number is 404.849.2168.
9/27—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur, 30030) to offer the DOK daily prayers. The DOK is a group of Episcopal women who focus on prayer, service and evangelism. All women are welcome. Pick up a brochure in the tract rack by the entrance or visit www.doknational.com for more information.
Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes Epiphanite Maggie Wiliamson for the month of August. Please view her work in the Gallery. 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.
This Sunday - September 28
The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or on a special occasion. The Flower & Altar Guilds rely on these gifts to fund their ministries. Gifts can be made online right here, or contact the parish office (404.373.8338).
Adult Education at 10 a.m.
Adult Forum: Bird Protection, labor practices and ecology: Why our coffee choices matter, followed by a coffee tasting. Jones Hall, Room C.
The Epiphany Parents Group will discuss “Diversity with your Kids,” led by Maryellen Stockton. Room 001 (Downstairs)
Lovingkindness Meditation meets in the Assoc. Rector’s office, Room 103.
Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and young children. Parents who regularly use the nursery are asked to volunteer once a quarter. Contact the parish office to get on the rotation.
Children’s Bulletin: A bulletin designed for children is available in the Narthex along with crayons. We ask that crayons in good condition be returned to be used again.
Children’s Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. We gather at the steps for the Gospel procession (parents are welcome to come up too) and process to chapel. After prayers, and children’s sermon, we rejoin our families at the Peace, and remain for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
The Earth Guild are collecting corks (natural corks only, not synthetics) for recycling. Please bring your stashes of corks that you've been hanging onto for years because you didn't know how to recycle them. The bin is located by the front door.
September-October 2014: Epiphany is participating in the 2014 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity interfaith build. We partne with other faith communities to build a home for a first-time homebuyer. Workdays are on Sundays. Sign up in the Crossing Hall, or contact Brian Gross (404.556.7564, c) for more information!
DEAM Needs: January and June are our “turns” for stocking the pantry, but the basket is out year-round to accept your donations of cereal, jelly, 1 lb pkgs dry beans, mac & cheese, 1 qt pkgs dry milk, hearty soups, and toilet paper.
10/4—Guild Training: We are holding an all worship-guild training day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. If you serve on any of our worship teams (Altar guild, Flower guild, Eucharistic Ministers, Vergers, Acolytes etc.) please plan to join us for this important training.
10/4—The Diocesan meeting of the Episcopal Church Women will be Saturday at St. Matthews, Snellville. The cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch. The registration form and $15 should be received by Phyllis Smith no later than Sept 26, 2014. Speaker is Dr. Catherine Meeks, "Seeking the Beloved Community". For more information and registration forms log into www.ecw.episcopalatlanta.org.
10/6—The Epiphany Book Club meets on 1st Mondays (New Night!) at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030). Contact: Christina Kaylor, 404.525.7595. October: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. November: Emma by Jane Austen. January: Mink River by Brian Doyle.
10/9-11—Epiphany’s next trips to Jasper in support of the Matthew Project will be Oct. 9-11 and Nov. 6-8. Details are in The Epiphany Star. If you wish to signup go to http://doodle.com/v64s8ud23qkym2sz. Contact Tom Bell at 404.549.3363 for more information.
10/12—Veteran’s Heart GA invites active duty service members, Veterans of all wars, their family members, healing professionals and concerned citizens to speak with and listen to each other, create understanding, and collectively address the effects of war that touch all of us. The meeting is from 1:30-3:30 p.m. every 2nd Sunday in Jones Hall Room C *RSVP/register at www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting. Sign up for the newsletter and receive a reminder every month.
10/13—New Meeting Night: This fall the staff and vestry would like to make a change in our gathering to do the work of the church. We want to institute a "meeting night" once a month at the church. The idea is intended to create an atmosphere of good stewardship around our time and make best use of the synergy we all want to see in our planning of program. To that end, we want to start by having all committees meet on the second Monday of the month from 6--7:30 p.m. We will all gather in Jones Hall, there will be a room sign-up sheet, we will pray and go our ways. If two groups need to get together they can. And if reporting back or wanting something to go to vestry there will be a mechanism for that too. Looking forward to seeing you there.
10/14—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 11:00 a.m. with potluck lunch to follow.
10/16-17—Peachtree Pine Homeless Men’s Ministry: Please volunteer to help feed 500 men once a month. No experience necessary, just kind hearts and willing hands to give to those less fortunate. Contact: Bev Lorenzo, 404.825.3402.
10/22—A Service of Repentance & Reconciliation is will be "a time of reflection on racial healing and reconciliation" and is designed to bring together every parish in the Diocese of Atlanta. It will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, and Bishop Rob Wright will preside.
10/22—Join us at ICM's 14th Annual "Call to Action" Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta. The prayer breakfast is ICM's signature fundraising event. The keynote speaker, Deborah J. Richardson, Executive Vice President, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, is recognized nationally as a leader on social justice for women and girls and an advocate to end child sex trafficking.