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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

Book Club (Regency)
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast
following the 7 a.m. Eucharist every Tuesday
7:30 a.m.

Committee Mtg. Night
2nd Mondays of the month
6:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church Women (JH)
2nd Tuesdays during the program year
11:00 a.m.

Moms Group (202)
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
9:30 a.m.

Bible Study
following the 12:15 Eucharist every Wednesday
1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study (JH-A)
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Peer-to-Peer (001)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
6:30 p.m.

Deliver & Serve Meal (Peachtree Pine Shelter)
3rd Friday of the month
5:00 p.m.

Daughters of the King (Room A)
4th Sunday of the month
10:00 a.m.


This Week

The Jumble Sale will take place in August this year. The Preview Party will take place on Friday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m., the sale is open to the public on Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Now accepting donations.

Weekday Worship & Bible Study

Tuesday Morning Eucharist is celebrated at 7 a.m. A group of men gathers for breakfast and discussion afterwards and typically are on their way to work by 8 a.m.

A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist. Bible study will resume September 7.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study will resume in the fall.

Thursday Shared Silence (7 a.m.) is a drop-in time for anyone who wants to sit with others in prayer, meditation, or self-reflection. The time is unprogrammed; come as you are and join a relaxed, open atmosphere.

This Sunday

7/31—EM Training/Refresher: This Sunday at 10 a.m. please join the clergy in the nave for a training/refresher on serving as a Eucharist Minister. We will review the responsibilities of this sacred role, be sure we know which service you want to be on a rotation for, and answer any questions you may have about being a EM. Contact Martha Rummel at mrummel10@gmail.com or Sharon@epiphany.org with questions.

7/31—Young Adults Lunch: 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 to carpool to our destination.

Epiphany Summer Choir: Here is your chance for singing with no mid-week commitment! Come to the music suite on Sundays at 10:30 and learn the music for that day's service. We will not process or vest and you may decide to sit in the congregation until the Peace, sing the anthem, and then return to your seat. All adults and high school youth are welcome.

The Altar Flowers & Sanctuary Light dedicatory offerings can be given as a memorial, thanksgiving or special occasion. Cost: Flowers $70, Sanctuary Light $6. Click the RSVP button on the home page or contact the parish office (404.373.8338) to sign up.

Nursery care is offered during the morning services for newborns and children under 4 years old.

Children’s Chapel is held during the 8:45 a.m. service. Children gather during the last verse of the Sequence Hymn and follow the cross to chapel after the Gospel. They return at the Peace. Parents are welcome to join.

Sunday School classes will start up again on Sunday, August, 21.


Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity’s Interfaith Build: Volunteer one or multiple Sundays in August to build a house. Sign up in the Crossing Hall. Contact: Brian Gross at 404.556.7564.

Emmaus House Food Drive: August is Epiphany’s month to provide food for the Emmaus House Food Pantry. Requested Items: Spaghetti, Soup, Canned Meat, Coffee, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Mac 'n' cheese, Popcorn, Crackers, and Laundry Detergent. Please place your items in the bins in the gallery. Contact: Lisa Daily/404.421.4898.

Final Affairs Fair Recruitment Call: On September 24, Epiphany will host her first Final Affairs Fair. This event will invite members to make plans for our “later years” including discussion around planning for retirement, the importance of wills and some resources, legacy planning, and living arrangements. Your clergy and Julie will be on hand to discuss planning one’s funeral, including selecting hymns and prayers. Do you have a particular passion or expertise in one of these fields, or something that may contribute to the discussion? Please contact The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers to be on a planning team for this event.

Host Summer Breakfast! Looking for a great way to celebrate and promote your group within the church and educate the parish about the awesome work you’re doing? Host Summer Breakfast! Sign up on the doors to Jones Hall. 

“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.” We hear that often at the end of a service, but what does it mean for each of us individually? Education for Ministry (EFM), is a program designed to answer that question. Participants commit to weekly meetings, September through June, and to study in between meetings. Please contact Esther Harbert if you are interested. A handout with further details is available in the narthex.

Epipha-nights: Join us for a casual night of fun 4 Friday nights this summer.  Bring a appetizer, beverage or dessert to share and $5/person if you want pizza. Dinner at 7:00 ish; Fun starts at 7:45 ish. Click here to RSVP.

July 29 - Outdoor Movie
Aug 26 - Back to School Party 

8/2—Peer-to-Peer Support Group is for people who have personal concerns or issues that might include questions about mental health. It meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. (001) Contact: Ron Hall at 404.299.1502.

8/6—Epiphany Choir “Treat” will take place from 9:00 a.m. – noon in the Music Suite.

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

8/9—The Episcopal Church Women continue to meet during the summer 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 will be on hiatus until September.

8/14—Join us for a Back to School BBQ for children, youth, and their families on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on the Byrd House lawn. Bring your own beverages and chairs!  More details to follow.

8/14—Veteran’s Heart of GA invites service members, veterans, family members, and healing professionals 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. on 2nd Sundays in Jones Hall. *RSVP/register at www.veteransheartgeorgia.org prior to each meeting.

8/16-17—Cook Peachtree Pine: Epiphany is now offering childcare both days: Tuesday 1-5 prep; Wednesday 2-5 cook; 5-7 serve; 7-9 cleanup. RSVP to Beverly Lorenzo if you plan to pitch in. Sign up for childcare at epiphany.org.

8/19—After an 18-year engagement, Terri Lawrence and Julie Ryder are getting married (at last!). The Celebration & Blessing of their Marriage will take place on Friday at 7:30 p.m.; a cake and champagne celebration will follow in Jones Hall. The Parish is invited!

Epiphany will host the Godly Play Foundation’s CORE Training on Saturday, August 27, September 24 and October 29, 2016. All modules run from 8:30am – 5:30pm; lunch is included. Register for all three modules for Core Attendance Completion or for individual modules. Standard Registration (by Aug. 6): $125 per module ($25 per module for Epiphany members). Late Registration: $155 per module. For full registration information, including course descriptions and refund information, visit www.godlyplayfoundation.org or pick up a registration form in the Crossing hall at Epiphany. For more information, contact Catherine Breed, Director of Children’s Ministries.

8/24—Holy Comforter Dinner: It’s Epiphany’s turn to provide the Wednesday Night Dinner for this mission church of the Diocese, about 60% of whose congregation lives with mental illness. We need people to cook starting at 2:30 p.m. and also to provide cupcakes. Sign up on the People & Posts page of epiphany.org. Contact: Jeanette Hanson 404.982.9134.

8/28—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us. 

8/28—Young Adults Lunch: 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 to carpool to our destination.

8/29—The Epiphany Book Group will next meet on the last Monday in August, so as not to conflict with Labor Day. The book for that meeting is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the Berlin Olympics. October will return us to our regular first Monday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. Contact: Dennis Edmiston 678.613.7401.


Additional Notices

Summer Checklist: Vacation/staycation, family get-togethers, picnics, the pool, those political conventions. What else? How about church staff paychecks, those pesky church utility bills, the mortgage payment, the Diocesan pledge, Epiphany's ongoing program costs? None of those expenses take a holiday. Our income tends to run into the Summer doldrums, but our expenses just keep chugging along. Please review your pledge status and keep those weekly/monthly/quarterly and other pledge contributions coming. Your staff, Vestry and number-cruncher types will be most appreciative.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is out. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. You’ll find them in the Gallery tract rack for $1 a copy.

Ongoing Battery & Cork Recycling: Please drop off your batteries and natural corks (no synthetics) in the container next to the microwave in the kitchen. If you have a really large quantity of batteries or corks contact: Sandy Land.

Submission Deadlines: Insert notices – 40 words or less – are due 9 a.m. Thursdays. Weekly E-News items are due 4 p.m. Tuesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you want to share, email the parish office (404.373.8338).

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