End-of-year Statements for households with recorded emails were sent January 19. Hard copies for households without email are in the Gallery. You can access your financial information anytime via the online directory link found on the homepage of epiphany.org.
2/1—The Epiphany Book Club meets 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Dennis Edmiston 678.613.7401. February: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. March: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
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.
2/2—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 Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Room 001. Contact: Ron Hall 404.299.1502.
A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist and then Bible Study at 1 p.m. The group will continue their study of The Return Of The Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. Bring your lunch and join us.
The Wednesday Evening Bible Study with the Rector is offered at 6:30 p.m. for a study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings.
Wednesday Night Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 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 February 3: Bridge Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and Ranch Dressing, Southern Corn Bread, Brunswick Stew, Bone-In Barbecued Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Deconstructed Southern Succotash with Vegetable Broth, Dessert Platter of Cookies, Tarts, and Confections
2/6—Moving Sale: Long-time Epiphanite Maggi Ewing is downsizing from a three bedroom house to a 1 bedroom apartment. The ECW is hosting a moving sale for her on February 6, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. ECW will receive 25% of the sales. Please come and help support both Maggi and the ECW. Address: 3110 Camden Ct., Decatur 30033/770.313.3183.
2/6—You’re Invited: Lamar Fowler & Jim Loupe invite you to share in their joy at their wedding on Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. Black tie optional. A reception follows in Jones Hall.
Endowment Fund Grant Application forms are available online and in the gallery. Grants may be fore Capital Improvements; debt reduction; the building program of the parish; scholarships or grants to members; or Community Outreach Projects. Application Deadline is Tuesday, Feb, 9, 2016.
Now Showing: Epiphany's Art Ministry welcomes Jeremy Levi Brooks through February 12.Please view his work in the Gallery. Epiphany receives 25% of sales. All paid-for items will be left in the office area at the end of the month.
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.
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 reading of the Gospel. They return to church during the Peace and remain for the celebration of the Eucharist. Parents are welcome to join.
Sunday School classes for children 3 years old through 5th grade meet upstairs from 10 - 11 a.m. Junior High & High School Classes meet next door in the Byrd House.
Adult Education at 10:00 a.m.
- Adult Forum: Wisdom Literature of the Bible: Job. Led by Brennan Breed. Jones Hall Room C
- Parents Group: We will explore the issue of Forgiveness, drawing on a five-part series of podcasts from Rob Bell: (1) The Forgiving Flow; (2) Drop the Jawbone; (3) The Dog and Its Vomit; (4) Sending it all away; (5) Power, Presence, Control, and Surprises. Jones Hall Room A
- Basics of Buddhism: Living in Right Mindfulness. Pulling together the Four Foundations of Mindfulness comprises Right Mindfulness. Right Mindfulness is an essential part of the Eightfold Path. Led by Shirley Banks. Room 202
2/8—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, pray together and then go our ways. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.
2/9—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.
2/9—Shrove Tuesday: Join us in Jones Hall at 5:30 p.m. for Zydeco music while you eat our now famous amalgamation of pancakes, bacon, and sausage (cooked for you/donations accepted), and Potluck Cajun (you bring it). Children will decorate the Alleluia banner. The Burning of the Palms Liturgy begins at 6:30 p.m. RSVP at this link. Sign up to help with the event here.
2/10—The Moms' Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. We gather for coffee, fellowship, Scripture reading, and prayer. Childcare is available if needed. Please join us! Contact Catherine Breed for more information.
2/10—Ash Wednesday Services will take place at 12 & 7 p.m. The Stations of the Cross will take place at 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation in the Crossing Hall or contact the Parish Office by Tuesday February 9 if you want to join us for dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ERD Lent Project: During Lent, Christian Ed. and Outreach are co-hosting a campaign to raise money for Episcopal Relief and Development through their community garden program. Every $35 donated provides an individual share. Make checks out to Epiphany and memo ERD.
2/10—Jim Wallis Book Signing: Come start the season of Lent and join the conversation on race as we host author Jim Wallis at Epiphany, 3 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10. Wallis will do a reading from his new book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America and sign copies. Wallis is founder and president of Sojourners, an international community in Washington, D.C. which is committed to social justice and radical evangelical Christianity. This event is sponsored by The Cathedral Bookstore, Church of the Epiphany and The Open Door and the Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers.
UTO Thank Offering: During Lent, The Episcopal Church Women invite you to fill United Thank Offering Boxes. Funds support ministries of the Episcopal Church. Make checks out to Episcopal Church Women, noting UTO in the memo. The ingathering will take place Sunday, April 10
2/13—Lent Workshop: Learn about customs and options for observing Lent and develop your own Rule of Life (daily plan) for the forty-day season. Lunch provided. Sign up at epiphany.org. Led by the clergy and the Adult Spiritual Formation Committee. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (BH)
The Lexicon of Sustainability is an art installation and series of discussions about key terms in sustainability and human dignity. The Sunday morning discussions during Lent will be led by the Rector and Epiphanites at 10 a.m. (JH-C).
Shared Silence is a drop-in time for anyone who wants to sit with others in prayer, meditation, or self-reflection. Stay for a few minutes or the entire hour. 7-8 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday in the Nave February 15-March 18
2/15-3/18—Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are part of the Daily Office, a format for group prayer from The Book of Common Prayer which focuses on reading Psalms, Canticles (liturgical poems), Bible passages, and prayers. Led by trained Lay people. Note: The Tuesday 7 a.m. Eucharist and the Wednesday evening program will go on as usual. Morning Prayer is 8-8:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Evening Prayer 7-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
2/15-3/15—Tuesday Evening Bible Study: Join us as we explore Mark’s Gospel. Mark has no birth narrative and the end of the book has often created controversy. Exactly what was Mark's theology? Led by Ellen Mintzmeyer & Kimberly Bonde. 7:30-8:30 p.m. (JH-C)
Bible Study—Wednesdays: The regular Wednesday Evening Bible Study of the upcoming Sunday’s readings with the Rector will continue to be offered. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in (JH-C)
Lovingkindness Meditation is a method for developing a kind, open heart. Led by Shirley Banks Wednesdays 6:15-7 p.m. in Room 202
2/14—Fundraising Focus Group Discussion: Jumble sale? Fling? Other fundraising opportunities? If you are interested in fundraising at Epiphany or have ideas on how we might approach fundraising projects in the future, please join us. 12:30 p.m. Room JH-A.
2/14—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.
2/15—Emmaus House is looking for college students and graduates to serve as interns in its CDF Freedom Schools® program 6/13-7/22. Go to http://www.emmaushouseatlanta.org/joblistings for a job description and application. Interns will receive a stipend of $2,700. Registration deadline February 15.
2/16—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 Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Room 001. Contact: Ron Hall 404.299.1502.
2/18-19—Come one and all to cook for Peachtree Pine. Epiphany is now offering childcare both days: Thursday 1-5 prep; Friday 2-5 cook; 5-7 serve; 7-9 cleanup. RSVP to Bev Lorenzo, 404.825.3402 if you plan to pitch in. Sign up for childcare at this link. The dinner on Friday will also honor retiring coordinator Liz Romo-Rasha and will be a true Louisiana fete!
2/28—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Sundays at 10 a.m. in Jones Hall, Room A. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.
2/28—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.
2/28—Newcomers’ Dessert: All are invited to a Newcomers’ Dessert at the Byrd House at 4:30 p.m. Sign up in the Crossing Hall or online right here. Old-timers: Don’t forget to bring the desserts!
3/4—Emmaus House and Literacy Action, Inc. will offer Homework Relief Boot Camp for Parents on Thursdays through the spring. The goal of this program is to increase the literacy skills of both parents and their children. Epiphany has offered to serve dinner to the 40 attendees, almost half of them children, on March 3. A suggested dinner list will be provided. Volunteers may bring food dishes and reheat them at Emmaus House, if necessary. To sign up, click here. Please contact Anne Warner at 404.876.3245 to help.
3/7—The Epiphany Book Club meets 1st Mondays at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur 30030) at 7:30 p.m. Contact: Dennis Edmiston 678.613.7401. March: All over but the Shoutin’ by Rick Braggn
3/13—Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 13. Be sure to set your clocks forward one hour before you retire on Saturday, March 12.
3/13—Hunger Walk: Epiphany will once again be supporting efforts to fight against local hunger. Register for team Epiphany Magi between services or online at http://engage.acfb.org/goto/EpiphanyMagi. Registration fee: $25/Walk $35/Run. Contact: Martha Rummel 404.953.8230.
3/20—The Publix Georgia Marathon route passes by the church on Sunday, so visit http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/2016-publix-georgia to locate road closures so you can plan your route.
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
Q: Who needs a will? A: Every adult who owns anything and cares what happens to it. Also, anyone who wants to leave a bequest for the church. Contact: The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers.
Pastoral Needs: Epiphanite Arlen Gray needs rides to and from church on a weekly basis. If you can help on Sunday mornings, sign up at the link on the People & Posts page at epiphany.org.
Announcement Deadlines: Insert notices - 40 words or less - are due by 9 a.m. Thursdays. Weekly E-News items are due by 4 p.m. Tuesday. If you have photos from Epiphany events you are willing to share with the public, please email the parish office.