There are rich and varied fellowship groups that meet throughout the year for inspiration, support and deepening relationships. We hope the list below gives you many options to become more involved with the life of the parish. Sign-ups for all our events can be found on the RSVP page.
Except where otherwise indicated, the contacts for Parish Life are:
PARISH LIFE GROUPS
The Art Ministry is about providing emerging artists an opportunity to showcase their work through monthly exhibits in our gallery. The work of the ministry includes finding and scheduling the artists, installing their work in our gallery, introducing the artist through articles in The Epiphany Star, and accounting of sales. Click here to learn more about the Art Ministry and this month's artist.
Liefy Smith, Curator
Buildings & Grounds
If you enjoy using our lovely facilities and walking through our beautiful gardens, this is thanks in part to the work of the B&G Committee, which works closely with the Sexton and Vestry liaison to maintain our buildings and grounds. We meet monthly to identify issues needing to be addressed and develop action plans. We also schedule Parish Work Days several times a year to complete various projects. Time and materials donated by the committee and other parishioners save the parish thousands of dollars each year and help to ensure that we continue to be able to use our facilities to welcome, worship and work.
Tom Hairston, Chair
Coffee Hour & Summer Breakfast
Regular coffee hour during the school year and Summer breakfast give us a chance to gather between morning services. During the Summer, individuals or groups who can serve as hosts/hostesses make this an especially welcoming time of year.
Daughters of the King
Our chapter of Daughters of the King (DOK), an order for laywomen, meet on 4th Sundays at 12:30 p.m. DOK is open to all women interested in fellowship and study. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us. Intercessory prayer and service are the heart of the vocation, and while there are no pre-designated areas of service, women of all ages find support here for work within and beyond the parish to further Christ’s Kingdom.
This group of folks sponsors country hikes, urban cleanups, recycling at church, and Earth Day activities such as speakers on energy efficiency issues and stewardship of God's creation.
Megan Swett, Chair
Sandy Land, Recycling
Epiphany Book Group
The Epiphany Book Group meets 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in Jones Hall. The reading list can be found in the most recent edition of The Epiphany Star.
John Yntema, Coordinator
Epiphany Church Ladies Book Club
The group meets 1st Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for snacks and conversation. We are currently reading The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson by Stanley Hauerwas. Bring a snack or drink to share.
Molly McAuliffe, Coordinator
Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meet 2nd Tuesdays during the school year. They gather for a program and potluck at 11:00 a.m. and sponsor various fund-raisers to support charitable endeavors.
Laura Keys, President
Lexicon of Human Dignity
The Lexicon of Human Dignity is an information artwork display that tells the stories of thought leaders around Atlanta working to educate, engage and activate us to the challenges of our neighbors and teaching us how we might support them. The artworks provide easy to understand, picture-based stories of how eleven thought leaders across many topics and disciplines are working in their respective fields to support human dignity for our neighbors. The exhibit, originally created for an Epiphany Adult Formation program, now travels as a community-driven pop-up art shows hosted by a wide array of organizations across the Atlanta region. The next display for these images will be at the DeKalb Library in Decatur, Feb. 4-Mar. 4, 2020. The public is invited. Click here to learn more.
Men’s Breakfast Group
If you’re a fellow who’s an early riser, perhaps knowing that a Men’s Breakfast Group meets after the Tuesday 7:00 a.m. service will encourage your involvement with this group of great guys.
Bill Graves, Leader
General Administrative Assistance is invaluable, as volunteers assist with copying and folding the Sunday Bulletin and several parish-wide mailings during the year, answering the phones during staff meetings, or helping occasionally with data entry or running errands as special projects arise. If you have a weekday morning or afternoon to spare, enjoy phone work, copying, data entry, stuffing bulletins or are willing to be a Jack or Jill of all trades, then volunteer to help out in the parish office.
L. Shea McNutt, Parish Administrator
In January the Epiphany Pageant and Potluck celebrates the coming of the Magi. In addition to the usual help with meal preparation, volunteers are needed for adult “extras” in the pageant and helping costume the children.
This dinner is the beginning of our Maundy Thursday Liturgy. While in Jones Hall, and around the table, we will hear the gospel story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet, wash each other’s feet, and celebrate the Eucharist. Then we will move into the church for the stripping of the altar and the reservation of the consecrated bread in preparation for our all-night vigil.
There is a festive Easter Breakfast between services Easter morning, during which the parish children participate in an Easter Egg hunt.
At the picnic, we celebrate our program’s year end in May. The picnic takes place on the grounds of Epiphany, and we celebrate our Eucharist and honor the work we’ve done over the past year. Join us for a fun day of cooking out, picnicking and celebration.
We gather together in August for a Homecoming BBQ to kick-off the new program and Sunday School year. Epiphany provides the BBQ, and parishioners round out the meal with sides and dessert to share. Children bring their backpacks for a blessing.
The Parish Weekend Retreat, held each Fall in the mountains at Kanuga Conference Center, is a convivial, relaxing and beautiful time to enrich the ties of Epiphanites, families and friends. Volunteers help plan and lead events and activities.
The Nativities Exhibit
The Nativities is a meditative exhibit of 300+ crèches from around the world, accompanied by Scripture commentary and hymn texts. It draws people from all over the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. Volunteers enjoy setting up the exhibit and welcoming visitors from across the state.