The Church of the Epiphany is dedicated to outreach, seeking to serve God, the parish, and the community. The Outreach Committee coordinates parish outreach ministries. The Committee, which meets once a year, is open to new members. For more information contact Rev. Betsy Randall.
Austin Street Center
Contacts: David Gibson
A resource for the homeless in Dallas, providing a safe place to shower, sleep, and eat, as well as counseling and other services. Epiphany provides a meal for the residents on second Thursdays every other month. Volunteers make sandwiches and prepare hard-boiled eggs, meet in the kitchen to complete preparations and go to the shelter to serve the meal. Help is always appreciated.
Blood Drive – Carter Care
Contact: Caritina Aviles
Blood drives are held twice a year in cooperation with Carter Care Blood Center to provide parishioners with an opportunity to give blood—the gift of life. Donors may sign up two weeks before the drive.
Contact: Brian Fuerst
Contact: Linda Shirley
The Brandywine Group meets for dinners on the second Tuesday of the month (September through May) and provides a light supper and fellowship for the residents. The group welcomes new members.
Dress a Girl Around the World
Contact: Pam MacPherson
Dress-A-Girl provides T shirt dresses for girls or customized T shirts for boys in the Ugandan orphanage. Dress kits may be picked up in the Narthex from the basket next to the Network wagon. Donations of Youth T shirts (no white, please) or cotton fabric may also be left in the basket. Thank you from the children you help!
Epiphany Neighborhood Garden and Labyrinth
Contact: Christine Hampshire
The Garden Ministry plants a vegetable garden to grow food to contribute to those in need. Epiphany has its own community garden, built and maintained by members of Epiphany and others in the surrounding community.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Contact: Letty Biedenharn
In-state Mission Trip
Contact: Sheena Wang
Contact: Bob McLendon
Each year, a team from Epiphany goes to Honduras to assist a Honduran church with construction projects and Christian Education. Volunteers can help by going to Honduras, or by being part of the Home Team that makes Christian Ed. material and assists the Mission.
Mission Uganda [Chain Foundation Orphanage]
Contact: Penny Lalanne
Every other summer, a team from Epiphany travels for two weeks to Uganda. While there, we work closely with the Chain Foundation, an orphanage and school that we support with a child sponsorship program. In addition, we travel to the southwest portion of the country to work with another of Epiphany’s supported ministries, the Kellermann Foundation. To consider playing a role in either the trip or to sponsor a child, please contact Penny Lalanne.
NETWORK of Community Ministries – View their Site
Contact: Letty Biedenharn
NETWORK exists to serve the needy in the Richardson area. Epiphany provides food, funds, and volunteers to Network.
Contact: Melanie Schilling
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Contacts: Polly O’Neill
Knitters and crocheters of all ages make shawls and distribute them to individuals who need comfort and support. The group meets once a month for prayer, fellowship, and a communal work time. Members are encouraged to knit/crochet shawls at home.
Contact: Karl Hartronft
Refugee Ministry—Gateway of Grace – View their Site
Contact: Michelle Tanzi
St. Simon’s After School
Contacts: Bob McLendon
This after school program is for children whose families are challenged by economic and family situations. Each child receives a nutritious snack and encouragement with academic and social development. The program is free for working parents.
UTD Friendship Partners / Home Groups
Contact: Varita Michell