Mission & Outreach
Responding to Jesus’s call in Matthew 25 to feed, clothe and care for those in need, our mission and outreach ministries assist the most vulnerable in our community, our nation, and the world. We do this through by identifying ways parishioners can provide hands-on service and encouraging participation.
Epiphany’s Brandywine Ministry continues a twenty year tradition of providing support, inspiration, and fellowship activities to seniors in the independent living apartments just across Arapaho on Custer. It is a great way to serve and make new friends with Brandywine residents and fellow Epiphany members. In October we will celebrate the opening of the newly enlarged Club Room.
Episcopal Relief & Development
Episcopal Relief and Development is an international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church.
A Friendship Partner is someone who befriends an international student by sharing their time, attention, respect, and concern in order that the student may experience the love of Jesus Christ.
The Epiphany Neighborhood Garden is made up of 40 leased plots and 25 raised beds. The ministry provides fresh produce to The Network. It is also a neighborhood outreach opportunity. This year we will be adding a gazebo to the garden thanks to the generous donations of Epiphany members.
The Kellermann Foundation sponsors and supports a hospital, a nursing school, and the indigenous Batwa Pygmies in the remote southwestern region of Uganda. The headquarters office for the Foundation is in Richardson, Texas and Epiphany has provided many Board members and Office staff members over the past 10 years or so.
Epiphany sponsors a mission team that travels to and works in Honduras every year during February. We work for the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras at the bidding of Bishop Lloyd Allen. We do construction work for their churches and schools, we sponsor a Christian Education program for elementary age children, and we help form and lead prayer and study groups.
Chain Foundation is an orphanage located in Mukono, Uganda that has been supported by the Epiphany Uganda Mission team along with Epiphany members and other sponsors throughout the U.S. Sponsorship monies are wired quarterly and provide food, shelter, clothing, education, spiritual, and emotional support to the children of the orphanage and the school. The Epiphany Uganda Mission team travels to Uganda typically every other year, with the next trip taking place in 2020 to offer support and service to both the Chain Foundation Orphanage and to Kellermann Foundation in the southwestern region of Uganda.
Network of Community Ministries
Network of Community Ministries is a Richardson based 501(c)3 Non-profit that serves fourteen zip codes. The mission is to care, coach, and empower our neighbors in need as they seek improved quality of life. Emergency services (food, clothing, rent, etc.) Senior networking and stabilization programs are some of the offerings.
Social Media & Website Ministry
This ministry is responsible for Epiphany’s digital presence and communications online.
The Crawfish Boil is a fun annual event with food, beverage, music, children’s activities and a great party. The trinity of the event is Fellowship, Outreach and Mission. Fellowship with you parish family, Outreach by inviting friends and neighbors and Mission as all proceeds go to the mission work of the Church.
Food Bag Ministry
This is a new ministry at Epiphany started by Canon David Petrash. Donations of food are bagged for distribution to homeless and need members of our community.
Handmade with Love
This ministry sews dresses and has completed over 1000 dresses in total. Primarily our missioners who travel to Uganda take the dresses with them for distribution. We have sent some dresses to Honduras to aid after a weather disaster. This ministry is looking to expand our contribution to our community by sewing and donating other items such as burp cloths or receiving blankets. We would love your help to grow our contribution.
International Student Ministry
This ministry supports the international students in our community. We host events and share our love of Jesus Christ.
This year marks the first mission trip to Cambodia. A team traveled in late June sharing the good news of Christ to the people of Cambodia. We reach out in love and to care for those in and outside the church to help them to have a personal relationship with God and with the church community. Along with sharing our Christian faith Epiphany collected used reading glasses to donate and visited many of the very remote areas of the country.
The US mission team is typically a group of 20-30 adults traveling stateside twice a year to serve another community in need. We partner with a local church, build relationships with them and provide outreach within their area.
The ministry meets monthly to share the love of gardening with herbs. We have guest speakers and refreshments. Once a year we have a plant exchange. If you are someone who would like to meet others who enjoy gardening come join us.
This ministry supports refugees entering our country who have arrived in our community. We partner with other ministries in the metroplex to help these refugees acclimate to their new environment. Recently we collected gently used furniture for incoming refugees.