Care & Fellowship
Our care and fellowship ministries allow us to use the strength and support of others around us to grow closer to God. We have many care and fellowship opportunities at Epiphany and we welcome everyone to take part in our special events and activities, no matter your age.
Four times a year Epiphany coordinates with the Carter Care Blood Center to sponsor the Blood Mobile for donations. The Blood Mobile comes to the Epiphany Parking Lot from 8:30AM – 12:30PM.
Brotherhood of St. Andrew
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a men’s group whose three-fold mission includes prayer, study, and service to the community. We meet weekly for fellowship and Bible study, and we actively seek opportunities to serve as a chapter, and with other chapters in the dioceses.
The Coffee Ministry provides the important gift of fellowship for everyone who loves to drink coffee. Volunteers prepare coffee in our commercial coffee maker and distributes it to coffee drinkers who gather in the Cafe and Servants Hall.
Simple dinners are held on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:00PM for families attending choir or evening meetings. Everyone is welcome. Food is prepared and served by church volunteers.
Daughters of the King
Daughters of the King is a Women’s National Order dedicated to Prayer, Service and Evangelism. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as members of The Order is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.
Are you interested in a ministry that does not require a large time commitment, yet makes a very tangible difference to others in a time of great need? There are 4 ways you can serve in this ministry. You can 1) provide food, both homemade and purchased are fine; 2) setup both prior to the service and during the service; 3) during the reception, circle through guests picking up used dishes and tidying up the buffet table; or 4) cleanup when the reception is over.
Hospitality & Special Events
This ministry organizes receptions for various events throughout the year, such as The Feast of Epiphany Reception between services in January, Easter breakfast for the choir between services often in April, Evensong in May, Senior Sunday Reception in May, VBS Reception between services during the Summer, Lessons and Carols in December, Baby Jesus birthday, December 24th and other special events/receptions at Epiphany as needed.
Teams of volunteers meet weekly to clean, organize, and maintain the kitchen. Members check inventory and report to the church office when supplies are needed. Weekly organization ensures that the kitchen is always ready to be used. Several times a year the entire group meets to deep clean and reorganize the kitchen.
This ministry meets weekly to maintain the outdoor campus. Duties include weeding, trimming, watering, and general maintenance. The church hires a professional company to mow and edge the property. It is our hope that this ministry will provide the polishing touch to our beautiful campus.
Join Margie Roche, PhD, Mindfulness Meditation Instructor on the 2nd Monday of each month to learn where Mindfulness Meditation meets Christianity. She is sharing the benefits of mindful meditation to our mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing including the evolving neuroscience that supports the brain body connection. Come experience how Mindfulness and Christianity come together in powerful harmony, awesome awareness and awakening in how we experience our life in the here and now and the blessings that it offers. She will provide some thoughts and insights on this connection, and we will practice a mindfulness meditation session. No special equipment or previous meditation experience is required. Zoom links are also provided if you would like to join from home.
This ministry supports the Epiphany Nursery by sanitizing, deep cleaning, and organizing the toys and materials as needed. Several times a year we meet and replace batteries in toys, remove broken or damaged toys, and do any maintenance required to keep our nursery clean and organized.
Faith Community Nurses are licensed, registered nurses who practice holistic health for self, individuals, and the community using nursing knowledge combined with spiritual care. The focus of our work is on the intentional care of the spirit, assisting the members of the faith community and other faith-based organizations to maintain and/or regain wholeness in body, mind, and spirit. For example, Church of the Epiphany parish nurses have helped members of the congregation work with insurance companies and hospitals to reduce medical bills, request specific assistance with home care, find ride assistance to doctor appointments, understand new medications or health diagnoses, assist with breastfeeding difficulties, monitor blood pressure and heart rates, and understand and complete medical power of attorney/advanced directive paperwork.
This is a newly formed ministry of single, divorced, separated, or widowed parish members who meet socially at the church or off-site locations for Christian fellowship once a month. If you find yourself yearning for companionship with other Christians come join our group. We will be starting up this fall. Watch E-News for information about upcoming events.
The Bridge group is made up of 12 regular members and 7 subs who are called upon when one of the regulars cannot play. We meet the second Monday of each month year round from 10-2. Each regular member takes a month to hostess which includes providing lunch for the group.
Career Support Ministry
The Career Support Ministry began in the summer of 2019. We conducted a 6 session Career Explorations Workshop in the Fall for 18 participants. The team is Sally Stillings, Canon Neal Michell, Tim Gaffney, Jeff Stillings and Dan Weston.
The columbarium is set up for members and their family of Epiphany. This provides a nice final resting place. We try and make the process as easy as we can. We have resources available to help in your planning.
Community of Hope
Lay Chaplains affiliated with the Community of Hope promise to hold in their hearts and live daily the three Benedictine vows of Obedience (Listening to God and others with the ear of their heart), Stability (Staying with their commitment to the Christ within and to the place of ministry where God has called them), and Conversion (Knowing the mystery of God in Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and continuing to be converted more and more.) Members of the Community of Hope visit people who are sick or shut in and provide companionship and a listening ear to the circumstances in their lives. The Rule of Benedict is incorporated as a spiritual model. Members of the Community of Hope engage in an extended period of training in all aspects of pastoral care. We meet monthly to pray, study, and discuss our visits in a meeting called the Circle of Care.
Fellowship of Epiphany Women
Fellowship of Epiphany Women is for all women of Epiphany over the age of 18. We meet for food, fun, fellowship and host two retreats a year.
The ministry of Walking the Mourner's Path seeks to serve individuals who are in grief through a series of Eight Week Workshops.Together in the small workshops individuals recognize that each journey through grief is unique, share stories, experience both tears and laughter, and find healing and joy.
Junior Daughters of the King
Junior Daughters of the King (JDOK) provides girls or young women, aged 7-21, the opportunity to grow in their love and knowledge of Jesus Christ while actively serving church and community. They are an integral part of the Order of the Daughters of the King, and study with the goal of continuing the mission of The Order by transitioning to Senior Daughters. Girls are able to transition as early as the age of sixteen, with additional study. One of our Chapter goals is to help Junior Daughters become DOK members, with church homes available throughout the country, to support them spiritually as they begin their adult lives away from home. All members of The Order undertake a Rule of Life, incorporating a Rule of Prayer and Rule of Service. Junior Daughters make a promise, or pledge, of daily prayer and service. Unlike senior members of The Order, Junior members do not have denominational requirements – all girls are eligible, and must be baptized by the time they complete study to be admitted to Junior Daughters. Keep in mind that there really isn’t anything out there for girls quite like the Junior Daughters of King. A Junior chapter is often made up of girls of different ages, different schools, even different denominations, and yet they all make the same promise of prayer and service to our Lord Jesus Christ and all wear the same kind of cross. It is a unique opportunity. The St. Priscilla Chapter of Junior Daughters of the King meets month, on the second Sunday of each month, for 12:15 -2:00 PM. Additional activities occur on weekends.
The large number of plants that perished in the February 2021 storm, created a tipping point for the Landscape Committee. The generosity of parishioners participating in our “buy a bush” campaign did facilitate the installation of new plants in premier locations; however, we still have areas that need help. Additionally, the ongoing summer heat is causing further-foliage-fatalities. The Landscape Committee is consulted on any proposed plantings, to ensure they meet our campus plan. A tree or several shrubs are often given in memory and/or to honor a loved one or purchased and installed as part of a Scouting project.
Men’s Club is a fellowship group that meets on the first and third Thursdays each month. During the summer months we meet at church member’s homes once a month. We cook a dinner and just enjoy each other’s company. If you’re a cook or just someone who enjoys a good meal come join us.
This ministry is always on the look-out for anyone visiting or relatively new to Epiphany. We seek out these folks on Sunday mornings, give them a welcome bag, a tour, introduce them to Clergy and follow up during the week with either a phone call or an email. We also attempt to connect them into a ministry leader, fellowship group or Sunday School Class that we think might be a good fit.
This ministry supports the church office and assists clergy, staff, and the Parish Administrator to keep daily operations running smoothly. Duties include answering the phone, greeting guests, preparing mailouts and service bulletins, monitoring and maintaining the physical campus along with so much more. Each angel signs up for a four-hour time slot in the morning or afternoon.
The Shawl Ministry is a group of knitters/crocheters who create various items for the people of our church. Shawls are given to those who might need comfort in the form of a warm hug from a shawl. Babies are offered blankets at baptism. There are small, knitted squares with a prayer attached for members to keep in pockets or purses or backpacks. These are available in baskets at the church entrances. We created anniversary squares with an anniversary prayer attached to celebrate our 50th Jubilee, and those are still available at church entrances.