Epiphany Star
The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany


About Us
Newcomers & Visitors
Worship & Music
ministries & programs
News & Events
Art Ministry
Building & Grounds
Christian Formation - Adult
Christian Formation - Youth
Christian Formation - Children
Earth Guild
Parish Life
Pastoral Care
People & Posts
Stewardship & Giving
Liz and Benno

Parish Life

Mission Statement

To enhance Parish life by engaging all in fellowship that deepens spiritual and social connections. We believe the Gospel’s radical values call us to work together with gladness of heart.

Except where otherwise indicated, the contact for Parish Life is Polly Nodine, Committee Chair, 404.371.8111.

Vestry Liasion is Holly Slater, 404.944.8580 and Annie Strahan, 404.513.8525

Art Ministry
The Art Ministry invites 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 Star, and accounting of sales. To learn more, visit our page.
Liefy Smith, 404.378.3356

Coffee Hour & Summer Breakfast
Regular Coffee Hour during the school year and Summer Breakfasts give us a chance to gather between morning services. Individuals or groups who can serve as hosts/hostesses one or two Sundays a year make these welcoming events possible. Click here to volunteer for one Sunday. Click here for Coffee Hour Guidelines.

Daughters of the King
Our chapter of Daughters of the King (DOK), an order for laywomen, gathers on the fourth Saturday of each month at Regency House (341 Winn Way, Decatur, GA). 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.

Earth Guild
This group of folks sponsors Green Sunday, country hikes, urban cleanups, recycling at church, and Earth Day activities such as speakers on energy efficiency issues and stewardship of God's creation. We meet bi-monthly on Sundays after church during the program year. To learn more, visit our page
Brenda Lloyd, 678.938.5158
Sandy Land, 678.592.8568 (recycling)

Epiphany Parents Group
Families with children gather throughout the year for fellowship and fun. Events may include family potluck dinners and parent socials. Your ideas and involvement are welcome!
Laura Gary, 678.462.0237

Epiphany Writers’ Group
This is a small group of Epiphanites interested in writing during our meetings, reading what we have written, and responding to each other’s writing on themes close to our lives and experiences.
Lisa Gray, 770.939.7487

Episcopal Church Women
Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meet on the second Tuesday of each month 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.
Sabra Hanson, 404.417.9030

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, 404.373.7197

Membership Committee
The Committee welcomes newcomers into our community and assists them in getting “plugged into” activities and ministries by hosting quarterly cookouts and dessert parties. The committee helps the larger parish get acquainted with our newfound companions.
Paul Welty, 404.849.2168

Parish Events

Agápe Supper
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.

Annual Fling & Silent Auction
Everyone looks forward to the Annual Spring Fling and Silent Auction, which promises fabulous food, an interesting assortment of auction items, and entertainment. Volunteers plan this extravaganza and help solicit auction contributions.

Easter Breakfast
There is a festive Easter Breakfast between services Easter morning, during which the parish children participate in an Easter Egg hunt.

Epiphany Pageant
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.

Jumble Sale
The Jumble Sale, held once a year to raise money for a youth group pilgrimage, is a parish-wide effort always in need of not just donations, but also sorters, pricers, coordinators and assistants during the sale.

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.

Parish Picnic
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.

Parish Retreat
The Parish Weekend Retreat, held each Fall in the mountains, is a convivial, relaxing and beautiful time to enrich the ties of Epiphanites, families and friends. Volunteers help plan and lead events and activities.

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2089 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA 30307