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Ongoing Meetings & Programs

The Epiphany Book Group
1st Mondays of the month
7:30 p.m. (JH)

Men’s Breakfast
following the 7 a.m. Eucharist every Tuesday
7:30 a.m.

Committee Mtg. Night
2nd Mondays of the month
6:00 p.m.

Episcopal Church Women
2nd Tuesdays during the program year
11:00 a.m. (JH)

Wednesdays during the program year
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Bible Study
Wednesdays during the program year
6:30 p.m.

Women's Book Group
1st Thursdays
7 p.m. (Breed Residence)

Daughters of the King (Banfield Residence)
4th Thursday of the month
10:30 a.m.



Parish Events

Pastoral Letter to Members of The Church of the Epiphany
We simply cannot remain silent. What is happening to the children on the Texas border is a clear breach of our baptismal vow to respect the dignity of every human being. Read the letter here>>

You Are Invited Blog: The Stewardship Committee gathered the “You Are Invited” newsletter articles, added additional articles and – starting in May – interviews will all the “stewards” of Epiphany. Please visit youareinvited.info, take a moment to read the articles and add your comments.

Theological Journal: A reminder that for the fall, clergy and staff are writing about prayer as personal piety. Every two weeks, you will find a new journal entry from a member of the staff, clergy and/or auxiliary clergy in and around Epiphany. We hope these reflections will stir your journey with God, and give you pause in your daily life and work in this world to pray. Find it here>>


Fall Startup

8/19—Sunday School Start up for all: Join us in Jones Hall to meet the Children’s Sunday School teachers and hear about the Adult Formation offerings this year.

Sunday School Registration for kids ages 3.5 to 5th grade open now. Click here to register.

8/19—Youth Group reconvenes with a Kickball Game at St. Luke’s. Meet at Epiphany to carpool at 4:45 p.m.

Choirs Resume Soon: Epiphany Choir (adults) begins on September 5, and children’s and youth choirs will begin the week of September 24).

9/5—Wednesday Night Supper resumes: The meal from Bridge Catering is served from 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under.

9/5—Wednesday Night Bible Study resumes: Led by the rector, we read and have a free-ranging discussion about the upcoming Sunday scripture selections. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in Jones Hall Room A.

9/26—New Wednesday Night Group For Kids 3rd - 6th grade. SMA group-focuses on building healthy social skills and learning about Jesus’ example on earth. Starts Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Food Pantry Drive for Emmaus House

August is Epiphany’s month to provide food for the Emmaus House Food Pantry. Emmaus House (www.emmaushouse.org) is a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta located in Peoplestown, a low-income neighborhood just south of Turner Field.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 2 years ago Emmaus House doubled the size of its food pantry. This expansion allows participants to choose the groceries they need, much like most of us do when we go to the grocery store.

Below is a list of requested items. Please place your items in the large wooden boxes on wheels at the front entrance. Contact Lisa Daily (404 421 4898) if you have any questions.

Requested Items (Please NO Expired Items)

  • Meal kits that don’t require extra ingredients
    • Kits that include canned meat, canned sauce and pasta all in one box are great choices
  • Canned soups and pasta meals
  • Canned meat:
    • Tuna
    • Chicken
    • Salmon
    • Potted meat blends
    • Sardines
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Basic staple pantry items:
    • Flour, sugar, cornmeal, rice, dry beans, oil, shortening, baking soda and powder, vanilla extract and seasonings of all kinds (garlic, pepper, salt, chili powder, etc.)
  • 100% juice
  • Household cleaning supplies and paper products:
    • Toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, sanitizing solutions, sanitizing wipes and basic cleaning supplies are very welcomed by those in need.
  • Hygiene products:
    • Deodorant, soap, toothpaste, shaving cream, maxi pads, tampons, panty liners and even feminine wipes

Emmaus House provides education, opportunity, assistance, and advocacy in partnership with its neighbors in Peoplestown. In June alone, Emmaus House served 132 households, consisting of 367 household members. Last year Emmaus House distributed over 30,000 pounds of food.

The Week of August 13

8/13—Meeting Night: Committees meet on 2nd Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. We gather in Jones Hall, pray together and then go our ways. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

Atlanta Veterans' Acupuncture Clinic offers free acupuncture for veterans and family members to relieve stress, insomnia, PTSD and pain Mondays at Epiphany from 6-7 p.m. No appointments or ID needed. Visit acupunctureforveterans.org.

Tuesday Morning Eucharist is celebrated at 7 a.m. A group of men gathers for breakfast and discussion afterwards and typically are on their way to work by 8 a.m.

8/14—The Episcopal Church Women meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. Program resumes in September.

A Noonday healing service is offered on Wednesdays followed by Eucharist.

Flex and Stretch Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. $5 per class, Silversneakers cardholders free (bring card). Wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Contact: Ellen Mintzmyer 404.421.8476.

Registration for the Fall Folk School (10/19-21) at Camp Mikell has begun, visit http://campmikell.com/mikell-folk-school/class-offerings/ to register. Contact: Amanda Price 706.886.7515. 


This Sunday, August 19

Sunday School Start up for all: Join us today in Jones Hall to meet the Children’s Sunday School teachers and hear about the Adult Formation offerings this year.

Summer Choir continues today through September 1 at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and youth. We rehearse one anthem and then sing it during the 11:15 a.m. liturgy. No vestments, no weekday commitment, lots of fun and fellowship. Join us! 

Youth Group reconvenes with a Kickball Game today at St. Luke’s. Meet at Epiphany to carpool at 4:45 p.m.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry welcomes work by Helene Johnson through August. 25% of all sales benefit Epiphany.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet is in the Gallery tract rack. The Episcopal pocketsize publication contains daily Bible readings and devotions. $1 a copy.

Food Drive: August is our month to stock the Emmaus House pantry, a mission of the Diocese of Atlanta, located in a low-income neighborhood near Turner Field. A list of needed items can be found in the newsletter or epiphany.org. Place items in the bins in the gallery. Contact Lisa Daily / 404.421.4898.

You Are Invited Blog is a collection of newsletter articles and interviews with all the “stewards” of Epiphany. Please visit youareinvited.info to read the articles and add comments.

Bingo Prizes: The ECW is collecting puzzle books, playing cards, toiletries and stationery for the Holy Comforter Friendship Center.

Upcoming Events

8/23—The Daughters of the King (DOK) meet 4th Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Banfield residence. For directions, email Audrey Banfield. We invite all ladies of the congregation to join us.

8/25—The Epiphany Choir is having a Treat—our annual get started rehearsal here at Epiphany. This is a half-day event from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and is a great time for new members to join us! Contact Amy Shipp.

8/28—Ladies Trivia Night: Join us at Thinking Man’s Tavern for a “Women who ponder and love Jesus Trivia Night.” Come for dinner and/or to visit at 6:30 p.m., (we can’t hold seats so earlier is better), trivia starts at 7:30 p.m. RSVP to Sharon Hiers.

8/28—Pub Theology: On 4th Tuesdays, the rector and Evan Bassett take turns facilitating a discussion at The Marlay in Decatur at 7 p.m. Thought-provoking, accessible articles, essays and texts will be chosen to stimulate lively discussion.

9/6—Day1 Benefit Dinner with The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry: Our presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will speak at a benefit dinner for the Day1 media ministry on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The theme of Curry's message is "We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus."  Seating for the dinner event will be limited. For more information or to order tickets, please contact Pat Reagan (404.418.6772 or email).

9/10—Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on the 2nd Monday of every month. Anyone interested in our partnership with the Bishop Tharp Institute, a college of the Diocese of Haiti is welcome.

9/10—Meeting Night: Committees meet on 2nd Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. We gather in Jones Hall, pray together and then go our ways. Committee Chairs, please be sure to let your committees know each month if they are meeting.

9/10—The Epiphany Book Group is meeting at 7:30 p.m. September’s selection: Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward. Contact: John Yntema.

9/13—Epiphany Church Ladies Book Club Resumes! This fall we are reading Of Mess and Moxie by Jennifer Hatmaker. The group meets 2nd Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and conversation at the home of Stephanie Everett (1939 Grist Stone Ct., Atlanta 30307). Please bring a snack or drink to share. Questions? Contact Stephanie at 404.695.5480.

9/13—The IEA GA Chapter meets 2nd Thursdays at 7 p.m. for exploration and understanding of the Enneagram. $10 for non-members, free for IEA Georgia members ($30 annual) Learn more at ieageorgia.org.

Parish Directory & Pledge Status: Log in to Access ACS access your personal and financial information, including pledge status. Link is on the homepage. First-time users have to register. Registered users can download the Church Life smart phone app. A print version parish directory is published in January and June and is in the gallery. It is also available online as a pdf. Financial Questions? Contact our bookkeeper, Susie Boyko.

Ongoing Battery & Cork Recycling: Please drop off your batteries and natural corks (no synthetics) in the container next to the microwave in the kitchen. If you have a really large quantity of batteries or corks contact: Sandy Land.

Announcements: Notices – 40 words or less – are due 9 a.m. Wednesdays. If you have photos from Epiphany events you want to share, contact the parish office at 404.373.8338.

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