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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

Summer Breakfast is offered between services from 9:45-10:45 a.m. provided we have a host. Please consider providing Sunday breakfasts and fellowship during the summer. Church groups, groups of friends, and families are invited to sponsor a Sunday breakfast. Click here to sign up for a Sunday!

Eucharistic Visitors (EVs) extend the Eucharist beyond the church walls by taking the sacrament to sick or shut-in parishioners who cannot attend Sunday worship service. The Pastoral Care committee is looking for volunteers to join this important ministry. A training will take place June 24 at 10 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Ann Fowler at or 404-808-1864.
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.

The Week of May 21

5/21—Registration DEADLINE for Epiphany's Vacation Bible School is Monday. VBS is from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15, 2018. Pre-K through rising 5th grade children. Click here to register.

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.

5/22—Pub Theology: On 4th Tuesdays, Brennan Breed facilitates 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.

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.

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.

5/24—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.


This Sunday - May 27

5/27—Summer Choir for adults and youth begins next Sunday, May 27. We rehearse one anthem in the music suite upstairs and then sing it during the 11:15 a.m. liturgy. No vestments, no weekday commitment, lots of fun and fellowship. Join us! 

Join us in Jones Hall between services for a discourse from our pilgrims who have just returned from Ghana.

5/27—A Memorial Dedication for Epiphanite Nancie Sill will take place at the Decatur Cemetery at 4 p.m. Nancie is being celebrated for her role as the Friends of Decatur Cemetery chair. Some of her photography will be on display and refreshments will be served.

Prize Collection: The ECW is collecting items for the Holy Comforter Friendship Center bingo games. Suggested Items: puzzle books, playing cards, personal care items (shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes), stationary (pens, greeting cards, stamps). A donation basket is in the gallery.

The Forward Day by Day quarterly booklet for Feb/Mar/Apr is in the Gallery tract rack. The publication, owned by the Episcopal Church, is a pocketsize booklet of daily Bible readings and devotions. $1 a copy.

Food Drive: January and June are our ‘turns’ for stocking the DEAM pantry, but the bins are out year-round to accept donations of: grape or strawberry jelly, pasta sauce, canned greens (not spinach), soup, small boxes of corn muffin mix.

Now Showing: Epiphany’s Art Ministry is very excited to welcome artwork by Epiphany's own Terry Howell for May 2018. Please view his work in the gallery.





No Jumble Sale This Year

The two groups that have put on the Jumble Sale for the last several years decided to take a break this year, so no sale this summer.

However, if you’ve been saving up, we do have two options for you:

  1. Decorative Housewares, antiques and artwork can be taken to Treasure Mart located at 3550 Broad St # H1, Atlanta, GA 30341 (770.458.1200). We have an account with the consignment shop. Just mark it for Epiphany Account #15. They take consignments from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
  2. Furniture (sofas, chairs and kitchen tables), dishes and silverware are always needed by the Refugee Ministry. If you have items that you think would be appropriate for one of the refugee families, contact Bev Lorenzo at 404.825.3402.

Upcoming Events

6/1—Inviting ALL Ladies of Epiphany to BOWLING! We are loosely calling this “Ladies who bowl and like Jesus”! Please join in on Friday at 6 p.m. at The Comet Pub & Lanes for bowling and/or dinner!  Super fun night for the women of Epiphany. RSVP to The Rev. Dr. Sharon Hiers.   

6/7—The IEA GA Chapter meets 2nd Thursdays at 7 p.m. for an exploration of Enneagram type-specific inner critic messages and how the inner critic interrupts and interferes with the manifestation of your capacity to love yourself and others. $10 for non-members, free for IEA Georgia members ($30 annual) Learn more at ieageorgia.org.

6/9—The Feeding Ministry serves the Gateway Shelter to 2nd Saturdays. You can opt to help cook from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., help serve from 4 - 6 p.m. or help clean up after the volunteer dinner at 6 p.m. If you are interested in participating in this ministry in any capacity, click here to sign up!

6/11—Haiti Meeting takes place at noon on the 2nd Monday of every month in Jones Hall. Anyone interested in our in partnership with the Bishop Tharp Institute, a college of the Diocese of Haiti is welcome to attend.

6/11—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.

6/12—Building & Grounds Committee is having a meeting on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. following the Men’s Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Can’t make the meeting but would like to help with projects? Contact Tom Hairston.

6/12—The Episcopal Church Women meets 2nd Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. to make sandwiches for Emmaus House. Afterwards, meet at Laura Keys for a potluck lunch (156 Locust St., NE, Atlanta, 30317).

7/1—Coming Soon: Baby Fraijo-Paul! Our Director of Children’s Ministries—Laraine and her wife Megan are expecting their first child! You are invited to come to Jones Hall on Sunday and celebrate this beautiful couple before the baby arrives. There will be a light breakfast, and some silly baby games. Gifts are not necessary, however, if you are inclined to make a purchase, they are registered here. All ages are welcome! 

7/11—Turning the Other Cheek? How does the church turn the other cheek in the face of societal violence and prejudice? What is the 'right' thing to do as a loving community? Come join us for Summer Bible Study. BYOFD (Bring your own food and drink to share). Starts at 6:30 p.m. on July 11, 25 and August 1.

The Epiphany Book Group is on hiatus until August. Then they will resume meeting 1st Mondays at 7:30 p.m. August’s selection: A Gentleman in Moscow,by Amor Towles. Contact: John Yntema at johnyntema@yahoo.com.

Additional Notices

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.

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.

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