A "ministry" is the spiritual or service work of a group or individual. We have lots of fun and rewarding "ministry" opportunities here at Epiphany!
Ushers & Greeters
The first smiling faces you will see when attending services at Epiphany are our Usher and Greeter team! The Ushers help by making sure everyone coming through our happy red doors are handed a service bulletin, and they help during the service by assisting with the offering, helping with the "traffic flow" during Communion, and they help answer questions for visitors and newcomers.
Our Greeters help newcomers by assisting them in finding bathrooms, or taking them on a tour of the campus before the service, introducing those with children who would like to attend Godly Play to our teachers, and accompany a visitor or newcomer into the parish hall for coffee hour after the service.
You know the service is about to start when you see our acolytes quietly slip out to the altar and begin lighting the candles! This is a great and fun ministry for our younger members. Our acolytes make our services special, and many of our now adult members talk about how much fun they had as acolytes and that they are still friends with many that they served with! We love for all to have opportunities to participate in helping with our worship services!
Our amazing Altar Guild takes care of all the items used in our worship services, and they prepare the church each Sunday and for all special services. The Guild makes sure that everything is readied for each liturgical season--and that our beautiful flowers are on the altar every Sunday.
The Hospitality team helps out at parish events such as potluck suppers, special gatherings, and Sunday coffee hours. They help keep our restaurant-grade kitchen organized and stocked, and they even help out with cooking and prepping for special events. And don't think this is just for women...we have a number of men who like to help out as well!
Worship & Adult Faith Formation Committee
Our clergy and musicians enjoy brainstorming with parishioners for ideas to be incorporated in worship and the series of presentations and discussions we have throughout the year. This committee invites everyone to help form the ways in which we worship at Epiphany, whether in family-focused services, the music that we hear and sing, or special events that help us share God's Light.
These include Readers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Eucharistic Visitors to the Sick/Homebound, and Musicians. “Liturgy” actually means “work of the people,” so many lay members assist the clergy during worship.
Adult Faith Formation
This dynamic ministry supports the lifelong process of finding and falling in love with God in the midst of our chaotic human lives. Adult Faith Formation also has as its purpose lessons and opportunities that support, nourish, and challenge adults as they explore their faith and relationships with God and fellow humans. We have meetings for bible study, book and movie discussions, race relations, and current events that impact us at local, state, national, and global levels.
The Labyrinth Circle provides an opportunity to ensure that the journey of faith in one generation continues into the next. Epiphany is committed to being a place of rest and growth for all who are traveling toward a life centered in Episcopal faith now and in the future.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol, inviting us into a meandering but purposeful path that represents our sacred journeys with God. At Epiphany, we walk our labyrinth both as individuals and as a community. We grow, struggle, mourn, and celebrate together. Our desires to lead lives of Christian faith also include the legacies we leave behind.
Planned gifts enable us to continue expressing our faith in the One who has created, redeemed, and sustained us. They ensure that Epiphany will be here for us and our families and for future generations. The Labyrinth Circle is a planned giving program that provides ways for each of us, regardless of age or riches, to support the future ministries of Epiphany.