Epiphany Reaches Out

In the Episcopal tradition, parishes like the Church of the Epiphany support a variety of organizations and individuals in need. We look at ways to make a difference in local, regional, national and international efforts. Each month we focus on one project and encourage parishioners to consider how they, or their family and friends can contribute.

We invite you to join us as we reach out to serve others.


Community

Epiphany reaches out to the local community, supporting seniors, youth, homeless families, patients at Stanford Hospital, and more.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Hunger is a year-round challenge, even in this prosperous part of the world.  Second Harvest Food Bank continues to feed incredible numbers of people, using donations of food products, monetary offerings, and an active volunteer corps. Our donation bin can be found inside the Parish Hall.

Clothing & Supplies Drives

Some of our monthly Outreach activities assist foster children by providing swim suits, pjs and other gear for summer campers, donating costumes at Halloween and making sure they receive presents on their wish lists at Christmas. Other collections range from providing full-sized personal toiletry items for teens and veterans to pet-related items for Animal Rescue groups. These kinds of drives invite people of all ages to lend a hand.

Home and Hope

This program brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes, and is supported by a variety of different faiths and congregations on the Peninsula. Epiphany parishioners prepare and share meals with guest families, assist with homework and help guests feel safe and welcome as they move from congregation to congregation.

Rebuilding Together Peninsula

For years, Epiphany has volunteered on Rebuilding Together projects that help make a local homeowner’s house safe, warm, and inviting. We help to financially sponsor these projects as well as volunteering on-site to paint, build ramps, fix electrical issues, install safety bars and smoke detectors, clear out backyards or garden. These projects are always in April, with the major effort falling on National Rebuilding Day, the last Saturday in April. Volunteers with home project skills are always desired, but everyone 14-years and up are welcome and will find helpful things to do!

Chaplaincy at Stanford

The Episcopal Chaplaincy at Stanford Hospital provides comfort and counsel to hundreds of patients and their families each year. You can help by creating a quilt for a preemie or patient needing some TLC, visiting patients in the hospital (sign-up required), or join our Prayer Care Team.


Nation

Epiphany's Outreach Commission also reaches out across the United States to serve those in need. Learn more about each of these programs and the impact they have on those involved in the programs as well as those who volunteer.

Summer Service Project

Our Senior Seekers (teens), plus several adult chaperones, take on a service project each summer to help a community in need. Past trips have included hurricane cleanup efforts, removal of non-native plants and beach conservation, repairing homes in Central Los Angeles and helping to create safe spaces for refugee families.

National Alliance for Mental Health “NAMIWalks

A group of Epiphany members and friends support the Mind of America’s NAMIWalk each year. This fundraising effort helps to support families and individuals struggling with mental illness.


World

Epiphany's Outreach Commission has identified a number of organizations around the globe that match the vision and values of our parish.  Learn more about each of these programs and the people they serve. 

Episcopal Charitable Organizations

Founded on the belief that faith calls us to help those less fortunate, Episcopal Charities builds a community of givers to serve a community in need - connecting generosity with workable solutions to break the cycle of hopelessness. Episcopal Relief and Development is a compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world, providing  emergency assistance in times of disaster, helping to rebuild devastated communities after the immediate crisis is over, and offering long-term solutions to help people sustain safer, healthier, and more productive lives. 

Epiphany contributes financially to these organizations when special programs arise.