The expression of God’s love through outreach happens in many ways at Epiphany. We feed and house the homeless; we fill and fund food banks, and we help people find homes. We also teach, and we create opportunities for the shared worship of God. The genesis for all service at Epiphany Parish comes through the energy of individuals seeking to live into God’s vision for creation. Learn more about our Service & Outreach ministries and partnerships in this video presentation from Have a Heart 2021.
Many young people living on the streets of the University District depend on Teen Feed for a hot meal. Ann Beck has led an Epiphany Teen Feed meal crew on the fourth Thursday of the month since the 1980s.
Epiphany folks also prepare meals for St. Luke’s Edible Hope meal program in Ballard and serve weekday meals at Community Lunch on Capitol Hill.
When the pandemic shut down the hot meal service at Operation Nightwatch last year, parishioners pitched in every Sunday to make thousands of sandwiches. Volunteers continue to make sandwiches that the Nightwatch staff distribute at tent encampments.
The Nightwatch meal program has reopened, and Epiphany prepares a meal at the Nightwatch Dispatch Center on the third Saturday of odd-numbered months. We sometimes feed upwards of a 100 people who come late at night seeking shelter space.
This organization is dedicated to the support of institutions in the Holy Land that serve underserved populations through the Archbishop of Jerusalem. Epiphany parishioners on pilgrimage visit some of the institutions we support financially every two years.
Haiti Micah Project is an organization that helps destitute kids in Mirebalais, Haiti. Epiphany provides financial support for their strategic focus on three primary programs: The Year-long Feeding Program, the School Assistance Program, and the Trade School Program.
The Compass Rose Society supports the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. Founded in 1994 at the Old Palace in Canterbury, the Society has become an important financial resource to the Anglican Communion, as well as valuable voice in communicating the news of the work of the Communion, helping to maintain and improve worldwide harmony.
Epiphany’s support of Nicolás Fund for Education (NFE) continues a relationship with the Guatemalan village of Belén, which our parish sponsored through Seattle’s Agros Foundation in the years 2006–2011. Epiphany provides scholarships for several Belén students to attend NFE’s Nicolás Christian School in the nearby town of Nebaj.
For more information on international partnerships, contact Holly Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epiphany has several seasonal collection drives including: supplies for families living in YWCA transitional housing: Easter Baskets; backpacks and school supplies; Halloween pumpkins; Thanksgiving meals; and Christmas gifts at holiday times. Contact Sherilyn Peterson at email@example.com.
Operation Nightwatch, Teen Feed, and the YWCA always need socks, warm hats and gloves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, aspirin, lotions, shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, deodorant, and other small comforts for emergency shelter supplies. Contact Ann Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A decades-old tradition at Epiphany, the hunger basket sits at the chancel steps to collect your contributions for those who are hungry. The current recipient is the East Cherry YWCA Food Bank. Contact Holly Boone at email@example.com.
Each February, the Service & Outreach Committee invites the parish to the annual “Have a Heart” parish party following a beautiful Choral Evensong service. This event is the main fundraiser for all of Epiphany’s outreach ministries. You and parish friends will enjoy a lively evening while doing good things for our community. Contact Ann Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.