Epiphany encourages the involvement of our youth and adults in service projects in-state, out-of-state, and internationally. Some are joint efforts with other churches, while others are entirely of our own doing.
Seasons of Love Meal
Our adults and youth participate monthly at Church of the Good Shepherd, preparing and serving a hot meal to area homeless men and women. In addition, Epiphanites transport the homeless to this meal, sort clothing for the clothes closet, assist in giving haircuts, and collect donations of clothing and toiletries. For more information and to assist with this ministry, please contact Joe Skinner.
We support an Episcopal ministry in Uganda which includes the Epiphany School, the McMahon Medical Clinic, vehicle donation, and sponsoring of individual children. At Christmas time, parishionners can ‘purchase’ items needed by the pygmies from a Christmas Wish List.
Learn more here.
Appalachia Service Project (ASP)
In past summers, youth and adults from our church joined others from the area to repair homes in the Appalachian region, making them warmer, safer and drier. A fundraiser of home-made chocolates at Christmas time continues to raise monies annually for ASP.
Philadelphia Service Project
Our High School Youth participate in at least one mission trip each summer. In June of 2007, Sr. High Youth traveled together with the youth group from First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit, to the Kensington/Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia through YouthWorks!, an international mission trip agency.
While being housed at Summerfield-Siloam United Methodist Church, the youth experienced a variety of mission areas, including visiting a senior center, helping stock a massive food bank, passing out food at a street corner food drop, painting a Girls Club gymnasium, building a wheelchair ramp at a transitional housing unit, and more. Each day ended with a time of worshsip and reflection and on the last night of the trip, the church and youth hosted a neighborhood cookout and block party.
New Orleans Service Projects
In 2006, our youth traveled to Moss Point, Mississippi, to help the Rush family rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. In July 2007 they went to New Orleans to continue with its rebuilding efforts.
Belize Service Project
The Youth traveled to Belize for a Youth Mission Trip in 2005. They worked on several construction projects for the local people.