Church of the Epiphany
Worshipping in Canada's most southern town since 1853
EPIPHANY OUTREACH 2017
PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE
The pastoral Care Committee performs an extremely valued ministry to the parish, by keeping in touch with people outside the parish. As well as visiting, they keep in touch with the most vulnerable through seasonal remembrances, also mailing pray cards to parishioners.
We meet at 9:30 am on the second Sunday of each month to update on our outreach ministry to shut-ins.
DOLL MAKERS BECOME QUILTERS
The 3D framed gift framed in our parish hall is one of our dolls that was used for our ongoing hospital program. Some of our dolls have also gone overseas to help with childrens' surgeries. This really puts the work into perspective and we truly appreciate their visit.
The doll makers of Epiphany are now also making small quilts for the hospital's Neonatal unit. These quilts are from our excess material during the doll making for hospitalized children. They will help families of stillborn children as well as others with loss or distress.
Dresses made by our sewing group for young girls in
Africa are on their way.
Please support this and our worthwhile doll project initiated by Deacon Jane.
COATS for ADULTS,
Worship to the Community
Epiphany offers Wednesday Eucharist's to Southgate, Royal Oak and Kingsville Court residents in this community. Keep your eye on the events calendar for dates.
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First Sunday in May we focus on HHF. The Huron Hunger Fund is the mission outreach charity of the Anglican Church of Canada. Our service and breakfast raised funds for Maternal Assistance in Africa.
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There are many ministries to give thanks for; We continuously supply our local food bank, collect bread tabs for the blind, stamps for the Bible Society and pop tops for wheelchairs.
The loaning of our extra walkers and wheelchairs are available from the church.
SUPPORT OUR MISSIONS
FOOD BANKOur parish collects for the Kingsville Food bank by not only publishing needs in the church bulletin weekly but also having a grocery cart at the entrance for people to easily donate.
Kingsville's food bank has been in in operation for 17 years. In 2013 they fed 2206 people, 171 more than in 2012. Of this total 720 were children and 1486 were adults. From these adults 95 were 65 years of age or older. The dedicated volunteers worked over 3417 hours, picking up donations, sorting and checking dates, stocking shelves, and shopping and writing than you notes. There are several people within our parish involved with this group and to them and to all we thank you for your dedication to our community.
plastic milk bags for Haiti.- Every Tues in Harrow United
Church milk bags are woven into matts and school bags that
are shipped to Haiti.
The parish received a donation of wool and we are turning that into small blankets for the laps of wheelchair users. Some are crocheting while others are knitting. We could use more volunteers; you make what you like 30" x45". Please see Vicki
LOONIES FOR THE LORD* HHF/PWRDF *
On HHF Sunday May 3rd we attempted to arrange donated loonies the length of the isle. We did it and had to start back again! Thank you everyone for a donation over $1000 which was taken to the Diocesan Annual Synod service for the Huron Hunger Fund/PWRDF to help with projects throughout Canada and the world.
COATS for ADULTS in November brought some great volunteers together to assist our community.
Our Collection of coats for the Adult winter coats program, was unfortunately very popular last year. We have begun this years' collection of coats for NOV. Rev Vicki reports at least 50 coats went out to those in need, as well as 30 hat/mitten/scarf sets. After a couple of days the coats then moved on to another town for continued distribution. Windsor alone had already distributed 6000 coats before December.
Operation Christmas Child boxes are available every Nov to fill.
ACW Sponsored Pie MakersWe make fruit pies at festival time with local ingredients and the rest of the year we make meat pies. This group is a major donor to Epiphany development projects as well as other projects locally. It is fun working and lunching together in support of the parish and the community! Come out anytime Men too! We could use your strong shoulders to roll dough and move pies to the freezers
Canon Morley coordinates a prayer chain in the parish. This small group meets monthly to coordinate requested prayers. Submissions are always welcomed!