Epiphany Outreach

Church of the Epiphany
Worshipping in Canada's most southern town since 1853

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  EPIPHANY OUTREACH 2017

  • We will again collect 1 Kg jars of Peanut Butter for the Goodfellows Christmas baskets. Last year almost 200 were sent.
  • OCT Rummage Sale was another fun activity and terrific success! $2325.65 was realized. Thank you for your support
  • Egg Muffin breakfast raised $300 which was sent to PWRDF in aid of Hurrican Irma Relief.
  • Point North supplies were trucked to Pickle Lake for transport by plane to Kingfisher Lake. It has been a very violent summer for weather, making the move difficult for pilots, but it has arrived. Thank you to so many who have helped meet the grocery challenge of collection as well as transport.

    81 bags of brown sugar,76 bags of white sugar,86 jars of Mayonnaise  for a total of  674lbs  

Point North

  • We collected 65 cake mixes & icing for Food Bank Birthday kits which are being assembled by our Deanery Youth

 

  • Anonymous donours financed gifts for 3 families in Kingsville for Christmas. Santa delivered much needed work clothes and toys in an outreach to make Christmas for people who otherwise wouldn't have one.

 

  • Vestry passed a motion to donate again to the Cathedral as well Diana has been making Soups to serve by donation for the Cathedral following occasional services. Thank you for this important outreach.

 

  • The Harvest donations of food items decorated the church and were later donated to the Kingsville Foodbank following our Harvest Thanksgiving Services. The church was gorgeous

 

  • We collected for a Medical Mission to Haiti. Thank you for all the Aspirin, Vitamins, toothpaste & brushes, combs, cheater or prescription glasses, and bibles.

 

  • We collected supplies for the returning Canterbury College Students. Many are from foreign countries and require dish & bathroom soap, cleaning supplies, et al to help start out in residence.
  • Mothers' Day - corsages were given to every woman attending the service.

  • Essex Deanery Golf Tournament Wed June 22, 2016 at 7 Lakes. We sent 3 teams to support the Essex Deanery Children and Youth Ministry, more golfers this year than ever before! Fr Bryan & Art will cook steaks for the event after their own round of golf!

  • Meals on Wheels deliveries will be Wednesdays throughout the fall.

  • The complimentary Christmas Dinner Dec 25th, at noon was a terrific success. Young & old, rich & poor, enjoyed turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Thank you to all our helpers and Victoria for organizing the event each year. It was great that Santa left some gifts for the young visitors too!

     


PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE

Pastoral Care Team Meeting

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.

UPCOMING DATES

NOV

Coats for Adults

Pies

DEC

Carol Service

Children's Christmas party

Community Complimentary Christmas Dinner
 


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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 E reports are available to those who email a request for them. Sunday's bible readings, a synopsis of the sermon and announcements are available in the mailing.

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Huron Hunger Fund

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

COATS for ADULTS

in November

Our Collection of coats for the Adult winter coats program, is very popular. 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 last year. After a couple of days the coats then move on to another town for continued distribution.

FOOD BANK

Our 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. Marylin Allen is retiring as the lead coordinator after 25 years. We thank her for her immense dedication to this cause.

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.


CURRENT PROJECTS

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 *

Loonies
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. 


ACW Sponsored Pie Makers

We 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!

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.
This is very fulfilling and ongoing for the parish. The hospital requires 60 dolls a month!