The Epiphany Episcopal Church exist to worship God and grow into the image of Christ, while ministering to the people of God. We strive to implement our mission through our ministries, some of which are summarized below.
Women of Epiphany
The purpose of this ministry is to unite the Women of Epiphany (WOE) in a program of worship, study, service, fellowship, and gifts, which will carry forward the missionary, educational, and social service work of the Church, Parish, community, Diocese, the Nation, and the World. The WOE conducts the annual Chari-Tea fundraiser and various worship activities highlighted by Lenten Quiet Day.
The committee is dedicated to feeding and clothing needy and homeless persons in and around the Forestville area. The committee coordinates the provision of abundant food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas for deserving families. The Outreach Committee also prepares and serves a hot meal at the Community Café, which is located at the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, MD.
Mission Statement: “The mission of the Epiphany Episcopal Church Scholarship Committee is to financially assist in the educational endeavors of the college bound youth of Epiphany Episcopal Church and the local community.”
Mission Scripture: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). The Scholarship Committee is dedicated to providing financial assistance for the educational endeavors of the college bound youth of Epiphany Episcopal Church and the local community. The committee conducts fundraisers to support Prince George’s County youth, who go on to higher education training at such schools as Prince George’s County College, the University of Maryland, Howard University and South Carolina State University.
Buildings and Grounds Committee
The volunteers on this committee help to ensure that the grounds of the church and its various properties are maintained and available to support the mission of the church. The properties of the church include the main sanctuary, Canterbury Hall rentals venue, the cemetery and the Rectory.
Members of this ministry serve God by preparing and tending the place where his people worship. The altar guild is an offeri9ng of time and talents, and ministry of love in the name of Christ. The altar guild duties go on quietly in the background, often unnoticed by the average worshiper. We work with the priest to help make the worship life of the church run smoothly.
EPIPHANY STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations! 2023 Scholarship Fund Recipient Information!!
Areanna Cole is currently a Junior studying Health Science at Howard University in Washington, DC. In the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters, Areanna demonstrated academic excellence and made the Dean’s List. She is a Love, Syngery Site Leader, and the Community Service Chair for HUES. Areanna plans to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science and is studying to become a Pediatric Physician Assistant. She maintains outstanding grades and wants to be a public servant to others.
Bryce Griffin graduated from Jackson-Reed High School in Washington, DC in June 2023. He maintained an Honor Roll status every quarter from 2019 to 2023. He was an active member in the Student Government, as well as a member of the Alpha Leadership Program for minority young men. Bryce actively participated in the Epiphany food drives during the 2020 and 2021 holiday seasons, preparing food baskets and packing clothes for families in need. For the Fall 2023 semester, Bryce was accepted at North Carolina A&T State University. He is currently a Freshman and majoring in Business Administration. Bryce’s future goal is to become a sports agent representing athletes with their contractual needs and various sponsorships.
The Scholarship Fund Committee and the Epiphany family would like to congratulate Areanna and Bryce and wish them a safe, successful, and productive school year. May God continue to bless them with grace and mercy throughout the year!
Areanna and Bryce received an award of $750 for their outstanding educational achievements and community service involvement.
In addition, the Scholarship Fund Committee (June Wood, Janet Walker, Erline Vaughan, Cheryl Maxwell, Alethea Thomas, Lynne Tyler, Gloria McKnight, and Joel Robertson) would like to thank the Epiphany family and friends for their generous donations and look forward to providing the same support in 2024!
Slides From Our Tending Our Soil Event: Community Picnic June 25th
Epiphany kicked-off its Tending Our Soil (TOS) initiative by holding a Community Picnic on June 25th. The idea of this event was the outcome of a collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Epiphany Vestry.
Our objectives were the post-Pandemic re-engagement of our members in the ministry of the parish and the development of a relationship with our neighbors throughout the community. The slide show below is testimony to the success of this first step.
The Tending Our Soil Ministry leads the Kick-Off of Friday Night Jazz
On November 10th, the Tending Our Soil Ministry held a Friday Night Jazz concert featuring David Cole and Main Street Blues. The concert was part of the initiative of this ministry to cultivate the changed soil of our parish (following the challenges of the Covid Pandemic) so that God's love can grow in our church and community.
Below is a slideshow capturing the joy and fellowship of the Friday Night Jazz session.