Outreach @ Epiphany
Epiphany is proud to reach out into the larger community. There are a varity of ways that we do so.
Breaking Bread ~ A community meal that is served weekly at United Church in Walpole. Breaking Bread is a ministry of Walpole Families of Faith. Epiphany hosts the meal once each quarter.
The Pumpkin Patch ~ Each October, Epiphany Parish's lawn becomes home to thousands of pumpkins. The pumpkins are consigned from a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, New Mexico. More than 1,000 Native Americans are employed and over 2 million dollars are raised for the reservation's local economy each pumpkin season. In addition to the outreach provided to the Navajo people, Epiphany also supports various other local organizations including The Walpole Food Pantry.
Gifts for Kids ~ During Advent each year, through an organization called Gifts for Kids we decorate a tree with tags containing the wishes of children identified by human service providers in Norfolk County as needing assistance to make their Christmas dreams come true.
Some tags have general wishes like clothes, books, arts & crafts, and age appropriate games; while others are very specific - a winter jacket, boots, a basketball. It is heart warming to see the tags disappear and gifts appear under the tree each year.
New Life Furniture Bank ~ New Life Furniture Bank of MA is a charitable organization, staffed by volunteers, that accepts tax-deductible donations of furniture and household items, warehouses them and then makes them available at no charge to those in need through referring agencies.
Epiphany supports New Life through volunteering, donating household items after our White Elephant Sale, and participating in their annual towel drive. In 2019 we collected 48 bath towels, 38 hand towels, and 69 wash cloths!
The Walpole Food Pantry ~ We have an open collection of non-perishable food items and health care items. There is a basket as you enter the front doors of the church where items can be dropped off. These items are presented during the offering each Sunday for a blessing.
AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) ~ Epiphany Parish is host/home to three different AA groups:
Mondays, 6:30 pm ~ "Living in the Solution" is an hour-long meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a co-ed literature-based discussion meeting. The speakers read AA approved literature, then they discuss the reading, their experience strength and hope and open up to the group to share on the topic.
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm ~ Women’s Group
Fridays, 8:00 pm ~ This is an OPEN AA meeting - it is open to anyone that would like to attend.
All are Welcome.