Outreach @ Epiphany
Epiphany is proud to reach out into the larger community. There are a variety of ways that we do so.
Breaking Bread ~ THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD. 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.
common cathedral - Parishioners donate fruit, coffee, sugar and granola bars monthly to the Boston based cathedral.
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. This program resumed in 2022 as only online monetary donations were accepted by Gifts for Kids in 2020 and 2021.
New Life Furniture Bank ~ Post COVID this program has not resumed. 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.
In the past, Epiphany supported 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 ~ Post COVID this program has not resumed per 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) ~
Fridays, 8:00 pm ~ This is an OPEN AA meeting - it is open to anyone that would like to attend.
All are Welcome.