COMMUNITY LIFE MINISTRIES
Community Life Ministry Committee
Committee members meet monthly to plan and evaluate all parish-wide fellowship events, and assist when available at fellowship events and dinners. We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month, except December and June. New members, and especially new parishioners are welcome. Please join us and bring your ideas and experiences to share - together we can do great things for Epiphany!
Committee members are the first formal welcome contact for new parishioners at Epiphany. Volunteers help register new parishioners at the Welcome Desk after your preferred mass time, and pass out welcome packets with information about our parish. If you joined Epiphany because you felt like this parish was open and welcoming to you, why not share a few minutes of your time after mass to welcome our newest parishioners.
Sunday Coffee Ministry
Members of the Sunday Coffee Ministry prepare and serve coffee, lemonade and donuts after Sunday morning masses, 1 time per month, at your preferred mass time. Ministry members serve on teams, and cover for each other in case of travel or other conflicts. Families are encouraged to serve together in this ministry of hospitality.
Do you like to meet people, but maybe are a little shy? Are you handy in the kitchen, and really enjoy cooking? Maybe you just are happy washing dishes, or chopping onions. Whatever your gift, we like to think of the Fellowship Ministry as the perfect home for introverts, and extroverts too! Fellowship Ministry members help with dinners, dances, events and receptions after mass, and other parish-wide celebrations like the annual Parish Picnic. You can volunteer as often or seldom as you like. When we are planning an event, we will send out a group email. If you can help, great - let us know. If you can’t, no problem. We will keep sending you emails till you tell us to stop. Especially if you are new to the parish, this is a great way to get involved and see how it all works together. Please join us.
Members prepare and/or serve a buffet style dinner on the First Wednesday of the month, and other dinners during Lent and throughout the year. All food is made from scratch in our kitchen by volunteers. Please join us for fellowship and fun as we serve the people of Epiphany.
The kitchen is the heart of every home, and the Epiphany kitchen is no exception; Epiphany Cooks prepare food in the Epiphany kitchen for dinners and special events. Experienced cooks and first timers are all welcome—there is a job for everyone, and lots of fun and laughter shared. Cooks are contacted by email for each event as needed through the year, and help when they are able.
Ministry Members make home baked dessert items for funeral receptions, sacrament receptions, and parish-wide celebrations throughout the year. Ministry volunteers are notified by email when there is a need, and participate as they are able. Volunteers may also bake at a convenient time and bring the items to the Epiphany freezers for storage until needed.
Sign up to receive email requests for baked goods.
Funeral Reception Ministry
Funeral Reception Ministry members prepare and serve food for funeral receptions at Epiphany. Volunteers serve 6-12 times per year. They are contacted by phone when a reception is pending, many times on short notice, and may participate as seldom or as often as desired.
Funeral Food Ministry
Funeral Food Committee members donate specific purchased food items and/or baked goods, when requested, for the funeral receptions. Volunteers are contacted via email, and may participate as seldom or as often as desired.
Sign up to receive email requests for food donations.
Crisis Meals Ministry
Ministry members make or purchase and deliver meals to members of the parish community in crisis situations, 3-5 times per year. The Meals Coordinator contacts the person in crisis and determines needs, then calls or e-mails volunteers to prepare and deliver the meal. Time commitment: as it fits your schedule.
Epiphany Food Pantry
Epiphany maintains a small food panty to assist those who come to us in times of need. Volunteers are assigned a weekend, and restock bags of groceries when they come to mass that week. Commitment is 4-6 times per year.