HAPPENINGS AT EPIPHANY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
No matter where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.
Welcome to our first-time guests!
Welcome to those who have no church home,
need strength, have doubt, want to follow Christ,
or even do not believe.
Welcome to those who were baptized here and
have worshipped in this place for generations!
Welcome to people of all sexual orientations &
gender identities, to people of all racial & ethnic
heritages, and to families of every shape and size.
May God find you where you are and welcome you home.
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Ash Wednesday Service – February 26 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.
We will be saying “Goodbye to the Alleluia” the Sunday (February 23) before Ash Wednesday – bring the kids for this special Sunday!
Next Sunday, February 23, is “Seminary Sunday,” a day in the United Church of Christ when we celebrate the importance of theological institutions and theological students. Chicago Theological Seminary student Kelli Harrison will be preaching at our 10:30 AM service. Kelli is finishing her final year as a Master of Divinity Student at Chicago Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. She is a member of Urban Village Church, Edgewater in Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her wife, her cat, and her dog who is a retired volunteer pet therapy dog. Kelli loves reading, walking in nature, making art, and watching the television show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
Many of you have noticed the presence of at least one meal a month after church over the last 4-5 months. The Fellowship Team has instituted these opportunities so that we can continue to get to know each other as a congregation. However, there are some costs involved, especially when the event is not a potluck. If you interested in offsetting the costs, you can donate online at www.ourepiphany.org with the DONATE button - look for the Fellowship line. You may also contribute with a check payable to Epiphany with Fellowship on the description line. Others have asked about beginning to contribute to the Kitchen, Nursery, and Accessibility remodeling project before our official Capital Campaign begins. If you wish to give or begin giving, you may do so at our website. THANK YOU for continued generosity to the work of the church!
REYG Youth Event – A Night Ministry Walk-About & Overnight Lock-in (Friday, Feb 21)
Mardi Gras Party after worship on Sunday, February 23! Join us for food, fun and fellowship
Update on Epiphany’s Plans to Celebrate its 125th anniversary: A dinner “gala” is being planned for October of this year; a possible cabaret fundraiser for the Common Pantry to showcase our mutual ministry together; a day of service with Bethany United Church of Christ, who are also celebrating their 125th anniversary; and a visit from former Pastor Matt Fitzgerald, who had a large impact on Epiphany. Look for more information soon.
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