Epiphany Outreach

For assistance please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Erin EMAIL. She can either direct you to the appropriate person that can assist you, or she’ll set up an appointment to meet with you.

Due to COVID19 most of these ministries have stopped or have been altered in some fashion. If you need help with food and are a parishioner of Epiphany, or more information on county programs, please contact our parish office, 763.755.1020.

Alcoholics Anonymous For Men

This AA men’s group is held on Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Nursery.

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Birthright, a pro-life organization, provides caring support for women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy. The group provides pregnancy tests, referrals for food, medical assistance, and other provisions that are needed.  24/7 HELPLINE 1.800.550.4900

Friendship, Help, Hope

At Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy no matter what the problem may be. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

Some of the issues a pregnant woman may face can be how to afford this child or adding another child to the family, how to parent a newborn child and where and how to obtain prenatal care. Other issues of concern may be telling parents that a teen is pregnant or dealing with a significant other. Client advisors at Birthright are prepared to help you address any or all of these concerns.

Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself.

Epiphany has been blessed with a multitude of volunteers who give so generously of their time and talents to allow us as a church to help others less fortunate.

We ask of you…

Epiphany Care Fund supports Epiphany families who are disadvantaged and struggling with difficult life circumstances.  You do need to be an active parishioner at the Church of the Epiphany and we ask that you volunteer a few times during the year.

The Care Fund provides limited assistance in helping parishioners. Disbursements from the Care Fund are intended to meet short term, often one-time needs of Epiphany families, with the exception of receiving groceries.

More information or to talk to someone about a home visit, contact Erin EMAIL

Here are the programs that Epiphany supports.

Epiphany Caring for Life Please call our 24-hour hotline at 612.803.2225 for baby clothes, equipment formula diapers, all things baby and mom.

Family Table Serve a free meal to about 150-200 people the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  All Are Welcome!

Street People Ministry (Sharing & Caring Hands)  prepare food on Friday, deliver Saturday morning to Caring & Sharing Hands.

Community Emergency Action Program (CEAP) (monthly donation)

Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter Basket Program– supported over 165 families for each program.

Brothers of Peace has a St Paul food shelf that supports 400 families & homeless people with food and personal care food shelf donations

Carmelite Sisters 16 Sisters in Lake Elmo

More information or to talk to someone about a home visit, contact Erin EMAIL

Epiphany Caring for Life ( ECL) offers personal support, resources and information to women experiencing unplanned or difficult pregnancies. The goal is to enable them to choose life. Angels Wings, a part of ECL, offers miscarriage support. Please call our 24-hour hotline at 612.803.2225.

Internship with Epiphany Caring for Life

Epiphany Caring for Life (ECL) is looking for a self-starter with good communication skills who is interested in learning the behind the scenes of a non-profit pregnancy resource center.  ECL hopes to find someone who is equally comfortable working as part of a team and with minimal supervision. The intern will be responsible for a number of duties at ECL and will get experience in all areas of the organization.

Duties will include:

*Working with the administrator to assist in the day-to-day operations
*Donations management & organization
* Meeting with clients at our baby closet
* Working with the client service advocate to learn about client mentoring, grant writing and Online communications.

The position is unpaid, but documentation can be provided for school credit purposes. Hours are flexible, but we would like a commitment of at least 5-10 hours per week.

To apply please send a resume to ecl@epiphanymn.org and list Intern in the subject or for questions call 612-803-2225.

Resources

We can provide for you, baby clothes, baby equipment, maternity clothing, pack and play/car seat. You will need to fill out a pack’ n’ play and infant car seat application before receiving the crib.

For more information on support groups for divorced and separated people please visit St. Timothy Catholic Church website for information on their extensive programs or call them at 763.784.1329.

The Epiphany provides emergency groceries to all registered Epiphany Parishioners.

We are in need of gift cards to CUB, Festival Foods, Walmart, etc. We will hand these to the parishioners that need to provide for their families during difficult times.  Epiphany no longer has the traditional food shelf but we still want to help our families.

Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Erin EMAIL

Epiphany Family Table serves a free meal the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Epiphany School Cafeteria.  For more information EMAIL.  All Are Welcome!

We need people to prepare food, set up, welcome our guests, serve, and clean up. This is also a great way for your confirmation student to get service hours.

Before you volunteer for Family Table or any ministry at Epiphany you will need to have a background check, code of conduct and VIRTUS training on file. EMAIL to find out if you are compliant.

Check Your closets

We often collect warm, gently used, coats to be distributed to our guests usually in November at Family Table.

Watch for bulletin announcements on when to bring them to the church. Thank you for any help you can give!

Established in 2012

Our first meal was about 95 people and we now serve anywhere from 170 – 200 people. The meals are prepared by volunteers who start cooking at 2:00 in the afternoon and are ready when we open the doors at 5:30 p.m. Our other volunteers set the tables, put up signs, make the coffee, prepare the dessert table and greet the guests. All desserts and bread are donated by Panera Bread, Cub Foods or Starbucks. These items have outlived their shelf life for these organizations but are still very delicious for us.

North Metro Grief Support Coalition

Serving Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Cedar, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Oak Grove, Spring Lake Park

NORTH METRO AREA GRIEF EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

Serving Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Cedar, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Ham Lake, Oak Grove, Spring Lake Park

For further information please call 763/354-7828.

Grief to Grace

Grief to Grace is a four to five day psychological and spiritual journey providing safety and support for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It is appropriate for those who have endured rape, incest, or other forms of traumatic violation in childhood, adolescence or as an adult. It is also suitable for those who have suffered abuse by a member of the clergy. This model of care provides therapy for the soul.

This effective healing process combines Living Scripture with journaling, group activity and discussion, therapeutic facilitation, cognitive restructuring and grief work. It is a pilgrimage to discover the love, tenderness, belonging, safety, joy and peace that are often missing from the stories of abuse victims.

Please contact Diane at diane@grieftograce.org for questions and to find your local Grief to Grace location.

Miscarried or Stillborn

To learn more about support groups or ways to deal with loss, visit this link.

Is someone you care about affected by memory loss? Our support group is a place where ideas, struggles and hope can be shared. It has been proven to be an excellent place to find information, education, friendship and support. For more information please contact Epiphany Senior Housing at 763.772.1066.

Epiphany Senior Housing

Epiphany Senior Housing is carefully designed to serve our residents and their visitors. They can visit any of the gathering rooms, reserve our private dining room for special-occasion family meals, and enjoy lovely views of the beautifully landscaped grounds that surround our residence.

seniorhouse

The Prayer Shawl Ministry uses yarn to create beautiful prayer shawls to comfort and warm those in need. For instance: those working through cancer treatment, significant illness, the loss of a loved one–people who would benefit from being wrapped in prayers and love. All shawls are blessed before going out to individuals. After the prayer shawl is no longer needed, if it remains in good condition, then it is passed onto another who needs the warmth, prayers and love.

This committee shares a fundamental belief in the dignity of the human person and the sanctity of all life. Using Scripture, we educate our parish in an understanding of justice and involvement in life issues. As we grow, we reach out to the community and serve as a catalyst for positive social change. Contact Pat at 763.427.7509 or Tom at 763.227.5504.

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