Epiphany Outreach

For assistance please contact our Director of Pastoral Care EMAIL. Barry can either direct you to the appropriate person that can assist you, or he’ll set up an appointment to meet with 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 Barry 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.

Client Service Advocate

We are looking for a self-motivated and detail oriented individual to join our small team at Epiphany Caring for Life (ECL). At ECL we have the privilege to work with pregnant mothers and families in Anoka County. Providing them with essentials to help their child thrive in the first two years of life. This is a part-time (15 hours) non-exempt position. Hours are flexible.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves clients by primarily managing the 24 Hour Care Line. Clients call the careline to schedule baby closet appointments, receive emotional support and find referrals other community resources.
  • Schedule baby closet appointments over the phone and input information into an excel file.
  • Maintains clients confidentiality and privacy
  • Assists in the baby closet with client appointments
  • Assists with donations including receiving and sorting
  • Assists with making sure the baby closet is stocked with needed items
  • Assists with formula donations including sorting and shelving
  • Contributes to the team effort by providing backup support to other ECL staff members

This is a part-time (15 hours) non-exempt position. Hours are flexible and after the training period there is the possibility for some hours to be worked off-site.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Excellent telephone skills: including to be calm and supportive to mothers in crisis.
  • Ability to comfortably work with clients of all ethnicities and cultures
  • Quick books and/or filemaker experience a plus
  • Some Spanish knowledge a plus
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of client confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication- relates well with others in person and over the phone.
  • Maintains a nonjudgmental and non-controlling approach with clients
  • Must be proficient using email, google sheets/excel, and general computer knowledge
  • Must be self-motivated and able to manage own time to get projects and responsibilities completed in a timely manner
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs
  • Work well independently and as a team.
  • Experience working on a crisis line or customer service experience a plus

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.

We will be collecting baby items to replenish the baby closet.

Items most needed are girl newborn clothing, diapers size 3, 4, 5 and 6, wipes, baby wash & shampoo, and infant toys.

Please join us for donuts and coffee.

Donations can be dropped off at the parish office anytime.

For more information please call 612-803-2225.

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 the Parish Office 763.755.1020 or church@epiphanymn.org

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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