3285 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 247-4190

The Service Ministry Team and Epiphany are very active group that focuses on outreach projects to supporting individuals or groups in need.

The hopes and goals of the Service Ministry Team are to:

  • Oversee the many ministries supported by Church of the Epiphany parishioners, both within the parish and outside our church.
  • Encourage new service projects by supporting individual or group ideas to help others in need.
  • Identify a service project every month (or if large project over several months).
  • Welcome everyone’s proposals and/or in coordinating a Service Project.
As a way to impact food insecurity in our neighborhood, we put out a Little Free Food Pantry Box in our parking lot. Anyone can take food or personal care items from the box that they need without judgement or limit as well as anyone can donate items to the box.

Anyone can drop off donations to the Free Food Pantry Box. Keep in mind the weather, will these donations hold up in hot or freezing temperatures? Please neatly place your donations inside the Food Pantry Box.

Ideas of what to donate to our Free Food Pantry Box:

Non-perishable foods:

  • canned goods
  • juice
  • rice, beans, pasta
  • spices, flour, oil, juice
  • baby food, breads

Hygiene items:

  • soaps
  • detergent
  • shampoo, hair care items
  • diapers
  • menstrual products
  • toilet paper
  • shaving products

Other essentials:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand warmers
  • Dog food & Cat food


We believe that literacy is of vital importance in our community. We were donated our Little Free Library  as part of an Eagle Scout project. You can find our Little Free Library along Buffalo Road under the shade of two trees and a raised brick flower bed. Please note, once we get into the Winter Season the Free Little Library gets “put away for the winter.” However, we will place some books into the Little Free Food Pantry Box.

The Books are free, please take as many as you like, and you are also welcome to donate gently used books.

Other ongoing service projects and organizations we support include:

  • Family Promise, formerly RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)
  • St. Theodore’s Food Pantry
  • SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministry) – SWEM Walk and Assembling Christmas meal boxes is an annual event.
  • Aurora House Hospice
  • Hope Hall School
  • Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Cameron Ministry
  • Alternatives for Battered Women
  • FoodLink
  • CAP (Christian Appalachian Project)
    • Epiphany has collected clothing and supplies, held spaghetti dinners, and otherwise supported this organization in its work addressing poverty and supporting people in eastern Kentucky and across Appalachia.