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 or in coordinating a Service Project.
Ongoing service projects and organizations we support include:
- RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)
- Theodore’s food pantry
- 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.
- ABVI (Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) Epiphany has a box (shed) in the parking lot where people can donate clothing and other goods to ABVI.
- SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministry) – Assembling Christmas meal boxes is an annual event.
- Aurora House hospice in Spencerport
- Hope Hall School
- Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong
- Cameron Ministry
- Alternatives for Battered Women
Our neighbor Seabury Woods:
Seabury Woods is an assisted living facility for seniors located immediately behind the church. It is one of the Episcopal Senior Life Communities in Rochester. Epiphany partners with Seabury in a number of ways, some activities include senior yoga, MITE (Maintaining Independence Through Exercise), Bible study, Alzheimer’s support group, nutrition and lunch programs.