Community Life

Community Life comprises two major subcommittees:

  • Community Care
  • Community Spirit

(Please see descriptions below)

Community Care

  • Chair: Don Reiss. 243-1587
  • Staff Representative: Julie Stuart, 245-9733 X22, Julie by email.

Community Care Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at the Epiphany House. All parishioners are welcome to attend.

Mission Statement

The Community Care Ministry of the Church of the Epiphany is dedicated to the care of the members of our faith community. We recognize that everyone has the right to feel better – body, mind and spirit – regardless of their health, prognosis or condition. We are committed to accompanying our fellow Epiphanites as they travel through life’s journey. We dedicate ourselves to helping them reach for the best that life has to offer them. We will do so with compassion, respect and full knowledge that the gifts of us all can only be fully realized through caring for our Minds, our Bodies and our Spirits.

Community Care Ministry Subcommittees


  • Bereavement Reception Support: Serve on a Bereavement Team on a rotation basis to bring a dish, setup, serve, and/or cleanup after a funeral luncheon. Plan the Memorial Liturgy and Reception. Tasks: Plan liturgy, send invitations, decorate, prepare food and/or serve the meal. Also deliver flower twice a year to those recently bereaved. Contact: Elaine Zeller, rze5000@aol.com
  • Care of the Sick: Visit parishioners whether they are at home, in a nursing home or hospital; bring communion; provide meals and transportation. Contact: Sheila Reiss, sdreiss1@att.net
  • Healing Blanket Ministry: Provides blankets to those who are in need of healing mind, body, or spirit. Opportunities include cutting fabric. sewing. assembling. cutting prayer cards, and more. The ministry meets twice a month but the blankets can be sewn at home. Indigent burial palls are also made and provided to the Office of the County Coroner. ContactSue Dossey dosseysue@gmail.com or 245-7656.  [Click here] for more information about Healing Blankets.
  • Newborn Ministry: Provides support and meals to families with a newborn and/or adopted child. Contact: Julie Stuart by email.

Events – The following are Epiphany events that occur at specific times throughout the year.  If interested in these events, please watch for specific information in the bulletin, online and on the website. Each will be advertised when it is time to prepare for the event.

  • Bloodmobile
  • Easter Flower Delivery
  • Christmas Flower Delivery

Whether you have one hour a week, a couple of hours a month, or a few hours a year, there are abundant ways to serve your fellow members of the Epiphany in the Community Care Ministry. If you are in need of any of the services of this Ministry, please don’t hesitate to contact the office of the Parish Nurse, or any of the other individuals listed above.

Community Spirit

  • Chairs: Mary Jo Ellis, 502-241-7632 and LuAnn Hayes (244-8618) 
  • Staff Representative: Julie Stuart, 245-9733 X22, Julie by email.

The Epiphany Community Spirit Committee ministers to the everyday needs of our people, builds and supports community life through social activities. We celebrate significant events, enrich and strengthen the overall sense of community in the parish and call forth the gifts of our parishioners as we gather the Epiphany community together. Below are opportunities for service on this committee:

  • Feast of Epiphany Volunteers: Setup, cleanup, for both the Saturday evening reception and the Sunday morning breakfast. ContactJulie Stuart, 245-9733 x22.
  • S.E.L. (Singles Explore Life): Meet monthly for a meal and social outing. Time and locations vary. ContactLynne Webb, 245-9733 x10.
  • Sages (for 50 yrs. +): Gathers on the third Sunday of the month to hear a speaker and for a light luncheon. A core team meets on the Wednesday before the large meeting to discuss ways of serving the group and the parish. Contact: Martha Uveges, 254-2593.
  • Sunday Morning Coffee Worker: Make, serve and cleanup coffee and lemonade after weekend liturgies. Contact: Steve Hiland, 409-6425.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Volunteer: Assists in planning, setting up, during and clean-up of an appreciation event for parish volunteers.
  • Women of Epiphany: Women of the parish gather for a pot-luck meal and socializing on the first Tuesday of the month at a parishioner's home. Contact: Pam Porta, 4298283.

Events – The following are Epiphany events that occur at specific times throughout the year.  If interested in these events, please watch for specific information in the bulletin, online and on the website. Each will be advertised when it is time to prepare for the event.

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Epiphany Birthday Celebration
  • Epiphany House Christmas Decoration
  • Family Roller Skating
  • Marriage Celebration Dinner Volunteer
  • Memorial Day Reception Volunteer
  • Oktoberfest
  • Plant Exchange
  • Soup Suppers
  • Taste of Epiphany
  • Trivia Night
  • Welcome/Farewell Receptions