Coming Events

Real and Relevant Bible Study
Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

The Bible is a unique book that can be inspirational, full of wisdom, and a place to find life guidance.  But let's be honest!  It can be intimidating and...

Prayer Circle
Every Sunday, 10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

This group carries out a quiet but important ministry of prayer support for parishioners, others in special need and for situations of concern to members of the...

PASTOR'S THOUGHTS

It's hard to believe Fall is HERE!  I'm excited to be a part of this wonderul community.  Within this website you'll find all of Epiphany's ministries and outreach opportunities within the Mount Vernon community.  Here's really who we are below:

First, Epiphany continue's to reflect a passionate vision of an unconditionally loving God that capture's people's hearts.  As part of that mission, the parish council voted Epiphany become intentional by actively becoming an LGBTQ Affirming congregation.  To be an Affirming Congregation means that we welcome persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the table of Christ’s communion and to the full life and leadership of Epiphany.

Second, we are place for a real and relevant message of God's love through our authenticity.  During much of my younger faith life, authenticity was a hard choice, because I was raised in a church that held rigid rules, picked which scriptures to follow and which to ignore  and didn’t encourage people to share their true selves. At Epiphany, we have the courage to be who we are.  We attempt to create a sense of belonging for everyone.  It's our goal to encourage all children of God to fully feel joy and sorrow. We make room to be real. Authenticity is a choice and we choose it!

Third, a sense of community in a comfortable setting matters at Epiphany!   We offer a traditional liturgical experience, in a beautiful building within a space that feels more familiar than mysterious.  It's our goal when people enter Epiphany they say "I love this space with this group of people that genuinely care as a community". 

Last, Epiphany is a place of action not rest!  We are eager to share with the world what God has given to Epiphany; grace with love in action!   Epiphany's activities are designed to connect people with God and each other.  We encourage people to follow Jesus.  That’s our primary activity.   Following Jesus leads to serving others and speaking out for social justice.

Pastor Karis

 

 

 

 

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