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  • February 08, 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Malden Warming Center logoJourney to Justice (formerly Mission & Outreach) has been actively involved with the Malden Warming Center (MWC) since last March.  The Center offers warm, safe, and dignifying overnight housing for those experiencing housing insecurity seven nights a week, from December 1 to March 31. This season, a dozen volunteers from Epiphany have been regularly taking shifts at MWC — welcoming guests, serving meals, and offering companionship.

    Among other services, MWC offers warm clothing and footwear for the guests. This Lenten season, we at Epiphany are collecting *NEW* clothing items that are low in inventory at MWC, particularly underwear for men and women (all sizes needed), long underwear, and socks. Please bring donations to the back of the church, or order directly from our wish list here. Items should be shipped to: Malden Warming Center, First Church of the Nazarene, 529 Eastern Ave, Malden MA 02148.

    Participation in this clothing drive is another way for us to extend kindness to the guests at the Warming Center. Questions? Reach out to Rev. Janelle

  • February 01, 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parish of the Epiphany's Building for the Ages capital campaign logoWe invite you to help lay the foundation for our parish through our Building for the Ages capital campaign. Our goal of $3 million+ will require the prayerful discernment of everyone — we all have a role to achieve our goals. We invite you to make a pledge electronically through Realm or using this physical form. Please contact for questions or more information and visit our campaign webpage or the the display in Hadley Hall for details. This campaign is an exciting and transformative effort for our parish. Thank you for joining this campaign. Our Ingathering of pledges will be on Sunday, February 25.  

  • January 18, 2024 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parishioners voting during Parish of the Epiphany's Annual MeetingJoin us after the 10:00 am service on Sunday, January 28 as we gather in Hadley Hall for our Annual Meeting. We will gather to approve a slate of candidates for our open parish leadership positions, discuss our ongoing Building for the Ages campaign, and look to the coming year ahead. A simple lunch will be served. We hope you can join us for this important yearly meeting.

  • December 21, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Celebrate our Savior’s birth with Christmas worship at Parish of the Epiphany!

    This Sunday, December 24, we will mark the Fourth Sunday of Advent with a spoken Rite I Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am. There will be no 10:00 am service this day. 

    Our Christmas Eve worship on December 24 will include three services: a family service with our children’s pageant at 4:00 pm, as well as Choral Eucharists at 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm. (Please note that the 10:00 pm service will include incense.) The 10:00 pm service will be livestreamed via YouTube

    On Monday, December 25, join us at 10:00 am for a Choral Eucharist on Christmas Day.

  • December 18, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Painting of a dove flying over a fiery landscape With hearts heavy at the continuing devastation, trauma and grief in the Holy Land, our bishops have called upon the people of the Diocese of Massachusetts to participate in a special Jerusalem Offering in support of humanitarian ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. Offerings must be to the diocese by January 6, 2024 to be forwarded to AFEDJ. You can find out more about this effort and these ministries at the diocese's webpage

    To contribute online, please click here, then select "Jerusalem Christmas Offering" in the designation drop-down menu. 

    To contribute by check, please make your check payable to the Diocese of Massachusetts and write “Jerusalem Offering” in the memo line. You may mail your check to the diocese directly at: Attn: Jerusalem Christmas Offering / Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts / 138 Tremont Street / Boston, MA 02111. Or, you can drop your check in the offering plate during any worship service up to Sunday, December 31, and we’ll mail it in to the diocese by their deadline. No cash accepted.

    Thank you for your generosity! 

  • December 07, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Light candles and greenery in Parish of the Epiphany's naveAll are welcome this Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 pm for Epiphany's annual Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A holiday favorite, this service of scripture and music centers on the mystery of the Incarnation. Sung by the Choristers, Parish Choir, and guests. A festive reception will follow in Hadley Hall. Our service of Lessons and Carols can also be viewed on Epiphany's YouTube channel

  • November 27, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Epiphany's Advent Giving Tree in front of the lectern in the naveAdvent is here, and the Giving Tree is back in church with opportunities to join in Epiphany’s gift ministry. You will find the tree at the back of Hadley Hall, covered with tags describing suggested donations to be made to organizations supported by Journey to Justice (formerly Mission & Outreach). Please take tags from the trees and follow the instructions to make donations by the date indicated. In addition, the information on the tree tags appears below and you can simply make your donation, as described, without collecting a tag. Your prayerful support of our partners, and the families they serve, would be greatly appreciated during this Christmas giving season.

    St. Luke’s/San Lucas Food Pantry, Chelsea
    Purchase $25 Target gift cards to be given to those who come in need to the church and the food pantry. Father Edgar is seeing a surge in recent immigrant families who need money to purchase food and warm clothing. Put all cards in the gift card collection box in the Epiphany office by Wednesday, 12/20.

    American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem
    The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem operates humanitarian institutions in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. This includes the Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza that was recently in the news after being shelled. These institutions are powerful examples of Christian witness in these conflict-torn regions. Donate directly at

    Haiti Nursing Foundation
    Haiti Nursing Foundation (HNF) improves health in the Republic of Haiti by supporting quality nursing education, primarily at the FSIL Nursing School, located in Léogâne, Haiti. Donate directly to the Haiti Nursing Foundation at

    El Hogar Ministries, Honduras
    El Hogar provides education to Honduran children and youth in vulnerable situations. They are focused on breaking the cycle of poverty and helping the children fulfill their potential.  Donate directly to El Hogar at 

    (Winchester) Network for Social Justice
    The mission of the Network for Social Justice is to foster a movement for systemic change to advance equity and inclusion in the town of Winchester and beyond. NSJ is oriented towards social justice activism through a three-pronged strategy of education, engagement, and advocacy.  Donate directly to the Network for Social Justice at

  • November 09, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Visitors at Parish of the Epiphany's 2019 Christmas FairAll are invited to the Epiphany’s beloved, annual holiday tradition on Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Browse through a variety of unique and beautifully crafted, warm, and cozy gifts, and support this tradition spanning three decades.

    In addition to items created by skilled and talented parishioners at the knit and craft tables, works of art by parish artist John McConnell will be on display. Returning this year are gifts by Studio on the Common, mittens by Cashmere Resewn, jewelry by Mei Mei of Lexington, pottery by Christa Bennett, and jewelry by Linda Preston. Choose from costume jewelry and White Elephant treasures of the past, among many other finds. Our non-profits this year include Holy Nativity Convent (candles), Haiti Peace Quilts, the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Unite with Light, and Food for Fido. To entertain the kids while you shop, check out the Kids' Store for a "kids only" holiday shopping experience (no adults allowed!) where children can purchase family gifts, some crafts, and children’s books.

    This year’s Silent Auction will have items such as tickets to sporting and cultural events plus festive baskets. We will also sell homemade apple pies, lemon curd, jams, and bread and butter pickles. All this in addition to cookies, breads, and treats for the holidays available at the bake table which make great housewarming gifts. The café will offer a delicious menu and a pleasant place to gather with family and friends. 

  • November 02, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Illustration of a hand putting a ballot in a voting boxGrowth and change are everywhere at Epiphany! With new and familiar faces, new and expanded offerings, and evolving and deepening missions, we are a dynamic, Christ- centered community.

    In recent weeks, we have frequently discussed the simple idea that Stewardship is everything we do — with our time, talent, and treasure – after we say “yes” to God. Lay leadership, a key element to sustaining this vibrancy at Epiphany, focuses on the time and talent facets of Stewardship.

    In the fall of each calendar year, we open the nomination process to discern who will join the lay leadership at Epiphany. Leadership opportunities for 2024 take many forms — Vestry, Clerk, Treasurer, Associate Treasurer, Diocesan Convention Delegate, Deanery Representative, Nominating Committee, and Property Committee.

    Over the next few weeks — between now and Thanksgiving — you are invited to share nominations for leadership roles next year. You can nominate yourself or someone else as an invitation to consider a calling not previously considered.

    You can submit a nomination online or by using the ballots and ballot box at the back of the church.  Click here for descriptions of each role.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any member of the nominating committee (below), and you are very welcome to share your nomination directly with us as well. We 
    look forward to hearing from you!

    With gratitude for the service of so many,
    Jared Cumming, Carol Hollingshead, Darwin Keith-Lucas, Joan O’Connor, and Reverend Nick

  • October 19, 2023 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Parish of the Epiphany's Memorial Garden in October 2023In the last few months, you may have noticed the newly planted Memorial Garden in the Cloister. It is now a carpet of native woodland plants designed to provide a place of peace and contemplation.

    In the garden you will see a variety of Northeastern native plants including crested iris, lady fern, bloodroot, striped cream violet, Bowman’s root, and wild geranium. New shrubs include mountain laurel and coast leucothoe, which are both native shrubs. The blooms in the garden will be primarily in a limited color palette of white and 
    purple with occasional blooms of pink, light blue and brick red in season. Over time many  of the smaller plants will slowly spread and fill in open spaces.

    Jenifer Tidwell gave of her time and talent to design and install the plants, which were purchased with funds provided by the Memorial Garden Fund.

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