The Parish of the Epiphany

Family Newsletter
for weeks of December 26 & January 3
The First Sunday of Christmas

Fri 24-Dec  :  4pm  :  Family Christmas Eve Service

Fri 24-Dec  :  7pm, 10pm  :  Christmas Eve Services

Sat 25-Dec  :  10am  :  Christmas Day Service

Sun 26-Dec  :  10am  :  Worship

Please note there is no Church School on December 26 or January 2.

Church School resumes on Sunday, January 9, at 10:00am.

Parish Offices will be closed through Sunday, January 2.

Dear friends,

Children, thank you for a wonderful Christmas Pageant this past Sunday. You all did a beautiful job, and this whole parish appreciates your ministry to us.

We hope to see you all today, at the 4pm Christmas Eve Service which is aimed at families, or at the 7pm or 10pm services. There will be seating in the sanctuary, Hadley Hall, and the Upper Parish Hall. During the 4pm service, children and parents from all three places will be invited into the sanctuary to hear Rev. Nick's message. 

I wish you all great joy and peace this Christmas. May the birth of Christ remind you that God is present with us and in us, and may you feel the love of God and the love of this congregation holding you close.

Thank you all for being a part of this church family.

Merry Christmas!


Reception and Gift for Craig Benner

We will celebrate Craig Benner’s ministry among us Epiphany-style with a festive reception following the 10am service on January 9, the first Sunday after the Feast of the Epiphany. Please join us to wish Craig and Darren well as they head for New York City. We have plans for a personal gift as well as a contribution to the Music Fund in Craig’s honor. This fund, supported largely by memorial gifts, is made available to the Director of Music to fund music-related projects that might not otherwise be possible within Epiphany’s operating budget. Among other things, Craig used the fund to replace the chairs in the upper parish hall, much to the delight of the choir and other users of that space! We hope to replenish the fund for the use of Craig’s successors, much as Craig healed and replenished us when he arrived at Epiphany nearly five years ago.

Contributions in Craig’s honor can be made by check to the office (marked “music fund/Craig Benner”) or online (select music fund and enter “Craig Benner” in the memo box). Cards and notes are also welcome and can be left in the office. 

Church School Resumes January 9: Have a Happy Break!

Please note that there is no Church School (in-person or with new faith-at-home material) between now and Sunday, January 9. The church offices will be closed between Christmas and Monday, January 3, and Bryn and other staff will not be checking messages during this time.

We offer a huge THANK YOU to our many Church School teachers and helpers, and we wish you a very happy and restful holiday break. Thank you Ellen Wilson, Sarah McGonigle, Gwen Hyppolite, Laura Krotky, Pam Chester, Nelia Newell, Bethany Myers, Joan O'Connor and Annie Bing! 

A Message and Welcome from Eva, Our New Interim Director of Youth Ministries

Good afternoon! My name is Eva Dalzell, and I recently joined the staff here at Epiphany as the Interim Director of Youth Ministries. 

I'd be grateful if you took a minute to fill out this survey to let me know your general availability and interests for this year. It's only a few questions long, and can be filled out by either you or your child. Once I have a sense of when people are available, we can start putting youth group meetings on the calendar for January!

Speaking of putting things on the calendar, it's time to start thinking about confirmation! We hope to offer a confirmation class this winter and spring, starting the week of Sunday, February 27 and culminating with a confirmation service at 10:30am on Saturday, May 21 at St. Anne's Church in Lowell. If you are interested in being part of this year's confirmation class, please email  to let me know at

Thank you so much for the warm welcome, and please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I'm looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together this year!

All the best,


A Welcoming Episcopal Community

70 Church Street, Winchester, MA  01890