Need a mid-week boost? Join us each Wednesday at 10:00am for an intimate Eucharist service in the choir stalls, followed by refreshments and fellowship.
Parochial Committee Update—The Parochial Committee continues to work closely with Reverend Lou to complete the tasks of the transition process. Envisioning Our Future: Thank you to all who participated in the "Envisioning Our Future" event on Sunday October 28. The morning was facilitated by Reverend Lou and Canon Christyn Perkons, Director, Congregational Support and Development for our Diocese and we thank both of them for expertly guiding us through this event. There were approximately 60 people in attendance and the enthusiasm and excitement in the room was uplifting. The feedback from the day has been reviewed and summarized by Canon Christyn Perkons and the Parochial Committee, resulting in a description of our Core Values and Desirable Characteristics of our new Rector. The detailed notes from the day are available in the office for anyone interested in reviewing them. Parish Profile: Development of this important document to describe who we are at the Church of the Epiphany continues to evolve. The results of the Envisioning Our Future event will be incorporated into the Profile to describe our hopes and dreams for the future and the new Rector so that we can continue God's mission for the Church of the Epiphany, our community and beyond. Once ready, the draft Profile will be available in the office for Parish members to review prior to submission to the Diocese for final approval. We will notify the Parish when the Profile is available. We hope the information provided in these updates is helpful and informative. If you have any questions about the transition work, please approach one of the Parochial Committee members and they will be happy to help: Lynn Bonham, Wayne Chevalier, Reverend Lou Hays, Linda Kelloway, Heather MacDonald, Keith Spicer, Sarah Thompson.
Stewardship: It's never too late! — Thanks so much to everyone who has pledged so far. Every commitment to the mission and ministries of the Church of the Epiphany is so important, regardless of the amount. Please return your pledge envelope as soon as possible, or pick up a new one if you have misplaced yours.
Hollyberry Fair Saturday November 17th-All donations for the silent auction, books, handbags, baskets and items to go in baskets, and also jams, chutneys and jellies should be brought in as soon as possible this week. Donations for the Bake Table can be brought in on Friday Nov 16th during office hours, 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Bake Table will be upstairs in the Dan Wilson Hall. There will be a pre-sale for books on Friday Nov 16th between 11am and 1pm. The sign up sheets are in the Narthex and if you haven’t done so, please, please indicate on the sign up sheets in which area you can help. Your help is much appreciated and will ensure that we have a successful Hollyberry Fair! Thank you everyone.
Calling all bookworms—The next meeting of the Epiphany Classic Book Club is Sunday, November 18th at 1:00pm in the Feeney Room. Join us for spirited discussion of The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. New members welcome!
Wednesday morning Advent study — Please join us for this year's Advent program, held the first three Wednesdays in Advent: December 5, 12, and 19. Following our 10:00 am Eucharist which lasts about 30 minutes, we will adjourn to the Feeney Room for refreshments, fellowship and about half an hour of conversation. We will be focusing on Advent, not surprisingly - what does Advent mean, what are some Advent customs, and how can we live a more spiritual Advent life full of anticipation and hope?
Christmas Festival Choir— It's that time of year again where we all can raise our voices and proclaim the Glory of God at a High Feast. We'd love to have you join us again, or
for the first time, in the Festival Choir. We'll be doing 4 rehearsals, starting on Thursday, November 29th, 7:45 - 8:30 PM, and each of the
following 3 Thursdays. No experience required! Just listen to your part of the recording (given to you) and sing with gusto. See the Music Director, Joe, if you wish to join in the fun.
Weekly message from the Interim Pastor
Michelle and I are away for a week-long vacation, trying to soak up enough sun and warmth to last all winter! I will very much miss being with you this Sunday, but I know you will be in very good hands with our friend the Rev. Ronda Ploughman. Please give her that famous Epiphany warm welcome. And I will look forward to being with you the following Sunday when we celebrate Christ the King, the last Sunday before Advent. See you then!