This faith community continues to see Christ in our neighbor, siblings both near and far, and seeks to find ways of engaging this world in service as an expression of Christ’s love through us. Here are some of the areas where we serve:
C-4 is a cooperative social justice effort of over 20 local faith-based organizations to serve and minister to families and individuals in need. We contribute to the C-4 Clothes Closet as well as the yearly School Supplies and Holiday Toy drives.
Since Shepherd’s Table was serving food out of a little house in Silver Spring, Epiphany has been involved in preparing and serving food with this great organization. We serve at Shepherd’s Table throughout the year.
KIVA is a non-profit organization which connects us to people all over the world who need small loans to help them establish business and fight poverty. Our congregation has made 36 loans and continue to re-loan the money from the loans once they are paid back in full.
Belles & Beaux is a senior group sponsored by Liberty Grove Methodist Church and hosted by Epiphany Lutheran Church. The group meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 10:30am-1:00pm, September to June.
The Association for Family& Community Education (FCE), formally Extension Homemakers, are pleased to meet at Epiphany Lutheran Church. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10:30am-1pm, September through June, except for December. Besides the monthly meetings, FCE participates in several outreach projects and raises money annually for a scholarship fund to Montgomery College. This is a local chapter of the National Association for Family and Community Education.
Grab some yarn and pull up a chair for Blanket Buddies! This a casual time to get together with others knitting and crocheting hats, blankets, prayer shawls, and other items for people in the community. This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 3:30pm until the arms get tired!
Throughout the year, Epiphany provides food and limited emergency assistance. Food contributions also support the Liberty Grove UMC Food Distribution Program, which offers groceries twice a month. For more details on distribution or to contribute to this program, click here. We also work with local partners to support families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
ANNUAL GIRL SCOUT SUNDAY AND FAITH PIN WORKSHOPS
SAVE THE DATE! MARCH 17, 2024 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
We are excited for our next “My Promise, My Faith” workshop for this coming year! Our plans include a service opportunity with Greater DC Diaper Bank. Check back for more details on our theme and for registration information in early 2024.
MARCH 12, 2023 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
Our theme this past year was “Use Resources Wisely” and we learned all about how to take care of water, the most essential resource we have! Following the workshop at the church, the Girl Scouts headed to a local reservoir to help keep it clean for all who depend on it!
MARCH 13, 2022 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
In 2022, we highlighted the part of the Girl Scout Law that call us to “make the world a better place.” We participated in a service project for families in our area, with Scouts assembling “Bathroom Starter Kits” for 100 families displaced from their homes or moving into transitional housing. The kits will be used by C-4, an interfaith group serving the needs of the local community. You can learn more about C-4 here.
MARCH 14, 2021 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP (Materials available to complete Faith Pin requirements)
On Sunday, March 14th at 12:00pm EST, we hosted another live Girl Scout “My Promise, My Faith” faith pin workshop on our Facebook Page. The workshop is approximately one hour and covers all five steps to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin. This year’s workshop focuses on what it means to be “courageous and strong.”
We welcomed two amazing guests who joined us for workshop, Rebekah Bruesehoff and her mom, Jamie! You can learn more about Rebekah and her important advocacy work here: https://www.rebekahbruesehoff.com/
Whether you are Christian (Lutheran or another denomination), another faith, or you do not identify with any particular faith tradition, we hope you will use this workshop as a launch pad to discuss what you believe and how those beliefs relate to the Girl Scout Law.
All the materials and directions that are needed for the workshop can be found below! The Welcome Packet contains goals and an agenda for the workshop, a list of materials you will need, and other important information about the day. You will also need to print the Worksheets and the Booklet for the workshop.
JULY 12, 2020 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP (Materials available to complete Faith Pin requirements)
We were blessed to welcome so many Girl Scouts and their families from around the country for this event. If you could not join us for the live “My Promise, My Faith” workshop, you can still participate! Our July 12th, 2020 Kitchen Table Gathering worship service for the day and the workshop can be found on our Facebook page.
The recording of the workshop is also posted here and the materials to help your Girl Scout earn her faith pin are available below.
The workshop is approximately one hour. While Christian faith is discussed at the workshop, all are welcome to participate. The workshop covers all five steps to earn the My Promise, My Faith pin, and focuses on the “respect myself and others” part of the Girl Scout Law. Scouts are invited to make a “My Promise / My Faith” booklet and a swap. All the information and list of materials needed for event and activities can be found in the documents available for download. For the interview portion of the pin, we welcomed Bishop Leila Ortiz, the first woman and first Latina serving as Bishop of the Metropolitan DC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).