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.
Throughout the year, Epiphany provides food and limited emergency assistance. We also work with local partners to support families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We are blessed to have a number of Girl Scouts in our congregation and hosting “My Promise, My Faith” Workshops has been a wonderful way of connecting with others in our community. Our current event is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, 2022 and will be an in-person event.
MARCH 13, 2022 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
The year we are highlighting the part of the Girl Scout Law that call us to “make the world a better place.” We will also be making the world a better place by participating in a service project for families in our area. Scouts will be invited to help assemble “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.
Materials will be provided at the workshop, but scouts are invited to bring a box of band-aids (optional) to add to the kits.
This year’s workshop will be an in-person event at Epiphany Lutheran Church, located at 14411 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville, MD. With respect to the health of our community, we require masks be worn indoors at this time.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
For registration information, including links to COVID health screening forms and Girl Scout “Parental Permission Single Activity Form”, along with day’s agenda and steps to earn your “My Promise, My Faith” pin, download the “My Promise, My Faith” Worskhop Welcome Packet 2022.
If you would like to work through one of our past “My Promise, My Faith” workshops to earn your pin, we still have all the materials posted below.
MARCH 14, 2021 SCOUT SUNDAY AND “MY PROMISE, MY FAITH” GIRL SCOUT WORKSHOP
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
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).