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Ms Dianne Walker Barfett

It is with great sadness that we at Epiphany mourn the passing of Dianne Walker Barfett. Dianne's funeral will be at The Church of the Epiphany (corner of Briscoe and Holborn in London ON)11:00 am Monday July 30 2018. The funeral will be followed by a reception in the Epiphany Memorial Hall.

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WALKER-BARFETT, Dianne Joyce (nee Whittington) … Peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the age of 68. Loving mother of Shawn (Tanya) Barfett, Warren (Christine) Barfett and Nathan (Kim) Barfett. Adored grandma to Laura, Gracie, Cody, Cole, Cameron, Craig, Jamie, Jordan and Jesse. Cherished great grandmother to Emily, Avery and Carson. Beloved sister to Sharon (the late Robert) Williams and the late Linda Whittington. Dianne will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends are welcomed for visiting on Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral service will take place on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11 am at Church of the Epiphany at 11 Briscoe Street West, London. Procession to Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London to follow. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 442 Adelaide Street North, London, ON N6B 3H8. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

June Ball

 

BALL, June Evelyn (née Lilley) - Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, June 7th, 2018, at the age of 94. June was born on June 3, 1924. Loving wife of Norman Ball. Cherished mother of James Ball (Coral) and Susan Daines (the late Richard). Adored grandmother of four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Dear sister of Kenneth Lilley. The funeral service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL , 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Service to be officiated by Rev. Teresa Corrigan of the Church of Epiphany. Interment at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of June are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. For information and online condolences, please visit www.westviewfuneralchapel.com132

This week at Epiphany

Summer 2018

See you in September

Hello Everyone - We're taking a little nap for the summer. We'll be back on Sep 09

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Flowers in the Church

The flowers in the Sanctuary today is a program for our congregation to remember loved ones

ELEVATOR

Our elevator will still be in use over the summer as several groups are using our Memorial hall. Operators have been trained and everything is ready for you to come. Please let everyone know we are now fully accessible!!! And to top it all off we have 2 fully accessible washrooms as well.

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Bible Readings for

Sunday Aug 19

The Little Church that Cares

www.thechurchofepiphany.com

Contact:

the Church of the Epiphany:

Rev. Teresa Corrigan

email:

teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

phone: 519-671-0577 [cell]

The Church phone is unmonitored

519 432 2837

Webmaster:

Ron Stewart

email:

churchofepiphany.london@gmail.com

Announcements from Teresa

*Quilt of Many Colors.  King size.Tickets 3 for $10.  1 for 5$ Draw New years Eve.  Sign Out tickets to sell?

*Next Craft Day For Bazaar.  August 18 3rd Sat.  10 till 12.   

 *Back to Church Sunday!  September 9. We break for August. 

*The Board gently reminds us that our expenses go on as usual for August.  Thank you for continuing to fill your envelopes. 

* House Church, on Horton, Maple View, invite us to worship with them in August.  10:30 a.m.  Front door.  Take the elevator down. 

*Meat Pies. $4 Barb S. 519-680-0649

*Food Cupboard.   Butch. 519-615-9106. 

*Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction.  Sat. Sept. 22. $10.  Includes Beverage, dessert,  Salad.  Vegetarian and Meat Handmade sauce.  Silent Auction Donations Needed. Letter 

* Afghanistan Memorial Plaque for Cenotaph.  $3000.  Please make donations to Church Memorial Afghanistan fund for tax receipt.

*Refugee Committee.  Judy has great updates.  Ask her!

*Tea and Talk Start Up.  Thursday September 13 at 2:00.

*Euchre and Cribbage Start up. Monday September 24 12:45/ 1:00 

*The Church Website http://www.thechurchofepiphany.com/

* Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook. 

* There are three ways to support Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany. 

Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare. 

 Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

 *Email Reminders: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

 

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Honorary Assistant

The Rev. Peter Leonard, 

519-681-6076
pjl1946@gmail.com

Think tank says religious group spending pays off nearly five-fold

A recent article in the London Free Press reports that for every dollar spent by churches on outreach programming, the community reaps $4.77 worth of benefit

Check out the link below

   

http://www.lfpress.com/2017/06/14/think-tank-says-religious-group-spending-pays-off-nearly-five-fold

 

Here's the article:

By Jennifer Bieman, The London Free Press

A new tool by a Hamilton-based think tank is letting Canadians coast to coast see how money from church collection plates in their community translates to social good on the street.

For every dollar congregations spend on programming, the community reaps $4.77 worth of benefit, according to Cardus estimates. Researchers call this divine social and economic spin-off a halo – and now the public can search for their town or city using the think tank’s tool.

“These communities are generating good beyond themselves and that means everybody is kind of benefitting,” said Milton Friesen, senior fellow and program director at Cardus.

“If they disappeared and you had to cover the common good benefits that they’re giving to the community, what would that cost you in a dollar figure?… Who would pick up that slack?”

The interactive online tool is an expansion of study published last year that focused 10 Christian and non-Christian Toronto congregations.

The Cardus team assigned market prices to the services each group provided – including daycares, recreation space, alcohol and drug addiction programming, family counselling, housing developments and helping refugees settle in Canada. Researchers interviewed church leaders and handed out detailed questionnaires for them to complete. The study was based on a similar project conducted in Philadelphia and was funded by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, World Vision Canada, The Salvation Army and several other religious organizations.

When the project leads tallied up all the programs, assessed their monetary worth and compared the final sum to the 10 churches’ overall operating budget, they found that for every dollar the congregations spent on initiatives, the community receives nearly $4.77 in benefits.

“They’re not producing widgets or cars or things that can be directly linked to GDP…. But if they disappeared and the municipality or somebody had to put back all the stuff that’s missing, how much would that cost,” said Friesen.

The newly-released Halo Calculator applies the figure uncovered in Cardus’ 2016 study to Canada Revenue Agency data for church groups across the country. St. Thomas’ 16 listed congregations had a combined operating budget of $2,546,336 in 2013. By Cardus estimates, the total dollar value of the services they provide totals more than $12 million.

“This is all still very experimental,” said Friesen, adding the Halo Calculator numbers are only meant to be estimates.

“We’re hoping to generate more research. We’re pretty sure this is not the end of the story.”

Friesen wants the findings and the new online tool to spark conversations about the role religious institutions play in community development – especially at a time when some are facing an aging congregation and declining membership.

“This will hopefully generate discussion between municipalities and faith communities,” said Friesen.

“They are part of the social ecology of their communities. The look to be generative, they’re adding something, they’re not extracting. Let’s talk about what that means in terms of the long-term wellbeing of our communities.”

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Halo Effect in Southwestern Ontario

Dollar value of community impact

London – 351 organizations – $811,032,649

Sarnia – 77 organizations – $143,333,940

Chatham – 67 organizations – $97,430,622

Woodstock – 56 organizations – $77,840,471

Aylmer – 22 organizations – $19,320,647

St. Thomas – 16 organizations – $12,146,023

Dutton – 11 organizations – $2,560,670

West Lorne – 5 organizations – $2,146,438

Source: Cardus calculation based on 2013 Canada Revenue Agency T3010 data

Grand Opening October 2016

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Our Grand opening was a wonderful success. To have a look at the festivities click on "Epiphany Photos" at the top of this page.

ONTARIO TRILLIUM GRANT

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The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded the Church of the Epiphany $111,400 for our Accessibility Project,  Our prayers were answered. Check out the link below for more detail. http://www.otf.ca/

Great Fundraiser

“Rheo Thompson Individual Mint Smoothies”

$2 each. Make great gift toppers, and good for all chocolate cravings! See Sandy Winterton for details or email at madaboutcows@rogers.com

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