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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

Sunday June 17th 2018

Flowers in the Church Jun 17

The flowers in the sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of my husband Robert, granddaughter Lindsay, sister Linda,  parents Les & Ethel Whittington and in-laws Marjory & Robert Williams given by Sharon Williams and family.

NOW THAT WE HAVE AN ELEVATOR PLEASE USE NEW MAIN ENTRANCE!!!

If you are bringing in food for our potluck lunch, there will be a cart in the main entrance area. Leave your goodies there and we will see that they get down to the kitchen.

Our elevator is installed and working. Operators have been trained and everything is ready for you to come to Sunday's service. Make sure to tell everyone that is not coming because they can't manage the stairs. Please let them know we are now accessible!!! And to top it all off we have 2 fully accessible washrooms as well.

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Bible Readings for

Sunday Jun 17

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

Announcements from Teresa

*Craft Club is this Saturday, June 16 from 10am - noon.  Please bring glue guns and also pinking shears and/or good scissors if you have any.

*Board.  Tuesday.  7 p.m.

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

* Manor Park Evening Post.  $1240.00 Thank You!

Pretty Appeal Jar. June 3 $38.00  (Jan till now 644.85) (Still Owe $9,370)

*Dori and Jack.  Wedding Anniversary. June 23.  1-4.  Best Wishes only.

*Craft Day For Bazaar.  July 21 3rd Sat.  10 till 12.  Welcome. 

 *We take a break from church for August.

 *Jeremy Smith.  Sings John Denver, Glenn Cambell, Gospel, sing a long.  Sunday July 22.  Church fundraiser.  2:00 p.m.  Only $10 each.  Coffee and Dessert Included.  Everyone says: “He is really good.”

*Bible Study.  Tuesday’s at 10 a.m. Rev. Peter.

*Flattened Kleenex Boxes needed

*Kernals popcorn. $2 a bag.  Sandra.

*Mint Smoothies!  Dark 2:50.  Milk 2.00.  Sandra.

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

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

Afghanistan Memorial Plaque for Cenotaph.  $3000.  Donations may be made to Church Memorial fund for receipt.

*Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction.  Sat. Sept. 22. Donations Needed.

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany. 

Our Church does much good, quietly, without fanfare. 

 Let’s all keep up our Good Work!

*Refugee Committee.  Mother, Father, 6 yr. old girl, newborn son and grandmother.  Judy will keep us informed. June 20 arrival. 

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

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

* Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

*  Email Reminders: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

 

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Honorary Assistant

The Rev. Peter Leonard, 

519-681-6076
pjl1946@gmail.com

“Creative Bundles” Fundraiser

"Creative Bundles" fundraiser - make a beautiful wooden sign to hang in your home, give as a wedding, Christmas or other gift.

Sandy brought this beautiful fundraiser to our board meeting on Tuesday evening. Let her know if you are interested in making one of these beautiful wood signs for your home. Prices are below each sign.

Contact Sandy at madaboutcows@rogers.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

Trillium logo400x400 100_4217 The Ontario Trillium Foundation

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

  mint smoothies