The Manor and Highland Park Cenotaph sits on church property at the corner of Holborn Ave and Briscoe St. This year the committee overseeing the Cenotaph has decided to upgrade the monument with an Afghanistan Memorial tribute. The WW1 soldier is to be lifted off the monument then the granite block to which he was affixed will be replaced with a new larger block. This new granite block will be inscribed with the following
The official unveiling will take place during the annual Service of Remembrance on October 27, 2018. Donations to this memorial project may be made to Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund - Afghanistan. A Go Fund Me page has been set up. You can find the page at
The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of dear mother and father Don and Doris Cavanagh given by the family.
Our elevator is ready for you. It can take even large self propelled wheelchairs. Come join us at our church. 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.
*Quilt of Many Colors. King size.Tickets 3 for $10. 1 for 5$ Draw New years Eve. Tickets available at the Garage Sale.. Sign Out tickets to sell?
*Church 103rd anniversary. This Sun. Oct. 21. Way to go! Lets celebrate!
*Penny Social. This Friday October 19. Doors 6:30. Calling 7:30. Set up Friday at 1:00 p.m. Help really needed!
* Cenotaph Service. Sat. October 27. 10:30 Please plan to attend. Lunch in Hall to follow.
* We will Remember. Nov. 11. 3 p.m. Admission by donation, Cenotaph Concert fundraiser.
*Saturday, October 20 is the LAST Craft Club of this year. All hands on deck!! Bring spare buttons, glue guns, scissors, needle/thread. We have fun projects on tap for this Saturday!! We will reconvene in January, 2019.
*Roast Beef/Vegan Meat Loaf Dinner. Sat. Nov. 3. 4:30 and 6:30 Sittings. $20 Help Needed. Especially with clean up!
* Afghanistan Memorial Plaque. $1300 New Granite Block. $900 Engraving. $1700 Installation. Plus taxes. Donations should made to the Church Memorial Fund - Afghanistan Project for tax receipt. Envelopes available. Donated so far: $2055.00. Thank you to the London Veterans Memorial and Graves Committee for a $500 donation. Thank you to the Civitan Club for a donation of $500.
*Christmas Letter program. Give payment and the letters to Barb. Your cards will be mailed. Sheets at back. Thank you!
*Cans for Keanna. Crushed, rinsed. Sue and Dan. Thank you.
*Bible Study. Tuesdays 10 am
* KERNELS POPCORN! $2.50 Also Mint Smoothies.
* Pretty Appeal Jar. $1136.25 (12.50) Thank you also to those giving for this in your regular donations. Still owe $3983.55
*Food Cupboard. Butch. 519-615-9106.
*Euchre or Crib. Monday October 29. 12:45 for 1:00 p.m.. $2
* There are three ways to contribute Epiphany : Prayer for the church; Help at events; donations if possible. Our Lord knows us.
From Ron: Hi Everyone
As you know we are fundraising for an upgrade to our cenotaph for those who served and those who died in the Afghanistan War.
Please check out the video and article on the front page of Epiphany's website
and pass these links on to all your friends.
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.
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
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