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This week at Epiphany

Sunday April 29 2018

Flowers in the Church Apr 29

The flowers in the Sanctuary today are to the Glory of God and in loving memory of a dear husband and father Vic Thompson given by Gloria and sons.

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 Apr 29

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

New Fundraiser

Announcements from Teresa

*Blessing of the Animals. This Sunday April 29. 1:30. Photos with your animal companion. Donations to BBB Rescue.  Stephen, Riley, and Adam volunteering to do music.  2:00 Service.  You don’t need an animal to attend.   Stuffy’s welcome!

* Prayer Blanket Ministry.  Would you be willing to bring a single size new prayer  blanket?

*Euchre Monday is coming up fast on the 30th. Please try to arrive by 12:45 so we can get the teams straight before starting at 1:00.

 *"Creative Bundles" fundraiser - make a beautiful wooden sign to hang in your home, give as a wedding, Christmas or other gift.  We need 15 participants.  Please tell Sandra Winterton if you would like to be part of the workshop.  

*Afghanistan Memorial Plaque - We are planning to add a memorial plaque to the cenotaph. The cost is estimated to be $3000.  Please consider donating to this important outreach. Donations can be made to Epiphany Memorial Fund directed to Afghanistan Plaque. You will receive a receipt for donations over $10.

* Photo Directory . The Pictures taken on Easter Sunday after church, and on Monday April 2 can be ordered from Garfield or Diane.  Additional  Photos can also be purchased. Photo Directory costs $18. Thank you Diane and Garfield. All in all raised $3000. If you would like to purchase a photo the cost is 5x7-$5.00... 8x10-$10..... Christmas cards...4x8-$4.00 with name on it...

*Pretty Appeal Jar. Being matched for the Month of April & May!  Thank you dear Matcher!  April $16.10 + _____  (was $377.05) ($11,480)

 

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

*Flattened Kleenex Boxes needed again.

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

*Blessing of the Animals. Sunday April 29. 1:30. Photos. 

*Karaoke.  Saturday May 5.  Licenced.  Pie Raffle.  Music by Garfield!  Fun for singers and non singers.

*Gaither Sunday After Church. Jack Phoenix May 6. Time 1:00 PM. Come to church at the regular time; stay for lunch; then come up stairs for the Gaither Hour.

*Garage Sale, Bake Sale.  Sat. May 26

*Meat/Veg Pies. available  Barb S. 519-680-0649

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

*Kernals popcorn. $2 a bag.  Could sell at work.  Sandra.

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

*Quilt.  Tickets are being printed and will soon be available. One ticket $5 or three tickets for $10 Pictures on Website. See Upcoming Events Page. Thx Carole!  

 *Manor Park Evening Post.  Sat June 9.Dinner: 6:00 Show: 7:30 $20 Our hit variety show returns! Join host Adam Corrigan Holowitz and friends for a night of story, songs and a delicious picnic style dinner! Music Stephen Holowitz and guests.

* Please Like Our PAGE on Facebook.

*Email Reminders: teresacorrigan1@gmail.com

*Thank you for your generous love of Epiphany.  Our Church does much good, quietly, with out fanfare.   Lets all keep up our Good Work!

*Next Manor and Highland Park War Memorial Meeting will be September 18 at 7 PM, same venue (church basement). This will be a planning meting for the 2018 Service of Remembrance. At the meeting on Apr 12 it was decided to go with a bronze plaque to be consistent with the plaques already installed on the cenotaph.

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

 

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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 *Trillium News! Trillium has granted us $111,400 for our Accessibility Project, and the cheque will be arriving shortly. This puts us ever-so-close to our goal. We are moving ahead with construction, even though we are still a bit short of the money required for the project. Some of you have been holding off - maybe not really believing we would ever get this far. Please now consider a pledge to help us with the final push in our goal of making Epiphany fully accessible. Thank you to all who have given to this project in faith, even when we were still a long way off. Thank you in advance to those who are about to give. Our prayers are being answered, but there's still a way to go. We are planning to start mid June. For more information about The Ontario Trillium Foundation, check out the link below. 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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