We Will Remember Nov 11 2018

The We Will Remember concert Sunday November 11 2018 was a great success. A huge thank you to Stephen for all his work putting on the concert. As anyone there will tell you it was simply amazing. There were historical newspaper reports, beautiful music, great vocals featuring Paul Grambo and Katie Clarke, an historical piece written by Adam featuring Elsie Perrin Williams and her husband. It was a fantastic show and it raised almost $1700. Thank you very much to Stephen and crew.

The morning before the concert I met John who had come by to pay his respects at our cenotaph. John is a radio host at CHRW and when he learned about our upcoming concert suggested that he could record it and play it on the radio.

John showed up with all his gear and recorded the We Will Remember concert

Here is the link to the podcast.

http://justatinker.com/RFL/RFL-121118.html?fbclid=IwAR2cIaNQRFsW4-tMssE0W-lCggQVVjy4sdKiC_AW_2b6tIO9lCKmjx6M0VA

For those of you unable to attend the concert, please have a listen. Once again it was a great concert. Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! Stephen

Thank you also to John for putting the concert over the airwaves and providing us with this podcast.    Thank you John!!!

Afghanistan Project

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 upgraded the monument with an Afghanistan Memorial tribute. The WW1 soldier was lifted off the monument. The old granite base was removed and then replaced with a new larger granite block. The new block was inscribed with the following:

The official unveiling has taken place during our Service of Dedication October 27, 2018. Donations to this memorial project may still be made to Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund – Afghanistan.

Please watch the You Tube video.

 

Thank you!!

 

 

Cans for Keanna

Don’t throw out that aluminum. Save it and bring it to Epiphany. Crush it down first if you are able.

 

Betty Whittington

WHITTINGTON, Elizabeth Marie (Haskell)…
Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Monday, July 9, 2018, Elizabeth “Betty” Whittington of London, Ontario, in her 84th year. Beloved wife of the late Glenn (1990). Cherished mother of Debra and Frank Rastin of Belmont, Nancy and Rick Killby of St. Catharines, and Mary-Liz and Joe Whalls of London. Predeceased by her daughter Susan (2006). Special Grandma to 11 grandchildren and their spouses, and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear sister to Donna McRitchie, Patricia Noftle, and Ruth Demaiter. Predeceased by her sister Isabelle Flight and brother Lloyd Haskell. She will also be forever remembered and missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. Betty worked for Bell Canada for over 40 years. Following her retirement, Betty enjoyed many years of playing bridge with her friends. The family would like to thank the many teams at Victoria Hospital that cared for her with such compassion and kindness over the past 3 weeks. Family and friends will be received at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11 am at the Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe Street West, London, ON N6J 1L8. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Epiphany Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com

Carol Service 2017

Hilda’s Granddaughter  in Youtube video

Here’s a post you all want to read. Hilda’s granddaughter was recently competing the World Karate Competitions in Ireland and caught the eye of up and coming rock star songstress KT Tunstall. KT was so impressed she reshot her Video Human Being featuring Hilda’s granddaughter doing a nunchuks demonstration. Very Cool.

Here’s the link

KT Tunstall Captures Youthful ‘Punk Spirit’ in New ‘Human Being’ Video

Grand Opening Oct 23 2016

The weather was great as we celebrated the grand opening of our accessibility addition. Here are some photos of the event.

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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

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/

Our Church Families in India

Our Church Family in India

In May of 1965 I saw a short item in the paper about an Indian Priest working in the states who had set up an agency called Save A Family Plan to help people in India have a better life. The cost was $5.00 a month.

Shortly after I adopted her first family, Jean Haywood, who was president of the Ladies Guild asked if I would speak to the ladies about the plan. Shortly after, the Guild decided to adopt also. About that time the S.A.F.P. decided to offer what they called a Burse, a sum of $200.00, which would cover monthly payments for 20 years. If I remember correctly, it now costs approximately $200 a year to adopt a family or $2000.00 for a Burse.

Over the years, as experience has been gained, new ideas and practices have been put in place. When a family is accepted for assistance, they are given six years to become self sufficient. Each village is encouraged to work together to learn how all levels of governments work, health, sanitation and women’s rights.

Some of the options open upon acceptance are: small business loans, goat, cow, chicken and rabbit rearing, agriculture, rice growing. In one sea side community, a group of women banded together and made a roaring success of making and repairing fishing nets.

At the end of their 6 years, Peter and Lini have graduated the program and are growing rice, have a cow, goats, chicken, and yes, even a dog!

Which brings us to our new family, Stephen and Reena.

I was moved and distressed to see 8 year Libina in her mothers’ arms. I phoned S.A.F.P. And learned that the family were in a car accident in Feb. And that Libina was severely injured. The Doctors at the hospital wanted to operate, but the parents couldn’t see their way to pay for Libina’s surgery. There are enquiries being made to try to get an idea as to how to proceed.

All in all, I’d say we at Epiphany have received good value for our $200.00 investment, helping approximately 7 families over 49 years.

When they write and say “Thank you for your love and kindness, may God Bless you, I am humbled. It is the giver who receives the blessings.

Gloria Thompson