Epiphany has a long standing commitment to building up children and youth, and nurturing their Christian formation by offering places for them to engage with each other, and to learn and discover God's presence. Through interaction with adults who model authentic Christian faith, and participation in a variety of fun activities with theological reflections, young people develop a spiritual foundation on which to grow for the sacrament of Confirmation, and are empowered to live as disciples of Christ.
The ministry of acolyting is an ancient one and an integral part of our worship. Acolytes are part of the worship team and assist the congregation and priests in worship by leading processions, lighting and extinguishing candles, and helping set our table for Eucharist. This servant ministry is open to the youth of the church, ages eight and up.
The Godly Play program is a ministry that Epiphany provides for children through grade 5. Using the Montessori educational approach, the Godly Play curriculum uses sacred Bible stories to develop fluency of the Christian language, and to teach children how to hear God’s voice and to respond to His call. For more information about Godly Play, please visit: Godly Play Foundation.
Epiphany Youth Community (EYC)
Epiphany Youth Community is a ministry that fosters spiritual, personal, and social growth, and is open to youth in grades 6-12. The teenage years are transformative and can be challenging, particularly when confronted with the norms of a secular world. Epiphany provides a safe, loving, and wholesome atmosphere for youth to come together once a month to explore how their faith relates to their self-identity, spirituality, and society. Examples of chaperoned EYC activities include: swimming, canoeing, miniature golf and pizza, baking pies for Outreach Ministries, corn maze and hayrides, mission trips, and much more!
Boy Scouts of America Troop 452
The Boy Scout program nurtures and develops young males into being good men by building confidence and leadership skills, reinforcing an ethical compass, instilling values, and being of service to others. Throughout the year, scouts take part in many fun and meaningful activities such as service projects, excursions, games, and fundraisers that help to bring out the best in our youth. Epiphany’s affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America goes back many years. Today’s Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troop 452 are ably led and the church is honored to be their supporting agency. As an outreach of the church, all boys and adults who wish to volunteer are welcome.
“Wherever you are on your walk of faith, you are welcome at this table.”