…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.”  2 Peter 3:18

Dear Friends:

Today we’re launching a new website!!!  EpiphanyEC.org

A special thank you to Nadia Baker, Communications Director, the Communications Ministry Team, and all of you for your comments, your valuable input, your patience and most of all, for all that you do in responding to God’s call to G.R.O.W. filling Epiphany and our website with so many possibilities to make God’s world known!

EpiphanyEC.org is a work in progress. Go ahead, check out our many ministries, and all that is going on with the life of Epiphany. Let us know what else needs to be added, what needs changing, improving. Let others know about our new website so they can learn about Epiphany. In the meantime, we are grateful and we shout out Alleluia!

As we launch the new website EpiphanyEC.org we’re launching fall programs and activities as we continue to G.R.O.W.

*Saturday we’re celebrating with our Grow With Us Fall Kick Off from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Neighbors, friends, family, everyone is invited to come and enjoy the evening! Live music from “Work in Progress”, Friendship Café food, games, bounce house, a visit with a police cruiser and a fire truck as well as a bike-a-thon and so much else are in the works!

More is launching!

*Sunday School begins this Sunday, September 10th at 9:45 a.m. for children elementary age and older. Children, Family and Youth Ministries is excited to debut Godly Play into the curriculum this year! Check with Dana Hale to learn more about how to register your child and be involved in Sunday School: education@coee.org

*Children’s Choir starts up Sunday following worship and meets every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday for all elementary age students. Check with Jane to learn more about Children’s Choir and the many other offerings for music: choir@coee.org

*Food4Thought is launching again Sunday immediately following 10:00 a.m. worship.  We’re packing 200 meals for Fairfax County School kids! Come, bring your family, friends. Don’t blink. The entire packing, always held the second Sunday of the month, is just fifteen minutes! Fast Food4Thought!

*EYC for Youth from 11:30-12:30 is getting underway Sunday after Food4Thought.  They’ll be preparing for their Lock-In September 22!

*Mindfulness for Parents of Preschoolers and Younger with Cynthia Rogers from the Peace Counseling and Wellness Programs will be unleased Sunday September 10th from 5:30-7:00. Babysitting is provided. Bring a dish to contribute to the pot luck.  Enjoy the peace and the conversation.

*Epiphany Preschool opens Monday September 11 with an expanded enrollment of more than sixty children. Check with Director Gayle Massey to be a part of preschool: preschool@coee.org

*New to Epiphany? Come, meet others new to Epiphany and learn more about our common life at Epiphany’s Newcomer Reception Sunday September 17 immediately following 10:00 a.m. worship.

*Women’s Bible Study resumes Wednesday September 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Beth Moore’s “Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy”.

*”Muslim Beliefs and Practices” with Dr. Ahmad Jarrah, and friends from the ADAMS Center September 24 begins at 5:00 p.m. with a pot luck dinner and dialogue from 6:00-7:30 p.m. inaugurating another interfaith dialogue.

God surely intends for us to G.R.O.W. to be the church on the corner where God loves us all, no exceptions! We are a blessed community with so many offerings to strengthen in our relationship with the Lord. Thank you for embracing God’s call to us to G.R.O.W. as we trust as “God. Reigns. Over. Our. Work.”

Don’t forget, check out our website:  EpiphanyEC.org  See you this weekend!