Church of the Epiphany
Our mission is simple: to love God, and to love our neighbor. Epiphany’s mission is reflected in a congregation that is racially, politically, and theologically diverse. Yet amidst our diversity, we hold in common the belief that Jesus is our reconciler and redeemer. Sundays are a celebration of our diversity and our unity as part of the Body of Christ.
ECHOS is a non-profit ministry of The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany dedicated to helping members of our community access the available health and social service systems. We arrange free medical screenings and offer direction for those in need of health and social services. Our purpose is to help navigate the uninsured to available health and social services in the County and surrounding areas.
For information about ECHOS, our services and hours, visit our website at www.echos-houston.org or call us at 713.270.0369.
THE MISSON OF THE UNITED THANK OFFERING IS TO EXPAND THE CIRCLE OF THANKFUL PEOPLE.
To achieve this mission we encourage daily prayers, offerings, and awareness of the abundance of God’s blessings.
United Thank Offering (UTO) monies will be granted in support of programs within the dioceses of The Episcopal Church (TEC) and the Anglican Communion that address compelling human needs, supporting alleviation of poverty both domestically and internationally and focusing on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) overseas.
(from the UTO website)
Known affectionately as the "Blue Box" the UTO is collected annually at Episcopal Churches across the country. For more information on the UTO program, consult their website at http://www.episcopalchurch.org/uto.htm.
"The Kairos Prison Ministry has been active for 20 years with about 1,775 weekends in about 25 states and, in 1995, in Australia. In Texas, Kairos is now active in 10 units of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, having begun in Texas in 1986.
Those who serve on teams are only the most visible ministers in this endeavor. Kairos is an expensive and complicated ministry. Only with the support of many more people can Kairos continue to reach into the maximum security units of this state. Epiphanites have given generously. In the future, please plan to contribute in the following ways:
1. Bake cookies. About 4,000 dozen are needed for each weekend.
2. Write letters. Address 42 letters to "Dear Brother/Sister in White". Kids letters are especially powerful witnesses of unconditional love
3. Make posters and placemats
4. Donate cash. Each weekend costs about $125 per inmate (42 in all). You or your group can sponsor an inmate for a weekend and receive correspondence from that inmate as well as a picture of the group.
5. Attend a closing service. Applications must be sent at least 3 weeks in advance of the weekend.
To get more information about Epiphany's involvement, or to make a contribution, contact Jim Gibbs.
If you are interested in learning more about the Kairos Ministry in general, you may want to visit the following related sites: Kairos Prison Ministry; Kairos Inc.; or Prison Congregations of America.
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9600 S Gessner Dr
Houston, TX 77071-1099