Social Justice

 Just Act

Since Epiphany Church’s beginnings in the greater Baltimore area more than fifty years ago, outreach and social justice has been an essential part of who we are and what we do. However, we also understand that outreach is more than works of mercy, acts of kindness or loving service. This service can not be separated from working for social justice. We invite you to share your passions and gifts, as we reach out to address the deep need in the world around us. Our current efforts are wide ranging, as we seek “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8b). Together, we are partners in the mission of God.

 Neighbor-to-Neighbor

Epiphany works closely with Neighbor-to-Neighbor, a coalition of faith-based and community partners dedicated to preventing homelessness and stabilizing families in Baltimore County. N2N was founded, and is based, here at Epiphany.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor envisions a community in which a child never has to see his or her family’s belongings thrown out on the curb; families who lived in fear of homelessness are celebrating their independence and helping others; and families have shifted from mere survival mode to flourishing.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor helps to assist families in developing skills needed to achieve financial independence. Over this program year, N2N will provide rental subsidies and comprehensive support services to 25 low-income families in the county’s 21093/21030 zip codes, an area with a high concentration of apartments and drastic increases in evictions. Families are given financial counseling, and are required to develop and adhere to a budget.

Would you like to help N2N? We’re always looking for volunteers to work with families in the program. We’re also looking for experts in such fields as resume writing, nutrition, parenting, life skills, and banking. Monetary donations are always welcome, as well. This link will take you to volunteer opportunities.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a program of the Episcopal Housing Corporation, an organization that Epiphany helped establish in 1995.

 


 

Remington Neighborhood Partnership

Remington is a Baltimore City neighborhood of hard-working people trying to make ends meet. Epiphany works in close partnership with the local Episcopal parish Church of the Guardian Angel, and with other parishes in the Diocese of Maryland, to support ministry in this community. Our mutual efforts are focused on helping the disadvantaged of the area with food, clothing, and housing.

We are active in providing dinner for children in the Homework Club, food for stocking their food pantry, and conducting a Christmas toy drive so children are assured that Santa will visit their neighborhood. Each year in August, Epiphany provides approximately sixty backpacks filled with school items for Remington kids.

Youth from Epiphany Church have also participated for two summers at City Week in Remington. They stay in Baltimore’s Heart’s Place Shelter, meet community leaders, prepare meals together, and volunteer through a wide range of work that includes community gardening, painting murals, and re-habbing housing.


 

Arden Courts

Arden Courts is an assisted- living facility located in Towson for men and women who have Alzheimer’s and dementia. Twice a month a team of clergy and parishioners from Epiphany Church offer a communion service with hymns and healing prayer at Arden Courts, Towson. Residents benefit from spiritual stimulation as well as the opportunity for fellowship.


 

ACTC – Assistance Center of Towson Churches & UCAN – United Churches Assistance Network

ACTC and UCAN sponsor a wide variety of programs for our neighbors in Baltimore County. These centers aid residents by providing food, emergency shelter, rent assistance, clothing, medicine, transportation, and utility costs. As members of both faith networks, Epiphany partners with both agencies through regular food drives to fill the pantry, Thanksgiving baskets, and significant monetary contributions for emergency assistance . To get involved, contact parishioner Carol Troia through the parish office.