Family Newsletter:

First Sunday of Lent

Week of February 26, 2023

Family Calendar

Sun, Feb 26     :    10:00-10:40am  :    Church School (Story Makers & Godly Play)

Sun, Feb 26     :     9:45-11:15am   :     Drop-off Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sun, Feb 26     :    11:15-12:15       :     Exploring our Faith (Youth)

Sun, Feb 26     :     5:00-5:30pm     :     Word and Table Service

Wed, March 1  :     5:15-6:15pm     :     Choristers Rehearsal

Wed, March 1  :     6:15-7:30pm     :     Midweek Dinner and Formation

Sun, March 5   :     10:00-11:00am :     First Sunday Worship (all-ages in worship)

Sun, March 5   :     9:45-11:15am   :     Drop-off Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sun, March 5   :     11:15-12:15      :      Exploring our Faith (Youth)

Three Things of Note

Midweek: Join us for Midweek this Wednesday, for dinner at 6:15 and an intergenerational time of learning and liturgy centered around water at 7pm.

Word and Table: This Sunday join our contemporary service of worship at 5pm in Hadley Hall. 

Church School Lenten UnitsThis Sunday, our church school children will start new units in both our Godly Play and our Story Makers classes as we walk through this holy season of preparation together. In Godly Play, the children will hear the parables of Jesus during their story circles. These parables--like the Good Shepherd, the Mustard Seed, the Sower,  the Pearl--offer our children wonderful ways to think about the Kingdom of God. In Story Makers, the older children will explore the ministry of Jesus--learning his teachings on baptism, the meaning of treasure, miracles, and welcome in God's kingdom.

Word & Table Worship:

This Sunday at 5pm

Our monthly 5:00 pm worship service, Word & Table, is this Sunday. This casual, contemporary, and creative service is based on our familiar Episcopal liturgy and takes place in Hadley Hall. We invite you to come and bring a friend, as Word & Table is a wonderful space to welcome those seeking a spiritual home.

Word & Table will be offered on varied Sundays in the coming months due to holidays and our high holy day of Easter. Please note the Sundays we will be having Word & Table this winter and spring: February 26, March 19, April 23, May 21.

Midweek: This Wednesday Evening

All are welcome at Midweek this Wednesday evening. Dinner will begin at 6:15pm. At 7pm, we will explore the idea of water, and around our intergenerational tables have a time of creating and liturgy. 

Dinner will be: chili (including a vegetarian option), pizza for the kids, and cookies for dessert. 

If you can help with Midweek, please see the sign-up genius:

Midweek Help

Parish Weekend Away:

Planning Committee Begins March 5

We are beginning to plan our next Parish Weekend Away. Would you like to join our planning committee? This committee creates the outline for our time together at the Barbara C Harris Camp this coming September 22-24. We plan workshops, worship, outdoor activities, art, fellowship, and more! We need many types of help (from budgeting to hiking to crafting to snacking). If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Bryn.

Our first planning meeting is Sunday, March 5, from 7-8pm in the Suter Room. 

Childcare for Infants & Toddlers During 10am Worship for Ages 0-3

Our nursery is open! Parents and guardians may drop off their young children -- ages 0-3 years -- in the Dewart Room during the 10am service. Our paid and experienced nursery caregivers will be ready to receive babies and toddlers beginning at 9:45am. Parents and guardians must pick up their children by 11:15am, and must remain in the building at all times.

Children need to be registered in order to be dropped off. This gives us important information about allergies, needs, and who may pick up your child. Please register here:

Nursery Care Registration

Summer Camp at BCH: Registration is Open!

The Barbara C. Harris Episcopal Camp is offering sleepaway camp for those entering grades 4 and older, as well as a fun Family Camp long weekend this summer. Parish of the Epiphany loves BCH! 

At least two Epiphany kids are going the week of July 31!

If your child or family would like to sign up for a camp experience this summer, please reach out and let Bryn know. We might be able to help coordinate some of our children's weeks together! 

Find out more at BCH's Website: The Barbara C. Harris Camp

Church School Registration

Church School registration is always open! This gives us important information like allergies and opting into/out of photo permissions. We re-register each year to keep our information current. Thank you! 

Church School Registration

Mystic River Run

& Our Creation Care Team

The 27th Annual Herring Run and Paddle is coming in May 21, and members of our own Creation Care and Sustainability Group will be participating. This would be fun for families! If you are interested, you can find more information here or email Josh Reynolds, the chair of our Creation Care Committee. 

Important Dates for Families: Winter and Spring 2023

Sunday, Feb 26  :  10:00am  :  Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sunday, Feb 26 :  10:00am  :  Church School

Sunday, Feb 26  :   5:00pm   :   Word & Table Contemporary Worship

Wednesday, Mar 1  :  5:15pm  :  Choristers Rehearsal

Wednesday, Mar 1  :  6:15-7:15pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  :  Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  : First Sunday Worship (no Church School)

Sunday, Mar 5  :  10:00am  :  Nursery Care for ages 0-3 years

Saturday, Mar 11 :  8am   :  Youth Serving Morning at St. Luke's

Sunday, Mar 11  :  10:00am  :  Church School

Sunday, Mar 12 :  11:15-12:30pm  :  High School Youth Forum on Discernment with Bethany and Peter

Wednesday, Mar 15  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Sunday, Mar 19   :   5:00pm   :   Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Sunday, Mar 26  :  5:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Progressive Dinner

Thursday, April 6  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Maundy Thursday Dinner and Worship

Sunday, April 9  :  9:00am and 11:00am  :  Easter Worship

Sunday, April 9  :  10:15am  :  Easter Egg Hunt & Fellowship 

Sunday, April 23  :  5:00pm   :   Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Wednesday, May 3  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Saturday, May 6  :  10:30am  :  Confirmation Service, Cathedral of St. Paul, Boston

Wednesday, May 17  :  6:15-7:30pm  :  Midweek Dinner and Formation for all ages

Sunday, May 21  :  10:00am  :  Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 21  :   5:00pm  :  Word and Table Contemporary Worship

Friday, May 12  :  5:00-9:00pm  :  Youth Boda Borg Outing

Ongoing Choristers Schedule: Every Wednesday Evening

Bryn Hollenbeck, Director of Children's Ministries and Parish Life:

Janelle Hiroshige, Associate for Youth and Community Partnerships:

Jeremy Bruns, Director of Music and Organist:

Nick Myers, Rector:


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