Community Outreach

Epiphany members serve on councils, committees, and boards of several agencies. We also financially support the following:

Food

Good Samaritan Ministries - Food is collected in fellowship hall and delivered to Good Samaritan Ministries, Carbondale, Illinois during the months of September and February and other times based on need. http://goodsamcarbondale.org

Bread for the World Sunday - Observance each fall by promoting letters and emails to federal legislators in support of funding and initiatives to combat hunger and malnutrition. https://www.bread.org

Shelter

Good Samaritan Ministries of Carbondale – Participation in Souper Bowl Sunday and other fund raising activities support Good Sam. http://goodsamcarbondale.org

Clothing - Collection and donation of personal hygiene supplies for residents at Good Samaritan homeless shelter and the Women’s Center of Carbondale and their 24-hour crisis hotline (1-800-334-2094). http://www.thewomensctr.org

Lutheran Social Services Illinois (LSSI)

School Supplies - Late summer to early fall we collect funds and school supplies. LSSI distribute to students under their care.

Easter Baskets - Books, toys, baskets, and treats are collected and assembled into Easter baskets for children in the LSSI system. https://www.lssi.org

Lutheran Immigration and Refuge Service (LIRS)

Hope for the Holiday - Epiphany supports LIRS through regular giving this card writing campaign offering messages of caring to those being held at immigration detention facilities. https://www.lirs.org)

Carbondale Interfaith Council

http://cdaleinterfaith.org/ Within our religiously diverse community, Epiphany Lutheran Church is active in the Carbondale Interfaith Council. God’s Holy Spirit works in, around, and through us for the sake of the world. Our partnership is not limited only to those who have similar theology, rituals, and beliefs. The Holy Spirit works to unite us within the body of Christ, and to work in the world with people with a diversity of religious practices and beliefs, for the sake of God and the sake of our neighbor. Epiphany’s Pastor and members participate in the Carbondale Interfaith Council meetings. Epiphany’s Carolyn Langan is Vice President of the Carbondale Interfaith Council.

Spirit of Christmas - Epiphany members purchase Christmas gifts to benefit needy individuals in our local area who are being serviced by various social service organizations. A wish list is provided by Carbondale Interfaith Council.

Campus Ministry Association

Epiphany is represented in the SIUC Campus Ministry Association and sponsors tailgate activities and Grace Café. http://siucmin.rso.siu.edu/