Service and Outreach

Every week of the year Epiphany parishioners can join the work of our local outreach partners serving the homeless and families in crisis. To get involved in any of the following activities, email Eileen Riley or Mike Evans, or contact the volunteer lead.

Deliver produce to the food bank at the East Cherry YWCA

When: Wednesday mornings
Time Commitment: About 2 hours, depending on where you live

Parish volunteers pick up cases of fresh produce and eggs from MacPherson’s Fruit and Produce on Beacon Hill and deliver it to the Central Area Food Bank at the East Cherry branch of the YWCA in Madrona. The typical order fits in the average station wagon, SUV, or even a small hatchback such as a Prius. This food is purchased with money parishioners give to the Hunger Basket each Sunday as they go to the altar for communion.

For more information, contact Holly Boone.

Welcome guest to Epiphany’s Friday night men’s shelter.

When: Friday nights
Time Commitment: Friday, 8:30 pm–Saturday, 8 am

Every Friday night eight men have a safe place to sleep off the streets in Epiphany’s Christie House Library. Our guests arrive by van from the Operation Nightwatch Dispatch Center and help set up the sleeping area and clean up the next morning. Two parish men serve as overnight hosts and sleep on site.

For more information, contact Terry Carlisle.

Volunteer at the Baby Boutique at Wellspring Family Services

When: Most any weekday
Time Commitment: whatever fits your schedule

Parents rebounding from difficult times can shop for free children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys and other essentials at Wellspring’s Baby Boutique. Help is needed to sort donations and keep the racks and bins stocked and tidy.

For more information, contact Wellspring’s Community Engagement Manager Crystal Dixon or call 206-902-4233.

Prepare a hot meal for homeless young people

When: Fourth Thursday of the month
Time Commitment: From 6–8:30 pm

Every fourth Thursday Epiphany’s Teen Feed crew gathers at a church kitchen in the University District to cook their famous enchiladas for young people living on the streets.

For more information, contact Ann Beck.

Prep a YWCA apartment for the next family

When: Last Saturday of most months
Time Commitment: 9 am–noon

When families living in the YWCA’s transitional housing find their permanent homes, the vacated apartments often need some TLC. On the last Saturday of the month, a crew from Epiphany gives their assignment a good scrub, stocks it with basic supplies, and leaves it looking a bit more like home for the next family. It’s a lot more fun than you might imagine, and it makes a great family project!

For more information, contact Ann Beck.