Conversations

On Stewardship

What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

I guess my article title kind of gives away my age. I had been married for a few years and visited my in‐laws in another state on a regular basis. It’s been a while, but we generally went to church with them whenever we were there. I enjoyed the Episcopal service,...

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Gratitude for Family

Clare Schexnyder Vestry Member Why do I give to Epiphany every month? Because I know everything I pledge will go toward the incredible programs the church offers and the day-to-day functions that support so many people in our community. The church has been a true...

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Multiple Invitations

Annie Strahan As a long time member of this parish I’ve been supported by this community in a multitude of ways. The spiritual guidance and education by clergy and other parishioners have both grounded and elevated my being. Although it’s changed...

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One Foot Across the Threshold

I am writing this letter for those of you with your foot halfway inside the threshold of the parish door and halfway out.  I get it.  I still feel that way oftentimes even though I am now the Sr. Warden.  While I have been attending Church of the Epiphany for over a...

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Why I Pledge

By Holly Slater A couple of months ago I went to my second vestry retreat. It was a great weekend filled with hard work, socializing with old and new friends, spiritual growth, and, of course, lots of talk and planning around the budget and stewardship. Now, I am a...

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Give and You Shall Receive

By Bonnie Kissler During my first vestry retreat, I was asked why I said yes. I said yes because I felt so honored someone wanted me to be on the vestry! I only had a vague idea what I would be doing. Now that I am in my third and final year, I have gained a better...

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