service in our community

Food pantries

We support two local food pantries with monetary and food donations, and volunteers. When you are out grocery shopping, please consider picking up an item or two to donate to these pantries. 


LAMB's (Lakeside Area Ministries Board) Basket

The pantry is located at 8419 Oakview Ave, Richmond, VA 23228. 

Directions? Click here. 

The LAMB's Basket distributes food:

Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00am - Noon. 


LAMB's Basket Newsletter - Woolly News - Click here.

Open for volunteer work Tuesday and Thursday.


Welborne Community Food Pantry

920 Maybeury Dr, RVA 23229

Phone: 804-740-7128

http://welbornechurch.org/programs/missions/food-box/

Volunteers are needed on Mondays & Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am for stocking and bagging and on Monday evenings from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm for distribution.

If You Need Food from Welborne -
If you are in need of food, we are glad to help you as often as twice a month, if you live in the zip codes of 23229, 23238, 23226, 23294, 23228 and 23233.

The pantry will be serving pre-packed bags in a drive-up manner on Monday’s ONLY from 5pm-6:30pm.



epiphany's community garden

The 2021 growing season will soon be in full swing! We have thirteen plots leased out to members of the congregation and our community. Want to help? Contact Beth Barger at bbarger@epiphanyelca.org or 282-6066. 


God has asked us to be good stewards of the earth. One way some churches and communities are doing this is through gardens. As the soil is tilled and worked, people are brought together for a common purpose, and the produce is shared with many. A small group was formed through the Community Service Team at Epiphany to begin a community garden behind the shed/garage. Ceremonial ground-breaking took place on March 19th, 2011. The first year we grew one main plot with potatoes and a smaller plot to experiment with several vegetables to see what would work at our location.


We welcome all interested gardeners to join us. We are always looking for people to help prepare the soil, weed (once the plants are growing), water, and hopefully harvest! No experience needed, we can train you. Our harvest will go to support local outreach in our community. If you have any interest please contact Beth Barger at bbarger@epiphanyelca.org or 282-6066. 

Quilters

  • When we meet: The Epiphany Quilters meet most Tuesday mornings and the 4th Saturday of each month (except on holidays) to assemble and tie quilts to be sent to Lutheran World Relief. We use donated cotton fabrics, bed sheets, blankets and purchased batting. Members meet on additional days as the Spirit leads. During COVID pandemic times, we have also worked more from home, added porch pick-ups and drop offs, and when we work together we are physically distant, with masks, and dedicated tool kits.  
  • Where do the quilts go? Lutheran World Relief ships quilts and kits around the world to those in need. In 2020, LWR shipped 264,000  quilts to 23 countries in East Africa, West Africa, Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. In 2020, Epiphany sent 205  quilts and 201 school kits to LWR. Some of our quilts and kits in recent years have gone to Tanzania, Kenya, Mali, Ukraine, and Georgia, Russia.
  • How you can help. We are appreciative of donations of time, fabric, blankets, and sheets. Come and join us, we have a wonderful conversation while we are working. We are also in need of people to piece tops and backs. Fabric is supplied. Pre-cut quilt kits are available. Hours are flexible. You can sew at home. (Tops are 60 x 80 inches; backs are 64 by 84 inches)
  • Skills Needed. You don't need to have any sewing skills to tie the layers of the quilts together which is what we work on  when we meet together.
  •  Contacts are Chris Crouch or Cathy DeLesDernier, or feel free to email Beth Barger at bbarger@epiphanyelca.org.

micah

Micah is an association of faith communities in metropolitan Richmond committed to working with the students, teachers and staff of Richmond Public Schools. Epiphany's partner school is Southhampton Elementary School, 3333 Cheverly Rd, Richmond, VA.

As a Micah volunteer, you can serve as a tutor, lunch buddy, classroom reader, teacher assistant, penpal, or assist with a special project such as Career Day or Dr. Seuss Day. 

If you are interested in serving, please contact Mary Sue Oehler, msoehler3@gmail.com

other community ministries

  • Liberation family services

    A homeless shelter on Hull Street Road (in the former Freedom House facility) serving homeless Veterans. The mission is to provide food, shelter and the power to change for individuals in crisis. Epiphany will provide the evening meals on the 5th Tuesday of each month. Watch for sign-up sheets in the Commons. 

  • Habitat for humanity

    We partner with Habitat for Humanity to help provide permanent housing for those in need. We are a partner congregation of Habitat for Humanity of Hanover County. Next work date is: TBA


  • holiday giving

    In March/April we work with St. Joseph's Villa to provide children Easter baskets.


    In November, Thanksgiving baskets are sent to families in need through HEARTH.


    In December, through our Giving Tree, we provide gifts for children at local elementary schools and for foster children through enCircle formerly Lutheran Family Services

  • A.c.t.s

    We collect household items to assist families in transition.