Notes for the Season of Epiphany

About the Season

Star Quilt by Barbara Rowan, for the Church of the Advocate

An Epiphany with a capital E is a divine manifestation — an event through which God reveals God’s self to the world. The Season of Epiphany begins with the arrival of the sages from afar to visit and pay homage to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem — the event through which God makes known that Jesus is the Light for the world, not just for a chosen few.
The Season continues with stories of how God was, and is, made known, again and again, in Jesus the man, Jesus the Christ. Throughout the Season, we celebrate the Light that Jesus has brought into the world. We strive to be more mindful of the world around us. and to realize our call to carry the Light of Christ and to make it known — in our homes, in our places of work and leisure, in our towns and counties, and beyond.

At the Advocate this season, we will be reflecting on the divisions in our nation and what it means to love our neighbor and to work for transformative justice. We will be learning more about our neighbors of the Rogers Road Community, and we will be returning to our work against racism.

Some dates to note:

Friday, January 15: Help distribute food to the Rogers Road neighborhood from the Rogers Road Community Center. If you can be there Friday morning between 8 am and noon, contact our curate, Alice Graham Grant Advocatecurate@gmail.com.

The Journey to Racial Equity:
Join others across the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina on “The Journey to Racial Equity: A Three-Part Series” consisting of two webinars and a 21-day challenge. The schedule for the first round:
Part 1: Jan. 11, “An Evening with Debby Irving,” 7p.m. (webinar)
Part 2: Jan. 17 – Feb. 6, 21-Day Habit Building Challenge
Part 3: Feb. 9, “An Evening with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II,” 7p.m. (webinar)

Register for the webinars (you will need to register for each; the link for the Part Two 21-day challenge will be sent to those who register):
Part 1: “An Evening with Debby Irving,” Jan. 11 at 7p.m.
Part 3: “An Evening with the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II,” Feb. 9 at 7p.m.
For more information see here.

Thursday, January 21 — InterFaith Council Commons (virtual) Grand Opening!