Adult Formation

Adult Formation

What is adult formation?

At Epiphany, people engage with the community in ways that continuously stretch their limits and expand their understanding of God, spirituality, what it means to be a Christian in the world, and more. “Formation” is a word used as shorthand for that – so adult formation encompasses any activity that continues to shape, guide, direct, and form people in adulthood.

Can formation and volunteering be the same thing?

The short answer? Yes! 

So, let’s get to it: Adult formation at Epiphany

Click on each of the ministries below to read more about the ways you might be called to be in community at Epiphany!

Epiphany Liturgy Volunteer Opportunities

On Sundays, all are invited to be on the rotating schedule of people who read the lessons, serve the wine at communion, greet folks and hand out bulletins at the door, bring the light snacks and refreshments served at coffee hour, carry the candles as acolytes, and more!

Contact Sara at sara@epiphanybaltimore.org if you are interested in learning more about these many important roles!

Altar Guild

This is the team of people who rotate their work in small groups that dresses the altar with the seasonally colored cloths and fabrics to ready the worship space for all services.

Healing Prayer

These adults offer the “laying on of hands”, or healing prayers, during the communion part of our services, just to the side of the communion rail on both sides of the church.

Petal Pushers

This group of folks takes turns bringing, arranging, and caring for the flowers for services and special occasions.

The Epiphany Choir

The ways to get involved musically at Epiphany range from three different choirs encompassing all ages, instrumental music, and the Handbell Choir. To learn more about those ministries, check out the Music page on this website.

Acolyte and Crucifer

The acolytes and crucifer are near the very front of the procession for worship each week, and these roles are filled by youth in addition to adults!

what interests you?

From weekly Community Dinner to Book & Bible Study to Homework Club Mentoring, there are lots of opportunities to live out Epiphany’s mission of loving God, loving our neighbor, and changing the world. This list, while accurate and robust, is not completely exhaustive of the many ways people at Epiphany engage to make community together. New ideas are shared and implemented quite often, and make for a dynamic community empowered and eager to follow God’s call in this world. If you have questions, comments, or are feeling ready to get involved, contact us!