The mission of The Welcome Table is to feed the hungry, build diverse and inclusive community, worship as one, and give and receive the love of Christ. Around 150 downtown poor participate in the various aspects of The Welcome Table every Sunday morning.
6:00 Participants sign up for breakfast.
Outreach Counselor is available for referrals until 10:00.
Welcome Table Library provides free books for the downtown poor until 9:00.
6:30 Volunteers arrive to cook breakfast and prepare the dining area.
7:00 Gospel Art! meets until 8:00 and then after breakfast.
Narcotics Anonymous meets until 8:00.
Welcome Table Bible Study meets until 8:00.
Welcome Table Choir rehearses.
8:00 Welcome Table Eucharist
8:45 Welcome Table Breakfast is served until 9:30.
Sign up for breakfast
All are welcome at the Welcome Table Breakfast. Registration is important so that we have an accurate number for preparation. There is a wait list for those who arrive after 8:00. Participants may stay for activities and worship or leave and return by 8:45 for breakfast.
Welcome Table Library
Parishioners contribute books and magazines for the library.
Our outreach counselor is a licensed addiction counselor and assists downtown poor in obtaining information about housing, medical aid, employment and treatment facilities.
The NA meeting includes around 25 participants.
Welcome Table Bible Study
Around 25 participants share insights into how the Gospel impacts daily living and calls us to transformation. Community building is an important component of the study group. Parishioners facilitate the conversations.
Around 15 participants create art and poetry projects in response to the Sunday Scriptures and share their art projects and the faith it inspires with each other. The hope is that the participants’ faith will deepen by seeing how their creativity can be connected with it. The project helps believers and unbelievers understand and articulate the Christian faith and live accordingly. View our web page, launched in 2013!
Gospel Art! Artists win EES Award. Gospel Art! artists are the 2012 recipients of the Evangelical Education Society of the Episcopal Church's Director's Award.
To read about the artists' cards which were created to raise funds for the Welcome Table breakfast program, click here.
Gospel Art! on sale at Capitol Hill's Eastern Market
Welcome Table Choir
There around ten downtown poor and parishioners in the choir. In addition to leading congregations singing, the choir provides music before worship and during Communion.
Click here to read about the Welcome Table Choir's Spring Concert, April 29.
Welcome Table Eucharist
Worship is informal and participative. The music includes spirituals and gospel songs. Healing prayers follow the Eucharist.
Welcome Table Breakfast
Our fabulous breakfast is the center point of Sunday morning ministry with the downtown poor. The breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, orange juice, fruit and coffee. We cook for 150. There is a wait list for those who arrive after 8:00.
Youth and adult groups are invited to come to Epiphany and participate in The Welcome Table, to minister with the downtown poor and to allow this experience to deepen spiritual journeys.
Mission Partners brochure
The Welcome Table Budget
Food costs per breakfast: $550
Help fund The Welcome Table.
Email your questions to the rector.