Epiphany Lutheran Church, which is now known as All Peoples Gathering Lutheran Church, was built in 1906. The building, which was designed and constructed under the auspices of local architect John Roth Jr., is an outstanding example of Neo-Gothic Revival architecture. In 1925, a social hall addition was completed by another local architect, Hugo Haeuser. Epiphany underwent significant social and economic changes throughout the years, and eventually disbanded in 1991, when it passed on its assets to a new congregation, All Peoples. All Peoples serves an ethnically and socially diverse population, reflecting a commitment to inclusiveness and social justice.
Visitors can expect to see evidence of a vibrant spiritual community at this site. The church’s magnificent stained glass windows and other timeless delights provide the physical framework for a diverse mix of educational, ecological and social justice outreaches. There is also an award winning garden/greenhouse/water reclamation project embedded in the church’s youth oriented programs, and a life sized Salvadoran cross reflects the church’s commitment to a world view of social justice issues.
A partnership with St. Vincent de Paul resulted in a major kitchen renovation for the building, which is now serving free dinner to over 200 guests 5 nights/week.