At The Japanese Gardens in the Arboretum  








At Kenmore Air Harbor  

How we got started

Back at the turn of the century, (the year 2000, that is) Epiphany was emphasizing the organization of small groups within the congregation, and some of our senior members desired to form a group. Darrell Kemper was the original organizer and first president.

After a lengthy, but lively, discussion, and the rejection of several more traditional sounding names, the name “Epiphany Elderberries” emerged.  The Elderberries resolved to meet once a month for some type of activity, and initially all the meetings were held at the church and tended to be repetitive.

As a result, we now have an annual planning meeting and prepare a calendar of events which include many field trips to fun places in the central Puget Sound, as well as offering hands-on work party support to organizations such as World Vision and Hope-Link.

What we do

Each monthly event has an individual coordinator who is responsible for the liaison (as needed), publicity, determining costs, transportation and arranging the Lunch, which is always included.  The coordinators are the key to making the events a success.

Some of the fun events and field trips include: 

  • Japanese Gardens at the Arboretum
  • Scandinavian Museum in Ballard
  • Kenmore Air Harbor
  • The train ride out of North Bend
  • The Museum of Flight
  • The Museum of Glass
  • Trinity Lutheran Collage to view the Dead Sea Scrolls

Join us

Membership is open to all members age 55 and over.  Attendance at our events average 20 people, with as many as 42 at our annual Christmas Party and Summer Picnic at the beach.

Our events are entertaining and informative and always feature good fellowship.  If interested, please contact the church office to get in touch with an event coordinator, any Elderberry or check the calendar and join us at our next meeting.