Episcopal Home
Puts the "personal" in personal care
  September 2017
Thank You! 
"Young people think of nothing but themselves." -Peter the Hermit

"They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect to their elders..." -Socrates

Youth is wasted on the young. "
-attributed to George Bernard Shaw

None of these complaints about young people would ever have been written had the authors known the members of the Episcopal Youth of Central PA. This dynamic group of teens and their adult advisers spent a weekend camping at St. Andrews's (Shippensburg). They volunteered their time, talents, and energy, completing much-needed work at the Episcopal Home, and interacting with our residents. Passionate about extending a helping hand, selfless and enthusiastic, they painted, cleaned, organized, weeded, and entertained.

The teens cited "a warm welcome," "smiling faces," "feeling at home," and "hospitality," as high points of their visit. The kitchen staff raved about what a wonderful group they were, and that they were "so friendly and helpful." EH administrator, Mary Grace Shearer, summed up the experience as "wonderful for both residents and youth."

Thanks to everyone involved for providing an intergenerational opportunity for us to come together for a time of fun, friendship, and fellowship.
Our painting crew included (back to front) Courtney Betteley (St Paul's, Colunbia), Molly Souders (St. Thomas, Lancaster), Leah Doyle (Christ Church, Coudersport), adviser Bob Kilp (St. John's, Lancaster), and Brooks Morgan (St. John's, Lancaster)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Volunteers organizing and tagging yard sale items included (l-r) Slate Johnson (Mt. Calvary, Camp Hill), Megan Bettely (St. Paul's, Coudersport), Noah Runkle (St. Paul's, Columbia), Tierza Mendez (St. John's, Lancaster), and adviser Tim Hanner (Christ Church, Williamsport).
Our Intrepid board member, Gene Schofield,
showed up and pitched in by pulling weeds.

Energetic advisers Theda Tallman (on ladder) and Mary Ellen Kilp, cleaned and decluttered bookshelves in the reading nook.

Click on the image above to learn more about this wonderful group.
"It was really neat to bridge the age gap and to experience God's love in a new way." 
- Brooks Morgan, teen member, Episcopal Youth of Central PA
Make a Difference
in the Lives of Others
We Need (at least) 12 Good Friends  

Our activities room is in desperate need of refurbishing.

Our residents use this room twice a day, every day.

We need to purchase 12 new chairs for our residents
that are both comfortable and safe.

New chairs will cost $100.00 each.

We're hoping that you will fund the purchase one chair (or more),
either individually, or in combination with others.

So far, we've been able to purchase new lighting and are working on ceiling repairs.
We've received one donation to help pay for flooring (more needed)
A new media cabinet has been donated
New curtains have been donated.
A men's group from the First Church of God has volunteered to paint.

If you can help, please indicate "chairs" or "activity room" on the memo line and
send your check to:

The Episcopal Home
206 E. Burd St.
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Questions? call (717) 532-4612 or email

monetary contributions are tax deductible


One day only!

Saturday, September 16
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Martin Avenue entrance parking lot

Raffle Tickets - Quilted items - Jewelry
Misc. household goods

All proceeds help fund activities and special events
for our residents

Resident Birthday

September 18
Our Volunteers Are The Best!
Perfect Harmony
Recently, we enjoyed a visit and entertainment by the Mount "C" Notes, a barbershop quartet from Mt. Calvary Episcopal Church, Camp Hill. Spokesman Tim Spigelmyer (right), Ike Schossberg, Kevin Kelly, and Barry Wilt, delighted residents and staff with harmonious renditions of retro standards, as well as a few newer tunes.

Thank you, guys! We thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and hope to see you again!
At the Piano
Virtuoso Lynn Alt accompanied the quartet. Lynn used to own our piano and donated it to the EH when she retired from teaching lessons. She wowed us with an amazing piano solo.
Oh Look! It's a Rabbit!
Our residents are such good sports! They played along with our young friends from the Shippensburg Public Library who came to sing and read a story. It was our last of several meetings with them. We'll miss them, but we wish them well as they begin their new school year.
"It was a joy to meet the residents and to start getting to know them.
The EH is a lovely place, and we can see the residents are thriving there
under the care of wonderful people."
Around the House
At long last, our cloister renovation is complete. The result of this cooperative effort between the Episcopal Home and St. Andrews's (Shippensburg), enhances our Burd Street entrance and provides a pleasant space for our residents and their visitors to relax and enjoy views of the surrounding gardens.

We are so grateful to everyone who donated time, talent, and funding to help transform this space from "blah" to beautiful.
Happy Campers

Cathy and Dolores chose the chairs and cushions, and can often be found enjoying their
 new space.
Sitting Area Before & After
Upper Level Before & After
Quilt Raffle!
This Year's Quilt

The quilters at St. Andrew’s in Shippensburg have a long history of supporting the Episcopal Home

The quilters are almost finished working on this beautiful quilt, to be raffled on December 4 - right in time for the holidays!

It is hand quilted, and large enough to use as a spread for a queen size bed. All proceeds will benefit the EH residents.

Tickets are only $1.00 each
(or from any member of the group)

This is an easy way to help, and
you may be the lucky winner!

Contact the Home at
(717) 532-4612, or click here to email us for more information.

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Mission Statement
The mission of the Episcopal Home of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is to enhance personal care to residents, their families and that community that enhance physical, intellectual, social,
and spiritual wellbeing.