9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Beginning Sunday, May 28 through September 3
Two services only at
8:00 am and 10:00 am

Labyrinth Care Day
Saturday, May 27, 9:30 am Noon.
Everything is up and blooming on the grounds of St. Francis! Unfortunately, this also means weeds and moss are beginning to appear at our labyrinth. If you have a few hours (9:30 am to noon) to spare on Saturday, May 27th, any help would be greatly appreciated. I'll supply most of the materials, however we will need several small dandelion style weeders. Garden pads for kneeling are recommended. Please bring a blanket and some food for a little picnic afterwards if you'd like. For information please call Ginger Gotliffe at 703-598-9592.

2017 Shrine Mont Retreat -- June 2-4
Join in the patriotic spirit of "God Bless America" honoring and celebrating our great country with fellow Franciscans. As always St. Francis will share the weekend with St. John's of McLean. Registration is now open with a deadline of May 24th. Find the registration form HERE. Please direct questions to Rob Kerns, 2017 Shrine Mont co-chair, kernsrob92@gmail.com

July 22-29
The always popular Region V Summer Work Trip to Dungannon, VA will be July 22-29, 2017. St. Francis will send a team of youths (rising 9th grade and older) and adults on the Episcopal Diocese Region V Mission Trip this summer. Dungannon is in Scott County, one of the poorest in Southwest Virginia. Participants will repair substandard housing, make new friends, and see a different part of Virginia. No carpentry experience necessary! Please let Jane Rachal know if you are interested (jmrachal@verizon.net).

Habitat for Humanity - Summer Update
We have Build Days scheduled : new Reston location and open to all Franciscans. July 12, August 19, and September 13 are now posted and open for volunteering. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC for more information on each Build Day, and to reserve volunteer slots. There are only 10 slots per day, so grab your spot if interested! Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, but no skills nor experience are required. For questions, please contact Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomsen (thomsonbarney@verizon.net).

The Next Fifty Fund
As we enter the next fifty years in the life of St. Francis, this Fund is being established to complete major maintenance and capital replacement projects that have long been deferred or will be required over the next several years. In addition to the envelopes supplied on Sundays, donations to this Fund may be given through E-Giving, via our website, at www.stfrancisgreatfalls.org, clicking on the "Giving" tab.

The Bishop and our Annual Visitation
On Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 pm, the Diocesan Bishop, The Right Reverend Shannon Sherwood Johnston will be making his canonically prescribed visitation to St. Francis Episcopal Church. This is an important time in the life of the parish and it will be celebrated by the confirming of fifteen teenagers and one adult, along with the reception of one other adult from another communion, all from this church, and we will be joined by ten adult Confirmands from St. George's Episcopal Church in Arlington.

Ongoing Activities

Alternative House Dinners
Sundays at 5:15 pm
Providing Sunday dinner for teens at the Alternative House "Emergency Shelter."  Learn more about joining this rewarding ministry here or contact Jennifer Murphy at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Join the men's group to discuss readings, to grow in our understanding of God and what God wants of us and to share Christian fellowship. Click here for more info.
Use the link to Amazon on the bottom right corner of this homepage and it will result in Amazon donations to St. Francis.

Contemplative Prayer
Mondays at 7:30-8:30 pm
Join us on Mondays at St. Francis. Learn more here or contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com). No sessions on:  Memorial Day, June 19 or Labor Day.

Evening Bible Study
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm
All are welcome to attend on select Tuesdays, with upcoming dates through the Spring: 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/16. We are currently studying the book of Genesis. 'Questions? Contact Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org

Thursday Bible Study
Thursdays at 2:00 pm
If you would like to join our Bible Study, please call Val Goddard for study materials and location. (703-757-7973). Bible Study will continue through June 29th, after which we will take break for the summer.

Tutoring Tuesdays
St. Francis sends a group of tutors to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. We are tutoring at Garfield Elementary School on Tuesday afternoons. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Janis Sposato at janis.sposato@gmail.com. Prior experience is not necessary.

Upcoming Events

Summer Service Times
8:00 am & 10:00 am

Labyrinth Clean up
May 27

Shrine Mont Retreat
June 2-4

Bishop's Visit
June 11 at 2:00

EVENTS info here

Episco-Facts found here

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open for 2017-18

Tours are given daily!

May 25 - Last day of School

May 26 - 11 am - Chapel End of Year Service

May 26 - School-wide Picnic

May 31 - June 16 - Camp Creche

June 19 - 23 - Water & Nature Camp


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