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

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

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St. Francis Speakeasy Gala
A Huge Heartfelt Thank you to this year's Gala Chairs
Janet & Craig Gralley

and Co-Chairs
Kathy & Andrew Ditmore and Monica & Rob Cox
Thank you to all for helping to make the St. Francis Gala a GREAT success!

See more photos here

Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28 -- 6:00
As we have for over 20 years, the Men's Group will host their traditional Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in Millen Hall. Children and adults of all ages are welcome. Come and enjoy those things (like pancakes with syrup, chocolate morsels, nuts and other goodies - not to mention sausage) that you may be giving up for Lent (which starts the next day). Or if you're not giving them up, come anyway and enjoy a good meal cooked and cleaned-up by someone else. (Moms, take the night off - you more than deserve it!). Admission is free although small donations to help offset the cost are appreciated.
Dinner will be buffet-style, and as much as you can eat, including gluten-free options courtesy of David Lucey. This year, for the first time, we will have music to contribute to the conviviality and to our mindfulness of the season approaching. The early birds come at 6 p.m. - but come when you can. Dinner will be served until 7 p.m. after which time the Boy Scouts will descent upon us like Egyptian locusts and quickly devour up all remaining food.
Any questions, contact Phil Pifer. We hope to see you there!

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1 -- 7:00 am and 7:30 pm

Morning Prayer at St. Francis
Thursday, March 2 - Friday, April 14 -- 8:30 am during the season of Lent
This a Benedictine inspired prayer service that was the most often used by the Anglican Communion from the restoration under Elizabeth I until the second half of the twentieth century. It is a wonderful Lenten discipline taking about twenty-five minutes to complete. It will be read, rain or shine, congregation or no (only the reader is required, though prayer supporters are always welcome). Please come and join in.

Lenten Programs Begin
Sunday, March 5 at 5:00

Samaritan Ministry Next Step Breakfast
Thursday, March 16, National Press Club
The emcee this year is Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak. There is no charge for the breakfast; and this is a good way to show the continued support of St. Francis for a group that the church helped to establish more than 30 years ago. Transportation will be provided from St. Francis to the event, which is from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. For additional information, please contact Scott Perkins (ohio4csp@hotmail.com).

Habitat Looks Ahead
On March 4, we'll have our third build day of the year. The volunteer list has been full for many weeks, and many interested Franciscans weren't able to join in due to demand. We're happy to say that we've agreed with Habitat NOVA on a schedule of build days for the remainder of 2017. We will have one build day per month, and in the second quarter (Apr - Jun) two of the 3 will be Saturdays!

We will announce the dates and locations of our 2nd quarter builds in early March, and open them up for volunteers to register online. So, stay tuned. And to stay closer to the info, please let Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net) know that you are interested in staying abreast of Habitat activities, and we'll put you on the email distribution list.

Upcoming Adult Forum

Sunday, March 5 -- Capital Campaign, presented by Mike Shuler

Ongoing Activities

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)

Evening Bible Study
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm
Evening Bible Study, led by Tracey Kelly, in the lower level conference room. For more information, please 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).

Mighty Walkers of St. Francis -- Tuesdays at 10:00 am
We decide the route for the day when we meet. It usually goes 60-90 minutes on a fairly easy path. Please join us if and when you can! Contact Lyn Beer 703-403-5798 cell, 703-242-1680 home or lynwbeer@gmail.com

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

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. This year we will be 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. We welcome anyone who enjoys children. Prior experience is not necessary.

St. Francis @ Starbucks Book Club
Wednesdays at the Great Falls Starbucks
St. Francis Starbucks Book Club Upcoming Titles can be found here.
Note that Amazon purchases via clicking the Amazon icon on the bottom right corner of this homepage result in Amazon donations to St. Francis.

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.
3/1: No meeting - instead please join the 7 am Ash Wednesday service
3/8: Begin the new series. Click here for more info.
Note that Amazon purchases via clicking the Amazon icon on the bottom right corner of this homepage result in Amazon donations to St. Francis.

Upcoming Events

Annual Winter Gala
Saturday, February 25

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, February 28

Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 1
7:00 am and 7:30 pm

EVENTS info here

Episco-Facts found here

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open for 2017-18

Tours are given daily!

March 1 - Ash Wednesday

March 2 - Dr. Seuss Birthday

March 2 - Wacky Day

March 12 - Daylight savings begins

April 10 - 17 - Spring Break

April 16 - Easter Sunday

April 22 - Earth Day

April 23 - Creche Teachers Appreciation Week

May 5 - Petting Zoo visits 12:30

May 11 & 12 - Creche Singers at 1 pm

May 11 & 12 - Art Studio Art Show

May 25 - Last day of School

May 26 - 11 am - Chapel End of Year Service

May 26 - School-wide Picnic

May 30 - Camp begins


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