In June 2024, St. Francis will celebrate its 60th birthday. From initial worship in the local elementary school in 1964 to worship in the dog kennel (now Harris Hall) to worship in our current beautiful sanctuary, St. Francis has come a long way in 60 years. As our birthday approaches, look for events and activities toContinue reading “St. Francis Will Turn 60 in 2024!”
If you’ve been away from church for the summer, during the pandemic, or for decades, St. Francis invites you to come back to church. If you’ve never been to church but are feeling drawn to developing a better understanding of God among kind and caring people, we invite you to visit us. We are aContinue reading “Come Back to Church Sept. 10”
St. Francis in Great Falls has long supported the Ezo Diocese of the Anglican Church in South Sudan. Their bishop, the Rt. Rev. Isaac Ephraim regularly corresponds with us. The following note was received from him on July 28, 2023:
The Waisuddin Faizy family now has a family van. On Dec 6, St. Francis purchased a used 2014 Grand Caravan
On November 20, the Faizy family visited St. Francis and shared with us their stories of coming to America and their appreciation for the love and support shown by our parish in helping to resettle them in Northern Virginia. The occasion was the Thanksgiving Potluck lunch following our Sunday service. The Faizys shared a typicalContinue reading “Afghan Refugees Visit St. Francis”
Second Story (formerly Alternative House) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping local youth and their families. Each year St. Francis helps Second Story provide nutritious Thanksgiving meals to needy families in its Community Based Programs. These families face significant challenges in feeding their children, made especially worse this year due to food inflation.
Join Us! Would you like to help build a home for a needy family, while also learning or burnishing your skills with common tools and handiwork?
Feb 24 Update – Week 7 We moved our first family of 8 into a home in Leesburg this past weekend. How grateful and appreciative they are! Next, we have to prepare for our second familly of 8, who will settle in Ashburn. We have much of what we need for them, but there are manyContinue reading “Afghan Refugee Family”
The children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families need our help to have a Merry Christmas. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we will again not be able to have our traditional Christmas Party and Toy Shop. Instead, we are will be sending $25 Target gift cards and children’s books as well as gift cardContinue reading “Christmas Gift Drive”