School is back, virtually, for now. What will St. Francis be doing about Sunday School?
“Well, then, we’ll just have to take care of that,” John said. John had just heard from his young office assistant that she was barred from undergraduate admission to the University of Virginia because she was a woman.
When can we expect to worship out of doors together and will it be with communion?
Especially now, when our political identities seem so very partisan and so very prominent, how does a preacher preach to a congregation whose membership is not primarily red or blue, but purple?
St. Francis has moved from in-person worship to online worship quickly and very professionally. It has also moved to greater content on social media. How did we do this and can we continue?
Where are we in the process of regathering? The short answer is that we, and the whole Diocese, are very early in the process of regathering. At the last Vestry Meeting, Monday, June 15, the Vestry took the position to move cautiously in the process of re-opening the church. We perceive that in person churchContinue reading “FRANCISCO-FACT: The process of regathering”
What is the Vestry doing for the church during this time of COVID-19 and social distancing? The role of the Vestry has not changed much since we initiated Zoom Worship, and its work may actually have increased as the church has moved to Zoom Meetings, Bible Studies, and Christian Formation. It might be helpful toContinue reading “Francisco-fact: Vestry work in COVID time”
We will begin praying for birthdays and anniversary celebrations this Sunday, May 17, the 6th Sunday of Easter. It is clear that just as St. Francis is a place where we enjoy being with one another, it is also place where we enjoy celebrating with one another.
If I want more people praying for the people I know and love, how can I ask others at St. Francis to pray with me? Prayer is certainly more powerful when being exercised in community. St. Francis is committed to this way of praying.
Will we ever worship in person again and when will that be? Church is something where gathering and sharing in-person are deeply apart of what we do. To do so without fear and concern is also important. We at St. Francis and the Diocese are working toward that reality—being God’s people in community and unity.