A St. Francis family, that wishes to remain anonymous, are offering a wonderful challenge to the congregation. They will match dollar for dollar any new or increased pledge amount needed to reach the 2021 goal of $600,000. We are just $27,599 away from the goal. Help us reach the top and take advantage of this generous offer!
with The Seminarian, Timothy Rutherford Many of you have seen and heard our seminarian, Timothy Rutherford at our Sunday ZOOM services, but only a few have had the chance to have any sort of conversation, chat, banter or talk with him. Now is your opportunity by signing up HERE. There are 3 slots availiable/meeting. IfContinue reading “Francisco-fact: “Vestibule Conversations””
How will we be able to recognize the change to the season of Lent this year since we cannot meet in person for church services? Even outdoor services would still not allow us for the imposing of ashes. So, Ash Wednesday and the imposition of Ashes is a church service where our being separated shouldContinue reading “Francisco-fact: Ash Wednesday during a pandemic. How?”
What is the Annual Meeting for and who gets to participate? Annual Meetings for the Episcopal Church are primarily governed by the Diocesan Constitutions and Canons. Our denominational governance is much like our civil governance, Federalist, only the church term for that philosophy in the church is subsidiarity. This concept is ancient. It simply meansContinue reading “Francisco-fact: What is the Annual Meeting? Who can vote?”
A coast-to-coast bell ringing memorial to honor the Americans we have lost to COVID-19 took place, today, at 5:30pm today, Tuesday, January 19th. The National Bell Festival is honored to join in the ringing and to help this moment resonate even more widely. At 5:30pm today, the bell, at St. Francis, was rung by Fr. DavidContinue reading “Bell ringing to honor the Americans lost to COVID-19”
What is happening with the Winter Gala in this time of social distancing and COVID-19? The Vestry and the liaison to the Winter Gala, Gary Pan, have been working on this. Our short answer is that the Winter Gala will not be taking place in its traditional form on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday, FebruaryContinue reading “Francisco fact: Will there be a Winter Gala?”
How are we doing on our Stewardship Campaign for 2021? We are moving toward our goals for 2021. As of Sunday, November 21 we received 59 pledges in the amount of $349,251. Thank you! For comparison, our final numbers for 2020 were 117 pledges totaling $592,282. Our goal for 2021 is $600,000.
A testimonial by parishioner, Joshua Kim Simply put, it is because I see God’s love at work at St. Francis and would like to see it continue to flourish. Ever since my family and I first stepped into St. Francis ten years ago, I have witnessed the love of Christ flowing throughout the many ministriesContinue reading “Francisco fact: Why do I give to St. Francis Church?”
The year 2020 has been a challenge to us all in many ways, but we have continued supporting each other and St. Francis through online worship, fellowship, and funding. The church finances at this time remain stable and should continue to do so as parishioners continue to fulfill their pledges for 2020. We realize theseContinue reading “Francisco-fact: A Word from the Treasurer”
School is back, virtually, for now. What will St. Francis be doing about Sunday School?