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?
John C. Lowe spent his long legal career frequently getting involved with legal battles for liberal causes
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?