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”
Please help children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families have a Merry Christmas. Sadly, we will be unable to have our traditional Christmas party and “toy shop” this year due to the risks of COVID, RSV, and flu. Instead, we are sending gift cards and books to children and gift cards to single participants working toward self-sufficiency. Outreach will purchase the books and gift cards with your donations.
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?
Postponed to October 30th.
In past years, generous Franciscans have helped Second Story provide school supplies for over 500 children and teens in their programs serving children and families in need. Please consider helping Second Story provide school supplies this year.
Our coalition of local congregations (the Fairfax Interfaith Coalition for Habitat, aka FICH) has confirmed a schedule of three Habitat for Humanity Build Days over the next 4 months. They are:
• Wed, July 27
• Fri, Aug 12
• Wed, Sep 28
May 14th 7:30pm @ St Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, will present pianist Sasha Beresovsky in a concert of Ukrainian piano music on May 14th at 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary.
Click below for tickets.
Tickets will also be available at the door until church capacity is reached.
This benefit concert is given to support the raising of funds for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Funds raised will be channeled to United Help Ukraine.
Lent is a season of preparation for Easter and has traditionally been observed by reflection, self-examination, and self-denial as we strive to be more conscious of God’s many gifts.
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”