Francisco-fact: St. Francis’s relationship with the Diocese of Ezo began in 1996. In that year, our Assistant Rector, Hentzi Elek, helped us raise money to buy goats for Sudanese women widowed by the country’s civil war….
Category Archives: Outreach
How Far Out Do Franciscans Reach?
Every year the St. Francis budget includes a line item for Outreach to be distributed by the Outreach Committee to worthy organizations on behalf of the parish.
Afghan Refugee Family Now Has a Van!
The Waisuddin Faizy family now has a family van. On Dec 6, St. Francis purchased a used 2014 Grand Caravan
Afghan Refugees Visit St. Francis
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”
Christmas Gift Drive
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.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
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.
Build Homes for Families!
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.
Outreach: School Supplies Needed!!!
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.
Habitat for Humanity Reopens Volunteer Builds
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