Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Food Drive for SHARE
Now until August 31
Every summer St. Francis Church holds a food drive for SHARE of McLean. SHARE is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, no office, and no paid fundraisers. Since 1969, SHARE has been providing emergency and supportive services to people in need in our area. Click here for a list of desired items. Please put your donations in the bins across from Millen Hall, and please make sure the food has not expired. Monetary donations are also welcome. Please write "Food Drive" on the memo line and put your check In the Sunday plate or send/give it to the church office. For questions, please contact Leslie Siegmund lesiegmund@aol.com

Second Sunday Fellowship Events
August 11 -- Family Music Night -- See below for information
September 8 -- International Cuisine Potluck
October 13 -- Trivia Night
November 10 -- Chili cook-off
December 8 -- Christmas Carols

Family Music Night
Sunday, August 11th at 5:00 pm
We will begin with a potluck dinner, and then 60 to 90 minutes of music from young and old artists; several from within our parish, and a few guests from the local community! Bring a dish and a tune to share!

Food, Fellowship, and Baptism Conversations
Have you been thinking about having your child baptized at St. Francis? Please join us for four gatherings in August and September in preparation for the next baptisms on October 6 and November 3. We will share a meal and get to know each other, and talk about the nature, meaning and purpose of Holy Baptism. Sunday afternoons at 4 pm on: August 4, August 25, September 15, and September 29. Please feel free to bring your children. It's okay if you have to miss one or two gatherings. Contact the Rev. Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org if you are interested.

Gala 2020 Planning Meeting
Sunday, October 20
For more information, contact Pat Ward (patwa@cox.net) or Leslie Siegmund (lesiegmund@aol.com).

Habitat for Humanity
We have set our schedule of Build Days:
Sat Aug 10
Sat. Sept. 4
Sat. Oct. 5
For more information, see our SignUpGenius page at http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC
Use these as an opportunity to bring your 16+ kids to join you doing good and learning building skills. If you have older high schoolers, it is a great and easy way to build service hours. No prior skill is needed - you will be taught. If you have questions, or to be added to the Franciscan email distribution for Habitat, please contact Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net).Please come join us this year! Follow the 'Golden Rule', learn some skills, and have some fun!

Ongoing Activities

Contemplative Prayer -- No meetings in August -- Resume September 9

Join us on Mondays at 7:00 pm  Contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com) to learn more.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study -- No meetings until September
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Narthex
All are welcome to attend!  Questions: Contact Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org 

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Join the Men's Group to discuss readings and topics, grow with us in understanding Christian theology, deepen your relationship with God, and enjoy fellowship with other men – not to mention free coffee and breakfast. Please contact philipjpifer@mac.com to learn more.

Tutoring Tuesdays
A group of tutors from St. Francis carpools to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. Tutoring will resume in September. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Pat Ward at patwa@cox.net We welcome anyone who enjoys children. Prior experience is not necessary.

St. Francis Book Club
Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Great Falls Starbucks. Contact Dirk Herkhof at dcherkhof@gmail.com with questions.

Thursday Bible Study -- No meetings until September
Thursday Bible Study meets at 2:00 on Thursdays for a discussion on the studay of Hebrews and explanation of what we hope to accomplish. Our Bible Study is very low-key and non-threatening as we learn together. For any questions, please check with Lynn Fallon (703-759-2082) or Odiorne Beebe (703-759-6739).

Second Story Dinners
Sundays at 5:15 pm
Volunteers needed to deliver Sunday dinners to Second Story (Second Story offers a safe residential experience for teens who are in need.) Volunteers work in pairs to cook, deliver, and serve dinners. Dinners are made on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. Please contact Jennifer at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or ifor more information.