9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Food Drive for SHARE
SHARE of McLean has been meeting emergency needs of the less fortunate since 1969. SHARE provides over 900 bags of groceries per month to families in need through its food pantry at the McLean Baptist Church. The food pantry is currently in critical need of food supplies. St. Francis will be collecting non-perishable food and other groceries from Sunday, June 3 through Sunday, July 1 for SHARE's food pantry to help alleviate its shortages. Food items most needed:

• Vegetable oil
• All types of canned vegetables
• All types of canned fruit
• Mac and cheese
• White rice
• White sugar
• Dried beans
• Jelly and jam
• Ground coffee
• Canned tomato sauce
• Ketchup
• Granola bars, crackers, nuts, dried fruit
• 100% juice
• Breakfast cereal
• Toothpaste
• Single toothbrushes
• Shampoo
• Deodorant
• Diapers (Size 4, especially)
• Baby wipes
• Laundry detergent

Please place your donations in the bin in the hallway next to Millen Hall, and ensure the food has not expired. Cash donations are also welcome. If you would like to make a cash donation, please write "Food Drive" on your check's memo line and put it in the offering plate or give it to the church office.

Time for the fhe famous St. Francis Youth Group photo scavenger hunt!
We'll meet up at the Panera Bread inside Reston Town Center on Sunday, June 10 at 6pm. (Garage parking on weekends is free.) We'll have a quick bite to eat there, and get the photograph clues. You'll have 90 minutes to complete the hunt. The first three cameras/smartphones with all 10 photos matching the clues will win a $10 gift card from Amazon. One gift card per camera. Sound easy? Don't be so sure! ~ Kevin

High School Graduates
Does your family have a high school senior about to graduate? If so, please contact the parish administrator, at admin@stfrancisgreatfalls.org, by no later than June 13th, with the following information:
Graduating senior's name,
Name of their high school,
Graduation date, and their plans for the Fall (optional)

College Graduates!
Does your family have a college student about to graduate or who has graduated from college, recently? If so, please contact the parish administrator, at admin@stfrancisgreatfalls.org, by no later than June 13th, with the following information:
Graduate's name,
Name of their college and their degree plus their plans for the future (optional)

Habitat for Humanity: Summer Plans
Build Days are set for Jun 23, Jul 25, Aug 18, and Sep 19 - all will be in Alexandria or Lorton. To volunteer, or for more information, see our SignUpGenius page http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC. Only 10 volunteer slots are open on any given date. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and need no prior skill (seriously!). Our Habitat email distribution list includes over 60 Franciscans - please let Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net) know if you would like to be included on that distribution, or if you have any questions at all about our work with Habitat. Please come join us this summer – follow the 'Golden Rule', learn some skills, and have fun with us!

Ongoing Activities

Contemplative Prayer
Mondays at 7:30-8:30 pm **There is no Contemplative Prayer scheduled for May 28th and for June 4th**
Join us on Mondays at St. Francis. 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
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
We are now reading and discussing "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis. 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 Wednesdays
A group of tutors from St. Francis carpools to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. This year, we are tutoring at Garfield Elementary School on Wednesdays. We leave the St. Francis parking lot at 9:00 am and return around 2:30 pm. 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

Line Dancing Lessons
Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 11:00am,
Cost approximately $5 per session Those interested should email Hiroko Mizutani at hirokokoni@aol.com with your RSVP and any questions you may have.

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

Thursday Bible Study
Thursday Bible Study at 2:00 in the Conference Room -- Anyone interested in joining us is welcome. Simply stop in or let Odiorne Beebe (703-759-6739) know you are coming.

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.

Upcoming Events

Food Drive for SHARE
June 3 - July 1

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 Sept. 5 - Open House & Orientation

Sept. 6 - First Day of School

Sept. 9 - Popsicles & Hot Dogs on the Playground - 11:30

Sept. 21 - Parent Coffee - 9:30 am

Sept. 27 - Back to School Night - 7:30 pm

Oct. 5 - School closed - All Staff Training 

Oct. 8 - Columbus Day Holiday

Oct. 30 & 31 - Halloween Parades & Parties

Nov. 1 & 2 - Fall Singing at 1 pm

Nov. 5 & 6 - School closed

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