Upcoming and Ongoing Events


Budgeted Revenue - $361,313 Actual Revenue - $385,979*
Budgeted Expenses - $296,583 Actual Expenses - $289,068

*Includes $102,000 in prepaid pledges received in 2018
Click here for a year-to-date Finance Report

Medical Brigade Supplies Drive
Every year the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade sends teams of medical professionals and other experts to provide services unavailable to the poor in Honduras, such as: surgery, physical therapy services and training, vision screening and eyeglasses, public health education and more. Beginning Sunday, June 9, St. Francis will hold its annual drive to support the Medical Brigade's Mission Trip to Honduras. Click here to learn more and see a list of desired items.

Gala 2020 Planning
Join the fun and help plan the 2020 Saint Francis Gala. We need your help. Join us for a light summer supper and initial planning meeting on Thursday evening, June 13, at 6:45 pm in the parish hall. You don't need to bring anything except your ideas and enthusiasm. Everyone is welcome. We'll discuss ideas for the Gala theme and the different roles to be filled. The annual Gala supports outreach (South Sudan in 2020) and St. Francis. Get involved in this fun event! Let us know you're coming, so we bring enough food. Pat Ward (patwa@cox.net) and Leslie Siegmund (lesiegmund@aol.com)

Habitat for Humanity
We have set our schedule of Build Days through summer 2019:
Wed Jul 10 – Location TBD
Sat Aug 10 - Location TBD
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

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
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. This year we are tutoring at Garfield Elementary School on Tuesdays. 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
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.