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

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Family Music Night
Saturday, August 4 at 5:00pm
We will gather in Millen Hall and begin with a potluck dinner, and then 60 to 90 minutes of music from young and old artists; many from within our parish, and a few guests from the local community! Bring a dish and a tune to share! Contact Rob Kerns kernsrob92@gmail.com

School Supplies Drive for Second Story (formerly Alternative House)
August 5 - September 2
Alternative House grew from a small shelter in 1972 for runaway teens to "Second Story," an organization serving thousands of people each year. In addition to its Emergency Shelter for Teens, Second Story runs several crucial programs for children and youth in Northern Virginia. Second Story needs school supplies for the children and teens in their programs. We will collect supplies for Second Story from Sunday, August 5 through Sunday, September 2. Donations of any of the supplies found here would be much appreciated, and backpacks are especially needed. Monetary donations are also welcome. Please make your check out to St. Francis Church and write Second Story on the memo line. It can be placed in the plate on Sunday or given/sent to the church office. For more information, please contact Ginger Roll at groll@cox.net.

Habitat for Humanity: Summer Plans
Build Days are set for 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
Is on hiatus until the Fall
Join us on Mondays (7:30 - 8:30 pm) in the Fall 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
Is on hiatus until the Fall

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 Wednesdays
Our tutoring has just ended for the 2017-2018 school year; however, if you are interested in joining the group or becoming a tutor in the next school year, please contact Pat Ward at patwa@cox.net. No experience necessary. The regular school year will begin again in early fall.

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. Classes continue through August but there is a scheduled hiatus during the month of September.

St. Francis Book Club
Is on hiatus until the Fall
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
Is on hiatus until the Fall
Thursday Bible Study will be taking a break during the summer. Please watch this space for the Fall starting date.

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

Proposed Plans for Sanctuary
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Family Music Night
August 4
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Franciscan Newsletter

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open!


 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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