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

Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Fall Sunday Schedules

• 7:30 AM: Doors Open

• 8:00 AM-8:45 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite 1
• 8:45 AM-9:15 AM Fellowship in Millen Hall
• 9:15 AM-9:50 AM: Education Time (Sunday School and Forums)
• 9:15 AM-9:50 AM Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
• 10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite 2 (with children's Chapel)
• 11:15 AM: Adult Education Time (3rd Sunday of the Month, only)

Sunday school doors open at 9:00 am
Classroom locations:
Pre-K-Kindergarten: No class; however they may go to the Nursery
Primary Elementary (1st-3rd): Classroom #1, lower level
Secondary Elementary (4th-6th): Classroom #6, lower level
Middle School (7th-8th): Harris Hall (building out behind main church building)
Please complete a registration form (one per family; available in classrooms and in Millen Hall) and leave it either in your child's classroom or in the marked basket in Millen Hall.

Fall Fest Is Coming!
Saturday, October 7 -- 3:00 - 7:00 pm -- Rain or Shine!
Lots of fun and activities for kids and adults. Learn more and download an Auction Form here!

***Special Early Auction Item***
Oceanfront Cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

If you missed this one at the St. Francis Speakeasy Gala here is your second chance! Paul & Pat Ward are offering their splendid 4 bedroom, 3 bath cottage in Boothbay Harbor for the week of October 1-8, 2017. A magnificent time of year in Coastal Maine. There is also a guest house that sleeps 2-4. It features a huge family room, beautiful porch and large family style kitchen. See poster in narthex for additional details. This offering is part of the St. Francis Fall Fest silent auction but bidding for it closes on September 17. All proceeds will benefit St. Francis church. Don't miss out! Please contact Janet Gralley, gralley@cox.net. 703-444-4068 for information or to put in a bid. The value is $2,000 and minimum bid is $1,500.

Joyful Noyz: An Important Message from Cathy Justice Lard
Read it HERE!

2017-18 Season Begins for Tables for Ten
Come join us for a new year of Tables for Ten! These gatherings are a wonderful way to socialize and break bread with fellow parishioners. Groups are created after which each group decides when they will come together, usually in each other's homes for a pot luck meal. Homes are rotated within the group during the year to give everyone a chance to host.
Tables for Ten 2017 sign-up sheets will be available beginning Sunday, September 10 in Millen Hall. Sign up will continue throughout the month of September, then "tables" will be formed and people will be notified of their Table-mates by mid-October and that is when the fun begins! This is an especially good way for newcomers to meet people in a small group setting. All couples and singles are welcome. If you have any questions, call or e-mail Molly Reynolds at 703-448-3818 or mjackreynolds@gmail.com

Delivering Meals to the Homeless
On Saturday, October 21, St. Francis parishioners will be driven on a Salvation Army van to the regular Grate Patrol stops in DC where they hand out the meals. To be part of this or if you have any questions, contact Ginger Roll groll@cox.net

Join a St. Francis Online Course Group on the Reformation
This October, the Christian world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (or, at least half of us will!). The Men's Group will be doing a 12-week online course study on the Reformation - the key people, events, and thinking that shaped what was arguably the greatest transformation of the Church in the past 2000 years. We will start the course in about 2 weeks (September 20 or 27). Click here to learn more.

Responding to Hurricane Harvey
An invitation to pray and support those communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, from Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD). To learn more, click here.

Habitat for Humanity - Mid 2017 Update
We now have monthly build dates scheduled through the end of 2017. They are posted on our SignUpGenius page http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC. Please visit for information, and to reserve a spot (only 10 spots are open on any given date). Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and no skills nor experience are required. All the Build Days for the remainder of the year are in Herndon and Reston.. We now have roughly 60 Franciscans signed up on our email distribution list - please contact either Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net) if you would like to be added or contact us at any time with questions.

Upcoming Adult Forums

More Info To Come

Ongoing Activities

St. Francis Book Club -- First Fall Meeting
 Monthly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at Great Falls Starbucks
Contact Dirk Herkhof at herkhof@aol.com with questions.

Contemplative Prayer
Mondays at 7:30-8:30 pm
Join us on Mondays at St. Francis. Learn more here or contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com).

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:30 am
Join the Men's Group to discuss readings and topics, grow with us in our understanding of Christian theology, deepen your relationship with God, and enjoy fellowship with other men - at the same time that you enjoy coffee and breakfast.

Second Story Dinners
Sundays at 5:15 pm
Needed: Volunteers to deliver Sunday dinners to Second Story (formerly known as Alternative House). Volunteers work in pairs to cook, deliver, and serve dinners, usually once during a four month period. Dinners are made on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. The count typically ranges from five to 10 or 12. Second Story offers a safe residential experience for teens who are in need. Please contact Jennifer at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or if you have any questions.

Evening Bible Study
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Narthex
All are welcome to attend on select Tuesdays. Contact Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org for exact dates

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

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 will leave the St. Francis parking lot at 9:00 am and return around 2:30 pm, starting on October 4. 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

Bishop John Zawo To Visit
Learn More

Upcoming Events

Delivering Meals to the Homeless
Saturday,  October 21

St. Francis Fall Fest
Saturday, October 7
Learn More

EVENTS info here

Episco-Facts found here

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open for 2017- 2018

Schedule a tour today!

Sept. 21 - Back to School Night - 7:00 pm

Sept. 21 - Back to School Night Reception with Discovery Toys

Sept. 22 - School Closed

Oct. 6 - School Closed - Teacher training

Oct. 7 - St.  Francis Fall Festival - Creche Singers at 3:45

Oct. 8 - Blessing of the Animals at St. Francis Church

Oct 9 - Columbus Day Holiday

Oct. 30 & 31 - Halloween Parties & Parades - Noon


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