Outreach

Sharing Christ’s Love With Others

“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these
who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
(Matthew 25:40)

Recent Outreach Blog Posts:


  • How Far Out Do Franciscans Reach?
    Every year the St. Francis budget includes a line item for Outreach to be distributed by the Outreach Committee to worthy organizations on behalf of the parish.
  • Afghan Refugee Family Now Has a Van!
    The Waisuddin Faizy family now has a family van. On Dec 6, St. Francis purchased a used 2014 Grand Caravan
  • Afghan Refugees Visit St. Francis
    On November 20, the Faizy family visited St. Francis and shared with us their stories of coming to America and their appreciation for the love and support shown by our parish in helping to resettle them in Northern Virginia. The occasion was the Thanksgiving Potluck lunch following our Sunday service. The Faizys shared a typicalContinue reading “Afghan Refugees Visit St. Francis”
  • Christmas Gift Drive
    Please help children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families have a Merry Christmas. Sadly, we will be unable to have our traditional Christmas party and “toy shop” this year due to the risks of COVID, RSV, and flu. Instead, we are sending gift cards and books to children and gift cards to single participants working toward self-sufficiency. Outreach will purchase the books and gift cards with your donations.
  • Thanksgiving Food Drive
    Second Story (formerly Alternative House) is celebrating its 50th anniversary of helping local youth and their families. Each year St. Francis helps Second Story provide nutritious Thanksgiving meals to needy families in its Community Based Programs.  These families face significant challenges in feeding their children, made especially worse this year due to food inflation.

Outreach Program Spotlight


Samaritan Ministry

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington was founded by St. Francis and 11 other Episcopal Churches in 1986 to work with people suffering from homelessness and poverty and help them put their lives on track through an innovative Next-Step program.  As part of our ongoing support for Samaritan Ministry’s outstanding work, St. Francis is holding a drive to collect essential items for the homeless and impoverished participants in its programs.

Second Story

Second Story transforms the lives of children, youth and their families by providing safe havens and opportunities for them to grow and thrive. Our programs provide support at critical turning points in their lives.

South Sudan

St. Francis Church supports discrete projects in two different areas of South Sudan. We have a covenant with the Anglican Diocese of Ezo, a remote area lacking basic services, where we help to increase clean water, medicine, education, and nutrition. We also helped establish and provide continuing support to the St. Francis Basic School in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The school provides education and food to several hundred students.

ABOVE ARE 3 SPOTLIGHTED PROGRAMS FROM OVER 30 SUPPORTED ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

See Full List of Supported activities and Organizations click here

St. Francis Outreach Mission

To identify needs in our community, our area, and the world where our financial commitment and hands-on involvement aid in alleviating human suffering, empower those in need to become self-sufficient and strengthen the love of Christ in both the people we touch and within ourselves.


Information on past Outreach activities and impact can be found in our Annual Reports:

2019 Annual Report

See more posts on our Outreach Blog page:

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Each year the Outreach Committee promotes specific outreach projects and facilitates parishioner involvement. These projects include meals for the Salvation Army Grate Patrol, food drives for local families in need, school supplies drives, an annual Christmas toy drive and party for Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families, a diaper drive for a local shelter, Sunday dinners for Second Story’s teen shelter, and tutoring in Anacostia.

St Francis Episcopal Church Outreach Committee