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)

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

Recent Outreach Blog Posts:


  • FRANCISCO-fact: Who is the beneficiary of our Online Auction?
    Our Auction’s proceeds are part of a larger program that Samaritan Ministry initiated this Spring, and we will be, with our donation of 51% of the Auction Proceeds, one of the earlier supporters of this work.
  • Delivering Donated Dapper Diapers
    Last week, Ginger Roll and Brice Eldridge delivered 38 cases of 120-180 baby diapers each to the Cornerstones Pantry in Reston. This donation of roughly 5,700 diapers was made possible by the generous support of Franciscans, who raised $1,400 during the Outreach Diaper Drive concluded in March. In addition, at least 1 family dropped offContinue reading “Delivering Donated Dapper Diapers”
  • Diaper Drive for Cornerstones
    The Cornerstones Pantry in Reston has a crucial need for diapers, especially sizes 4, 5, and 6. There are several ways you can help. Drive ends Sunday, March 7th.
  • Christmas Gift Drive 2020
    Please help children in Samaritan Ministry and Housing Up families have a Merry Christmas this year.   Sadly, we won’t be able to have our traditional Christmas party for the families with our “Toy Shop.”  Instead, we will send $20 Target gift cards and children’s books and also gift cards for single participants who are working towardContinue reading “Christmas Gift Drive 2020”
  • Habitat Update
    Obviously, the pandemic over the past 7 months has forced a lot of change and hardship on everyone, and most organizations have been working hard to adapt to our current circumstance.  Habitat is no exception.

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



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