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:


  • Watch the Video of our “CONCERT IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE”
    May 14th 7:30pm @ St Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, will present pianist Sasha Beresovsky in a concert of Ukrainian piano music on May 14th at 7:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Click below for tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door until church capacity is reached. This benefit concert is given to support the raising of funds for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Funds raised will be channeled to United Help Ukraine.
  • A Lenten Invitation
    Lent is a season of preparation for Easter and has traditionally been observed by reflection, self-examination, and self-denial as we strive to be more conscious of God’s many gifts.
  • Afghan Refugee Family
    Feb 24 Update – Week 7 We moved our first family of 8 into a home in Leesburg this past weekend. How grateful and appreciative they are!   Next, we have to prepare for our second familly of 8, who will settle in Ashburn.  We have much of what we need for them, but there are manyContinue reading “Afghan Refugee Family”
  • Week 1 Update: Furnishing an Apartment for an Afghan Family
    St. Francis Outreach is one week into our drive to furnish an apartment for an Afghan refugee family of five. We are gratified by the response so far – 40+ items have been contributed.  However, we have over 70 left to go…
  • Help us furnish an Afghan refugee family’s home
    We need lots of Franciscans’ help! The St. Francis Outreach Committee is launching its one-month program to furnish an apartment for an Afghan refugee family, and we need your help!

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