This Sunday began our Annual Fund Drive. St. Francis Church receives no outside funding and is totally dependent on the income provided by those who pledge a dollar amount or a portion of their income to St. Francis or who are regular contributors who do not pledge. It takes a minimum of $600,000 in pledge income to fully fund our worship, pastoral care, sacramental ministries, outreach, and more. Below is a video from the Rector, the Senior Warden, and other lay leaders who will witness to their own experience of this church and why we should all help to fund its proclamation of the Gospel and our service to our neighbors.
Fill out your pledge card, and return it to the church by November 20!
2023 pledge form
Your Pledge Supports:
Vital Worship, Pastoral Care, and Fellowship in the Anglican Tradition • 12-member choir, directed by trained musician and organist • Baptisms of new church members who covenant themselves to Church life • Pastoral care through weddings and funerals • Eucharistic sharing • Daily offices of prayer and readings via zoom services • Annual Blessing of the Animals • Multiple weekly Bible Studies • St. Francis weekly Social Hours
The Creche School – St. Francis’ primary ministry to our surrounding communities • Pre-school formation for 60 children aged 2 to 5 • Nature’s Classroom exploration of our local environment • Creche School director and highly qualified teachers • Weekly Chapel • Annual Christmas pageant
Outreach Ministry – Domestic and International -Domestic: • Afghan Refugee Families support • Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington setting clients on the road to full employment • Second Story – Backpacks, school supplies, Sunday night dinners • Cornerstones – Food source, Emergency Shelter, and Job Counseling • Habitat for Humanity -International: • Benefit for Ukraine • Diocese of Ezo’s Bishop’s fund and well water project • St. Francis Basic School in Juba
Care of God’s creation on our grounds • 7.9 acres of fields, trees, and buildings • Three buildings for worship, meetings and events, pre-school, and Scouting • Memorial Garden for spreading of ashes and contemplation • Labyrinth for quiet meditation • Technology improvements – audio/video improvements and equipment