The High School Mission Trip
Glory Ridge Registrations
It is time to begin thinking about the summer mission trip to Glory Ridge (July 1st - 7th). There are several students already signed up and spaces are going fast. Please email Duana Cisney to register. Forms will be made available in the office and via St. Francis email communications. The cost is $275.00 Scholarships and financial assistance are available. Please let Duana Cisney know if you (or your student) is interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glory Ridge Chaperones
Adults are required to make this trip happen. The requirements are: 1) a valid driver's license and over the age of 25 with a clean driving record in order to drive students. 2) construction experience is not a requirement, but it is helpful. 3) a love of Jesus Christ and the desire to be with students as they "Make Work Worship".
The Middle School Mission Trip
The Middle School Mission Trip is scheduled for June 18th - 20th. This will be a local mission experience, serving both our own church community and various organizations right here in town. We will work at various places such as Greensboro Urban Ministry, Wheels4Hope, and others. Here are some things to know:
All students from rising 6th grade to completed 8th grade are welcome to attend!
Cost will be $100 per student (but cost should never be a determining factor! If you need assistance, let me know!)
We will begin at 8:30am on Monday, June 18th and conclude at 1:00pm on Wednesday, June 20th. There will be a commissioning service for all participants on Sunday, June 17th.
Students will spend the night at St. Francis each night, and shower at the local YMCA. This is a great way for middle schoolers to have a mission trip experience without going too far from home!
We need chaperones! If you can help chaperone this trip or provide a meal along the way, please let me know!
You MUST sign-up by May 20th. For questions, contact Jane Woody (336) 855-3884.
2018 Registration Form
Vacation Bible School
So that we can have a blast this summer with our young Franciscans, Please sign up to help! We need volunteers for the week of July 30 - August 1, 2018 from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Each day we need: penguin leaders to take us through the polar stations, set designers, craft helpers, game helpers and snack providers. Please use the sign-up sheets on the community bulletin board just inside the courtyard doors as you enter going to the Sanctuary or contact Denisa LeHeup: email@example.com.
It’s going to be a fun time of learning about God through Bible activities, games and fellowship! Our "Polar Blast" VBS theme will help kids to chill with new friends and sled into a fun week of summertime learning that Jesus' Love is Cool! Come join in, registrations info is coming!
2018 Registration Form
In the Footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare
A Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome
The Rev. Milton Williams invites you to join him for an exciting pilgrimage to Assisi. We will be in Assisi for St. Francis' feast day and have enough time in Assisi to immerse ourselves in its history, spirituality, art and food. Join us for this transformative and memorable journey!
September 28, 2018 - October 6, 2018
Trip Announcement / Itinerary
We are continuing to accept applications. Please complete the application and forward with your $800.00 deposit per person. Please feel free to share with your friends.
Please email Linda Allgood if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education and Formation
Eastertide is bookended by two major feasts, beginning with the Feast of the Resurrection and concluding fifty days later with the Feast of Pentecost (also called ‘Whitsunday’). Whereas themes of penitence and preparation resounded throughout Lent, forgiveness, healing, and new life pour forth from the Easter season. As we hear again the great mystery—that Christ is risen indeed—we are charged with searching and seeking sources of new life and healing among us.
Our Adult Education and Formation opportunities during Eastertide give us occasion to consider the realities of the resurrection present in our midst and how those signs of new life can be incorporated in our lives and in the life of the church.
||Sundays in the Parish Hall from 9:15am–10:15am.
Our parish-wide formation opportunity during the Eastertide will be a weekly book study of Barbara Brown Taylor’s Gospel Medicine. Each Sunday morning we will offer concurrent breakout sessions to discuss the assigned chapter(s) for the day. Our final meeting will be together in the Parish Hall on Feast of Pentecost, Sunday, May 20.
Please contact Fr. Drew (email@example.com) if you intend to participate. Electronic and hardcopy sign-ups will also be circulated. Copies of the book will be made available in the church office. Donations to offset the cost of the book are most appreciated.
||Section 1, "Healing" and
Section 2, "Promises"
||Section 3, "Absence"
||Section 4, "Messengers"
||Section 5, "Judgment"
||Section 6, "Transformation"
Lectionary at Lunch
|Wednesdays in the Gold Room from 12:00pm–12:45pm. Led by Fr. Drew.
Our Lectionary at Lunch gathering will continue on Wednesdays from 12:00pm–12:45pm throughout Eastertide. You are invited to bring your lunch as we explore each week’s readings in more depth. All are welcome; no previous attendance or preparation required.
Youth Christian Formation
Sunday School is for preschoolers-5th graders, Sunday School will be during the 10:30 worship service. The classes are split into two groups, PreK-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade. The PreK-2nd Grade class meets in Classroom #7/9, while the 3rd-5th Grade class meets just across the hall in Classroom #10. The goal of our Sunday School curriculum is to teach children the way of Christ in the church and in the world, and to give them a solid grounding for their lifelong faith journey. Children begin in class and join their parents in the congregation for the celebration of Holy Eucharist at the Peace.
Our Middle School Sunday School and Cornerstone class (High School) meet at 9:15am. The Middle Schoolers meet in St. Mike's, and Cornerstone meets in the Cornerstone classroom, room #14/16. These classes continue on the faith foundations and journeys of our students, and foster spiritual leadership in our students--and usually include snacks!