Safe Church Training
On Sunday, March 24th, from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Felicia Cole will lead a Safe Church training session in our Parish Hall! It's essential that all youth volunteers have this training to protect our young people and ourselves. Training is open to anyone in our parish. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
State of St. Francis Church
Please join us for brunch in the parish hall immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, March 31st, as we celebrate what we have accomplished in the last five years and discuss our immediate and future needs.
Child care with lunch will be provided.
Reservations required. Please contact the church office by Friday, March 22nd, at 336-288-4721 or email@example.com
Adult Education and Formation
Adult Education and Formation, Lent 2019
"The Reproach of Nathan and the Penance of King David" (Paris Psalter, folio 136v, 10th cent.)
The season of Lent is a penitential time in which the Church calls us to take stock of our lives. In doing so, we come to learn more and more what it looks like to choose the way of life offered in Christ. Are there loves that compete with our love for God? Are there spiritual practices we could introduce to deepen our relationships with others and ourselves? The Lenten journey presses these questions, even as we behold again and again the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Flip over this card to see what St. Francis has to offer this Lent!
Lenten Forum Series: “Fighting the Stigma: Discussions of Mental Health in Our Community”. Sundays in the Parish Hall from 9:15am–10:15am.
The Stephen Ministers and Outreach Committee of St. Francis are pleased to sponsor an Adult Forum series on mental health. We will hear from community leaders on how we can support individuals wrestling with the multi-faceted challenge of mental health in our community.
March 10: Dr. Kelly Graves, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Kellin Foundation
March 17: Dr. Melissa Floyd-Pickard, LCSW, Department Chair for Social Work at University of North Carolina, Greensboro
March 24: Jodi Lorenzo-Schibley, MA, Executive Director and CEO of Sanctuary House
March 31: Panel Discussion provided by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)–Guilford
Adult Inquirers’ and Confirmation Class
Adult Inquirers’ and Confirmation Class, Sundays in the Red Room from 12:00pm–1:00pm. Led by the Clergy.
Are you new to St. Francis, to the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, or to Christianity in general? Are you interested in being confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church? Join us as we explore in greater depth core issues of Anglican theology and spirituality (liturgy, sacraments, prayer, etc.). This class will meet every Sunday in Lent, beginning March 10 and immediately following the 10:30am Eucharist. Lunch provided.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Program
|Wednesday Evening Lenten Program, Wednesdays in the Parish Hall from 5:30pm–7:00pm.
Join us Wednesday evenings in the Parish Hall for our weekly Lenten program. We will begin our time each evening with a time of fellowship around a pot-luck soup supper. Following our meal, we will explore themes of sin, salvation, and resurrection in preparation for our Easter celebration. This is a family-friendly event; all are welcome! The Wednesday Evening Lenten Program will meet the following dates: March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, and April 10.
Lectionary at Lunch, Wednesdays, Gold Room, 12:00pm–1:00pm
Men’s Small-Group Bible Study, Fridays, A Special Blend Coffee Shop (3900 W. Market St.), 7:00pm–8:00am