St. Francis Episcopal Church
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Upcoming Events

Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals

We invite you and your gentle pets, in containers or on leashes, to celebrate the Blessing of the Animals honoring the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, October 1st at 3:30pm in the courtyard.

Pictorial Directory Online Scheduling

A new pictorial directory is coming our way! LifeTouch will be here October 17th-21st and again October 26th-28th to snap your smiling faces. Get your family outfits together in the meantime as they also sell Christmas photo cards as well. We will also update your directory information at that time or feel free to go online before then & update yours in the system.

Good news! Online scheduling site for our Pictorial Dircetory is ready for you to schedule your appointments. Please click here to sign up: Pictorial Directory Online Scheduling

Ongoing Events

Adult Christian Formation

Sunday Mornings at 9:15am in the Parish Hall

24th The Rev. Earnest Graham, Canon for Regional Ministry in the Diocese of N.C.
We are one in Christ, Stronger Together
One of the extraordinary blessings of the Episcopal Church is that no church is alone. We are part of a larger body of Christ, and are able to do things together that we cannot on our own. Join Canon Graham as we discuss the ministry of St. Francis since calling Fr. Milton to serve and ask, ' how can the Diocese support and strengthen St. Francis in your mission as a church? And how can the Diocese connect you with others who share your passions for ministry?'

1st Contemporary Worship Service
8th Vestry Town Hall Meeting
15th Steve Hayes, Director of Guilford Nonprofit Consortium
As we continue our conversation about making a greater impact through outreach in our community, Steve Hayes guides us through the maze of over 260 nonprofits in our county. As the director of the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, Steve has deep knowledge of all the agencies we currently support, and some we don’t— but should. He is also aware of St. Francis’ quest to make an impact in one of the areas that has resonated within our parish: housing, food, education, and health. Steve will talk about the state of nonprofits in Guilford County and specific ways that the community can support nonprofits in carrying out their vital missions. Join Steve for an informative session on where we can best spend our energy, and bring all your questions for a lively discussion!
22nd The Rev. Audra Abt, Greensboro Area Missioner for Intercultural Ministries
Immigration – Hearing the Stories
In her ministry as Greensboro Area Missioner, The Rev. Audra Abt has been invited into the lives of immigrants, refugees, and those who serve them in a close way. What she has learned is that beyond the political rhetoric and contentious debates about immigration policies are people, who in some ways visibly take part in our common life and in other ways may be invisible to many of us. As they strive to live faithfully with God and their neighbors and struggle to support their families, their stories take us beyond immigration as an issue and illuminate aspects of life in our region that may point us toward opportunities to respond with shared mission and ministry.
29th One City One Book Program – “Hidden Figures”, Greensboro Public Library
Hidden Figures is the chosen selection from the first time voting for the One City, One Book selections. It is the untold story of a group of Black women mathematicians that helped with the space race and paved the way for other in the STEM fields. The film was hugely popular and the book provides more glimpses in the lives and accomplishments of these women.

***Be sure to stop by the Greensboro Public Library and pick up a book or audio book copy of “Hidden Figures” for our Adult Christian Formation book study and discussion of the state of racial issues in Greensboro and our response to this timely topic

5th Contemporary Worship Service
12th The Rev. Audra Abt, Greensboro Area Missioner for Intercultural Ministries
19th Annual Meeting
26th Advent Wreath Making

3rd Contemporary Worship Service
10th Max Carter - Retired Chaplain Guilford College
17th The Reverend Milton C. Williams, Jr.
24th Christmas Pageant - Sanctuary
31st No Christian Formation

Youth Christian Formation

Godly Play
Godly Play will be continuing in the Fall, beginning September 10th at 9:15am. During Godly Play each week, children aged PreK-5th Grade are invited to experience this Montessori-style faith formation program. This formation hour will also include a Chapel experience, so that children will know the lectionary readings for the day, and the flow of the church service. Godly Play will meet in Classroom #2. Children will go directly from Godly Play into Sunday School.

Sunday School
Sunday School also begins SOON, on Sunday, September 10th! 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!

Confirmation Class
Our Confirmation program will begin January 14th, and is open to all students in at least the 8th grade! We will meet right after the 10:30 worship service each week in St. Mike's, with lunch to be provided. If you would like to sign your student up for Confirmation, please email Amanda Owens at


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