Annual Parish Meeting
On Sunday, November 19th, following the 9:15am worship, (9:15am worship will replace the 10:30am worship service) we will have our Annual Parish Meeting. Nursery care will remain open during the Annual Parish Meeting, and all other children are welcome to stay. Bags of crayons, Model Magic, etc. will be distributed for children to have during the meeting. Please plan to attend.
Advent Wreath Making
We are excited to announce that we will be making Advent Wreaths again this year! We will make wreaths on Sunday, November 26th at 9:15am, in the courtyard, weather permitting. All essential supplies will be provided, with a donation basket available. Feel free to bring any of your own decorative supplies if you'd like, or if you have supplies from Christmas past, please feel free to bring those and reuse them as well. This is a great family event, and people of all ages are welcome!
The Stewardship Journey Continues...
We all come from different backgrounds and different agendas but one thing we are of a kindred spirit is our love for St Francis. As a newcomer, it has become apparent how parishioners genuinely care for our Church, its members and our Community at large. Our ministries are fueled by our generosity. We are way down financially if we want to achieve what direction we wish St Francis to proceed, as well as our other increases of which you are aware.
If you have not sent in your pledge card, please present it this Sunday at our Ingathering Service on November 5th.
Blessings will abound in your Soul when you actually “buy in”, so to speak, than are a spectator.
The Stewardship Committee,
Carole Fisher, Rick Saunders & Chris Relos
As He says... "give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” Luke 6:38 RSV
Adult Christian Formation
Sunday Mornings at 9:15am in the Parish Hall
||Contemporary Worship Service
||The Rev. Audra Abt, Greensboro Area Missioner for Intercultural Ministries
Shared Faith, Learning New Traditions – How Our Immigrant Neighbors’ Faith Traditions Enrich Our Common Life
Immigrants from Central and South America have been coming to the Triad area in great numbers for over 3 decades now, coming to work and to provide a better life for themselves and their children. A majority of our Latino/Hispanic neighbors claim Roman Catholic or Evangelical/Pentecostal Christian roots, and they bring with them a deep faith and rich liturgical and cultural traditions. The Rev. Audra Abt, Greensboro Area Missioner for Intercultural Ministries, will share some these traditions that have already begun to enrich our Episcopal convocation’s life in the past several years, including Las Posadas in Advent and Christmas, and las Alfombras and the Vía Crucis in Lent and Holy Week.
||Advent Wreath Making
||Contemporary Worship Service
||Max Carter - Retired Chaplain Guilford College
Who ARE These Peculiar People Called Quakers & How Can Their Practices add to our Episcopalian faith?!?!"
Emerging out of the Puritan movement within the Church of England in the mid-1600s, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) developed what seemed to be 'peculiar' practices within the Christian body: no ordained clergy; silent worship; plainness; equality of men and women in religious leadership; and absence of outward sacraments. By the mid-1700s, Quakers were the dominant religious group in the area now known as Greensboro. In this forum, we will explore the nature of Quaker 'peculiarities', the influence of Friends on the history of North Carolina as well as how their history out of the Church of England might have something to contribute to the current history of the Episcopal Church.
||The Reverend Milton C. Williams, Jr.
Life of St. Francis
||Christmas Pageant - Sanctuary
||No Christian Formation
Youth Christian Formation
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 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!
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 email@example.com.