Upcoming and Ongoing Events

St. Francis Gala, 2020
A Royal Franciscan Cruise
Saturday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. in Millen Hall

Buy your Tickets After the Sunday services
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SPECIAL OUTREACH DRIVE
To Help People in Puerto Rico

The St. Francis Outreach Committee is partnering with Scout Troop 55 in collecting crucial supplies for people in Puerto Rico, who have been devastated by earthquakes and aftershocks. The supplies we collect will be delivered to Puerto Rico by a local non profit, United - DMV (which stands for DC, MD, and VA). Since the need in Puerto Rico is immediate and critical, there is a very short time frame for the drive, which begins now and ends on Wednesday, January 29.
Here is the list of new and gently used camping and survival supplies being requested:
Flashlights
Batteries
Sleeping bags
Tents
Tarps
Cooking pots, pans, and utensils
Lamps
Hygiene items
Candles
Please put your donations in the bin across from Millen Hall. For more information please contact Gary Pan gpan@panatech.com or Ginger Roll rollginger@icloud.com

Diaper Drive for Embry Rucker Shelter
Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston is a 70-bed shelter that provides healthy, safe emergency housing and services for families as well as single men and women. St. Francis will help support families served by the shelter by collecting diapers from Sunday, January 12 through Sunday, February 16. The shelter needs all sizes from newborn to pull-ups. Please put your donated diapers in the bins across from Millen Hall. For more information, please contact Ginger Roll at rollginger@icloud.com

Vestry Nominations
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, active communicants in good standing of St. Francis (i.e. the members of the church) will elect the three members of its vestry class of 2023, to serve one three year term each, and elect a replacement to fill the remaining term of a three-year term which is now vacant.
The Vestry is a body of nine (9) Franciscans, who meet the requirements of the National and Diocesan Canons for being active communicants in good standing, and the Rector, from whom are selected the congregation's officers—Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Register, and Treasurer, and who are charged with spiritual leadership and legal governance of the Parish.
We are calling for nominations until Monday, January 13, 2020. You can self-nominate, or you can let a member of the Vestry know you are interested. This is a great way to contribute to our common life and energy. Vestry members will also be reaching out to Franciscans to serve—prayerfully consider saying yes.

Flower Sponsor
Sign Ups for 2020
The Flower Sponsor Sign Up poster for 2020 is now hanging in the Narthex. Now is the perfect time to reserve the Sunday(s) that are especially important to you! You need not necessarily complete the sponsor envelope right now. We will remind you before your Sunday(s) come up. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Murphy at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com

Habitat for Humanity
We have set our schedule of Build Days for the end of this year and the beginning of 2020:
WED Jan 15, SAT Feb 8, and WED Mar 4. For more information, see our SignUpGenius pages at http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC. If you have questions, please contact Phil Pifer at (philipjpifer@mac.com

FALL YOUTH GROUP CALENDAR
JAN 12, 4-6:30 pm: Escape Room, Herndon

Ongoing Activities

Contemplative Prayer

Join us on Mondays at 7:00 pm  Contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or drmhattwick@aol.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or kquinnanderson@gmail.com) to learn more.

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
No meetings November 27 through December -- Resuming January 8

Wednesdays at 7:45 am
Join the Men's Group to discuss readings and topics, grow with us in understanding Christian theology, deepen your relationship with God, and enjoy fellowship with other men – not to mention free coffee and breakfast. Please contact philipjpifer@mac.com to learn more.

Tutoring Tuesdays
A group of tutors from St. Francis carpools to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. Tutoring will resume in September. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Pat Ward at patwa@cox.net We welcome anyone who enjoys children. Prior experience is not necessary.

St. Francis Book Club
Third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm
Contact Dirk Herkhof at dcherkhof@gmail.com with questions.

Thursday Bible Study
Thursday Bible Study meets at 2:00 on Thursdays for a discussion on the studay of Hebrews and explanation of what we hope to accomplish. Our Bible Study is very low-key and non-threatening as we learn together. For any questions, please check with Lynn Fallon (703-759-2082) or Odiorne Beebe (703-759-6739).

Second Story Dinners
Sundays at 5:15 pm
Volunteers needed to deliver Sunday dinners to Second Story (Second Story offers a safe residential experience for teens who are in need.) Volunteers work in pairs to cook, deliver, and serve dinners. Dinners are made on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. Please contact Jennifer at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or ifor more information.