9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
703-759-2082 fax: 703-759-0874


Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Save the Date -- Shrine Mont is Coming!
Shrine Mont 2018 will be June 1-3 -- A Celebration of DISCO at Shrine Mont
Find a registration form HERE
More info to come but Save the Date now!

Women's Afternoon Retreat at the Quattro Goombas Winery of Aldie, Virginia
Friday, April 20th, 2:00 pm
The women of St. Francis are invited to the Quattro Goombas Winery in Aldie for an afternoon of fellowship and conversation. Sip wine and sparkling water, nibble on cheese and crackers, and enjoy the views of the Virginia piedmont with us. Please note that this is a related, but separate outing from the weekend women's retreat at Shrine Mont. Not able to attend the weekend retreat? No worries. Join us just for the afternoon; we'd love your company, even for a few hours. Those of us attending the weekend retreat will then continue on to Shrine Mont, while you can return home. Not a wine-drinker? Not a requirement. Non-alcoholic beverages may be brought onto winery premises. Our purpose is to share laughter and conversation, not necessarily a love of wine. Bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverages and food to share!
 Quattro Goombas Winery is located at 22860 James Monroe Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105; just 45 minutes from St. Francis. See www.goombawinecom.wordpress.com
The logistics...
Some of us plan to carpool and leave from the church around 1:00pm. You are invited to:
>> Meet us at St. Francis at 1:00 pm and carpool or caravan to the winery.
>> Meet us at the winery.
>> Meet us at Shrine Mont that evening, if you are attending the weekend retreat but can't make the winery.
Please let Tracey Kelly know if you plan to attend so that she can organize the details. tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org

Women's Retreat -- April 20 – 22, 2018
How about booking a weekend getaway less than two hours from home where: all your meals are prepared; the woods are right out your front door; and the company is "heavenly"?
Maybe you have never come to a Women's Retreat at Shrine Mont before? Ask any of the following regular attendees and they will give you a million reasons why they wouldn't miss it!! (Cathryn Lee, Wendy Pan, Carol Withers, Jessica Maxson, Lynda Davis, Tracey Kelly, Kathy Anderson)
- Arrive by 6:00 pm on Friday night for dinner and a short program, followed by socializing time.
- After breakfast, there's a morning program followed by lunch and a FREE AFTERNOON OFF. Some ladies went shopping, some went to a local winery and others hiked or took a long lovely nap.
- Saturday night is dinner at 6 pm with a short program and more socializing.
- Sunday morning we meet for breakfast and worship together as a small group.
- We then depart after the best fried chicken dinner you'll ever have!!
'Questions? Please email or call The Reverend Tracey Kelly Telephone: 703-759-2082, email: tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org or kquinnanderson@gmail.com

Youth, Young Adult Summer Mission Week Opportunities
St. Francis High School students (9th grade thru 20), young adults (20-30), and all parishioners have the opportunity to participate in a summer mission/service trip in southwestern Virginia this summer. The teen trip is July 7-14 and the young adult trip is July 22-27. This years' service work is expanding beyond home repairs to include work with school-age children (teaching programming through robotics) and local wetlands research. Participants will stay in Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA. Enrollment is limited. Please contact Jane Rachal (jane.m.rachal@gmail.com) no later than April 6 if you are interested in either the teen or young adult trip or would like additional information.

Habitat for Humanity: 2018 plans
The next Build Days are scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 and Wednesday, May 23 - both nearby in Herndon.To volunteer, or for more information, see our SignUpGenius page http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC. Only 10 volunteer slots are open on any given date. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, and need no prior skill (seriously!). Our Habitat email distribution list includes over 60 Franciscans - please let Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net) know if you would like to be included on that distribution, or if you have any questions at all about our work with Habitat. And please come join us in 2018 - do something worthy, learn some skills, and have fun with us! Check out our HforH web page for a report on the November 2017 work day!


Ongoing Activities

Contemplative Prayer
Mondays at 7:30-8:30 pm
Join us on Mondays at St. Francis. 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.

Tuesday Evening Bible Study
Every other Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in the Narthex
All are welcome to attend!  Questions: Contact Tracey Kelly at tkelly@stfrancisgreatfalls.org 

Men's Fellowship and Discussion
Wednesdays at 7:30 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. We are finishing up our multi-week dive into the Book of Common Prayer. On April 25 we will start a study of Paul's Letter to the Galatians.
Please contact philipjpifer@mac.com to learn more.

Tutoring Wednesdays
A group of tutors from St. Francis carpools to Anacostia once a week during the school year to help students improve their reading skills. This year, we are tutoring at Garfield Elementary School on Wednesdays. We leave the St. Francis parking lot at 9:00 am and return around 2:30 pm. 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

Line Dancing Lessons
Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 11:00am,
Cost approximately $5 per session Those interested should email Hiroko Mizutani at hirokokoni@aol.com with your RSVP and any questions you may have.

St. Francis Book Club
Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Great Falls Starbucks [Note time change for April and May]
Contact Dirk Herkhof at herkhof@aol.com with questions.

Thursday Bible Study
Thursday Bible Study at 2:00 in the Conference Room -- Anyone interested in joining us is welcome. Simply stop in or let Odiorne Beebe (703-759-6739) know you are coming.

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.

Upcoming Events

Creche Upcoming Events

Registration is open!

WE ARE ENROLLING NOW FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR!

April 9 - After school dance begins

April 10 - After school yoga begins

April 22 - Earth Day

April 22 - 29 - Week of the Young Child

April 25 - Petting Zoo - 12:30-1:30

April 30 week - Creche Teacher Appreciation

May 6 - Family Pizza on the Playground at 11:15 am

May 10 - 1 pm - Creche Spring Singing Performance

May 11 - 1 pm - Creche Spring Singing Performance

May 10 & 11 - Art Show

May 24 - Last Day of School

May 25 - School-wide Party & Picnic - 11-1

May 25 - Closing Chapel Service - 11 am

May 30 - June 28 - Camp Programs

 

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