Upcoming and Ongoing Events
Got Shrine Mont Photos?
Please send your 2018 SHRINE MONT PHOTOS to Leslie Siegmund a.s.a.p. (this week) at email@example.com . We are seeking recent SHRINE MONT images for the next Franciscan newsletter. Thank you!
Family Music Night
Saturday, August 4 at 5:00pm
We will gather in Millen Hall and begin with a potluck dinner, and then 60 to 90 minutes of music from young and old artists; many from within our parish, and a few guests from the local community! Bring a dish and a tune to share! Contact Rob Kerns firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Brigade Supplies Drive
July 8 - 29
The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade provides medical services otherwise unavailable to the poor in Honduras through its annual medical mission trip. Medical services include: surgery, physical therapy services and training, vision screening and eyeglasses, public health education and more. Since 1999, the Brigade has performed surgeries for 1,645 patients. To support the Brigade's Mission Trip to Honduras, St. Francis will hold a supplies drive beginning Sunday, July 8. To learn more including a list of supplies desired, click here.
Flower Message from the Altar Guild
St. Francis is ever grateful for the generous contributions from weekly flower sponsors. Sponsors allow us to honor and be grateful for important events in the lives of parishioners. They also provide funds that guarantee that our sanctuary will be filled with the grace of beauty and love in the arrangements that adorn our altar space. For many years our suggested contribution was $60. We are now asking that the "suggested donation" be $75 to cover the cost of the flowers. To all donors who regularly exceed all the expected donations—Thank you!!! To all who have already given their donations—Thank you, as well. To other sponsors who have signed up and to future sponsors, we hope you will understand our decision.
Women's Hike at River Bend Park
Saturday, July 28 Afternoon
Come join the women of St. Francis for a hike at River Bend Park on July 28 from 1pm-3ish. We will plan to walk upriver on a trail which is scenic, hilly at times and a good and rewarding workout. It will be a great time to connect and catch up with women of St. Francis. It's always good to dress in layers, and a hat is helpful if sunny. Make sure to pack some water, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen. Anticipate about a 3-4 mile hike with breaks for snacks and water. Level of difficulty is moderate due to hills, and there is a flatter hiking option if you prefer. Let's meet at 1pm on July 28 at River Bend Park - through the main gate and head down the hill to parking lot on the right.
Habitat for Humanity: Summer Plans
Build Days are set for Jun 23, Jul 25, Aug 18, and Sep 19 - all will be in Alexandria or Lorton. 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 (email@example.com) or Barney Thomson (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like to be included on that distribution, or if you have any questions at all about our work with Habitat. Please come join us this summer – follow the 'Golden Rule', learn some skills, and have fun with us!
Is on hiatus until the Fall
Join us on Mondays (7:30 - 8:30 pm) in the Fall at St. Francis. Contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or email@example.com) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com
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. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Our tutoring has just ended for the 2017-2018 school year; however, if you are interested in joining the group or becoming a tutor in the next school year, please contact Pat Ward at email@example.com. No experience necessary. The regular school year will begin again in early fall.
Line Dancing Lessons
Wednesdays, from 10:00am to 11:00am
Cost approximately $5 per session Those interested should email Hiroko Mizutani at firstname.lastname@example.org with your RSVP and any questions you may have. Will NOT meet on 7/4
St. Francis Book Club
Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Great Falls Starbucks
Contact Dirk Herkhof at email@example.com with questions.
Thursday Bible Study
Thursday Bible Study will be taking a break during the summer. Please watch this space for the Fall starting date.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or ifor more information.