Upcoming and Ongoing Events

Help Make Meals for the Homeless
Saturday, October 19
We will make bagged meals for the homeless on Saturday, October 19 starting at 1:00 PM in Millen Hall. The meals will be delivered on the DC Salvation Army Grate Patrol that evening. We need lots of help, and all ages are welcome. We usually finish in about an hour. For more information please contact Ginger Roll groll@cox.net

Dinners With Newcomers
The St. Francis "Invite-Welcome-Connect" (IWC) committee is planning to begin a new "Welcome Connect" Fellowship series as a directed effort to welcome newcomers into our Franciscan community. As a part of this effort, we are actively seeking Franciscans who are interested in either hosting a dinner or a brunch or in being the "second" couple or single involved in the evening or brunch meal.
Please contact Jennifer Murphy at jenniferomurphy@gmail.com if you would like to participate or to get more information.

Hands-On Spirituality
This is a series of sessions using art and horticulture for spiritual contemplation and introspection. No artistic or gardening skill, talent, or experience needed! These sessions will be led alternately by Jessica Maxson and Jan Lane, on November 19, and December 10 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm. We will meet in the Millen Hall Annex. A $5 donation would be gratefully accepted (but is not required) to help with cost of materials. Please contact Jessica at jessica@maxson.com or Jan at jan.p.lane@gmail.com with any questions.

Rector's Bible Class: "Don't Know Much Bible-ography?"
Thursdays, now through October 24-- 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The Outline of the Six Classes is:
i. What's in the Bible? That Depends on Whose Bible it is.
ii. Composition of the Bible: How it is written and by whom.
iii. The Story: Hebrew Bible Before the Prophets
iv. The Story: Hebrew Bible During and After the Prophets and Deuterocanonical Books
v. The Story: Early Story of the Way and the Gospels
vi. The Story: Books of Beginning Christianity
If you want to read the Bible more fluently and effectively, you my want to be part of this. BTW (By-the-way), BYOB (bring-your-own-Bible!)

Second Sunday Fellowship Events
November 10 -- Chili cook-off
December 8 -- Christmas Carols

Gala 2020 Planning Meeting
Sunday, October 20
For more information, contact Pat Ward (patwa@cox.net) or Leslie Siegmund (lesiegmund@aol.com).

Habitat for Humanity
We have set our schedule of Build Days:
Nov. 16; Dec. 14; Jan. 15
For more information, see our SignUpGenius page at http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-IC
Use these as an opportunity to bring your 16+ kids to join you doing good and learning building skills. If you have older high schoolers, it is a great and easy way to build service hours. No prior skill is needed - you will be taught. If you have questions, or to be added to the Franciscan email distribution for Habitat, please contact Phil Pifer (philipjpifer@mac.com) or Barney Thomson (thomsonbarney@verizon.net).Please come join us this year! Follow the 'Golden Rule', learn some skills, and have some fun!

NOV 10, 7-9 pm: Bonfire & S'mores
DEC 14, 5:30-7:30 pm: White Elephant Party & Dinner
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.

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. 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
Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Great Falls Starbucks. 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.