Upcoming and Ongoing Events
Chili Cook-off + Halloween Costume Parade --Back by popular demand
Sunday, October 28 5:00pm-7:00pm
It's time to prepare your special chili recipe: chili con carne, chili verde, white chili, vegan chili, vegetarian chili, Cincinnati chili, Five Alarm chili, -- you name it – if you make it, we look forward to tasting it! Not up to making chili? There are always sides and beverages to bring to share, as well. A SignUpGenius is coming soon, for you to sign up for foods to bring: chilis, sides, beverages, and for set-up and breakdown/clean-up efforts. Hotdogs will be available and there will also be activities for the kids; both provided by the St. Francis Crèche. Thank you! And don't forget the parade of Halloween costumes will take place for all – children and grown-ups, alike!
Questions? Contact Martha Alden at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Oct. 22nd – Nov. 11th
The children and youth in after school and other programs run by Second Story (formerly Alternative House) come from needy families without adequate food. Therefore, Second Story has asked for help in ensuring that the young people in their programs and their families are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. For a complete list of items requested, please see the Outreach Collections page here. Grocery gift cards should be put in an envelope marked "Food Drive" and put in the offering plate or sent/given to Lynn Fallon in the church office. The last day of the drive will be Sunday, November 11. If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Roll at email@example.com
Are you interested in trying different ways to explore and express your spirituality? Looking to get your hands (literally) dirty while strengthening your connection with God? Then please join us in Hands-On Spirituality, 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 October 23 and November 20 at 7:00 - 8:30 pm. We will meet in the Millen Hall Annex. A $5 donation would be gratefully accepted to help with cost of materials. Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jan at email@example.com with any questions.
Habitat for Humanity: Fall Plans
We are pleased to announce that we've landed THREE Saturday Build Days for the Fall! Following our previously announced Sep 19 Build Day in Lorton (where there is still space available), we now have scheduled:
Sat Nov 10 - Frye Alexandria: another new home build.
Sat Dec 15 - Frye Alexandria.
For more information, see our SignUpGenius page at http://tinyurl.com/Habitat-ICUse 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barney Thomson (email@example.com).
St. Francis' Annual Winter Gala -- SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 PM
Hopi\e to see you there!
Join us on Mondays (7:00 pm) Contact program coodinators Michael Hattwick (703-898-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathy Anderson (703-476-9065 or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to learn more.
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 Tuesdays. The first day of tutoring will be September 18. If you are interested in becoming a tutor, or exploring the possibility, please contact Pat Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with your RSVP and any questions you may have.
St. Francis Book Club
Resuming on October 17
Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Great Falls Starbucks. Contact Dirk Herkhof at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you would like to volunteer for this ministry or ifor more information.