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Senior Ministry Program

Have you ever thought… ”I wish I had talked more with (kids, mother, grandmother, etc.) about our family?“ This is especially true when a family member is no longer available for such discussion. Would you like to inform your children or family about your personal experiences with living…leave a legacy which can become a part of family history?

Join the Senior Ministry Team on Thursday, September 29th, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Rev. Pat Perkins will present the evolution of this St. Francis community over time. Following this, Robin Carlo will lead us as we explore ways of remembering and sharing our own stories. Different tools and strategies for writing and preserving spiritual and other memoirs will be discussed. Please sign-up in Narthex.

A follow-up workshop on November 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon will review our writing progress, and perhaps even address how to preserve our efforts!

FALL PICTORIAL DIRECTORY If your family or individual picture is not yet in the directory please send us a picture to include in the fall directory.  Please email it to the church office at mailto:parishadmin@stfrancisholden.orgalong with any updated info or stop by the office and I can scan it. If you need a picture taken, please ask about having one taken at any of the 3 services.

FIRST SUNDAY CONVERSATIONS/BISHOP’S VISIT On Sunday, October 2nd our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher, will join us at 9:00 a.m. for our First Sunday conversation. Please come early, meet the Bishop and get to know him.

FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS/CONFIRMATION   The weekend of October 1/2, 2016 is our annual celebration of The Feast of St. Francis. On Sunday at 10:00 a.m. the Bishop will confirm three members of our St. Francis community and one member of the St. Michael’s community. A reception will follow the service before the Bishop meets for lunch and discussion with our Rectors, Wardens and Vestry. Please join us.

THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS will take place on Sunday, October 2nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Memorial Garden.  Rain or Shine.

CROP HUNGER WALK The 2016 Holden CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct 16, starting at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1:00pm. Walkers, donors, and volunteers for the St Francis halfway station are welcome and needed. This year there are 2.5-mile and 5-mile walk options. Please join us as we walk together to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in Central Mass and across the world. To register, volunteer or donate, please see Greg McGurin at the CROP Walk table after service. You can also donate to the St Francis team online athttps://www.crophungerwalk.org/holdenma.

ON-LINE GIVING Would you like to take advantage of the convenience of on-line giving as you financially support St. Francis Church? Stay tuned – online giving is coming in October!

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Children

Church School (September to June) Pre-K (age 3 by Sept 1) through grade 5 Sundays at 9:45 a.m.

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Youth

September to June Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Clare House

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Adults

Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.