upcoming community activities
Updated: 21 October 2020
Walking Together: Meredyth Ward of Walking Together is in need of Men’s winter gloves for the upcoming cold weather. When selecting the size of the gloves, please note that “one size fits all” is often not big enough for men. The mission committee will collect any donations of this item at the upcoming Food Drives on October 24th. As always, we appreciate your continuing generosity to this ministry.
Next Food Collection: October 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, in the church parking lot. Please see the church website for additional information - available here.
St. Francis Food Ministries “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Pie Sale: As we did last year, the Mission Committee will be selling Apple Pies for Thanksgiving to benefit our feeding ministries. Those of you who purchased pies last year, know that they are homemade, contain 3lbs of apples and are delicious. The cost will be $20 for a Traditional 9” Apple Pie or Crumble Apple Pie. Order forms are available here. The deadline for orders and payment is November 7th. Pick up is November 22nd. The pies will be frozen at pick up with baking instructions. Checks should be made payable to “St. Francis” with “pie mission” in the memo line. Questions contact Kathy Diehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Committee Christmas Gift Collections: This year, due to COVID, we are unable to purchase gifts for residents of Abby’s House as we have in the past. Instead we have been asked to contribute $30 per resident to enable Abby’s House staff to purchase the gifts. The Mission Committee has committed to donating $30 for gifts for 30 residents or $900. Your help is desperately needed. We ask that you make your gift by sending a check for $30 or any amount that you are able, made payable to “St. Francis” with Abby’s House in the memo line. All checks must be received by November 27th.
St. Francis Food Ministry Wreath Fundraiser: The Mission Committee will be selling Wreaths once again this year to raise money for our Food Ministry Partners, Abbey’s House, Dismas Family Farm and the Mustard Seed. This year we will be selling wreaths, swags and decorated kissing ball obtained locally from Silvery Moon Farm in Bernardston, MA.. Due to COVID, we are unable to decorate the wreaths and swags as we did last year. Bows and a decorating kit consisting of a bow and two Xmas decorations will be available for purchase. Order Forms are available here or from Julie Russell by emailing email@example.com or calling 508-981-2866. The deadline for ordering is November 28, 2020. Pick up will be Sunday, December 6, 2020 with COVID precautions in place.
Indoor Worship (Live Streaming): We have started worshiping indoors by live-streaming. We are hoping our experiences in live-streaming will assist us as we prepare to welcome folks back into the worship space in the coming weeks; seating will be limited based on state and diocesan guidelines. We will keep everyone up to date in the days ahead. To view the live streaming worship on Facebook, please follow the link:
Outdoor Morning Prayer: Saturday mornings at 9:00 on the shady side of the church parking lot. In the event of severe weather, the service will be cancelled. Donation drives (every other week) will be held rain or shine.