upcoming community activities
SENIOR MINISTRY: Fellowship Gathering for June is planned for WEDNESDAY, June 7th as a luncheon. We will meet at Pinecroft Dairy *at 12 Noon. St. Francis Mission Ministry is sponsoring an event on this day with Pinecroft in which 15% of sales will be given to the Food Ministry at St. Francis. Senior Ministry will be participating in this event as well as enjoying lunch together. It is important that you let your server know that you are from St. Francis so the funds are sent to this Ministry. *539 Prospect St., West Boylston, MA 01583. There will be NO gathering on Thursday, June 8, the previously scheduled Fellowship Gathering date.
Church School Year End Banner Party! Sunday, June 11 will be our final week of church school and our annual banner party! All Church School classes will meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:45. We will make a new banner for the walls of Fellowship Hall and have a party to celebrate another wonderful year together in Church School! If you are able to donate some juice, snacks, or paper products to our celebration, there is a sign-up sheet available in the narthex. Many thanks!!
The last Sat service will take place on June 17th. We'd like to have a chance to gather after the service, enjoy some music, and have some time for fellowship. Pizza (including gluten-free) and veggies will be served so no one will have to rush home for dinner! There is no need to sign up ahead of time – all are welcome to stay. If weather permits and you would like to gather in the garden, please bring a folding chair. Hope to see you all there!
Thanksgiving Reception for Kathy Kopitsky: Please join us as we gather to give thanks and say farewell to Kathy (our Intern for Holy Orders) as she concludes her time of ministry with us at St. Francis, and prepares to continue her time of formation at All Saints’ Church, Worcester. We will gather after the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 18, 2023, for a time of fellowship and thanksgiving. We hope you can join us to say thanks for Kathy’s wonderful contributions to our community!
Dismas Farm - We need one volunteer to join a team for bringing dinner to Dismas Farm.There are 4 teams so you will only do this for 3 times each year. You will be responsible for salad, bread or rolls, and a dessert. Speak with Deacon Jane if you’re able to do this. The Farm is in Oakham on top of a beautiful hill. The men are polite and ever so thankful.
“WE ARE GIVERS, BEARING WITNESS TO CHRIST’S LOVE.”
JUNE MISSION MATTERS:
PINECROFT DAIRY AND RESTAURANT DAY: On Wednesday, June 7th, visit Pinecroft Dairy in West Boylston for one of their delicious meals or homemade ice cream and they will donate 15% of their profits to our Feeding Ministries’ account. Just tell your server that you are there for the St. Francis Fundraiser. There is a flier on the long table in the Narthex and more information is available here.
FOOD DRIVE: Our June drive will be on Saturday, June 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. A list of Suggested Food Donations is available here and “Upcoming Events.”
JUNE FOOD OF THE MONTH: Canned vegetables.
HOPE FOR HOUSING CARDS: Those who ordered cards can pick them up after services this weekend from Deacon Jane.
Congratulations Graduates: Since graduation time is upon us, we would like to celebrate with those receiving a diploma, degree, GED, or acknowledgement of their next educational or vocational step. Please provide the name of your “graduate” to the office by June 20th (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), so the parish community can pray for you and celebrate with you! If you would like to submit a photo print or online photo that would be wonderful! If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen O’Connor (email@example.com)