Family Movie Night - "The Queen of Katwe"
This Friday, August 24, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Library
Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided, please bring any other movie snacks you want. Everyone is welcome!
The movie is set in the poor village of Katwe, Uganda and follows our 10-year-old heroine Phiona, whose life is changed when a missionary (actor David Oyelowo) comes to town and teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated by the game and her surprising talent opens the door to the chance to escape from poverty. Come join us for this heartwarming and fun family movie!
Youth Group Games and S'mores
Also This Friday, August 24, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
As summer comes to an end, all youth are invited to gather for an evening of games, followed by S'mores and roasted marshmallows around the fire pit! This a great chance to get to have some fun while getting to know one another. And, if you play guitar, please feel free to bring it along for songs around the fire!
 
**Those attending the Friday Family Movie Night featuring the Queen of Katwe are welcome to join us around the fire after the film!
Blessing of the Backpacks
This Sunday, August 26, at the 10:00 a.m. Service
The 2018-2019 school year is about to begin and what better way to kick off a great year of learning!
All students (children, youth, college and adults), and their backpacks will receive a blessing and a special gift! Friends are welcome!
And it's Luau Coffee Hour! Don't miss!
Antiques Show Wrap-Up meeting
Also This Sunday, August 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Boardroom
This year's 50th Anniversary Antiques Show was one of our most successful in several years! Come to the Wrap-Up meeting as we celebrate our success! We will also discuss the Antiques Show and we always welcome your input.
Thank You & God Bless, Jamie Bellows & Wendy Pratt,2018 Co-Chairs
The St. Francis Annual Rummage Sale!
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who set up for the rummage sale these past few weeks, ESPECIALLY our fearless leader GLORIA JONES!  It takes a parish to have a rummage sale. Thank you one and all!
Parish Photo Board Update!
It's been a while since we created our parish photo board. It was a great resource when we held Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, but now we’re outside most weeks, we will be creating a new display on the rolling bulletin boards. But we need to hear from you...


Sunday School Updates
  • This Sunday, August 26, is the last day of Summer Sunday School.
  • No Sunday School on Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 2nd.
  • Godly Play resumes on Sunday September 9, and registration forms will be available in the office and at Sunday School rooms.

Godspeed, Suzanne Gatlin .
Sunday School and Family Ministries’ Coordinator
Other News, and Coming Up!
New! Meditation Group Thursday Mornings
Starting Thursday, September 6th from 9-10 a.m.
Our seminarian, Jude, will lead a weekly meditation group in the Nason Chapel in the church for any and all who have an interest in prayer, and the time, on Thursday mornings! The morning will begin with prayer and a reading, followed by a time for meditation, and will conclude with a brief scripture passage reflection.
No experience necessary and all are welcome!
Contact : Jude Lyons.
V olunteer at Harbor Interfaith with St. Francis Parishioners
Next Thursday, September 6, and every 1 st Thursday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Did you know that St. Francis volunteers as a group in the food pantry at Harbor Interfaith, in San Pedro? We kicked off the summer on June 7th, and again on July 5th and August 2nd bagging and stocking groceries for the working poor and homeless families and individuals Harbor Interfaith serves. Some have also helped in their clothes closet. During this past year, St. Francis has donated over 1,600 bags of clothes, etc. and over 6,000 pieces of fruit to Harbor Interfaith. The opportunity to help this impactful organization further is a great opportunity and a blessing.
Upcoming volunteer dates for the fall season:
Thursdays, September 6th, October 4th, November 1st, and December 6th.
If interested, please contact Hank and/or sign up in the church office. Thanks and Godspeed!
Calling All Acolytes...New Ones And Veterans!
Sunday, September 9, at 8:45 a.m. between services
Join us under the Arches outside the main church, for doughnuts and juice before our training/refresher session for all youth interested in serving as acolytes. Our veterans are encouraged to come and help show our new acolytes the ropes and to gather a few refresher tips as well. This is a very special ministry and all youth interested in serving are encouraged to attend this training.  Questions? Please contact Hank , or just show up on the day. Thank you for serving!
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