Military Outreach Packing
This Sunday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m., Parish Hall. Snacks and water will be served.
St Francis helps to support the Military and their families with care packages, and prayer. Many of those who serve never receive packages from home, so these are truly special for them. Please look out in church for the list of items to donate. And thank you! Questions? Contact Susie Zimmerman.
'Transforming Generosity'
We are in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign. Please remember to turn in your pledges as soon as possible - it helps so much to plan ahead for 2019. Please consider pledging if you haven’t before and increasing your pledge if you are able. Let’s keep supporting the mission of St. Francis. Thanks to everyone for your generosity. Can't find your pledge form?
Undie Sunday! This Sunday, November 11
Bring packages of new underwear for men and women to help support St. Luke's Breakfast and Shower Program for the Homeless . Clean, gently used underwear can also be donated. There will be a basket outside the church on Sunday, and donations can also be left in the office.

Then Help the Homeless on Saturday...
St. Luke's Breakfast and Showers Program on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7:00 a.m.
Hand out food and help distribute clothing at St. Luke's Episcopal Church Long Beach . This activity is appropriate for families with children of middle school age and older.  Questions?  Email Gayle Taylor.
The office will be closed Monday Nov 12, to mark Veterans’ Day.
Other News, and Coming Up!
Harbor Interfaith—Thanksgiving Food Drive Donate now until Sunday November 18.
Harbor Interfaith works to fill the void for the homeless and working poor during the holidays. They distribute holiday food baskets and provide social connection. Help them to help others by donating items for their Thanksgiving food baskets:
Frozen turkeys*, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables (green beans or corn),
boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing or dressing mix, yams or sweet potatoes,
and cake mix and frosting or other dessert mixes. 
Grocery gift cards are welcome, too.
*please email Hank Gatlin in advance if you are thinking of donating frozen food.  
Please put non-perishable food donations in the food baskets located in the office and narthex. Thank you!!
Habitat For Humanity - Date Change!!! Saturday, November 17 , 8:00 to 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch provided. 15 volunteers needed, plus donations for donor brick wall
Once again, God’s people are in need of a good carpenter. St. Francis is very excited to be joining together again with Habitat For Humanity to help build a home for a family in need. Please come be a part of this wonderful event or make a donation to support our Build Day. No construction experience is necessary. The only requirement is a desire to help make a difference in the lives of others.
To fund our Build Day, the St. Francis community is pledging $2,500 to Habitat For Humanity. Please consider making a donation to this very worthy cause. To help fund raise, the St. Francis community will present the family that will live in the house with an artistic "brick wall". Each brick in this wall will contain the name of a St. Francis donor. Br icks can be purchased for $50. Checks should be made payable to “St. Francis Church” with Habitat for Humanity in the memo section. Please contact Mike Spalding to sign up, or with any questions at (310) 897-3097.
Thanksgiving Day Worship
Thursday, November 22, 10:00 a.m.
Gratefully let us gather, after putting the turkey in the oven, to pause in meaningful moments for hymns, to hear the Word of God and message, and to receive the Presence of Jesus in Communion, all in a spirit of thanksgiving!
Office Closures - New Flooring
November 19—23
After 30 plus years the Buildings and Grounds Committee is making something special happen! Throughout the church offices and into the kitchenette we are getting new flooring; sound absorbing, strong “luxury vinyl tiles” that look like wood. Everything loose will be removed from the offices, including us, your staff, for the work to be done—November 19, 20 21, 23. Therefore, the church offices will be closed that week, and a skeleton crew will work in the library.
Ongoing Spiritual Groups
Meditation Group - Thursday Mornings, 9-10:00 a.m. Nason Chapel, main church. No charge.
Yoga - Monday mornings 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday mornings 8:45 a.m. Free-will offering.
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