Welcome To St Francis’ Episcopal Church

We are a thinking, welcoming people worshiping God through a traditional liturgy that connects us back to centuries of Christian practice. Looking forwards and back, St. Francis’ provides the best of both worlds. Everyone is welcome at God’s table: no application form required.

The October PAX is now available!  Catch up on all the happenings at St. Francis by clicking here.

North Bay Fires 

Girl Scout Troop #62422, led by our own Wendy Dwyer, is collecting donations for our North Bay neighbors who have been affected by the wildfires.  They will focus their efforts on the following items, in all sizes: new socks, new underwear and t-shirts, and new pajamas.  Drop off items at the office or at church on Sunday.

You might also want to send a monetary donation to The Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, which is currently receiving evacuees, or to the discretionary fund of Bishop Beisner of The Diocese of Northern California.  The address for The Church of the Incarnation is 550 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. The address for the bishop is 350 University Avenue, Suite 280, Sacramento CA 95825.

Our Beautiful New Sign is Up!

Sunday, October 29th

Our BRAID team will celebrate a year together as a team.  We will do a Renewal of Ministry service for them that day.  That afternoon, the vestry and altar guild will present St. George with a beautiful St. Francis icon in celebration of their new church.

Sunday, November 5th

We celebrate All Saints’ Day and the baptism of Max and Stella Merono. November 5th is also Pledge Sunday.

Stewardship Drive

We kickoff our annual stewardship drive in October.  The stewardship letter will go out in the mail in October.  Beginning October 15th, various parishioners will give a short stewardship testimonial.  The campaign culminates on the 5th of November with the blessing of our pledge cards.

See photos from The Blessing of the Animals here and The Outreach Fair here.

Ongoing at St. Francis

Children and Youth Programs

Our Godly Play group meets at 10 am on Sundays in the courtyard classroom.  For ages K-5th grade, this gathering uses a Montessori-style method to bring the biblical stories to life.  A new Tween and Teen Youth Group is also meeting at the same time in the Guild Hall for games, food, and discussions about real-life stuff.  This group will also learn about the Bible and how its principles affect our lives.  Topics include parents, social media, friendships, Jesus, trusting God, and dealing with doubt, fear, and stress.  Contact the office if you have questions.

Adult Bible Study

Meets at 9am on Sundays in The Guild Hall.  They are currently studying Jeremiah.

Saturdays

Yoga with Mara. Level II Active and Awake at 8am; Level I at 9:15am; Gentle Yoga at 10:30am.

Amazon Smile Fundraiser

Help support St. Francis while shopping at Amazon through the AmazonSmile program.  You still use your usual password and still get all the benefits of Amazon Prime.  Click here for detailed directions.

Food Pantry

A weekly outreach serving local residents.  For more information, look here.

To learn about the many other outreach projects at St. Francis’ Episcopal, look here.

 A Hootin’ and Hollerin’ Good Time!

Our Western Roundup and Rockathon on September 16th was a big success, with fantastic food, live music, square dancing, and great company. The Parish Hall was transformed into a beautiful, old-fashioned country hall and the evening was enjoyed by all ages!

 

Spiritual but not religious? Come see what you are missing. We look forward to welcoming you!

We choose to follow Jesus and his teachings. We embrace community and action, informed by the life of St. Francis.