News and Events: What's Happening at St. Francis
Join us for Advent
Advent is the season of preparation for celebrating the coming of Christ at Christmas. It is a time set aside for reflection, giving and renewal of our relationship with Christ. We celebrate Advent as a journey every Sunday in worship at 8 and 10:15 a.m. In addition each week has something special.
Sundays at 9:05 a.m. in the Wickham Room
Magnificat: The song of Mary as a song of personal and social empowerment
December 9, 16 & 23
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St. Nicholas is coming
Sunday, December 9, 10:15 a.m.
Leave your shoes by the door.
Help Support Survivors of the Paradise Fire
Bring your donations of Cash Cards to the St. Francis Church office or place them in the offering plate on Sunday mornings. All donations will go to the scattered community members of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Paradise as they begin to rebuild their lives. Thank you to all for your donations.
Our Next YA Event: Korean BBQ
Sunday, December 9, 12:30 p.m.
Beque Korean Grill, Santa Clara
We'll meet up at noon to carpool over.
For more info or to RSVP contact Davison Hogan
Church Work Day, Sunday December 9, Noon - 2 p.m.
The construction is starting soon in our main church. To get ready we need to take apart the pews. Bring a screwdriver, power drill or saw. Lunch provided.
Let Tim Ong know that you are coming.
Celebrate Christmas at St. Francis
Christmas Eve, December 24th
4:00 p.m. Children’s Creche Eucharist
10:00 pm. Christmas Music & Poetry
11:00 pm. Choral Christmas Eucharist
Christmas Day, December 25th
10:00 am. Christmas Day Carol Eucharist
Epiphany, January 6th
10:15 a.m. Epiphany Eucharist
5:00 p.m. Epiphany Evensong
Click here to share our Christmas Facebook Event
Donate your unused Christmas
Cards & 2019 Calendars
The Rev. Vern Jones is doing his annual appeal for Christmas cards and calendars for the patients at Cordilleras Mental Health Center in Redwood City. This marks his 42nd year as chaplain for the hospital. Donations can be made in the basket in our church office.
Youth Group Christmas Tree Cutting
Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(after the pageant rehearsal)
We'll head up to the mountains to find the biggest best tree we can and stop for lunch along the way. Then we'll bring it back to St. Francis to set it up and have a simple gift exchange. PARENT DRIVERS NEEDED
For more info contact Nathaniel Lim
Sunday, December 16 after church
We invite all ages to join us for lunch and then some singing with seniors at a local care home. Come share the holiday spirit with our homebound elders. If you have any questions, or to let us know you are coming please contact Kirsten Sarginger
Women's Spiritual Journey Group
We are forming a group of women interested in committing to meeting monthly for six months to explore together who we are, who God is and how God and our lives connect.
Email Renee Nichols to find out more or sign up.
HOST COFFEE HOUR
Anyone can host Coffee Hour. We make it easy.
Click here to sign up for a Sunday
Calling all singers!
This is the season for singing...
the Jr. and Teen Choirs rehearse after the 10:15 service and the adult choir rehearses every Sunday at 9am in the Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact Kristina: email@example.com
Find out more about all our music ministries here
Youth MLK Overnight at Grace Cathedral
5:00 p.m. January 20 to
1:00 p.m. January 21, 2019
#MLKGrace is a service event in San Francisco for 6th-12th graders. Spend the night inside Grace Cathedral, playing games, praying, and learning about social justice. We will march together in the San Francisco MLK day Parade. $10 per person. Adult chaperones needed. How do I signup?
1. Youth and Adults register here
2. Let Davison know you are coming
We welcome all children and youth on
Sundays at 10am in the Undercroft for:
Godly Play Preschool to 3rd grades
Connect Faith 4th – 5th grades
Recognize Faith 6th – 8th grades
Real & Relevant 9th – 12th grades
Register online: HERE
Sierra Service Project 2019: Tsaile, Arizona
July 20 - 28, 2019
24 St. Francis middle and high school youth and 8 adults will road trip to the Navajo Nation in north-eastern Arizona to learn and serve in their community.
Current 5th - 12th graders
$500 per youth - $250 per adult
SIGN UPS WILL OPEN NEXT WEEK
2019 Annual Giving
Please take some time to prayerfully consider your annual giving and return your pledge card.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Join us every Wednesday as we delve into scripture. We are a diverse group from churches across Silicon Valley. All are welcome.
Help to plan our 2019 Family Ministries
Sunday January 13 after church
Many voices make a community and many hands make light work. Everyone is invited to join us as we plan for fellowship, growth in our faith and fun for the coming year for St. Francis children, youth and families
Email Kimbra for more information or to let her know that you are coming
February 1-3, 2019
Bishop Mary will lead us as we take some time away to devote to our spiritual growth and renewal. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more more details and sign ups.