February 2016 - St. Francis Episcopal Church

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February 2016 - St. Francis Episcopal Church
February 2016
Change-ing Lives Initiative
The Lenten Season invites all of us to enter into a special time of prayer, reflection and spiritual discipline in
preparation for the celebration of Easter.
Again this year at St. Francis, in place of mite boxes, we will have the opportunity to partner with Family
Service of the Piedmont and their Change-ing Lives baby bottle program. Parishioners will be able to use the
bottles to collect loose change (coins, bills) or checks during the Lenten Season. We will begin distribution of
the bottles on February 14th, continue throughout Lent, and ask that all bottles be returned by Palm Sunday,
March 20th. Checks should be made payable to Family Service of Greensboro.
Family Service supports families and children in the greater Greensboro area through its services, education
and advocacy. Change-ing Lives is a program that we can participate in to help change the lives of women,
children and families in our community – many of whom have been the victims of domestic violence, sexual
assault and child abuse – by collecting loose change. All proceeds will go to support services including Clara
House Domestic Abuse Violence Shelter, The Chil- dren’s Advocacy Center and Healthy Start, a program
provid- ing counseling and education.
Please consider joining the Outreach Committee of St. Francis by adding this meaningful discipline into your
Lenten preparations. This is a way we can all get involved in the life of our community and in Change-ing the
lives of others. Thank you!
Outreach Committee of St. Francis
T HE REACH… FROM THE
OUTREACH C OMMITTEE
What does Outreach do in our community?
In 2015 the Outreach committee has sponsored several worthy
non-profits to meet unmet human needs such as hunger, safety
and shelter, such as:
Malachi House II, a faith based 9-month program providing a safe and trusting
environment where men can recover from life-controlling issues, such as drug and alcohol
addiction.
Community Support and Nutrition Program- CSNP a gr ocer y assistance deliver y
program with One Step Further
BackPack Beginnings, founded in Gr eensbor o to pr ovide school childr en with food for
their families over the weekends
FoodCorps, an Amer icor ps or ganization based at Guilfor d County Cooper ative
Extension that educates Guilford County school children about nutrition and healthy eating
through school gardening and taste testing healthy foods during the school year and over the
summers
Sanctuary House, a day pr ogr am that pr ovides mentor ing ser vices and fellowship for
young adults who struggle with mental illness
Wheels 4 Hope, a faith-based car donation program that turns donated cars into local
blessings— Father Milton will bless a car at St. Francis on January 31st after the 10:30
service
IRC (Inter active Resour ce Center ) Emer gency Shelter , a refuge for anyone experiencing
or who may experience homelessness in Greensboro
StepUp Greensboro Ministry, empowering disadvantaged adults living in Guilford County,
North Carolina with training, active mentoring and support services that help them find and
keep jobs, and build stable lives
Clara House, a shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence
Barnabas Network, providing gently used home furnishings to families in need in Guilford
County
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T HE REACH… FROM THE
OUTREACH C OMMITTEE
Food Assistance, a totally volunteer -driven, charitable, community outreach offering food,
friendship, and hope to low income and disabled seniors in Guilford County
Healing Garden at the Moses H. Cone Memor ial Hospital
Adult Center for Enrichment, enriching the lives of frail and impaired adults, their
families, and the community through specialized adult day services, respite care, education
and support.
Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Bank, particularly important since we are no longer
allowed to conduct food drives at Harris Teeter on Lawndale Dr.
We also support St. Francis ministries such as the Day School scholarship program, EYC
Glory Ridge mission trips, as well as world support efforts like Episcopal Relief and Disaster
Fund, Salvation Army and Stop Hunger Now.
The list of agencies needing support grows every day. Please support the Annual Book Sale
by donating books, sorting, staffing the sale, and buying books. Get involved with Outreach
either by joining our committee, volunteering at one of our ministries, working on special
projects, or making donations to Outreach. Your prayers are always welcome! Call Mary
Flinn at 509-8968 if you would like to get involved. (Gifts should be made out to St. Francis
with “Outreach” in the “for” line or on the outside of a cash envelope.)
CAR BLESSING
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ST.
F R A N C I S E P I S C O PA L C H U R C H
A Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan & Bishop Pro Tem
The Rt. Rev. Peter Lee, Assisting Bishop
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A R I S H
The Rev. Milton C. Williams, Jr., Interim Rector
Amanda Harmon, Director of Children's and Y outh Ministry
Sam Doyle, Choir Director
Jane Woody, Junior Choir Director
Pat Copley, Organist
Kit Hargett, Interim Day School Director
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T A F F
Linda Allgood, Parish Administrator
Bonnie Thyer, Communications Coordinator
Jack Steelman & Bo Edwards: Sextons
Rigoberto Bautista, Custodian
ST. FRANCIS VESTRY: Jim Cox: Senior W arden, Michelle Koehler: Junior W arden, Dennis Barry:
Treasurer, Cindy Patterson: Clerk, Patrick Marshall, Brian MacKenzie, Grant Haviland, Geoff Wehe,
Pat Russell, Mary Dator, Bruce Lyon, Dick Maxwell, Virginia Summerell
On the web at: www.stfrancisgreensboro.org
Phone: 336-288-4721 Fax: 336-288-4760
St. Francis Day School: 336-288-4740
ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL
3506 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408
CHURCH
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