Welcome to St. Francis, Pastor Brenda Newman!
We are excited to welcome
Reverend Brenda Newman to our St. Francis family! Brenda's
passion is the local church. After having served as
Congregational Vitality Strategist for the Uwharrie and Metro
Districts the past two years, she is excited to return to the
local church setting. She enjoys creative worship,
teaching, and reaching new people for Christ.
Brenda is a graduate of
Duke Divinity School and is an ordained elder in the Western
North Carolina Conference where she has been serving churches
for 26 years. She has served on the Conference Council on
Youth Ministries, the Bishop's Confirmation Design Team, the
Salisbury District Evangelism Team, and the Asheville &
Salisbury District Committees on Ordained Ministry.
Brenda is married to Rev.
Don Newman, who is pastor at Memorial UMC in Charlotte.
Brenda and Don have two grown sons, Alex and Jacob.
Welcome to St. Francis,
St. Francis UMC Vision Statement
We seek to be an inviting, Christ-centered
community identified by compassion and Christian love; devoted to spiritual growth and providing refuge from the clamor
of the world.
On Sunday mornings at 9:30am during the summer,
adults at St. Francis come together for fellowship, meaningful
discussions and interesting learning opportunities. Crossroads
is a place where adults representing all age groups, backgrounds
and experiences intersect on their faith journey.
St. Francis Garden -
Please join us on Wednesdays at 6:00pm or
Saturdays at 9:00am to work in the garden.
Experienced gardeners will be available to guide you.
NOTE: We also need donations of PVC pipe, rebar or angle
iron (all at least 3 ft long) and old CDs. Food grown will
be donated to Common Cupboard. Click
Lin Celoni or
Kelly Marks for more info.
Youth Mission Trip
- On July 13-19, our Sr. and Jr High youth will
be traveling to
Columbia, SC for their mission trip with Next Step Ministries.
There, our students will spend the week growing closer to
Christ through life-changing events, focused on challenging work
projects and making a lasting impact on the community.
Welcome Celebration for Pastor Brenda -
Mark your calendars and plan to join us as we
welcome Pastor Brenda with good food and fellowship on
Sunday, August 3, following the 10:30 service.
Administrative Council Retreat -
All Admin Council members will gather on
Saturday, August 16, for a retreat from 9:00-2:00.
Blood Drive -
St. Francis will host a blood drive on
Saturday, August 16, from 7:30-noon in the pavillion.
To schedule a time, please contact
Book Fair -
We are collecting books for a spring Book Fair to reach
out to our community, encourage reading and raise money for our
church. Bring your book donations (any and all kinds!) to
the church office. For more info, please contact
Ongoing Bible Studies
Monday Morning Moms -
Mondays from 9:15-10:30am
Pastoral Bible Study
- Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm
Friendship Bible Study
- Wednesdays at 9:45am
St. Francis In the News...
Charlotte News 14 (April 2013) -
Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service was covered
on Easter morning. Click
here to check out the article.
Charlotte Observer (March 21, 2013)
- Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service is a special time
for our congregation on Easter Sunday. Click
here to check out the an article published in the Charlotte
WBTV - Pass 3 On (9/2/10) -
St. Francis received $300 for our mission outreach. Click
here to check out the story & video.