Grace and Peace in the name of
Jesus Christ! The Church's primary task is to fulfill Jesus'
call to "go therefore and make disciples." At Saint Francis,
we are embracing this call by serving Christ and the
surrounding community through acts of worship, compassion,
and teaching. We encourage a sense of belonging and mutual
service within our fellowship. Family, youth and children's
ministries, short and long-term educational opportunities
and meaningful worship are all part of our life together.
Wherever you are in your
spiritual journey, we are ready to welcome you to our St.
Come visit us!
Wednesday Night Live Programming Resumes September 10!!
We are excited to begin a new season of Wednesday Night Live
programs this Fall!! There is something for everyone in
the family. We hope you will make Wednesday nights a part
of your mid-week schedule.
Dinner - 5:45-6:30pm - join us for a wonderful
time of fellowship.
Opportunities for our Children -
- Cherub Choir (age 3 - K) - 6:30-7:00pm
kidzaLive (grades 1-5) - 6:30-7:30pm
(Elementary Choir will rehearse 10/22-12/3)
- Youth Bible Study - 6:30-7:30pm
Infant/toddler childcare - 6:30-7:30pm.
Opportunities for Adults - 6:30-7:30pm
- "Having a Real Relationship with God" - join Dan Purcell and
Don Irwin for this 6-week study that asks us to consider what a
meaningful and authentic relationship with God is really like.
- "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations" - Pastor Brenda
will lead this 6-week study which explores the concepts of
congregational health, vitality, and fruitfulness.
- Contemplative Prayer - the sanctuary will be open for
contemplative prayer and meditation.
Sanctuary Choir - our adult choir meets at 7:00pm in the choir
room. New voices are always welcome!
Welcome, Daniel Nelson!
We are excited to welcome Daniel Nelson as our
new St. Francis Youth Director!! Daniel is married to his
wife, Carolyn; and they have a daughter, Jordan, who is in 4th
grade. Daniel has served in youth and children's ministry
for over 16 years and has a strong passion for youth ministry.
He has a great love for animals and works at an animal hospital
in Charlotte. He plays guitar and has played in several
Christian rock bands and church worship teams. And he's a
big Star Trek fan.
We look forward to welcoming Daniel, Carolyn and Jordan to our
St. Francis family!!
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.
Fall Work Day -
Join us on Saturday, September 20 from
8:00am-1:00pm as we tidy up the church property and grounds.
We have tasks for all ages and skill levels. Contact
Andy Jackson for more info.
Admin Council Retreat -
Join us on Saturday, September 27 from
9:00-2:00 as we set goals and dream of the
possibilities for St. Francis.
Blessing of the Animals -
Join us on Saturday, October 4 from
10:00-2:00 as we celebrate God's creatures with
pet-related booths and a blessing service on the front lawn.
Children's Sabbath -
We will celebrate God's children, including the
presentation of Bibles to our 3rd graders, on Sunday,
October 12 at the 10:30 service.
Annual Pit-Roasted Chicken Dinner -
We will host our annual chicken dinner on
Saturday, October 18 from 11:00am-2:00pm. Tickets
will be available soon!
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
Weekly Studies & Gatherings
Monday Morning Moms -
Mondays from 9:15-10:30am - Resumes September 8.
Pastoral Bible Study
- Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm - Resumed August 18, studying
Friendship Bible Study
- Wednesdays at 10:00am - Resumes September 10.
Mind, Body & Spirit Yoga
- Wednesdays at 9:15am
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.