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!
Upcoming "Back-to-School" Opportunities
As we approach the start of a new school year, we hope you will
plan to join us for some great opportunities at St. Francis this
Fall. And while you put these dates on your calendar, why
not invite a friend or two to join you?!
August 24 - Fall Sunday Kickoff & Promotion Sunday
Celebration - Plan to join us as we kick off our Fall
Sunday School and celebrate our children's promotions to new
classes with a scrumptious meal and carnival following the 10:30
August 25 @ 9:30am - Back to School Prayer Breakfast - As
our children begin a new school year, join us as we pray for our
children, teachers, schools, and families.
September 10 - Wednesday Night Live Programming Resumes!
- Make Wednesday nights a part of your spiritual growth this
Fall. Come to St. Francis for dinner, fellowship, choirs and
studies for all ages.
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.
Administrative Council Retreat -
All Admin Council members will gather on
Saturday, August 16 OR August 23, for a retreat from 9:00-2:00.
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.
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 - Resumes September 8.
Pastoral Bible Study
- Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm - Resumes August 18, studying
Friendship Bible Study
- Wednesdays at 9:45am - Resumes September 10.
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.