Saint Francis Episcopal Church · 132 Peckham Lane, RR #2 · Coventry, Rhode Island 02816 · 401-397-7757

We are a people who honor, cherish, and celebrate God's creation, and seek tobe good stewards of the earth. We are a group that is committed to deepening our spiritual lives and a people who believe that God calls us to a place of deeper compassion, creativity, and love. Our life together is centered around the Holy Eucharist, with communion services held every Sunday.   As a response to our faith in Jesus Christ, we strive to make our parish a place of hope to the despairing, of growth to the spiritually hungry, of healing to those in pain, of comfort to those in need, and a place of empowerment so that we may serve Christ in the world.

We offer many ways to serve through committees such as: Worship and Education Committee, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Pastoral Care, and during our church service as ushers, Lectors and Intercessors.

Mission statement:  We commit ourselves to love and to serve the Lord by welcoming the stranger, reaching out to the community, and sharing the hope of Christ. 

News

Confirmation and Reception
Diocesan Confirmations are held at each individual parish or mission church. If you think you are interested in Confirmation or Reception, or if you have questions about the processes, please speak with Fr. Sean.

Other Outreach
Episcopal Charities:  Support the fine work that the Charities provides throughout the state, supporting non-profit agencies that benefit those in need--feeding the hungry, giving comfort to the aged and ill, and providing opportunities for young people.  Please pick up your pledge card in the Parish Hall; if you have any specific questions about Episcopal Charities, please see Debbie Fisher. 

Sunday services:  9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.   

Please Note:  There will be one service on Sunday, February 12, at 9:45 AM.  Please see below for more details.  

Education (Fall, Winter, & Spring Schedule)
Sunday School:  Godly Play curriculum at 8:45 am each Sunday
Journey to Adulthood:  10:10 am each Sunday

Outreach
Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month include soups and stews.  Help us fill the basket in the parish hall!
  • Blessing Bags--We are also collecting gloves, socks, water, snacks, etc., to fill bags that can be handed to people in need whenever the need arises.  

Announcements

February 12:  After one service at 9:45 AM, we will watch an 85-minute documentary, Traces of the Trade.  This compelling film documents the DeWolfes of Bristol, a family who ran the largest slave-trading dynasty in U.S. history.  Join us!

March 1:  Ash Wednesday service, 7 PM

March 11:  Corned Beef Supper, 6 PM

March 18:  Learn and Lead, 9 AM - 3 PM, St. Mary's Church, Portsmouth.  The course will be, "But We've Never Done it that Way Before--Understanding generational differences in our churches."  

Adult Education:  Join us between services as we read and discuss the text, Speaking Christian, by Marcus Borg.  All are welcome.  

Help Wanted, part-time Godly Play Teacher needed who will job share with 2 other teachers on a rotating basis.  Job requirements include:  kindness, good listening skills, patience, joy, and enthusiasm.  Lesson plans and materials are provided.  No experience is required.  Please see Deb Fernandes for more information. 

Help wanted—Acolytes—If you are 10 or older and would like to serve on the altar on Sunday mornings, please speak with Fr. Sean.

 


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