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 to be good stewards of the earth. We are a community 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, growth, and empowerment so that we may serve Christ in the world.
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.
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.
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 and 11:00 AM
Sunday, December 23, one service at 9:45—Holy Eucharist and Godly Play Nativity Story
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve service, 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 30, one service at 9:45, Lessons and Carols
Sunday School and Journey to Adulthood: At 8:45, Students gather for Sunday school lessons. Sunday school is for toddlers through Grade 5. Journey to Adulthood offers lessons for students in grades 6-12. All students join their families in church for communion.
Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall.
Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month include peanut butter and jelly. Please help us fill the basket in the parish hall.
J2A Backpack outreach: Our teen youth group is collecting ready-to-eat items for children in Providence who have little to eat. Items such as microwaveable meals, granola bars, and other healthy snacks would be helpful for these hungry children.
Advent Evening Prayer and Bible Study: On December 6, 13, and 20 we’ll gather in the chapel for evening prayer at 6 PM, followed by a simple meal of soup and bread, then Bible Study. This year we’re studying the Parables. Won’t you join us? We’d love to see you.
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.