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 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...About Us

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, weekly, at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Youth Service:  At 9:00 AM, on Sunday, June 12, St. Francis' youth will organize and run our worship service. 

Note:  Our Summer schedule will begin on Sunday, June 19, 2016.  We will have one service, at 9:45 AM.

Pre-service hymnals and sing-along--join our organist, Gail, at 8:30 every Sunday morning to sing old and new hymns.  

Education
Sunday School:  Godly Play curriculum at 8:45 AM each Sunday
Adult Education: 10:10 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 canned vegetables and fruit.  Help us fill the basket in the parish hall!
  • Snack-packs--A separate basket in the parish hall is for donations of healthy snacks to tide students over from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast when there isn't enough food to eat at home.  
  • Station Fire Memorial--St. Francis, along with other churches in the Diocese, will collect money to support this Memorial during the month of May.  

Announcements

On Saturday, June 18, from 9-3, we will have our annual Yard Sale.   Clam chowder, clam cakes, and fun fair are all on the agenda.  Join us!  .

Mark your calendar:  our annual Summer Picnic will be on Sunday, August 7 after Sunday service.

Youth Service:  At 9:00 AM, on Sunday, June 12, St. Francis' youth will organize and run our worship service. 

Eucharistic Visitor If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic visitor, please see Fr. Sean.

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. 

Senior Spirituality GroupAmazing Grace is only one of the hymns that the Senior Spirituality Group will be studying this Fall.  Join us between the services.  Grab some coffee and a snack and listen for the bell to ring at about 10:10.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know...Whether you are new to the Episcopal Church or you just want a refresher course  on church history, beliefs, and customs, we would like to offer "Episcopal 101".  Please contact Fr. Sean or Carol Drought 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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