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. 

Messages from our Parishioner…

 

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. 


Worship Services: 9 AM and 11 AM, every Sunday.

Sunday School and Journey to Adulthood:  At 8:45, Students gather for Sunday school lessons. Sunday school is offered to children ranging from 3 to 10 years of age. Journey to Adulthood offers lessons for students in grades 6-12. All students join their families in church for communion.

Outreach
Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month include soups and stews.. 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.

Announcements  

Sunday, October 6: Blessing of the Animals at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Bring your pet, live or plush, or bring a picture of your beloved pet. Join us!

Sunday, October 20, Bishop Knisely will visit St. Francis for a confirmation service at 9:00 AM. A special coffee hour will be held will be held in between services, followed by the 11:00 AM service. All are welcome for this special event!

Saturday, October 26: It’s time for our annual Turkey Supper. Join us for turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and more. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Call Cindy at 397-4337.

Adult Bible Study: Starting October 13, adults will explore Jesus’ parables. Each session will begin with a short video featuring Amy Jill Levine, professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University School; we will then discuss the text and the video. This is a 6-session class, ending November 17. All are welcome! We meet in the office between services.

Education for Ministry (EFM): If you’d like to learn more about the Bible, Church history and the study of religious faith, practice, and experience with a focus on God and God’s relation to the world, then EfM might be for you. If you think you’re interested, please see George Nathanson during coffee hour.

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