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 are held at 9 AM and 11 AM

Christmas Season Schedule:  

Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24--One service at 5 PM        Christmas Day, December 25--No services                                        New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 30--One service at 9:45 AM, with Lessons, Carols, and Holy Eucharist.  

Sunday School:  Godly Play, 8:45 AM
Journey to Adulthood:  10:10 AM                              

Outreach
Please help fill the basket in the Parish Hall. 

  • Coventry Food Pantry's foods of the month include potatoes, squash, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, canned vegetables, and canned ham.  Please help us fill the basket in the parish hall!
  • Our Journey to Adulthood (J2A) students are collecting pet food at the Blessing of the Animals service on October 15.  We will continue the collection through the end of the month.  Won't you help our youth feed our animal friends?
  • Got Legos?  Our Godly Play teachers will be using Legos to help teach children about stories in the Bible.  If you have any to spare, please consider donating them to our Sunday School.  

Announcements

Contemplative Prayer:  Join us at 8:00 each Sunday, before the 9 AM .  service.  All are welcome; no previous experience is required.  Join us! . 

Advent Evening Prayer and Bible Study:  On Thursdays, December 7, 14, and 21, we will gather at 6:00 PM for Evening Prayer.  After sharing a simple meal of soup and bread, we will have Bible study, focusing on the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday.  Join us in prayer and discussion as we enjoy the Advent season.  

Advent Adult Book Discussion:  We will be discussing Faithful:  Christmas through the eyes of Joseph on Sundays between services.  Speak to Carol Drought or Carol Nahod if you would like to join us--a book will be provided for 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.

 


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