Live and Care Generously.
Please join us in making a financial commitment to St. Francis In-The-Fields for 2019 so that we may all Live and Care Generously.
This year we are beginning to explore various aspects of our Mission, Vision and Values:
Our Mission: As Followers of the Risen Christ, We Strive to be Instruments of God’s Peace.
Our Vision: Love All. Seek Peace. Live and Care Generously.
Open: We welcome All. We seek Christ in all persons.
Compassionate Community: In joy and sorrow we journey together
Service: We live and care generously.
Faith: We have inquiring and discerning hearts, the courage to will and to persevere, a spirit to know and love God, and the gift of joy and wonder in all God’s works.
During our Annual Fund Campaign, it makes sense to spend time exploring further what “Live and Care Generously” means to us.
One might think that it is like the “Golden Rule” – love your neighbor as yourself. We believe it goes deeper than that. Using the Bible, and 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 as a lens, we recognize a need to give of ourselves first to the Lord and when we do that, eagerness follows. And when the eagerness follows one comes to understand that “the gift is acceptable according to what one has – not according to what one does not have.” It is all a “question of fair balance” where “the one who had much did not have too much and the one who had little did not have too little”.
Within the context of the annual fund campaign, this means that we should give of our selves freely in time and talent and money.
We ask you: how does your journey of faith lead you to give with greater courage and generosity?
Cottage Meetings 2018
Join the parish, vestry and clergy of St. Francis In-The-Fields for small group conversations about the life and work of the church on our Annual Fund Campaign. Sign up for one of our Cottage Meetings for in-depth discussions about the direction and funding of St. Francis.
Wednesday, October 10th at 7 - 8:30 pm at St. Francis: Hosted by Ann Foster - please RSVP
Sunday, October 28th at 11:15 - 12:30 pm at St. Francis: Coffee Hour Hosts Pat Guiney and Jenny McGraw - please RSVP
Sunday, November 4th at 11:15 - 12:30 pm at St. Francis: Hosted by Sarah and Brian Benneyworth - please RSVP
Sunday, November 4th at 7 - 8:30 pm at the Wampler/Doyle residence: Hosted by Pam Wampler and Steve Doyle - please RSVP
Wednesday, November 7th at 7 - 8:30 pm at the MacKellar residence: Hosted by Lesley and Warren MacKellar - please RSVP
Sunday, November 11th at 5 - 6 pm at the Varas residence: Hosted by Lori and Alex Varas (a light supper will be provided) - please RSVP