Advent Journey Week 1
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 1

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Beauty & the Beast
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Beauty & the Beast

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Theatre Macon is presenting a benefit performance of "Beauty and the Beast." All proceeds from the performance will go to support Daybreak, the day center for homeless persons in Macon.

Curtains open on Thursday, November 30, at 8 PM. Ticket prices are $25, and checks should be made out to "Daybreak/Depaul USA." 

For advance tickets by phone, please contact Daybreak at (478) 216-9119 during the day Monday - Friday and (478) 477-4571 during the evening and on weekends. 

Online ticket purchasing is also available at by visiting Daybreak's Facebook page and clicking on the Beauty and the Beast event and "ticket information."

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Advent Lessons and Carols
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century.  In this service, we listen to six Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, and the Incarnation.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer.

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Advent Journey Week 2
Dec
5
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 2

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Advent Journey Week 3
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 3

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Cafe Amore
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Cafe Amore

Cafe Amore is Saturday, December 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm! Our Youth will serve and bus your meal. We turn the Parish Hall into the cafe of love. We will also have a Dessert Silent Auction. Please come for fellowship and fun as we support our Youth.

How can you help our Youth with this fundraiser? Sign up to bring a homemade lasagna, we need 8 meat lasagnas, 3 vegetable lasagnas, and one eggplant parmesan. We also need desserts for our silent auction.

Please message us if you have any questions.

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Advent Journey Week 4
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Advent Journey Week 4

St. Francis and with St. Peter Claver are joining together once again on an Advent Journey. We will be meeting on Tuesday’s from 5:30-7:45 for a pot-luck dinner and discussion beginning on November 28th. St. Peter Claver will host November 28 and December 12 and St. Francis will host December 5 and 19.

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Christmas Services
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, 2017

6:00 pm - Christmas Eve Children's Pageant

8:00 pm - Christmas Eve Eucharist

11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Vigil with Eucharist

Monday, December 25, 2017

11:15 am - Christmas Day Eucharist

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Taize Service
Dec
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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 Taize Service
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Taize Service
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

On Saturday, October 14, 9 am - 1 pm part one will be held. This session will cover the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches. 

Part two will be held on Saturday, October, 21, 9 am - 1 pm. This session will cover the prayer book, Episcopal practices, and will include an Instructed Eucharist.

If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church both of these class are necessary to take. All others are welcome to attend as they wish.

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Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Episcopal 101/Book of Common Prayer Class

On Saturday, October 14, 9 am - 1 pm part one will be held. This session will cover the history of the Anglican and Episcopal Churches. 

Part two will be held on Saturday, October, 21, 9 am - 1 pm. This session will cover the prayer book, Episcopal practices, and will include an Instructed Eucharist.

If it is your desire to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church both of these class are necessary to take. All others are welcome to attend as they wish.

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St. Francis Day
Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

St. Francis Day

Our St. Francis Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be a true Italian feast with the parish providing lasagna (please bring a side dish or beverage to share). Live music will be provided by our local musician, Scott Pallot. Festivities will include a bounce house, horse races and other games. Fr. Ben will be moving through the festivities blessing animals. Bring yourselves, your family, your friends, and your pets (or a picture of them). Let’s come together and celebrate.

If you are interested in helping with set-up (Friday and Saturday) or clean-up sign up on the board in the parish hall or contact Joseph Whidby at 478-731-3309 or joseph.whidby@gmail.com

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Taize Service
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Taize Service

A Taizé service is held at St. Francis on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. This form of worship is intended to allow peoples of all faith to come together in prayer and meditation.

“It is a time to rest in God, to let the words listened to and sung penetrate one’s being” says Brother John, a Taizé monk. There is no preaching, no teaching. There is just an elegantly simple service: short chants repeated over and over in the dark along with short Scripture readings and times of silence.

Taizé prayer began at a monastic community in Taizé, France, founded in the 1940's by a Swiss man known as Brother Roger. 

Please join us and bring a friend. We can all use some time to rest in God.

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St. Francis Speaks
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

St. Francis Speaks

Join us on the second Wednesday of the Month at 6:30 pm for fellowship and discussion.

On Wednesday, September 13th, we will have a poetry reading by Anya Krugovoy Silver. Anya is a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. She is the author of three books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010), I Watched You Disappear (2014), and From Nothing (2016).  Her fourth book, Second Bloom, is forthcoming in September 2017. Her work has been published in many literary magazines, including Image, The Harvard Review, The Georgia Review, Five Points, Crazyhorse, New Ohio Review, Witness, The Christian Century, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry ReviewShenandoah, and many others.   Her work is included in Best American Poetry 2016. Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac," in Ted Kooser's syndicated column, "American Life in Poetry," as an Academy of American Poets' poem of the day, and on Poetry Daily.  Her poems have been anthologized in several books, including The Turning Aside: The Kingdom Book of Contemporary Christian Poetry (Cascade), Poetry in Medicine (Persea), From Midnight to Dawn(Paraclete) and How to Write a Poem (T.S. Poetry Press), among others. She was named Georgia Author of the Year/Poetry for 2015.  She currently teaches in the English Department at Mercer University.  She shares her life with her husband, son, and cockapoo.  Since 2004, she has been living and thriving with inflammatory breast cancer.   

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Transfiguration Sunday
Aug
6
6:00 AM06:00

Transfiguration Sunday

Join us to celebrate the Transfiguration of Jesus. This miracle is unique among others that appear in the gospels, in that the miracle happens to Jesus himself. The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God, with Jesus himself as the connecting point, acting as the bridge between heaven and earth.

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The Feast of Ascension Service
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Feast of Ascension Service

The Feast of the Ascension refers to Jesus bodily ascending to heaven. According to the New Testament, the Ascension of Jesus occurring 40 days after Easter and ten days before Pentecost. The Feast of the Ascension is one of the great solemnities in the Christian liturgical calendar.

 

Join us for this worship service.

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Lenten Quiet Day
Apr
8
10:00 AM10:00

Lenten Quiet Day

Please join us for a Lenten Quiet Day on Saturday, April 8 from 10-2 sponsored by the Daughters of the King. We will begin to prepare for Holy Week with a day of silence and reflection. Our meditations will reflect this year's Lenten focus of forgiveness. Snacks will be provided but everyone is asked to bring their own lunch.

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Doubt
Apr
7
6:30 PM18:30

Doubt

We are excited that plans for our Readers' Theater production of the play "Doubt" are well underway.  Tickets are $10 per person and available from Outreach members Sylvia Martin, Beverly Soles, Roz Goudeau, Marion McDougall and Judy Sexton; also in the Church Office from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.  We will also have tickets available in the Parish Hall on Sunday, March 26 and April 2 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Your support is vital so the Outreach committee can do its work to help those in need. Please help us achieve our goal.

 

 

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Episcopal 101, Part II
Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Episcopal 101, Part II

Episcopal 101 Classes (Spring intensive course)

Are you new to the Episcopal Church or curious about our beliefs, customs, and practices? Join our priests for this two-part semiannual class typically held during late winter/early spring before Easter and in the late fall. Classes are open to all but are required for adults who wish to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church through Baptism or Reception. These classes are also required for youth ages 12-15 wishing to be confirmed.

The topics will include a brief history of Christianity manifested as Anglicanism in Britain and the world, including the Episcopal Church in America. We will study and discuss the Book of Common Prayer, sacraments and symbols, and the seasons of the church, how we pray and interpret scripture as Episcopalians, and how prayer shapes our believing but more importantly we will discuss how what we say we believe is put into action as love (service)  in the world.

Those being confirmed and received are invited to attend the next Diocesan Confirmation Service at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 pm.

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Safeguarding God's People Training
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Safeguarding God's People Training

Safeguarding God's People training will be offered at Christ Church on Saturday, March 18th, at 10:00 am.  

Safeguarding God's People (SGP) is a training program for the prevention of sexual exploitation in communities of faith. Training is designed to help participants understand the overt and the subtle, the intentional and unintentional, ways in which exploitation and harassment occur in church, school and institutional settings. The aim of the training is to prevent exploitation and harassment by making everyone more aware of her/his words, actions, and intentions as we engage together in ministry.

Who is required to take Safeguarding God's PEOPLE training?
All clergy, church employees, vestry members, lay pastoral care ministers (including Stephen Ministers), spiritual directors, eucharistic visitors, hospital visitors authorized by the church, leaders and facilitators of all adult programs and small group ministries, seminarians, interns and lay chaplains are required to take Safeguarding God's People. 

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Episcopal 101, Part I
Mar
18
9:00 AM09:00

Episcopal 101, Part I

Episcopal 101 Classes (Spring intensive course)

Are you new to the Episcopal Church or curious about our beliefs, customs, and practices? Join our priests for this two-part semiannual class typically held during late winter/early spring before Easter and in the late fall. Classes are open to all but are required for adults who wish to join St. Francis and the Episcopal Church through Baptism or Reception. These classes are also required for youth ages 12-15 wishing to be confirmed.

The topics will include a brief history of Christianity manifested as Anglicanism in Britain and the world, including the Episcopal Church in America. We will study and discuss the Book of Common Prayer, sacraments and symbols, and the seasons of the church, how we pray and interpret scripture as Episcopalians, and how prayer shapes our believing but more importantly we will discuss how what we say we believe is put into action as love (service)  in the world.

Those being confirmed and received are invited to attend the next Diocesan Confirmation Service at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 pm.

 

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Altar Guild's Annual Meeting
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Altar Guild's Annual Meeting

Are you looking for a way to serve at St. Francis?  Altar Guild ministry holds special appeal to those who love to worship in the beauty of holiness.  Members of the Altar Guild are the invisible ones who set up and clean up for all worship services throughout the church year. Presently there are 18 members who share this responsibility.            

New members are needed and will be most welcome!  Please consider coming to our annual meeting when you can learn about this special kind of service.  Be assured that you may come as an uncommitted inquirer, or already knowing that you want to join. 

WHEN? 
Saturday, March 11th at 10:00 AM in the St. Clare Room. A delicious celebratory lunch is served!

For more information, contact Susan Locke at 477-8471 of Linda Destree at 477-9359.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
1
7:30 AM07:30

Ash Wednesday

Join us on March 1st for our Ash Wednesday services: 

  • 7:30 am - Morning Prayer with Imposition of Ashes
  • 12:10 pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
  • 6:30 pm - Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

All are welcome.

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Shrove Tuesday
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Shrove Tuesday

We are having a Shrove Tuesday celebration on February 28th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with red beans and rice, salad, and king's cake. The cost is $10 per person/$25 per family of 3 or more. All the proceeds go to support our Youth Ministry.

Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

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