Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561

Events and News


Thank you to all who have contributed toward the $35,000 necessary for purchasing our new Allen church organ. We have paid the twenty-five percent deposit to Blues Angel Music, but we cannot take possession of the organ until we pay in full. If you have not already, please considering making a contribution in order for us to bring this marvelous new instrument into the church for all to enjoy. Please make your check payable to St. Francis and write Organ Fund on the memo line. 



Anyone looking through the Parish Hall windows will see the beautiful fountain given in memory of Charles McMahon and
Al Warnock. The fountain has been restored and beautifully landscaped by Dini Warnock. Dini is a member of the
Garden Guys and Gals and oversees the care of and
upkeep of the fountain garden. 


The laying on of hands has been a symbol of conveying God’s essence from ancient times to present and this gift of healing is among those received from God, a practice commonly used throughout the New Testament. Anointing provides a vivid, sacramental expression of God’s love in time of illness and troubles. The next healing services are scheduled on the following Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: 

      July 14 cancelled due to Blue Angel traffic  

          August 18    September 15    October13                                        November 17  December 18 

All services are on Saturday
and everyone is invited to attend.




There will be an Open House at the Interfaith Ministries Thrift Store, 4339 Gulf Breeze Parkway, on Wednesday,
July 25,
from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering will learn about the various opportunities for serving. Interfaith is 100% dependent on volunteers for its operation. Sales from the thrift store help provide emergency services to people in need in
Santa Rosa County.



Friday, August 24 at 6 p.m. 

Pre-Sale Event with hors d'oeuvres and beverages 

$10 per ticket, $15 for two tickets

Saturday, August 25, 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

Free admission 

Please bring your donations to the church—we appreciate everyone’s support. We are looking forward to another successful fundraiser. Please contact Beth Cyr at 850-449-1444. 

The Jewelry Donation Box will be available in the Parish Hall before and after Church each Sunday. The POD will arrive July 28. We will then have available space for large items. Thank you all for participating in this fundraiser we appreciate all donations. 



At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings begin at 9:00 a.m. with Adult Christian Education (see details below) and
Children's Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. in the
Sunday School classroom. (Please note that we will be taking a break from Sunday school over the summer with the last day being May 27. We will resume on August 19.)

Worship is at 10 a.m. with nursery provided.
We utilize both Rite One and Rite Two Holy Eucharist, with organ and choir. Refreshments and conversation take place after the service in the Parish Hall.

The service of the Holy Eucharist is celebrated two times every week – Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at noon. The Wednesday Eucharist is a wonderful, intimate opportunity to refill our spiritual cup in worship with one another for our Lord. 


Tuesday Women's Bible Study
All women are encouraged to come Tuesday
mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the Conference Room! 
Please note that this is a time change.

Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
The ECW's Monthly Business Meeting is on the
second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m.
in the Parish Hall. All St. Francis women are welcome.
Please note that there will be no ECW meeting
in June or July. Meetings will resume in August.

Women of St. Francis (WOSF) Luncheon
Takes place the second Tuesday of each month
at 11:30 a.m. All ladies are invited.
Please bring a little something to share.

Hospice Card Crafters

Meet the first Wednesday of each month at
10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.
No experience needed.

Monthly Parish Suppers and Forums

Our monthly supper this month has been cancelled.

Adult Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Loft.

Tai Chi for Seniors

Free Tai Chi classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays 

in the Atrium at 9:15 a.m.

Senior Moment Café
Fridays in the Great Room from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

St. Francis Readers
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month
at 1:30 p.m. in the Library.

July 16


by Amor Towles
August 20



by J. Philip Newell 

Needle Work Ministry (Prayer Shawl Guild)
Meets the second Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
in the Great Room.


 To find out about AA and other groups,
please call the Parish Office at
850-932-2861 weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


ULTREYA JULY 21, 2018, 12:30 P.M. 


3200 N. 12th Avenue 

Join us at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Pensacola for an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun, prayer, and music. Bring your favorite dish to share. 

What is An Ultreya? 

Ultreya is an on-going, follow-up program for people who have made their three day Cursillo, linking them together in a Christian community that helps them support one another in their attempts to remain Christ-centered. Apostolic enthusiasm is sustained as participants share their lives in Christ and are inspired by the lives of others in the areas of faith, holiness, and evangelization.
Ultreya provides the continued support 





Ten years ago, Dorothy Moore turned over the duties of Cursillo coordinator to John Griffing. Now, John is handing over those duties to Barbara MacNeil. John is and has been a tireless advocate for Cursillo among our parishioners at St. Francis. During his tenure, he represented St. Francis on the Cursillo Commission; hosted three Ultreyas; recruited a constant flow of new Cursillo pilgrims; and mentored numerous volunteers to actively participate on the Cursillo staff. 

Barbara MacNeil recently served on staff for Cursillo 161. She will continue the work begun by Dorothy Moore and John Griffing. Her duties will include: keeping the Cursillo data base; recruiting new pilgrims and trainers; promoting SFOA’s Cursillo Sunday; and representing St. Francis on the Cursillo Commission. 

Thank you, John, for your many years of nurturing leadership of Cursillo at St. Francis. You have made a difference for all of us. An additional “thank you” to Barbara Mac Neil for offering to champion our Cursillo program going forward. 


  (As of May 31, 2018)

May’s Total Income was $17,034 and Expenses were $20,767, resulting in
($3,733) negative ordinary income. 

For the first five months of the year, pledge offerings are $96,900, which is $722 under budget and Open Plate Offerings are $11,363, which is $1,108 over budget. Expenses are $118,155, which is $811 over budget.

The May financial statements are posted on the bulletin board for your review. Let me know if you have questions, and let Chris know if you would like a copy of the financials. 

Leon Mayberry, Treasurer

It is never too late to turn in a pledge card.
Your church needs and deserves your support.