Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
            www.stfrancisgulfbreeze.org             

Events and News

ST. FRANCIS WORK DAY RESCHEDULED!

Mark your calendars! It is time for an all-church clean-up/work day. Everyone is invited and encouraged to help on November 16, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will be cleaning the campus from top to bottom. There is much to do and many hands make the work go faster (makes it more fun too!). There will be jobs for all ages and abilities. 

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, AFTER THE SERVICE


ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Our Annual Meeting is Sunday November 24. 

The following St. Francis parishioners are running for your 2020 Vestry and will be elected during the meeting. 

Harriet Gossett 

Judy Holmes 

Bette Sprague 

Nancy Storey 

John Youberg 

We will have four seats available, one of them being Senior Warden. The Senior Warden is appointed by the Rector. Please review the biographies that were emailed to everyone. They are also posted on the bulletin board in the hallway. 

We will also be nominating and voting for three delegates to attend the 49th Annual Convention of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast which will be held Friday, February 7 and Saturday February 8 at Christ Church Cathedral, Mobile, Alabama. 

This year there will be only one pre-convention meeting held at St. Christopher’s, Pensacola on January 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Attendance can be in person or through ZOOM video conferencing that will be set up. 

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ARE YOU IN NEED OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS?

Christmas ornaments, trees, greenery, bows, ribbons or any other Christmas decorations. After church November 10, these items will be available in the Atrium. All donations will go to the ECW. 
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TIS THE SEASON FOR
CARING AND SHARING 
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE. 

Our 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun! Please bring your non-perishable, non-expired food items to the Boxes are set up in the Atrium. All food will be picked up on Friday, November 22. If you would like to help with food sorting and box filling, volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oriole Beach Elementary, 1260 Oriole Beach Road, Gulf Breeze (lunch is provided.)
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ANGEL TREE PROGRAM 

St. Francis is once again participating in Caring & Sharing’s Angel Tree Program. St. Francis’ parishioners help by providing Christmas gifts (or checks to purchase gift cards for the older children) who otherwise might do without this Christmas. Beginning November 17, please select an “Angel” from our Angel Tree in the hall. On the back of each angel you will find a wish list. All gifts need to be turned in by Sunday, December 8. Please do not forget to sign the sign-up sheet!

SUNDAY WORSHIP


At St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, our Sunday mornings usually begin at 9:00 a.m. with Adult Christian Education in the Conference Room.
Nursery and Children's Christian Education (K-5)
is available at 9:45 a.m.
 The children follow a junior acolyte from the service on Sunday before the Sequence Hymn and return before Communion.

Worship is at 10 a.m
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. 

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ST. FRANCIS ACTIVITIES


Tuesday Women's Bible Study
All women are encouraged to come Tuesday
mornings at 9:45 a.m. in the Conference Room. 

Episcopal Church Women
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.
Light refreshments will be served.


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 Supper

This month's parish supper is on Wednesday,
October 23rd at
6 p.m.
The adult choir will present
""An Evening of Song".

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 from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.


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

First Fridays with the Father
Meets 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Great Room
(in conjunction with Senior Moment Café)

St. Francis Readers
Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Library. Our readers have chosen Wolf Whistle by Lewis Nordan for our November 18 meeting. All are welcome.

Prayer Shawl Guild
Meets at 1:30 in the Great Room.
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 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.
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St. Francis Parish Supper Programs


November 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

The Future of Health Care
Dr. Cynde Gamache,

System Chief Nursing Officer and V.P. Ancillary & Patient Care Services, Baptist Health Care 
Mark your calendar: this is an important topic!

January 22, 2020 

Gulf Breeze Annual Update 

Mayor Cherry Fitch & City Manager Samantha Abell 

April 22, 2020 

“The Role of the Dairy Industry in the U.S. Economy” 

Dr. Flash Gordon 

May 27, 2020 

Security in Gulf Breeze 

Chief of Police Rick Hawthorne, 

Gulf Breeze Police Department 

June 24, 2020 

Bingo 

Beth Cyr & Cathy Griffing 


Questions? Please contact the Parish Office.

PARKING CHALLENGES AT ST. FRANCIS 

For parishioners who are able, please consider parking on the street during funerals or special events with large attendance. This will free up parking spaces for our visitors and make
St. Francis more “user friendly” to our guests.