Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church

1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
From The Rector

The Rev.
Tim Backus

A place for worship and Christian growth in the knowledge and love of God

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children com to me, and do not stop them;
  for it is to such as these that the 
kingdom of heaven belongs.'"   Matthew 19:14

A preview of what is being done and what is on the way… 

With a conscious effort to strengthen our Christian Mission to children, youth and family ministries, the vestry and rector would like to recognize and share with the congregation some action steps that are taking place. 

Welcome Maggie Messer – Nursery Care worker 

Ms. Maggie was here at St. Francis at a young age serving in the Children’s choir before moving away. We are grateful to have Maggie back and to have her working in the nursery. When Ms. Maggie has been unable to make it on Sunday mornings, Jodi Kenworthy has kindly stepped in, as well as additional nursery care volunteers, to take Maggie’s place. Thanks to all involved in strengthening nursery care for our little ones! 

We are excited to update the outdoor playground 

We are very grateful to the Youberg family for volunteering their time and effort into putting this playset together!! 

Strengthening our Christian Education Program 

We are in the process of renovating the Children’s Christian Education room (k-5th) and the Nursery. We have a new table, chairs and tent in the Children’s Christian Education room to provide a comfortable and less distracting place to learn our lessons. We will be painting the Nursery a soft blue and plan a mural for the large wall. 

We are thankful to those who have donated their time and resources into creating this new space for children’s education. We are especially thankful to Kim Grimley and Sarah Backus who are teaching our children’s program on Sunday mornings.