Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
            www.stfrancisgulfbreeze.org             
Children and Confirmation
Birth-Kindergarten meets in the nursery during the church service. “Busy Bags” are in the Narthex each Sunday morning for those children attending church.

The nursery is available for children ages birth to five years during the Sunday service. Please let us know if you can serve in the Nursery or Sunday School.

September Nursery Assistants
9:45 a.m. until Communion

                Sept. 1            Maggie Messer
Sept. 8            Maggie Messer
                Sept. 15          Maggie Messer
                Sept. 22          Maggie Messer
                Sept. 29          Maggie Messer

CHILDREN'S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

 All K-5th grade children who wish to participate in children’s education will follow a second crucifer from the church to children’s ed.  This will happen during the sequence hymn before the reading from the Gospel. Children will return to the church service at communion as normal.

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The Bishop's 2019 parish visit is scheduled for 


Sunday, October 6, 2019. 


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SPIRITUAL DISCUSSION ON 
SEXUAL IDENTITY AND FAITH

My name is Anna Garcia-Lucas and I am in my last year of seminary. I will hold a six-week spiritually guided, small group discussion about sexual identity and faith during the months of August and September. These sessions will take place at St. Francis in Gulf Breeze, in the Parish Hall. 

The discussions are the first step in exploring the possibility of an outreach ministry for youth and young adults within our parish. Included in the sessions will be a story-telling session by Mama Bears, Christian women whose
children identify as LGBTQI. 

This is not focused on changing minds or establishing right or wrongs; it's intended to provide a brave, courageous, and open venue for discussion and stories, and to explore the possibility of establishing an outreach ministry to support LGBTQI youth and young adults. 

The series is scheduled for every Tuesday evening,
5 pm - 7 pm in the parish hall
beginning 6 August 2019.
 

Mama Bears would be safely introduced about halfway through the six-week sessions. 

I offer the following for reflection: 


What did you find challenging within your community regarding sexuality and religion? Sexuality and faith?
 

• What did you find challenging within your Church
regarding sexuality?
 

• What did you find challenging in your relationship
with God regarding sexuality?
 

• What formation took place and what reformation
may be taking place?
 

• What platitudes (a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content that is used too often to be thoughtful) triggered and still trigger you? How has this changed your relationships with your religion? Faith? Community? Yourself? God (or simply a higher power)? 

This is open to everyone who is comfortable, interested, and interested in participating. You can contact me via email, aglucas66@gmail.com or on my cell 575-430-2852. 

This is also a practicum for my class. I will not use names or stories without permission in my final reflection and write up. I will provide a write up back to Fr Tim, the vestry, and our St. Francis family covering the discussion. 

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