Grace and Peace in the name of
Jesus Christ! The Church's primary task is to fulfill Jesus'
call to "go therefore and make disciples." At Saint Francis,
we are embracing this call by serving Christ and the
surrounding community through acts of worship, compassion,
and teaching. We encourage a sense of belonging and mutual
service within our fellowship. Family, youth and children's
ministries, short and long-term educational opportunities
and meaningful worship are all part of our life together.
Wherever you are in your
spiritual journey, we are ready to welcome you to our St.
Come visit us!
Advent/Christmas at St. Francis
Advent represents the beginning of the
church year when we prepare for the coming of Christ
into our lives and hearts. At St. Francis UMC, we offer a variety of
opportunities to help you and your family observe and enjoy this
wonderful time of the year and enhance your faith.
Check out the list below and plan to
join us for some or all of these opportunities. Come
prepare your hearts to receive the hope and peace that the
Christ child brings. And invite some friends to join us
for Advent at St. Francis!
Workshop @ 4:00pm
Tuedays, December 2, 9, 16
Advent Lunches @ 12:00pm in the Pavilion
- Children's Christmas
Musical, "Once Upon a
Starry Night," @ 10:30am
Saturday, December 20
- Christmas Caroling @ 7:00pm
Sunday, December 21
Choir Christmas Cantata, "Darkness Into Light," @ 8:30am and 10:30am worship services
- Blue Christmas Service @ 5:00pm
Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve Services
- Candlelight Family
Service @ 5:30pm
- Candlelight Service
w/Communion @ 11:00pm
Advent Workshop -
Start off the holidays with your church family on
Sunday, 11/30 at 4:00pm! Join us as we
make fresh Advent wreaths & Chrismon ornaments and other fun
crafts. We'll also sing our favorite carols and enjoy
Christmas cookies and hot cocoa by the fire. For more
Advent Lunch Bunch -
Join us during Advent on Tuesdays (12/2, 12/9,
& 12/16) at noon in the pavilion to enjoy a relaxed,
delicious meal and refocus our thoughts to the true meaning of
Bonnie Widenhouse for more info.
Children's Christmas Musical-
On Sunday, 12/7 at 10:30, our St.
Francis children will bring the message based on the musical
play "Once Upon a Starry Night." Come watch our children
share their excitement as they tell us that God has a purpose
for each of us!
Christmas Cantata -
Our Chancel Choir will present "Darkness into Light" on
Sunday, 12/21 at the 8:30 and 10:30 worship
Blue Christmas Service -
On Sunday, 12/21, at 5:00pm, we will
have the opportunity to pray and stand beside those who need
hope and comfort during this holiday season. This service
is designed to focus on the comfort of God.
Book Fair -
We are collecting books for a spring Book Fair to reach
out to our community, encourage reading and raise money for our
church. Bring your book donations (any and all kinds!) to
the church office. For more info, please contact
Weekly Studies & Gatherings
Monday Morning Moms -
Mondays from 9:15-10:30am
Pastoral Bible Study
- Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm
Friendship Bible Study
- Wednesdays at 10:00am
Mind, Body & Spirit Yoga
- Wednesdays at 9:15am
St. Francis In the News...
Charlotte News 14 (April 2013) -
Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service was covered
on Easter morning. Click
here to check out the article.
Charlotte Observer (March 21, 2013)
- Our St. Francis Butterfly Release Service is a special time
for our congregation on Easter Sunday. Click
here to check out the an article published in the Charlotte
WBTV - Pass 3 On (9/2/10) -
St. Francis received $300 for our mission outreach. Click
here to check out the story & video.