Welcome to Saint Francis!
Grace and Peace in
the name of Jesus Christ! Saint Francis is a dynamic and
grounded community serving Christ and the surrounding area
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 life, or
whatever interests you may have, we have a place for you at
St. Francis UMC Vision Statement
We seek to be an inviting, Christ-centered
community identified by compassion and Christian love; devoted to spiritual growth and providing refuge from the clamor
of the world.
Advent 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
hearts to receive the hope and peace that the Christ child
brings. And invite some friends to join us for Advent at
Sunday, December 1 - Advent Workshop @ 4:00pm
Tuedays, December 2, 10, 17 - Advent Lunches @ 11:30am
in the Youth Hut
- Children's Christmas
Service @ 10:30am - includes the Christmas Pageant & Choirs
December 15 - Christmas Cantata @ 8:30am and 10:30am
December 24 - Christmas Eve Services
- Candlelight Family
Service @ 5:30pm
- Candlelight Service
w/Communion @ 11:00pm
Advent Lunch & Devotions
- Join us for devotion, prayer, fellowship & lunch at
11:30am on Tuesdays during Advent (12/3, 12/10, 12/17).
Pastor Mark will lead us in devotions to help prepare our hearts
and minds for the true meaning of Christmas.
- Meet us on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00pm at
the church to go caroling. Bring a small flashlight and
warm clothing. What a fun way to share the Christmas joy
with the community!
Children's Christmas Service
- Join us on Sunday, December 8 at the 10:30am service
as our children lead us in worship. They will present our
annual Christmas Pageant, and children's choirs will sing.
It will be a service that will lift your spirits and warm your
Choir Christmas Cantata
- Our Chancel Choir will present "The Heart of Christmas" on
Sunday, December 15 at both the 8:30am and 10:30am
services. The music of the cantata is sure to
bring the joy of Christmas into your hearts, so please join us!
Christmas Eve Services
- We offer two worship services on Christmas Eve (12/24).
Our Family Service is at 5:30pm, and our Communion
Service is at 11:00pm. The services are filled
with the Christmas story and a variety of musical selections.
Join us as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ child!
Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing
- On Sunday, December 29, we will have a hymn sing
service at 9:30am. This will be the only worship
service, and there will be no Sunday School. Come join us
as we lift our voices in in worship and song!
Ongoing Bible Studies
Monday Morning Moms -
Mondays from 9:15-10:30am
Pastoral Bible Study
- Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm
Friendship Bible Study
- Wednesdays at 9:45am
20s/30s Group -
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.