This is an exciting time for all members of St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church. As we discern God's movement in our lives, the St. Francis Mission Team is preparing for its calling to Mission. If you feel you are being called to serve, please take a look at our Mission Expectations. We’ll be building relationships this summer by leading Vacation Bible School and work projects in two areas of the world that truly need our help. This is an opportunity for all of us to be involved in spreading the word of God, helping our fellow man, and realizing our calling to Jesus.
The Mission Planning Team is excited to offer two opportunities for you to serve. A team of adults and youth (7th-12th grades) travels to David, KY, to participate in a Vacation Bible School for the community and work projects around the David School. The cost for this mission is $350, with a nonrefundable deposit of $100 and a completed application. There is limited space.
Adults and youth (9th-12th grades) travel to the Dominican Republic to work on work projects in the community of Samangola and help with a VBS. This will be a mutual mission with our friends from San Cristobal. During this mission, we will continue work on the churches in Samangola and San Rafael while also working at a camp in Bani. The cost for this mission is $900 with a nonrefundable deposit of $300.
Applications are available from Raleigh Langley or Libby Garfield. Each application must be complete and include the nonrefundable deposit. You can also download the applications HERE.
Many of you have asked how you can help in our preparations for both Missions. Fundraising Efforts are underway with several different opportunities planned for the winter and spring for you to help out. The Mission Team will also be asking parishioners to partner with them in prayer. If you are asked to be a Mission Prayer Partner, please consider this as your way of supporting our Mission. Your participation in these important preparations is not only appreciated but also necessary.
We want all those St. Francis parishioners who are called to mission work to have the opportunity to do so. Those who have answered this call in the past to mission, whether they hail from across the state or across the sea, have found it a very rewarding experience. As we will be the hands and feet, you are the body of St. Francis in the Fields. For more information on the Missions, please contact Raleigh Langley by phone in the parish office at 502-228-1176.