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March 9, 2021

What’s happening at St. Francis-in-the-Fields

What's Happening at St. Francis-in-the-Fields

Special Events

Virtual CPR Training

Most Americans feel helpless during a cardiac emergency. Would you, a family member or friend know what to do if you saw some suddenly collapse? Increase your confidence and reduce your fears and hesitation during an emergency by being trained in Hands-Only CPR.

The next FREE training session is scheduled for January 19, 2022 from 1-2:15 pm. Registration is required either by phone at 610 738-2300 or you can register online. The link to register online is listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a virtual, online presentation offered through Zoom. Once registered, the hospital will send you a Zoom link with instructions on how to join. Please contact Shirley Warren at 610-850-2498 with any questions.

To register, click HERE

Annual Meeting and Vestry Election

Mark your calendars: the Annual Meeting of St. Francis-in-the-Fields will be held on January 30, 2022. The 2022 Budget will be presented and election of new Vestry members will be held. The slate of Vestry candidates will be Anne Crowley (2nd term), Ed Damerau, and Roberta Torian. A brief biography for Ed and Roberta was included in the December Fieldnotes. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 in the area, the Annual Meeting will be virtual only. Information on how to participate in the Annual Meeting will be sent out to the parish later in the month.

Weekly Events


The Rector’s Study

Beginning Sunday, January 16, Fr. Kevin will offer a multi-week introduction to the Gospel of Luke. The class is streamed on YouTube and Facebook each Sunday from 9 to 9:30 am. Luke’s Gospel will be the primary Gospel for Sunday readings throughout 2022.
Lectionary Bible Study

Lectionary Bible Study meets on Wednesdays mornings at 10 am to pray and discuss the readings for the following Sunday. Anyone is invited to attend. Bible Study is currently meeting only via Zoom. Links to Zoom are sent out weekly via email.

Monthly Events



Letters for Rose

Letters for Rose is a volunteer opportunity to bring cheer to residents in retirement communities, and a special project of Sophia Schnackenberg, one of our St. Francis youth. The opportunity is for people of all ages at St. Francis in-the-fields to write letters, cards, notes, or draw pictures that will be delivered to residents at Daylesford Crossing.

Volunteers have the freedom to draw and write about whatever topics they want, as long as it is appropriate, and bring them to a collection box for delivery. Volunteers are encouraged to ask questions which will engage the recipient in active thinking. Please refrain from asking/writing anything about religion, politics, or negative ideas. All letters will be proof-read to ensure nothing inappropriate is sent out.

A collection box is near the Letters for Rose poster in the Narthex, and collections will continue through spring 2022. More information can be found at https://www.lettersforrose.org/. If you have suggestions for additional retirement communities to receive our creations or have questions, please contact Sophia, who is collecting Letters for Rose at St. Francis-in-the-Fields.
Pickleball

Pickleball has stopped scheduling weekly gatherings for the fall/winter. But the St. Francis community is free to set up and use the pickleball set, which is stored in the shed. Contact Suzanne Steinberg for more information.
Qualified Charitable Distribution

Have you heard of the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)?

The tax laws are confusing to most of us, but there is one rule that should definitely be understood by anyone age 70 ½ or older. The QCD rule allows an individual to make donations directly from their IRA accounts to the church, without having to pay tax on the distribution. A donation done this way can save a considerable amount of federal tax, and this is especially true under the new tax laws. To learn more please see Mike Quinn with any questions.