~ Please join us for Sunday Worship ~
8 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II
10 am: Holy Eucharist Rite II - in person and livestreamed
St. Francis-in-the-Fields is building a relationship with the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia. NCS is a partner agency with EMM (above), and directly assists with the settlement of refugees in our region. St. Francis-in-the-Fields is working to set up teams of 4 or 5 persons to work through NSC setting up homes for incoming refugees. If you would like to participate, or to find out more information, fliers are available on the information table in the Narthex.
Furniture for Afghans Refugee Program
The fall furniture drive has resumed! Thanks to those who have already responded! Dressers, beds (not mattresses), tables and chairs, lamps, sofas and upholstered chairs in good condition are top priority items. Please email or text photos of furniture to John Groch. Thank you!
Over the last several months, thousands of our Afghan sisters and brothers fleeing the turmoil of their homeland have been received by the United States. Some are being resettled in our region. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), a ministry of the Episcopal Church, USA, with its affiliates, partners, and supporting churches, is one of only nine national agencies through which refugees enter the United States.
For information about EMM, visit https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/givewelcome.
To donate to Episcopal Migration Ministries, click HERE.
Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners in order to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine.
Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance.
Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s International Disaster Response Fund will provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Ukraine.
For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for close to 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
Support for Ukraine
Many organizations are assisting the people of Ukraine during the current crisis. A suggested list to consider for your financial support is in the Narthex.
Collections are resuming for the West Chester Food Cupboard.
Current needs are: unexpired, non-perishable food items, i.e. canned meat, canned fish, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce (cans or plastic jars), hearty soups, canned fruit. Also personal care items: soaps, toothpaste, toilet paper, disposable diapers (Sizes 5 and 6), baby wipes, feminine products.
A collection bin is in the Narthex.
Thank you, as ever, for your support of the West Chester Food Cupboard
…because no one should go hungry!
The Chester County Food Bank provides an essential service to the community and we will continue to do so taking the recommended COVID-19 precautionary measures for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the community. We are working with our partner member agencies and food cupboards throughout the county to best serve our neighbors now and planning for ways to meet the increased needs as the situation potentially escalates.
How Can You Help? DONATE MONEY!
Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we are focusing on emergency distribution, including senior and emergency food boxes. Our buying power enables us to stretch your dollars so we can feed more people. Give today or consider making a monthly gift to sustain your giving for the months ahead.
- December 31, 2017
In Our Local Community
Support to Youth Group Mission Trips