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Outreach Programs

Thistle Hills House

The mission at Thistle Hills is to serve women from the Chester County and Coatesville areas who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction that deserve a second chance at life. Trinity Church, Coatesville is the supporter of this mission and St. Francis has been and continues to collect items needed by the women who live there. Please donate what you can. There are lists of needed items in the Narthex along with a collection bin. Donations can be dropped off to the church Sunday mornings or Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm.

Supplies for Thistle Hills

General Items
laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, dish liquid, 13-gallon trash bags, glass storage containers with lids (assorted sizes)
Gift Cards
Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, movie theater
"Like-New" clothing
Jeans (size 14), tee shirts (size XL), shoes (size 7), new bras (size 36C), new panties (size 8), shorts (size XL), pants (size XL)

Ministry to Refugees

New opportunity to help refugees in West Chester. A Ukrainian family (grandmother, mother and two teens) from Kharkiv have moved to West Chester through the sponsorship of a local couple and are doing very well. Funds are being raised for rent and other living expenses at https://gofund.me/3f258bbd. More information about the family is posted on this site.

To do more for refugees, please visit the Nationalities Service Center at nscphila.org where you'll find many opportunities to donate your services or contribute goods to persons in need. Sign up for NSC's newsletter to get periodic updates on what you can do to help. For future furniture pickups, send photos to John Groch.

Episcopal Migration Ministries

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resources and Training

It is well known that our nation faces a mental health crisis. Bishop Gutierrez recently charged our diocese with helping to address this critical need. Over the last year, St. Francis has been building a relationship with the Chester County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Two members of St. Francis, Mike and Susan Lenkaitis, are now undergoing training with NAMI for future acts of ministry in through that organization. Is God calling you as well? For information on mental health support groups, trainings, and other opportunities with NAMI, please visit https://namichescopa.org/.

Thank you from Church Farm School

To the parishioners of St. Francis-in-the-Fields, thank you very much for the wonderful donations of clothing to the Griffin Clothes Closet! We offer our scholars a regular day and time when the Griffin Clothes Closet is open and are thrilled to have our adult volunteer to assist us in receiving new donations, sorting, and helping our scholars with clothing selections. None of this would be happening if it were not for the donations to help fill the space!

Our scholars are young men of ability and promise who receive an excellent education. Having a clean, bright, and organized place for them to obtain the clothing they need to maintain the school dress code helps them have one less thing to worry about.

The support of St, Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church makes a difference to each and every member of our community. Please know that we recognize and deeply appreciate your gifts. Thank you!

Please visit our website for more insight into our school's success and to share the good news with others. Thank you!

Warmest regards,
The Rev. Edmund K Sherrill II
Head of School

West Chester Food Cupboard

Current needs at the West Chester Food Cupboard 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, and 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!

Chester County Food Bank

Founded in 2009, Chester County Food Bank’s mission is to mobilize and educate the community to ensure equitable access to nutritious and familiar food. They provide food support for immediate nutritional needs in addition to education and wellness opportunities to address the root causes of food insecurity. The Food Bank provides diverse distribution outlets and varied forms of food access to maximize outreach in culturally appropriate ways.

St. Francis participates in the CCFB Raised Bed Garden Program and donates hundreds of pounds of produce each year to the West Chester Food Cupboard, one of the Food Bank's partners. The Chester County Food Bank helped church volunteers construct the beds, and they supply seedlings and seeds at no charge for the church vegetable garden every spring.

Supporting Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Ukraine

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.

In Our Local Community

The Arc
(Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

Brandywine Valley SPCA

Community Volunteers in Medicine (Medical and Dental)

Domestic Violence Center
of Chester County

Home of the Sparrow
(Women and children’s shelter)

National Federation of the Blind
(Reading Ministry)


Safe Harbor
(Homeless Shelter)

Surrey Services
(Care of elders)

Volunteer English Program