~ Please join us for Sunday Worship~
8 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
10 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir

Outreach Programs

Christmas through the Salvation Army

For three years in a row now, our church school has adopted children for Christmas through the Salvation Army.

These children - two boys, age 9, and one girl, age 7 - live in the West Chester community, and they are hoping that some of their wishes will come true this Christmas. I know that with your help, we can make it happen. The goal is to raise $210.00, so that we can spend approximately $70.00 on each child (the Salvation Army asked us not to spend more than that).

Our gifts will include a toy, warm clothes, and possibly shoes. Please put your donation in one of the boxes in the Narthex or in the Church School area, or come and see me directly. The deadline for donations is November 30. Cash and checks will be accepted (payable to St. Francis-in-the-Fields, Memo: Adopted Children).

Please contact Mariele Watson for more information or with questions. Thank you!

Church Farm School

The Church Farm School yearly clothing drive is collecting the following for their Griffin Closet this year:

Men's sweaters
winter hats
belts: sizes 36, 38, 40
dress shoes and casual shoes, all sizes

Please consider giving to this important cause that supports the students who attend CFS.

Place donated shoes and belts in the covered grey bin provided under the coat rack in the Narthex. Blazers can be hung with the notation "Caralee Crary" or "CFS" on them. Thank you and please direct questions to Caralee Crary.

Backpack Project

Gifts Needed For Our Brother's Place

Members of the St. Francis parish family are again being asked to remember the homeless people who seek shelter and a way to improve their lives at Our Brother's Place, a unit of the Bethesda Project in Philadelphia, as you do your Christmas shopping. St. Francis has supported this very important outreach program for over 25 years, and the needs of those who are helped are as great as they have ever been. Our Brothers' Place is run in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia and provides emergency shelter for 149 men and supportive services for an additional 50 on a daily basis.

Personal articles most needed include: backpacks or duffel bags, winter jackets and rain ponchos (all size large or extra-large), flannel shirts, sweaters, sweat pants and sweat shirts, underwear (especially longjohns), warm socks, knitcaps, scarves, gloves or mittens, and sneakers (size 9 to 12). Also needed are towels, deodorant, anti-bacterial soap, canned coffee and sugar packets, as well as cleaning supplies such as liquid dishwashing detergent, Pine Sol with lemon, bleach and liquid toilet bowl cleaner.

PLEASE DO NOT WRAP GIFTS! A collection bin will be placed in the Narthex beginning Sunday, November 18th. The deadline for bringing your Backpack Project gifts to the Church is Sunday, December 16th. If you would like more information regarding this very meaningful Christmas outreach project, please contact Jim Borum. Many thanks!

Responding to Hurricanes Florence and Michael

Episcopal Relief & Development is working with partners to provide critical suport for the most vulnerable communities affected by Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael.

To make a donation to the Hurricane Relief Fund, click here.

Please continue to pray for those impacted by the hurricanes. Donations to the Hurricane Relief Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development respond to these crises.

In Our Local Community

The Arc
(Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

Bethesda Project
My Brother’s House

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

West Chester Food Cupboard

Support to Youth Group Mission Trips

Around the world

Episcopal Relief & Development
(Ebola Fund)

Heifer International

Guyana America Partners