Preach the gospel always, if necessary, use words. ~St Francis
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9
FOOD / CLOTHING DRIVES Starting with Thanksgiving baskets and continuing throughout the year, drives are held to help those in need both in Weston and surrounding areas.
CHRISTMAS GIFT CARD COLLECTION – Gift cards are collected to help families and seniors buy what is most needed including clothes, bedding, food, pharmacy and toys.
HOMEFRONT – Dedicated teamS of St Francis volunteers work with love and grace for the entire day on the home of someone in need. From repairs, painting, carpentry, roofing to landscaping and masonry, every need is met for the chosen home by volunteers who are not professionals but have great hearts. It is an amazing experience of neighbors helping neighbors.
SOUP KITCHEN – For more than 20 years, teams of St Francis volunteers have prepared and served hot meals and bagged lunches on Sunday afternoons at the Norwalk Emergency Shelter Soup Kitchen to the elderly, homeless and unemployed. Each Soup Kitchen team works four times per year. Additional volunteers are always welcome!
NETWORK OF CARE – When one of our parishioners is sick, hospitalized or homebound, a member of this ministry is there to provide comfort and assistance in the form of a welcome visit, cards, and bringing the Eucharist. Our volunteers also extend assistance to parishioners who experience a death in the family by bringing hot meals or baskets of food to assist the family during this stressful and sad time. We can provide car rides to doctor appointments, and run errands for or with elderly or shut in parishioners as the need arises.
SENIOR LUNCH – The women of St. Francis volunteer the second Wednesday of the month to prepare and serve a hot meal to the members of the Weston Senior Center. Meals are at Norfield Congregational Church. There can never be too many helpers to cook and serve these meals!
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY – These volunteers provide assistance to the pastor for funeral and memorial services, and assist grieving families in need of simple reception preparation after the church services. Members may prepare light food, start coffee and tea service, set up and clean up the parish hall, serve as lector, Eucharistic Minister or usher at the service, or meet other needs associated with these occasions.