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Help Wanted: Parish Administrator, St. Francis Church Potomac, MD

Parish Administrator, St. Francis, Potomac St. Francis Church, Potomac, MD, a growing parish, is seeking a self-directed, energetic part-time parish administrator to be a key member of the church staff team! The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and solid organizational techniques. Strong computer skills are essential, and experience with property management is preferred.  B.A. or B.S. preferred as Read More

Wise Men, Magi, or Kings?

Do we call them wise men, magi or kings?  A clear and engaging recent article from Christianity Today probes the rather confusing variety of descriptors that surround the mysterious visitors to the infant Christ at the heart of the Feast of the Epiphany we will celebrate this Sunday.  You can read more here.

Christmas in the Middle Ages

A fascinating look into the Christmas season in the Middle Ages was provided in a recent BBC program, written and presented by medieval historian Sarah Peverly.  Medieval Christians celebrated the season with fasting, games, music and times of rest as well as special services of worship.  Some of their practices have survived among the season’s enduring traditions.  Peverly has made Read More

Christmas letters to the faithful

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It is traditional for religious leaders to send Christmas letters to the faithful.  Of those I have read this year, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s letter to the churches around the world was especially striking for me.  Archbishop Welby focuses on the coming of Christ as good news–true and transformative for all who know their need of God.  He closes with Read More

Youth Group Christmas Party

The St. Francis Youth Group celebrated Christmas with its annual party.  This year the festivities included a cookie exchange, a white elephant gift exchange, and holiday trivia.  Everyone had a blast and enjoyed spending time together.  Merry Christmas!

2017 Christmas Pageant

Congratulations to our Sunday School for their enlightening Christmas Pageant!  We all enjoyed the celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Kudos to writer, director, and producer Missy Beall for another great show.

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

The president’s recent decision to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has provoked strong and differing reactions from Christian leaders.  The move is the fulfillment of a campaign promise made by President Trump (and several of his predecessors), and is especially supported by evangelical and Pentecostal Christians.  Many of these people believe that Christians have a religious duty Read More

Faith and Charitable Giving

Some of you may have participated in last week’s Giving Tuesday.  A phenomenon that has spread over the past few years through social media’s influence, the day aims to be a counterpart to “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” urging people of all faiths to mark this season of festivity with acts of generosity to those in need and to organizations Read More