St. Francis Episcopal Church in Rutherfordton, NC

Evangelism Commission

Evangelism begins with loving and serving in God’s Name.  Our Lord’s Great Commandments to us come to life in mission to our local community and region, and to the world.  “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and first commandment...And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself…” (Matthew 22:37-40)

Evangelism Committee

The Evangelism Committee maintains the Bulletin Board in the Lych Gate, provides greeters at both Sunday services, takes Bread and Salt to newcomers and hosts a dinner for newcomers – people who are new to St. Francis and people who are returning to St. Francis after an extended absence.

A volunteer or the Parish Administrator watch for interesting articles about the people of St. Francis and posts them in the Lych Gate bulletin board, as well as keeping it decorated seasonally.

The Greeters are scheduled by the Worship Leaders Coordinator (Nancy Bole).

Newcomers Ministry

As a means of tangibling reminding visitors of their welcome to St. Francis, visitors are "mugged" on Sunday morning. That is they are given a bag with a coffee mug, frequently a packet of hot chocolate mix, and information about St. Francis.



Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is a missionary and evangelism ministry of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. In fact, it is the oldest evangelistic ministry of the Episcopal Church. Their goal is to bring men and boys to Jesus Christ.  The Brotherhood at St. Francis is actively involved in a prison ministry.  The Brotherhood goes to the Rutherford County Correctional Facility on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and has a dinner meeting at the Parish House on the Fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Daughters of the King

The mission of The Order of the Daughters of the King is the extension of Christ’s kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism.

Junior Daughters of the King

Junior Daughters of the King is an organization within the Order of the Daughters of the King for any baptized girl between the ages of 7 and 21.  These girls make a promise of daily prayer and service to our Lord Jesus; make a promise to be Christ's faithful servants and to extend His Love to all people; and work to grow in our Christian faith and commitment through fellowship, prayer and Bible study.

Missionary Support

St. Francis supports a number of missionaries serving throughout the world, from China to Chile, from Mali to Hungary, and even with our companion diocese in Durgapur, India. The Missionary Liaison stays in contact with the missionaries that St. Francis supports and keeps the parish informed on the activities and status of these missionaries.

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