Saint Francis Episcopal Church
of Southern Ohio

Parish Announcements

Christmas in Springboro Booth

Christmas in Springboro is coming soon on November 22-24! Our booth hours will be on Saturday, November 23 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Join in helping us with this festive yearly event!

Outreach Ministry Program

Each month for Ingathering Sunday, there will be certain items that need to be collected.  For the months of November and December, please collect canned goods, box potatoes, gravy and other dry foods for needy families in the Springboro area for Christmas Day Dinner and place them in the Ingathering baskets in the Foyer.


The Birth of the Messiah

The Rev. David Bailey will be doing a very informal introduction to the Book of Common  Prayer during the summer at 9:30 am before worship during the first four Sundays of December. The topic is “The Birth of the Messiah” and will look at the first two Chapters of both Matthew and Luke.  Fr. David Bailey will facilitate the study and participate in the discussion.

The St. Francis' Choir and several St. Francis' Parishioners will be singing at Tapestry Senior Living at 8683 Clearcreek Franklin Road in Springboro, on Sunday, December 8 starting at 1:00 pm and then at Atria Senior Living at 355 West Central Avenue in Springboro at 2:00 pm.

A Christmas Eve Festal Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday evening, December 24, with Special Music before the service which starts at 5:15 pm. This Festal Mass will have The Rev. David Bailey presiding over the liturgy and a special Offertory Anthem performed by St. Francis' Choir and Children’s Choir.  Please bring family, friends, and neighbors to experience this joyful celebration of our Lord’s Nativity on this festive day!



St. Francis will be working with FLOC again this year to bring Christmas to more than 1800 children.  In most instances the gifts provided by FLOC will be the only presents these children will receive.  


FLOC (For Love of Children) is a totally volunteer organization, providing support for children throughout the Greater Dayton Area who may be abused or neglected; children in foster care; and children in need of specialized community resources.  Parishioner Beth Mann is the volunteer President of FLOC. 


Among FLOC's many and varied programs is their annual Christmas For Kids program.  This year St. Francis will be collecting toys.    Please place the TOYS in the FLOC box which will be located in the Commons.  The toys should be NEW and UNWRAPPED.  NO EDIBLE GIFTS such as cookies or candy should be placed in the box.


The box will be here beginning November 3 through December 1.  This time frame includes five Sundays. 


If you have any questions about this ministry, please talk to Mary Harris or Betsy Hoobler.

Supply Clergy Update

The Rev. David Bailey will continue as our Supply Clergy for the rest of the year.  Please join with Fr. David and St. Francis as we worship together!