St. Francis enjoys a lively social life. Parishioners of every age love to gather for food, conversation, laughter and camaraderie. Annual social events include an ice cream celebration at the beginning of the Sunday school season, a Lessons and Carols service during the Christmas season at the Historic Church combined with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the rectory, an Easter egg hunt with crafts, games and activities for youngsters, a Newcomers get-together, and a parish picnic in June.
Coffee hour is a welcoming tradition at St. Francis. It is held every Sunday after the 10 a.m. service at the church and on the first Sunday of the month following the 8 a.m. service at the Historic Church. Hosted by volunteers who rotate the responsibility, it is a time to meet newcomers and to catch up with fellow parishioners while sharing a light morning snack.
Volunteers are the reason St. Francis is so vibrant. Each year, clean-up days are organized in the spring and fall. The Buildings and Grounds Committee performs a variety of maintenance and repair projects and oversees larger scale construction or maintenance work. The Landscape Committee organizes planting days to help keep the grounds beautiful and the shrubs and flowers healthy.
Foyer groups are a tradition at St. Francis currently on hiatus. Members of the parish who are interested in getting together are organized into groups of eight or 10. They take turns hosting one another for conversation and a meal, or organize to gather at a local restaurant. It is one more way that the parish gets to know one another.