• Match Madness will match donor gifts made to Saint Francis

    March 9, 2018 · Ministry News

    Match Madness, a one-day event designed to generate new gifts to The Saint Francis Foundation endowment, is just a week away. Sponsored by the Greater Salina Community Foundation, every donation made to Saint Francis during the event will be matched, up to 50 cents for each dollar, with a cash grant for immediate needs.


    Looking for common ground

    March 9, 2018 · Ministry News

    This Lent, we’re sharing a series of weekly reflections provided by members of The Saint Francis Foundation’s Church Relations team. The Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Th.D., has written a few thoughts for this Friday.


    For them, stewardship is a way of life

    March 2, 2018 · Donor Stories

    They began teaching their children at an early age, with a 50-cent weekly allowance paid in nickels. One nickel always went to the church, the rest to spend as they pleased. As each child grew older, the allowance – and the tithe – increased. Their hope was that their children would carry the spirit of stewardship into adulthood.


    Take a moment, be still

    March 2, 2018 · Ministry News

    This Lent, we’re sharing a series of weekly reflections provided by members of The Saint Francis Foundation’s Church Relations team. The Very Rev. Chas Marks has written a few thoughts for this Friday.


    Forgiveness, the truest gift

    February 23, 2018 · Ministry News

    This Lent, we’re sharing a series of weekly reflections provided by members of The Saint Francis Foundation’s Church Relations team. The Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Th.D., has written a few thoughts for this Friday.


    Let’s ‘add on’ this Lent

    February 16, 2018 · Ministry News

    This Lent, we’ll share a series of weekly reflections provided by members of The Saint Francis Foundation’s Church Relations team. The Very Rev. Chas Marks has written a few thoughts for this first Friday of Lent. People often think of Lent as a time for “giving up” something. While fasting and self-denial are an important aspect of this holy season, Lent is also a time for us to “add on” practices that help us better live out our Baptismal call to be the Body of Christ in the world.


    Hi-Lites 2017 Fall

    January 17, 2018 · Newsletters

    Saint Francis in Nebraska, Sharing Human Trafficking Expertise, Ties to South Africa, Couple Says Love Is the Whole Point, Former Foster Youth Take Positive Action in D.C., Helping Men Become The Dads Their Kids Need, Spiritual Wellness Team Helps Employees Cope With Stress, Expanded Services, Renowned Visitors. Hi-Lites 2017 Fall edition is available for download.


    How you build community while spreading Christmas cheer

    December 14, 2017 · Christmas for kids

    Dozens of Saint Francis employees and volunteers recently loaded, transported, and sorted 4,000 toys destined for children served by Saint Francis Community Services this Christmas. In what has become our largest Christmas for Kids toy collection, Saint Francis staff and Great Plains Manufacturing employees loaded thousands of donated toys Tuesday in Salina, Kansas, and delivered them to Sankey Auto Center for sorting and distribution to children in foster care this Christmas. By Shane Schneider.


    Adoption, when children change everything

    November 29, 2017 · Foster Care / Adoption

    Ricardo and Sonja Torres tried to have their own children for years. Yet, when friends told them about fostering to adopt, they didn’t jump right in. They discussed it. Again and again. They also prayed. They had lived so long together, just the two of them, that they wanted to be sure this was exactly what God intended for them. Finally, they took the leap. Licensed with Saint Francis Community Services in 2016, the Wichita couple began taking care of children in police protective custody (PPC). By Shane Schneider