• Easter and our human need to search for meaning and purpose

    March 28, 2024 · Forward in Hope

    As every child knows with absolute certainty, Christmas is always celebrated on December 25th. There is no need to consult the lunar calendar, no complex formula whose intricacies must be worked out. You don’t need to know a thing about the Golden Number or the Sunday Letter to figure out when Christmas occurs. Christmas Day is December 25th and December 25th is Christmas Day. Simple.

    Air Force couple has supported Saint Francis for more than 50 years

    March 27, 2024 · Mission Brief

    They met in Loughton, near London, on a blind date in 1962. By June 1, 1963, they had married, and suddenly, Christine McPherson became a U.S. Air Force wife. Her husband, Ed, had graduated high school in Chicago, where he worked as a surveyor before enlisting in the Air Force in 1955. Trained as a radio maintenance technician, he spent 26 on active duty, serving in Germany, France, Morocco, Vietnam, Turkey, and England. Christine made her first trip to the United States in 1965 when Ed received orders for Georgia. Stateside, they spent time in New York, Illinois, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, and Oklahoma. The couple, with their two children, returned to England in 1981, where Ed retired and then worked as an Air Force civilian food service supervisor for 10 years.

    Jeweler donates portion of sales to SFM

    March 27, 2024 · Mission Brief

    Last May, Kendra Scott Jewelry and their Wichita shoppers partnered with the Saint Francis Foundation to raise funds for children and families. During the “Kendra Gives Back” Mother’s Day fundraising event, the store donated 20 percent of all sales during a portion of the day. Store manager Ciersten Bolen presented a check for $803.68 to the Foundation’s Shaynna Brown at the time.

    Single parents deserve our support

    March 22, 2024 · Forward in Hope,Ministry News

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 9.8 million single parents households in the United States. Most of these have single mothers, but single dads account for nearly one-third. Yet single mothers and fathers both play a vital role in the lives of their kids.