New Signage by the Parish Office
The Development Team bridges the gap between all ministries and volunteers and parish allows for common work with common goals as we work together in developing the church community while facilitating meaningful involvement for partakers. The St. Francis of Assisi community is inviting and welcoming, and continues to grow through different programs that encourage participation from current and new parishioners. Working with Fr.Rafal, other committees, and the Pastoral Council, the Development team continuously assesses and updates plans that will improve the parish, both now and in future. As part of this planning, we assist other programs in developing positive spiritual messages by addressing their needs and assisting with resources.
The Development Ministry is divided into six areas: Community Image, Internal Communications, Administration, Volunteer Network, and the Building Group.
We are proud Members of the Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach/Yulee Chamber of Commerce. As members of the Chamber, we are thrilled to participate in community related meetings and events. These events allow us to network within our local community, get the word out about our mission, and assist in identifying potential areas for further outreach.
We assist with and provide support for such things as our website, printed materials, and communication through other social media outlets.
Working with Administration allows us to offer assistance with the organization of data and the streamlining of record keeping. With the Volunteer Network team, this area has established consistent methods in many parishioner related matters such as electronic parishioner registration and other parishioner related ministry areas. The Volunteer Network is the team who follows up with newly registered parishioners regarding the areas of parish life in which they are interested in participating. Volunteers can be found in the lobby before and after mass, answering questions and registering new members.
The Building team brings a multifaceted group of people together to brainstorm ideas regarding our needs from concept to reality, putting them into a practical, useful, and fiscally responsible structure. This is a tedious task that is perhaps one of the most labor intensive, yet very rewarding, as you can literally see the hard work come to fruition right before your eyes. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners, friends, families, and other benefactors, our first worship building is completed. Before we know it, the process will begin anew with the next expansion.