St. Francis Episcopal Church is a community of faith where we seek and serve all in the spirit of simplicity, with heartfelt compassion, and our faith is grounded in the God of hope.
St. Francis Church provides space for the various ministries and needs of our congregation and community. If you, or your organization, is interested in using our facilities, please review the Use Agreement below.
Facility Use Agreement
Parish Hall Layout
Our Parish Hall may accommodate 100 to 150 people depending on the use. Just off the Parish Hall is a full kitchen, which may be used upon request.
St. Mike’s House and Classrooms
St. Mike’s House, primarily used by our Youth Ministry, can accommodate around 25 people in a living-room-style area. Several classrooms, used by either Youth Ministry or the St. Francis Day School, can accommodate small-group meetings or events.
The Nave of the church can accommodate around 250 people. Activities, such as sacred concerts, sacred art, and sacred programs may be held in the Nave. Those wishing to use this space must agree to the following guidelines to ensure our Holy space is respected and honored. The PA system may be used as is and under the direction of a staff person. Use of the organ or piano must be approved by St. Francis’ Music Director. Under no circumstances may church furniture or fixtures be moved unless approved by the Rector.
Scheduling and Logistics
Space is reserved on a first come basis. Deposit and completed Facility Use Agreement must be turned into the office to guarantee a reservation. Space is typically not available on Saturdays or Sundays. Our staff will assist in scheduling and arranging for space and equipment. Church events and activities take precedence over outside groups desiring use of the facility. And if there are needs to accommodate a funeral, we will happily cooperate with any group, that has made prior reservations, and try and reach an amicable solution. However, if necessary, St. Francis reserves the right to move, modify, or cancel any activity, including ones scheduled in advance, given the demands of parish and worship life.
Once an event or gathering is approved by the church staff, layout diagrams aid in determining how the space is to be staged. St. Francis’ staff is responsible for set-up and take-down of all equipment and furniture unless otherwise arranged. AV equipment is available to those using our facilities. Should damage occur during use, it is expected that the organization's or group's contact person will pay for the repair or replacement of the damaged equipment.
The sale or serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited unless approved by the Vestry. Smoking is not permitted.
Any organization using our facilities is asked to join with us in caring for and protecting our children. We require those organizations using our facilities that include the presence of children to hire and use only persons who are church-approved trained professionals in childcare. At least two adult childcare persons are to care for and monitor children in our facility or on our playgrounds.
Users of our facilities may be asked prior to the event to furnish a liability waiver or certificate of insurance in the amount of not less than $500,000 for each person injured or deceased, and property damage insurance not less than $500,000 for each occurrence on which St. Francis Episcopal Church shall be named as an additional insured, and/or reasonable bond or cash deposit.
Groups using the facility on a recurring basis shall procure a Certificate of General Liability Insurance with a minimum coverage of $1,000,000; St. Francis Episcopal Church shall be named as an additional insured. A certificate of insurance must be turned into the church office 14 days prior to the event or the start of a regularly recurring activity.