St. Francis’ average total Sunday attendance is about 150 people—enough for good energy, but not too many people to be a family. Our membership includes young families, senior citizens, college students, and some singles. We are diverse in terms not only of age, but also of race, lifestyle, economic circumstance, political ideology, and theological beliefs. Over 65% of us have been here under five years, but many of the founding members of the parish remain part of our community.
Born in 1959, St. Francis is Macon’s youngest Episcopal Church and the only Episcopal Church in North Macon. Our Diocese planted us in this growing part of town to be the Episcopal presence in North Macon. In the 1970's, we merged with the Church of the Messiah, and moved into our present building, which formerly housed the Appleton Children’s Home. Today, our members come from as far north as Barnesville and as far south as Bonaire.
Our spacious grounds and playground make us popular with the children of our members and with neighborhood children too. As the number of young families has grown, we have focused on spiritual formation and fellowship for youth and children. Our staff Youth Minister leads our Youth Fellowship and connects our youth with Diocesan youth programs.