Sunday Morning Worship

Join us for worship this Sunday at 10:15 AM in-person and livestream. Sunday Wonder Hour for all ages is at 9:00 AM, with Common Grounds at 9:45 AM

You can find past sermons and the upcoming order of worship on our website.

This week's scripture for reflection: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Vanco Giving Update

We are pleased to announce our new and improved online giving page! Vanco, our eGiving provider, has updated their online giving platform to make it easier than ever to make one-time gifts or set up recurring donations to our church. The new page will be live on our site on Sunday, August 13th. Nothing about our online giving has changed except the look of the page. You can adjust existing donations, set up new gifts and update personal information from the new Vanco Online.


How Do You Sign Up with Vanco Online?

It’s easy! If you’re a new giver to First Pres Franklin, visit our website, click on Giving, and follow the instruction to create a Vanco Online account. From there, you can read more about our mission and give to our ministries.

If you already have a Vanco account, you can log in using the same username and password as before. To do this, visit our online giving page and click the “Log In” button at the top right of your screen. From there you can update scheduled donations or set up new recurring gifts by clicking “Profile” and then “View Scheduled Donations.”

You can also check out this Vanco Online How-To Guide for step-by-step instructions and our Online Giving Guide for more information.

We are thrilled about our online giving page’s new look. Please stop by the church office or call us if you have questions or need assistance. 

If you have an interest in either the Carillon or Chancel Choirs, plan to join us on Wed., August 16th. Contact our Director of Music, Michael Snoddy to offer your talents.

Fall Growth Groups

We will be reading Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor this fall.

Growth Groups will meet for 8 weeks beginning the week of September 10. Look for group information in the Friday email this week.

If you enjoy the fellowship, coffee and conversation that happens between Sunday School and worship service each week, consider helping us once a quarter by becoming a Common Grounds volunteer! You will help prepare the coffee and set up the refreshment table on the Sundays you are scheduled. Training on the coffee preparation to be provided on 8/20 and 9/10 at 7:30am (and additionally as needed). Contact Verna at [email protected] or Jennifer Sower at [email protected] to express your interest or with any questions. We would love you to have you be a part of this fun ministry!

Join us for an interactive learning journey where you will receive tools to discover and leverage your strengths during three 90-minute sessions with lunch provided (8/27, 9/10 & 9/17). We will explore these strengths and find out how to use our talents to find our true calling. Register by 8/18 HERE! Contact Verna at [email protected] or Susan at [email protected] with any questions. We hope you choose to participate!

Do not forget to register by Monday, August 14 with Mary Sellers Shaw.

This Week's Church Calendar


5:00 PM: Primetimers/ Chop House


All Day: Montreat Women's Connection


7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study

9:00 AM: 2NDSAT


9:00 AM: Sunday Wonder Hour

9:45 AM: Common Grounds

10:15 AM: Worship Service & Livestream

11:15 AM: Congregational Meeting

4:00 PM: Elder Training/ Development

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