May 8, 2022
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43
Sermon: The God and the Women Who Raise Us, Mary Sellers Shaw
Crown Him, with Many Crowns 
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
Christ is Risen! Shout Hosanna! 
Thank you, Confirmands, for putting together a lovely service last Sunday! Thank you also to Susan Burns, Mike Moyers, and the covenant partners for leading these confirmands each week and helping them understand what it means to be an active part of this church family.
Thank you to Sarah Fox for “setting” up the Firepit SNS complete with hot dogs and s’mores! Thanks also for keeping all the balls in the air as you serve as Chairperson of the Youth Christian Education Committee, Sunday Night Summit Adult Participant, Confirmation Leader and Montreat Leader. We really appreciate your attention to details to help our youth ministry keep our stats high! Our thanks to all the Adult Participants: Chuck, Ken, Dave, Ryan, and Jennifer for a fun night along with junior helpers Hannah and Elizabeth.

Join us on May 15 for Piñata Frustration Night at 5:30 in the youth wing.
Senior Recognition Sunday: May 15th
We are looking forward to celebrating our high school seniors. What is your connection to this group of seniors? Did you teach them in Sunday School, serve as a Covenant Partner, participate in youth events together, or know their family? We invite you, the whole congregation, to join us for the Senior Recognition Luncheon following the 11:00 a.m. service on May 15th. The cost is $10 per person ($30 max for the family). Please email Susan Oldham with any questions. Sign up HERE to reserve your place at the table.
*unable to attend
Senior Bibles: A special part of Senior Recognition Sunday is presenting each senior with a Bible signed by our community of faith. The Bibles will be in Wilson Hall for WNL tomorrow or you may stop by the church office during the week. We will also have them in Wilson Hall between services on Sunday. Please take time to sign them for each senior. It will be a wonderful gift for them for years to come to look back on all the messages.
Director of Youth Ministries:

Our Session has formed a Search Committee for the full time position of Director of Youth Ministries. The Job Description and contact email is on our website.

Please keep this search in your prayers.  
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
May 11 - June 1
10-11 AM in Barr Conference Room

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The Sign and the Sacrifice explores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ's resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus' followers in the early years and what they can say to us today. RSVP HERE.
Glory to Glory
We are grateful to everyone who has participated in and made commitments to Glory to Glory. The Glory to Glory campaign did not end with Commitment Sunday. We continue to receive campaign commitments as we move toward Kickstart Offering this Sunday, May 8. We are inviting everyone to give an initial gift via the Kickstart Offering. Everyone received a letter about the offering, and we wanted to remind you that it will be the first official offering of the campaign. The following Sunday will be Announcement Sunday. On that day, we will announce the total commitments received so far. If you are able, please plan to be with us on May 15.
Mission Trip to Bowling Green
Join FPC Franklin on our mission trip to help the Bowling Green, KY community repair and recover from the tornado disaster that hit southern Kentucky this past December. We will be departing FPC Franklin on the morning of Tuesday, May 31 and returning on Saturday, June 4. Deadline to register is May 11. RSVP HERE.

On April 26, a group of Primetimers travelled to Lynchburg, TN and were treated to a very informative and entertaining private tour of the Jack Daniel’s distillery guided by Ben followed by a delicious family style meal served by Caroline at Miss Mary Bobo’s Restaurant.  Since there are no interstate highways to Lynchburg, the journey also gave them the opportunity to view the beautiful, rural landscape of Tennessee in full spring bloom.
Summer at FPC
The Ten Commandments are foundational not only to our faith, but also to our modern system of justice. We recite the Commandments almost every Sunday as a response to the forgiveness of sins. In doing so, we are acknowledging that the Commandments are a gift from the hand of God to guide us into living with God and one another.

This summer we will explore the Ten Commandments in worship and in a Sunday school class, using a new book by Eugenia Gamble, Words of Love: A Healing Journey with the Ten Commandments. The series will begin June 12 and go through August 14. The Sunday School class series will be led by the pastoral staff. Join us as we listen again for these words of love.

Summer Schedule:
Sunday School – 9:00 AM
Worship – 10:00 AM

Beginning May 29 and going through July 31 we will have one worship service at 10:00 AM with Sunday school preceding at 9:00 AM.
Montreat Women's Connection 2022
FPC has a couple of houses reserved and now it's time to find out who is planning on attending. If you have never been to Montreat or a Women's conference then August 12-14 would be perfect for you to discover what you have been missing! You register for the conference on your own, then we all split the housing and food costs, and closer to time we will make travel plans and some even go a day early! Let Kim know if you are considering or already registered. Register HERE.
Thank you so much for your generous support of the Williamson County Homeless Alliance. Without your giving, our organization would not be able to do what we have been called to do. We greatly appreciate your faithfulness.
Thank you for your generous gift to The Outreach Foundation toward the Ukraine Appeal. It is a privilege for us to connect you to our partners around the world. We continue to wire money to our partners in Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland, so your gift is already helping refugees.
We are so grateful for your gifts to the Kairos Prison Ministry of Tennessee. Through your donations the ministry is able to pursue its mission of ministry to the men incarcerated at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Nashville, TN. Through the grace of God, and enabled by your gifts, we are working to bring persons lost in shame, guilt, unforgiveness, and hatred to know the healing and saving power of Jesus Christ, and a new way of life.
This Week's Church Calendar
7AM-7PM: Primary Election Voting

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels
7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study
9 AM: Franklin Suzuki Spring Recital

8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9 AM: Red Cross Blood Drive
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Worship