Sunday Morning Worship
Join us this Sunday for Worship at 8:30 and 11 AM with Sunday Wonder Hour at 9:45 AM.

Beginning November 27, we will have Sunday Wonder Hour at 9 AM with Common Grounds at 9:45 AM followed by our NEW Joint Worship Service time of 10:15 AM.

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

This week's scripture for reflection: Luke 19:1-10

Fall Festival Recap
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, decorated a trunk, dressed up, served food, and participated in this year's Fall Festival! We had close to 200 people there with 23 trunks!!! We're so thankful for our partnership with Hard Bargain! Congratulations to our award winners:
Cutest costumes: Hocus Pocus from Sisters in Spirit
  • 2nd Place: Feeding Time (Dale Roos)
  • 3rd Place Unicorn (Emily Korab)
Most attention to detail: Hatcher Campout
  • 2nd Place: Gardening (England)
  • 3rd Place: Under the Sea (Tarkington)
Most creative: Where’s Waldo - Lahey
  • 2nd Place: Zoo (Roos)
  • 3rd Place I Spy (Inglis)
Wednesday Night Live
Sign up for dinner each week catered by Daily Dish! Suggested pricing: $10 per adult/youth, $5 per child, $25 family max. Remember to RSVP for dinner by the Sunday before each Wednesday night. Dinner starts at 6 and programming follows at 6:45 PM.

Tomorrow night, join us for the continuation of Advent: Writing as a Spiritual Practice from 6:45 to 7:30 PM. Come and gather in Barr Conference Room to write as an act of holy gratitude and a way to open yourself to the season of Advent. This way of exploring the texts together can be a spiritual and imaginative practice. We hope this will encourage many to submit their writing for our annual Advent Devotional Guide.
Grim and Ghostly Walking Tour: Thursday, October 27
We have opened up this tour through Downtown Franklin to the whole congregation! This [90 minute] walk through the historic district takes you past the most haunted buildings in town. You’ll hear ghost and crime stories ranging from the merely mischievous to the downright dark. Sure to entertain history geeks, murderinos, and paranormal enthusiasts alike. $30 per adult and $10 for children 12 and under payable to Betty Barcheski (check or cash) at the event. 
Habitat Build: October 29, 303 East 8th Street, Columbia, TN 39401

We will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and water for 25-30 folks as well as provide volunteers for the jobs below. Volunteers must be 16+ and only 18+ can use power tools. No one under 16 is allowed on the site. Sign up to volunteer HERE.
Organ Dedication and Luncheon: October 30
You are invited as our guest to the Organ Dedication Luncheon following the 11 AM service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. Sign up for this FREE lunch HERE
SALAD: Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese Cakes
MAIN DISH: Chicken Piccata with White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce -or- Vegetarian Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce
SIDE DISH: Grilled Seasonal Lemon Scented Vegetables
DESSERT: Key Lime Pie
Pastor Chris will join us for our first class (October 30) to introduce and provide an overview of the book “ Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now” by Walter Brueggemann 
In this new edition, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows listeners how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life.
Perfect for groups or self-reflection, Sabbath as Resistance offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. Contact Doug Halleen.
Primetimers Lunch: November 10
The Primetimers tour of the City of Franklin’s Water Reclamation Demonstration Project on November 10th has been postponed. Due to some manufacturing delays, and the lack of permanent power, it’s still considered an active construction site. The project will now remain open through June, so we will reschedule in the spring.

Instead, we will have a lunch outing that day. We have reservations for Amerigos on November 10 at 1:00. The address is 1656 Westgate Circle in Brentwood (Cool Springs area). We hope you’ll join us for some delicious Italian food. RSVP HERE or contact Karen Hanson for any questions.
Join us Thursday, November 10 at UKirk Nashville, the Presbyterian Campus Ministry for Vanderbilt and Belmont, as we serve dinner and participate in their weekly worship service. This is a fun way we serve together each year and get to interact with local college students! We will gather at St. Augustine’s Chapel on Vanderbilt’s campus at 5:45 (dinner at 6:30 with worship following). If you would like to help with bringing dinner and/or join for the evening, reach out to Mary Sellers. 
Veterans Day Recognition/Celebration: November 13
As Veterans Day approaches, we would like to recognize our members and their families who have served in the armed services. We will provide goodies during both Common Grounds at 9:45 and 10:30 AM Sunday, November 13. Fill out the info in the Connection Card Sunday morning and/or email Cathy McCall for more information.
Room In The Inn
We are happy to be hosting Room In The Inn again this year after taking a break during the last couple of years.
We'll need volunteers for the following dates:
November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15,
March 15
For each of those dates, we'll need the following:

2 individuals to donate and bring lunch supplies - youth will assemble the lunches before WNL
  • 20 decaf drinks (no water - bottles not allowed at RITI) - soda, fruit juice, gatorade
  • 20 sandwiches (10 meat, 10 cheese/peanut butter/tuna kits)
  • 10-20 fruits or vegetables (carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers, oranges, bananas, applesauce, fruit cups - no whole apples due to oral health issues)
  • 10-20 snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.)
  • 10 desserts (Little Debbie, etc.)
1-2 individuals to donate and bring breakfast
  • Bring food Wednesday night with instructions to heat and serve in the morning
  • OR Arrive at the church at 5am on Thursday am and serve by 5:30am
  • Drinks - 1 gallon of orange juice or individual servings
  • Hot prepared food (sausage/ham and/or egg biscuit, breakfast casserole)
  • Cold prepared & convenience food (breakfast bars, oatmeal, muffins, doughnuts)
  • Fruits (bananas, mixed fresh fruit, grapes)
2 Innkeepers
  • Will stay overnight with the guests - arrive by 6:30pm Wednesday evening, depart shortly after 6am Thurs morning
2 Bus Drivers
  • Evening Bus Driver - Depart FPC at 3:45-4pm to pick up guests at 4:30pm
  • Morning Bus Driver - Depart FPC at 6am to return guests to RITI
2 Ride-Alongs
  • Accompany Evening and Morning bus driver

Thank you for serving our neighbors in this way. SIGN UP HERE.

If you have any questions, reach out to our new RITI coordinator, Brent Sower.
This Week's Church Calendar
6:00 PM: Mission Committee Zoom

10:00 AM: Coffee Time
10:30 AM: Bible Study
5:00 PM: Acolyte Training
5:00 PM: Carillon Handbells
6:00 PM: WNL Dinner
6:45 PM: WNL Programming
6:45 PM: Chancel Choir

5:30 PM: Grim and Ghostly Walking Tour
6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry Zoom
10:00 AM: Sisters in Spirit

7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study

8:30 AM: Worship Service
9:45 AM: Sunday Wonder Hour
11:00 AM: Worship Service
12:00 PM: Organ Celebration Luncheon
5:30 PM: Sunday Night Summit

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