Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The Church Office will be closed Friday at noon and Monday for the Christmas Holiday.


Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Worship/Livestream (watch from our website

NO Sunday School this Sunday

11 AM: Worship
December 26, 2021: First Sunday of Christmas
Scripture:  Psalm 148
Sermon: A Universe of Praise, Chris Joiner

Hymns:
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Good Christian Friends, Rejoice
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas Eve at First Presbyterian

Join us in the Sanctuary on Christmas Eve for a Candlelight Service of Word and Sacrament at 4:00 and 6:00 PM. The 4:00 service will be livestreamed on our website. The nursery will be available at 4:oo only. We look forward to this special time of worship together.
Christian Education
Wednesday Night Live Returns January 12

Join us January 12-February 23 for our series "Exploring the Religions of the World." Dr. Jim Goodnow recently moved to Franklin from Denton, Texas, where he facilitated several adult Christian education courses (Including two on world religions) at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church. Jim has joined our church and is now sharing his teaching gifts with us. He is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business as well as Professor Emeritus of International Business at Bradley University. He taught at ten other higher educational institutions in Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Arizona and Texas as well as the Czech Republic. His professional and personal travels have taken him to 60 countries. He earned his BA from Albion College and his MBA and DBA from Indiana University.

The seven presentations on World Religions give an introductory overview of the origins, tenets and practices of the globe's major non-Christian faith traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Judaism, Islam and selected others. The presentations will also contrast major similarities and differences of these world faith traditions with Christianity.

Childcare will be available for children, and youth will have a small group discussion.
NaCoMe Youth Summer Camp

This summer NaCoMe will be having 5 weeks of summer youth camp programming. They have weeklong options for campers who are rising 3rd to 12th graders, 3 daylong options for rising 2nd to 4th graders, and a weekend family camp for families with younger children. Sign up on our website and use the FRANK22 half-off discount code.
Youth
Music and Worship
Worship
Worship Flowers

Worship flowers will return after Epiphany. Who would you like to donate flowers in honor or memory of this year? The cost of the flowers remains $85. Click here to reserve a date today as many dates are available.
In life and in death we belong to God.

With great sadness we share the news of Joan Giddings on Friday, December 17. Joan is the mother of Jerry Pratt and has been a member of First Presbyterian since 2003. Please join us in praying for the Giddings and Pratt family.
Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed!

Meals on Wheels is looking for sub drivers for the month of January. Our church is set to deliver:
  • Monday, January 3rd,
  • Wednesday, January 5th
  • Friday, January 7th

Meals are ready by 10:45am at FUMC, and typically take an hour or less to deliver. 

We also are looking for permanent drivers for our Monday ,Wednesday, and Friday routes. FPC delivers meals the first MWF of the month.

If you are interested in either subbing for January or becoming a permanent driver, please let Michelle know at michellehatcher19@gmail.com which day you would prefer. 
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday

Thursday
5:00 PM: AA

Friday
Office Closes at Noon
4:00 PM: Christmas Eve Service with childcare (Livestream)
6:00 PM: Christmas Eve Service
Saturday
Merry Christmas!
7:00 AM: AA
5:00 PM: AA

Sunday
8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
No Sunday School
11 AM: Worship

Monday
Church office closed all day