Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Worship with us online
We live-stream an abbreviated Sunday morning service on our website and upload the text sermons on our website.

August 23, 2020
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10
Sermon: God is Faithful, Chris Joiner
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
The Church's One Foundation

Click here to see this past Sunday's service. (PW: 8!J4*F0z)
Christian Education
Wednesday AM Bible Study to Resume on Zoom!
September 23 – November 18, 10 – 11 AM 
Pastor Chris will lead the study using the book: Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation by Bruce M. Metzger. The Book of Revelation contains passages of great beauty and comfort, as well as passages that strike the casual reader as bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. How are readers today to discern God’s message in this peculiar part of the Bible? Breaking the Code Revised Edition provides a trustworthy guide to the rich symbolism of this important biblical book. Noted biblical scholar Bruce M. Metzger presents the fruits of solid scholarship in a non-academic style. This edition includes updates based on current biblical research, as well as additional teaching from author and respected New Testament scholar David deSilva. Order your paperback/kindle copy, register online, and join us for an engaging study. Once you are registered a Zoom link will be sent to you. If you need help ordering or registering contact Kim at 615-478-9297.   
Prayers for Preschool
This year will look a little different, but our FPC Preschool is planning to start back August 20. Please keep Cheri Lindsley and all the teachers in your prayers this week. You can say an extra prayer for Cheri and her family as they are grieving the loss of Phil’s parents, Poppy and Nanny, They died within 66 hours of each other and had been married 73 years. Here is our fall lineup of staff: Erin Boulware, Melissa Durmon, Sally Dukes, Marilyn Feliciano, Courtney Montag, Jenny Nordhoff, Sweta Panigrahy, Kelly Tabeling, Lynne Welch, Gina Williams, and Paula Wilson.
Family Resources
We have created a new tab on our website as a resource for FPC families: http://fpcfranklin.org/at-home. This page includes all the videos and information to Presbyterian Kid Challenge. We will have updated information for your At Home resources and updates about our phases for reentry. 

We've also created a new Facebook group, Family Resources for FPC Franklin: https://www.facebook.com/groups/793020591469504/. We invite all families to join us here!
Presbyterian Kid Challenge
Are you interested in becoming a CHURCH PEN PAL with a child in our church family? We need adults who are interested in accepting this challenge. You can make a new friend and be connected through the mail. Being a pen pal means that you write a letter about yourself and mail it to the Church Pen Pal you are assigned. They will mail a letter back to you, you are welcome to keep the correspondence going with another letter or card. The children are studying Jesus’ statement “I am the vine; you are the branches.” in John 15:5 and being reminded the importance of staying connected with relationships. Email Kim Joiner if you would like to be assigned a Church Pen Pal.
Sunday School on Zoom, 9 AM
August 23 – Michael Snoddy for Sanctuary/Organ Update
August 30 – Chat about Unique and Upcoming
September 9 – No Sunday School for Labor Day Holiday
September 13 – Rally in a New Way: Learn about new classes; help us recognize our 3rd graders with their new Bibles; Kick off the Confirmation Class
September 20 – Classes for Everyone – Stay Tuned to the September newsletter for topics and class books. We will be offering four adult classes and an intergenerational class for all ages to learn together
Music/Arts and Worship
New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Countdown: 2 Months
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – End of October)
Work continues on the new organ in the Casavant workshop in Montreal
 as assembly of the new organ continues!
“ZOOM” Organ Introduction (Date/Time TBD)
We anticipate hosting a church-wide ZOOM introduction to the new organ in which you will be able to see/hear/and ask questions about the new organ, prior to its shipment and installation. 
Watch for continuing updates and information each month!
Hymn Stories
Join us for a new hymn story each Monday on Facebook!
Each week we will discover a little bit of background information about your favorite hymn…and hear it played. Send in a favorite title to the church’s main page, the music group page, or via a simple email. Look for your favorite to be featured in the coming weeks.

Q: I would like to own my own copy of the hymnal, how may I do so? 
A: Use the following link to find out more information on how to order.

"Fall Into Fall"
Upcoming Opportunities

Casavant Opus 3938 ZOOM
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities

Casavant Opus 3938 Installation Begins
Choir ZOOM Gatherings 
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities

Choir ZOOM Gatherings
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities

Casavant Opus 3938 Complete
Choir ZOOM Gatherings
Christmas Eve Worship
Virtual Lessons & Carol Service
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities (Sanctuary)
This Week's Schedule

6 PM: Outdoor Prayer Service