Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Worship with us online
We live-stream an abbreviated Sunday morning service on our   FPC facebook page  and upload the  text sermons  on our website.

July 26, 2020
Scripture: Psalm 36, I Corinthians 11:17-34
Sermon: A Longer Table, Mary Sellers Shaw
Hymns:
We Gather Together
Be Thou My Vision

Click here to see this past Sunday's service.
Christian Education
August 1, FPC Drive by parade of GIVE, PLAY, TAKE for Compassion Camp for Everyone!

From 2 – 4 PM drive by the FPC grounds and make a donation for GIVE , have an opportunity for some with fun with PLAY , and then receive a little TAKE home gift .

GIVE : As you enter the parking lot there will be a drop off tubs for school supply donations for Project JOY and/or you may drive to the apartment entrance and add books for FPC’s Free Little Library.
PLAY : Bring your water soakers full of water and each person in the car gets an opportunity to find a staff member hidden on the church grounds and fire away from your car window! (We must keep our social distance you know!)
TAKE : On your way out of the parking lot grab a goodie bag for participating and children will receive a special gift from Compassion Camp 2020. 
Sisters in Spirit
Sisters in Spirit small group started a new study on June 12th and would like to invite interested women in our church to join us. During this time of isolation we have loved holding Zoom meetings every Friday at 10 AM and have decided to extend these meetings through the summer. Our meetings have brought us great joy as we experience fellowship, discussion and prayer with our friends. Our new study will focus on the book Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie, a local teacher, speaker and author. Please contact Martha Johnson , Cindy Blackburn , or Dianne Wood if interested. We will happily answer questions, provide more information and send you a invitation/link that will help you easily join our next meeting.  
Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study – 7:30 AM
Every Saturday, Come well... something... or high water.
 
About 7 – 12 men get together every Saturday morning to discuss events, historical context, and theologies presented in the Bible along with bridging contexts (between Biblical and contemporary times) and contemporary application of Biblical passages. (i.e., what do I do with this passage?) None of us are experts (indeed perhaps most of us have never before read the passages we are covering). None of us are teaching elders, just a bunch of guys enjoying each others company while learning about what’s in, and the significance of the Bible, how and maybe why it got there, and what it might mean to us. Discussion leadership rotates each week to whoever volunteers to do it the next week.
 
We are currently very slowly making our way through Acts of the Apostles using William Barclay’s commentary on this book as a discussion guide. We would love you to join us and contribute your own 2 cents.
 
We are currently offering a patio gathering at Jim Mahurin’s along with the Zoom call for those unable to get out. He has enough room for 6-8 feet between each of us. Bring your mask and join us. Contact Jim for directions, jimmahurin@aol.com . Just BYOC. (That’s COFFEE).
 
Click here for the Zoom link.
Women's Book Club
FPC's Women’s Book Club is reading The Book of Longings
by Sue Monk Kidd. Join us on Zoom at 7 PM on Thursday, July 23.
Upper Room Daily Devotional Book
The new July-Aug-Sept editions are available and free for pick up in a tub on the black bench outside the sanctuary doors. 
Children's Sunday School
Growing in God's Love
11 AM ( click here for zoom link)
Children's Wednesday Fun
Wednesdays 6 PM ( click here for zoom link)
Compassion Camp: Be Loved. Be Kind. Be You. 
As we look around the world, what becomes clearer each day is our deep need for compassion - now more than ever. Compassion Camp’s goal is to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world.

Preschool – 6 th grade students will have special activities for the Wednesdays in July. Compassion Camp at FPC! Thanks to everyone for participating in helping us fill 60 BAGS for the BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF FRANKLIN !

July 22, 6 PM on Zoom: Along the Way Ruth 1:1-22 Mary Sellers guest leader
Compassion in Action projects: making Care Kits and chalk art at church

July 29, 6 PM on Zoom: With the World Leviticus 25 Michael guest leader
Compassion in Action projects: Earth Care on FPC grounds
Music/Arts and Worship
New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Countdown: 3 Months
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – End of October)
Work continues on the new organ in the Casavant workshop in Montreal, where assembly is currently taking place. Watch for continuing updates and information each month!
(Above) The artist’s conception of the completed instrument in the room.
(Below) The current assembly as seen in the builder’s workshop in Quebec.
 Please note a portion of the organ’s largest pipes have already been installed and await the “raising of the wind”.
(Above) Assembly of the new organ continues in Montage (Assembly) Room #4.
(Below) Additional assembly images including the detail work as wiring the organ relay.
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.

Carillon Schedule
Hymn Program (Daily at Noon and 6:00 PM)
Ringing the Hours (Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
This Week's Schedule
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