Tuesday, June 16, 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.

June 21, 2020
Scripture: Jeremiah 29:10-14, 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Sermon: We Do Not Lose Heart Chris Joiner
Hymns:
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
Crown Him with Many Crowns

Congregational Care - Caring for One Another
Summer Growth Groups

Community has always been important, but in the last few months we have become even more aware of its importance in our lives. We learned through our survey that 95% of respondents feel connected to our congregation and that Zoom small groups have helped keep those connections strong. With that in mind, we are offering Summer Growth Groups this year. 

Here are the details:
·       Meet weekly for 1 hour via Zoom
·       Begin the week of June 28 for 6 weeks
·       Discuss the Scripture for the upcoming Sunday worship
·       Build community through sharing, discussion, and prayer

Group options include:
·       Monday, 10-11 AM
·       Monday, 7-8 PM
·       Tuesday, 10-11 AM
·       Tuesday, 7-8 PM
·       Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 PM

Choose a time that works for you, and then  click here  to sign up today. Deadline to register is  Sunday, June 21 . Contact a member of the Growth Group Ministry Team with any questions.

Sally Wanzer :   sgwanzer@comcast.net
Judith Wilson:  jakright1@gmail.com
Anne Keener:  akeener@fpcfranklin.org
Technical Questions

Are you having problems accessing worship on Facebook or having issues connecting to Zoom? If so, contact Anne Keener ( akeener@fpcfranklin.org or 615-516-0653), and she will have someone contact you.
Prayer Shawl Ministry

We are happy to share some thank you notes from those in our congregation who have received a prayer shawl:

Thanks to the Prayer Shawl Ministry of the church. I just love it and it is so beautiful and to think it was made with love makes it even more comforting. God has helped me in so many ways for the loss of my sister. The Prayer Shawl has added to the comfort. Love and blessings to all of you.
Katie Schutt

Thanks so much for the lovely prayer shawl. I use it each day and am so thankful for our wonderful church. Many years ago I knitted and crocheted and I really appreciate the lovely handwork. Your work accompanies me every morning as I read and pray. God bless!
Jeanne Pritchard
Needs and Prayer Requests

If you have needs that our community can assist with or if you have any prayer requests, please contact Anne Keener, akeener@fpcfranklin.org or 615-516-0653.
Stephen Ministry

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.    For if they fall, one will lift up the other;” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

What is Stephen Ministry?  Click here to have that question answered in the voice of Stephen Ministers and to learn more about this ministry. Our FPC Franklin Stephen Ministers are ready to walk alongside you during a difficult time in your life. For more information about Stephen Ministry, reach out confidentially to Stephen Leader Judi Arnold ( judimarnold@gmail.com ) or one of the pastors.
Yoga

You are invited! All are welcome to join us on Thursdays at 9:30 AM on Zoom for yoga. It is a wonderful way to build community and move your body. All levels are welcome and have welcomed many for their first yoga experience. We utilize Yoga with Adriene videos so we are all watching her video, not each other. After our yoga practice, we have a time of checking in with one another and prayer.  Click here for the link. We hope you will join us.
Share your story! We want to check in with you about how you are doing and share messages of hope with our congregation and wider community. Fill out  this form   to share a picture and a blurb with us about your quarantine experience. Entries will be featured in our weekly E-News and on Social Media. We look forward to seeing your faces and hearing what you’ve been up to!

Get to know this week's family spotlight: Steve and Laura Lewis 

Who do you have in your home with you?
Just Steve and me most days. The picture is my birthday before Governor’s edict.

How is everyone doing?
Bored, but healthy.

Are there some things that you have come to appreciate more during this time?
Freedom to go places. Hugs.

Have you created any new Family Traditions or Rituals?
We FaceTime a lot.

How are you staying connected to family, friends, and the church?
Internet.
Sunday Night Prayer Service

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Outdoor Prayer Service this past Sunday night! For this upcoming Sunday, we’ll take some time to recognize World Refugee Weekend of Prayer during the service. We’ll honor our partners in Lesvos, Greece, the U.S.-Mexico Border, and Lebanon, as well as pray for immigrants and refugees across the world who are seeking safe homes. Join us if you can!
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday

Thursday
9:30 AM - Virtual Yoga
7 PM - Facility Management Committee

Saturday
7: 30 AM - Men's Bible Study