Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Sunday Schedule

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

9:45 AM: Children's Sunday School at the Pavilion; Youth Sunday School at the Outdoor Benches; Sunday School Zoom classes for Youth and Adults.

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship

We have Indoor Worship in the Sanctuary at both 8:30 and 11 AM. We will continue to livestream the 8:30 AM service. Following COVID protocol, we will seat 46 family groups per service. Sign up here or call Sara Chang at 615.794.5114 ext 203Deadline to RSVP is the Thursday night prior to that particular Sunday.
May 16, 2021: Senior Sunday
Scripture: John 17:6-19
Sermon: Brian Keener, Jack Hoeffler, Emma Sower
Hymns:
"We Praise You, O God"
"Jesus Calls Us"
Christian Education
Senior Sunday: May 16
A special part of Senior Recognition Sunday is presenting each senior with a Bible signed by our community of faith. If you have not signed the bibles yet, they will be in Wilson Hall Wednesday morning until Friday at noon. Please take time to sign them for each senior. It will be a wonderful gift for them for years to come to look back on all the messages. We will present Bibles to our seniors THIS SUNDAY and both services will be livestreamed to our website.
Confirmation Class of 2021
Congratulations to our Confirmands! Thank you for leading us in Worship on Sunday, May 2! Read about each confirmand here.
May 16 and 23:
Feasting on the Word: Zoom - Parlor
Feasting on the Word: In person Room 206
Exploration: In person and Zoom from Barr Room 211
Living Faith: Zoom
Christian Faith and Life: Zoom
The Bible Class: in person Room 207

Children’s Sunday School 9:45 AM, multi-age group: preschool – 5th grade – Outdoors at Pavilion OR in Wilson Hall if bad weather.
Nursery for Worship Request nursery by emailing Kim (kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org).
 
No Sunday School on May 30
Sisters in Spirit
Our Sisters in Spirit small group began a new six-week study on Friday, May 7 at 10 AM. We are discussing Amy Jill Levine’s book, The Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. We hope to start meeting at the church in the not too distant future! If interested, please contact Cindy Blackburn (cynthiablackburn@tollgatevillagetn.com) or Martha Johnson (martha.johnson07@comcast.net).
Montreat Women’s Conference
A group of women from the church are planning to attend the 2021 Montreat Women’s Conference, August 13 - 15. We have booked a cottage and have room for a few more women. The theme of the conference this year is Word Wise: Encountering the Word that Draws Us In and Sends Us Out. The keynote speaker is Jen Hatmaker. Also there will be great opportunities for worship and Bible studies in one of the most beautiful places on earth! If interested please contact Martha Johnson (martha.johnson07@comcast.net)
Summer Camp at NaCoMe

NaCoMe offers a range of camp programs. They have week-long options for rising 3rd through 12th graders, 3 day long options for rising 2nd through 4th, and weekend options for families with younger children. 

Activities at NaCoMe range from the traditional (archery, swimming, canoeing) to the extreme (ziplines, rock walls, human foosball).

Registration for 2021 is open, but many camps are already full. Click here to register and use code Frank21 for 50% off.
Music & Worship
Upcoming Music and Worship Opportunities in May

  ALL MONTH: Worship Leadership Opportunities
Share your musical gifts as a hymn soloist. Contact Sara or sign-up with SignUpGenius.

Music Check-in “ZOOMerang” at 7:00 PM (Dates TBD)
Join us for a brief check-in. Just keeps coming around!

UPCOMING: “10 – 2- 4”
TEN Minutes TO Prepare FOR Fall - - Vocal Exercises/Helps/Reminders
Brief ten-minute Vocal Exercises/Warm-up Videos to prepare for anticipated fall rehearsal. These will be available on the church Facebook Music Page.
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A Service of Evening Prayer with Music (Date TBD)
Candlelight – Moments of Silent Reflection –Music – Prayer – Scripture
Join us for the traditional service of prayer at the close of day.
Worship Flower Dedications
You are invited to dedicate worship flowers in honor of or in memory of someone each week. The cost is $85. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a specific date you would like, sign up ASAP. Thank you for providing flowers each Sunday. We will no longer use the poster in the church office, so please click here to review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. If you have any questions, email Sara at schang@fpcfranklin.org. Thank you!
FPC Arboretum in the News

People are talking about our Arboretum! Click here to read the newest article from the Williamson Homepage. Have you stopped by and visited yet?

Bring your family and take a tour through the Arboretum (46 Species listed on our website), Labyrinth, Prayer Wall, Pavilion and Native grass and flower area, Koi Pond with benches, Rain Garden, Playground, and Courtyard Memorial Garden. Also, our Free Little Library is still here and full of books for you to pick up anytime during the week.
This Week's Schedule
Thursday
9 AM - Virtual Yoga

Friday
10 AM - Sisters in Spirit
Saturday

Sunday
8:30 AM - Indoor Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM - Sunday School (Zoom/In Person)
11 AM - Indoor Worship