Tuesday, May 12, 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.

May 17, 2020
Scripture: John 14:15-21
Sermon: I Am Coming to You Chris Joiner
Hymns:
Immortal, Invisible
Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart!

Click here to see this past Sunday's service.
Christian Education
NaCoMe Summer Camps
NaCoMe priorities and policies:
1. We believe in the power of camp. We believe children and youth need camp experiences more than ever.
2. We will only run camp if it is safe. Safety will be determined by medical professionals, government officials, and our staff and board
3. Relationships over finances. We’re here to serve families with changing registrations, scholarships, refunds, or moving fees to next year.
For more information, visit https://www.nacome.org/covid19
Summer GIFT VBS

Postponed from our June date, a new date and possibilities will come soon! 
Sunday School

Sunday School is Faith Formation at it’s BEST even in COVID-19!
 “The Christian Faith and Life Sunday School class is a serious Bible Study led by Missy Kitchings using the study commentary by William Barclay. But it is so much more: it has been a support group when due to health concerns we were unable to come to church for several months even before the pandemic; the class is now coming to our home each Sunday via the TV and Zoom. It is an important hour in each Sunday as the study and support continue. We have lived in TN less than three years and meeting with these special friends is a highlight of our week!” Thank you, Dee & Jon Bechtel

Individual Sunday School Classes until May 17:
Feasting on the Word for Families, 9 AM  (Breakout groups for youth) – Weekly lectionary texts; Contact: Linzi Anderson landerson@fpcfranklin.org

Exploration, 9 AM – Book based discussion group; Contact: Doug Halleen doug.halleen@mentorakid.org

Living Faith, 9 AM - Andy Stanley videos with discussion; Contact: Steve Lewis stevelewis22@comcast.net

Wired Word, 9 AM – Contemporary news discussion based; Contact: Vance Lahey vancelahey@gmail.com

Youth 11 th /12 th Grade, 9 AM; Contact: Jim Keener, jim.keener@gmail.com

Christian Faith and Life, 11 AM – Barclay The Daily Study Bible series on the Gospels; Contact: Missy Kitchings missy@kitchings.net

There is no Sunday School on May 24. Summer Sunday School will begin May 31 through July 26.

Parents of PreK – 5 th Grade Children
Two ways for your children to connect to their church friends:
Wednesdays at 6 PM Children’s Gathering https://zoom.us/j/378032368?pwd=TENnQlJCQXc3MEtycWloTkZ3aFhyZz09 ; Meeting ID: 378 032 368; Password: firstpres

Sundays at 11 AM Children’s Sunday School https://zoom.us/j/268245507 ; Meeting ID: 268 245 507; Password: firstpres

The children are really enjoying seeing each other, checking in, and hearing a story with an activity/game together. The gathering usually lasts about 30 minutes. Email Ms. Kim if you would like to help lead!

Let us know if you need help connecting for Sunday School!
Director of Christian Education, Kim Joiner kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org
Director of Youth Ministries, Linzi Anderson landerson@fpcfranklin.org
Almost every day on our Facebook page , you can watch a devotion from one of our pastors/staff members! You can click each photo above to see that specific video and be sure to follow us and let us know you're watching us by leaving a comment!
Music/Arts and Worship
New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Countdown: 4 Months
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – September of 2020)
Work continues on the new organ in the Casavant workshop in Montreal, where assembly is currently taking place. Watch for more updates next month!
( Images left to right ) RECIT I and II—“expressive” divisions completely enclosed in a wooden boxes, receive some of the first wooden pipes to be installed in the organ.
( Above ) Construction of the console, the “control center” of the new organ, continues at the Casavant workshop. Stained as an exact match to the wood in the Sanctuary, the exterior wood of the console is constructed in red oak, while the interior is walnut.
Carillon Schedule
Hymn Program (Daily at Noon and 6:00 PM)
Ringing the Hours (Weekdays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
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This Week's Schedule
Wednesday

Thursday
9:30 AM - Virtual Yoga
3 PM - Youth Virtual Coffee House
6 PM - Preschool Committee

Friday

Saturday
Sunday
9 AM - Wired Word
9 AM - Exploration
10 AM - Worship Service
2:45 PM - Outreach Committee
4 PM - Session Meeting
6 PM - Youth Group