Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday Schedule

10:30 AM: Wednesday Morning Bible Study

5 PM: Carillon Handbells, Room 215-A

6 PM: WNL Thanksgiving Meal

6:45 PM: WNL Program: Gratitude: Home, Church, World led by Pastor Chris (details below)

6:45 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Room 215-B

Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Worship/Livestream (watch from our website/FB Livestream) 

9:45 AM: Sunday School for ALL Ages

11 AM: Worship
ReOpen Task Force Update:
 It is heartening to see the case numbers dropping in our region. Because of those drops, the COVID Task Force at FPC has announced that we will be making masks optional for all fully vaccinated persons. Masks are strongly encouraged for those who are not yet vaccinated and will still be worn by those working closely with children, as they are not yet eligible for vaccination. Also, we have resumed congregational singing in the 8:30 worship service.
November 21, 2021: Christ the King Sunday

Scripture: John 18:33-37
Sermon: The Kingdom of Truth, Anne Keener

Come, Christians, Join to Sing
Lead On, O King Eternal!
Crown Him, with Many Crowns
Congregational Care - Caring for One Another
Fall Growth Groups
Thank you to our Growth Group Facilitators and all who participated in a group this fall. As always, relationships were deepened with God and one another. One participant shared, “Growing up I was taught that being human was something to be overcome and that our feelings and emotions were to be controlled. It is very freeing to see being human as a good, God given state of being. I think this is something of what Enns was writing about in his book.” 

We will be offering Growth Groups again during Lent so look for more information in January. Growth Groups provide a space to get to know other members while your faith and friendships grow. If you are curious about the Growth Group experience, ask anyone in these photos.
Relax and Restore 2021
The NaCoMe grounds once again provided the perfect place for our annual women’s retreat. We packed a lot into the weekend and still came away spiritually, mentally, and physically relaxed and restored. Our program leader, Sally Wanzer, gave us the opportunity to explore a few spiritual practices which included Lectio Devina, Imaginative listening, and an Awareness Sabbath Walk. This time away from the hustle of home life and technology gave us the chance to explore scriptures and creation with fresh eyes. Twenty women joined for the morning program, and we give our thanks to Sally for graciously offering her spiritual gift of leadership.

Speaking of gratitude, we were given a small journal and Katie England provided the supplies for us to embellish our journals with embroidery or ink drawings. This is a gift that will keep on giving. Jane Herron and Anne Keener helped us worship and commune together around the campfire for our closing worship. We shared stories, s’mores, and communion that will linger in our minds and hearts. Other highlights: sparked conversations, candlelight yoga, blanket tying, chocolate indulgences, water tower hiking, axe throwing, “Happy” playlist building, singing Happy Birthday to Clata, and watching Baby Bennie smile, cuddle, and step into the loving arms of his parents (Sam and Ryan Moore)! Mark your calendar for November 11-13, 2022 to experience the loving community of FPC women. 
Wednesday Night Dinner, 6 PM
Tomorrow night is the last WNL Dinner in November. Register for December meals HERE.

December 1: Soup/ Salad Night followed by Intergenerational BINGO

We will have a few extra meals available for guests. Pricing: $10 per adult/youth, $5 per child, $25 family max. If you have any questions, contact our WNL Coordinator, Katie Oldham (k.oldham1994@gmail.com).

December 8: FREE Flapjack Giveback Pancake Dinner provided by the Mission Committee. Come for dinner and celebrate this past year with our Mission Committee. We'll hear about our first Super Saturday Day of Service and learn about our upcoming trip for MLK weekend. You don't want to miss this FREE dinner and program!
Wednesday Night Live Programming, 6:45 PM
Following dinner, pastor Chris will lead us in Gratitude: Home, Church, World. We will explore gratitude as a, perhaps THE, Christian posture in the world and ask how our living might be influenced by the practice of gratitude. Each evening will explore a different sphere – home and family, the community of faith, and the wider world. There will be a nursery and childcare available.
Young Adult Brunch: November 21
We’re going to go to brunch after the 11:00 AM service on Nov. 21 for Young Adults. Email Mary Sellers if you're interested in joining us!
Advent Workshop 2021: Next Sunday, November 28, 9:45 AM in Wilson Hall

All ages will join together to explore the Advent stations. Stations will include:
  • Chrismon Trees in Sanctuary - Decorating Chrismon Trees and Family Photos 
  • Advent Banners – Hope, Peace, Joy, Love – Meditative and Creative Coloring
  • Edible Nativity Scenes – All the supplies to make a “edible” nativity scene 
  • Advent and Christmas Books and Nativity playsets – reading and playing together
  • Countdown Chains – Help your family mark the days to Christmas 
  • Cards for Homebound Members – personalize a note or draw a picture
  • At Home Advent Wreaths – Creative ways to make your own Advent Wreath 
Room In The Inn

RITI has put out a request for men’s WARM winter coats, size Med to 5XL. Their biggest need is men’s XL to 3XL, new or clean gently used. This need is only for heavy coats, so please do not bring sweaters, vests, or jackets. You can drop the coats off in the Basic Essentials cart in Wilson Hall by Sunday, November 28. Thank you in advance for your generosity! 
Angel Tree

Now through December 12, we will collect gifts for children age 0-18 to donate to The Manger (GraceWorks Christmas Store).

Pick up tags and drop off unwrapped gifts at the Angel Tree in Wilson Hall.
Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day

FPC LEGENDS! If you’re going to be in Franklin for Thanksgiving, let’s all meet up for a 5 or 10k as a church family to kick it off properly!

Register HERE and be sure to choose FPC Legends as your team.
Worship Flowers

Do you appreciate having flowers in worship each week? Would you be willing to help arrangement them with another person on a Saturday morning? We have several members who have faithfully arranged the worship flowers for many years and would love to add to this group so the frequency of arranging is less. You would be matched with someone who has done it before so you can learn. Please contact Margaret Roberts (jimroberts45@comcast.net or 615-584-4013) to learn more. This would be a fun this to do with a friend or provide an opportunity to meet some new people.

It is time to sign up for 2022 flowers! You may sign up to dedicate flowers each Sunday in 2022 HERE.

We also are in need of vases for our Flower Delivery Team on Mondays. You can bring vases to the church office any time during the week.
This Week's Schedule
10:30 AM: Bible Study
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6:45 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7 PM: Facility Management Meeting

10 AM: Sisters in Spirit
2 PM: Lois Weldon Service of Witness and Resurrection

8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Worship
2:45 PM: Outreach Committee Meeting
3:30 PM: Officer Training
4 PM: Session Meeting