Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Worship with us at
8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
November 24, 2019
Christ the King/Reign of Christ

Colossians 1:11-20 

All Things
Linzi Anderson

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!
Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun
Crown Him with Many Crowns

The Lord is a Mighty God
F. Mendelssohn

Turkey and Dressing
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Salad
Assorted Desserts

Cost is $5.00 adult, $3.00 children, and $15.00 family maximum. Remember, if you are celebrating a birthday during this week, your meal is free.
Christian Education
Thank you to everyone for helping us celebrate Leticia Arias!

Ms. Leti’s last Sunday in the nursery will be December 1. 
A gain this year, THE BIBLE CLASS will be providing gift cards to the ladies who have to spend Christmas at Bridges. Anyone who would like to contribute to this effort, please bring your contribution to The Bible Class or give to Hugh DuPree or Duke Ellis. Thank you in advance.
Wednesday Night Live (WNL) is a multi-generational program of several ministries of our church . We invite you to come and give it a try!
Fellowship: Dinner is ready at 6:00 p.m. and casual conversation and relationship building begins as well. No family pays over $15 and the meal is free the week of your birthday...another great reason to join us!
Music and Worship: Check the Music section for times.
Mission: From November through March we host guests from the Room In The Inn program. 
Christian Education: There are programs for adults, children, and youth. The nursery is always available for 3 years and under.
Adult Program in Room 211
6:45—7:30 PM
We had great table conversations for Franklin Tomorrow’s On the Table event. Keep the conversations going! Thank you to everyone who has a regular seat at WNL and you willingly mixed things up and made a new friend. Don’t forget to send in your survey to Franklin Tomorrow.
Join us for the following programs:
Nov: 20 Bill Carver – continuing the overview of Thomas Merton
No WNL Nov 27 Thanksgiving week
Dec: 4 Mary Sellers Shaw - Advent*
11 Mary Sellers Shaw – Suzuki Group to play in entryway and at 6:20 (will join for dinner)
18 Mary Sellers Shaw
NO WNL Dec 25 and Jan 1  

* Join us for WNL in December for Advent in Narnia with Pastor Mary Sellers. We will be exploring how C.S. Lewis’s beloved book The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe connects with the Advent season, using Heidi Haverkamp’s reflections from her book Advent in Narnia . As children, we are connected with the magic of the Christmas season. Rediscover the wonder and joy that come in this time of waiting as we prepare to welcome Christ into our midst. If you would like to read along with your family, a few copies of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe will be available to borrow from the church office. 
Advent Workshop :
Sunday, Dec. 1, 9:45 a.m. in Wilson Hall
It’s a tradition!   Stations will be set up for all ages to explore the Advent and Christmas liturgical seasons.
At-home Advent Wreath station will be available, please sign up to ensure Advent wreath supplies are available. The Musical Gathering and individual Sunday school classes will NOT meet.   Any questions, email Kim Joiner: kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org .
Primetimers trip to Timberland Park & Natchez Trace Parkway

"It was fabulous! The speakers at Timberland Park were great; the song The Battle of New Orleans was sung by everyone in riotous good humor; the trip to Jackson Falls went very well and the lunch at Square Market & Cafe was delicious!"

Thank you Betty and Wayne for organizing such a fun day. Never let a bit of rain get you down! 
Primetimers Christmas Party:
Friday, December 6 in Wilson Hall
6:00 p.m. Appetizers
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Meal & Drinks provided
Sign up on the Bulletin Board in Wilson Hall
0r email Betty Barcheski at betty@barcheski.com
Presbyterian Women meets on the 2 nd Tuesday of each month. Join us December 10 in the parlor from 9:45 - 11:00 AM when we host the staff/ volunteers for a Cornbread and Soup Lunch. We welcome anyone to join in our circle of study and friendship. Contact Betty Willoughby (615.794.1131) or Nancy Faye Williams (615.794.0441).
GraceWorks Manger Christmas Store: Friday, December 13
Our church will staff the entire night, we need 120 volunteers.  Sign up today! All volunteers need to be available from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the City in Franklin. Jobs will include such tasks as: setting up tables, organizing gifts, volunteer registration, personal shopper, gift wrapping, restocking shelves, loading/unloading trucks, and cleaning up. Young children through 6th grade must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you to our Covenant Partners (past and present) for making The Manger an annual event with your student. We look forward to seeing you all on the 13 th
Youth Live Nativity and Chili Cook-Off: Sunday, December 8

Please let us know if you are able to bring Chili or help with serving/registration/acting etc by signing up at one of the two links below:

Music/Arts and Worship
Annual Service of
Lessons & Carols 

Sunday, December 15
(8:30 and 11:00 AM)

Join us for the musical retelling of our common humanity, the promised Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. This year’s narrative provided by music for brass, choir, congregation, guitar, handbells, liturgical dance, organ, percussion, piano, and vocal soloists. 
New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – Summer of 2020)
Work continues on the new organ as it is begin created in the workshop in Montreal. At present the organ console is under construction; the new pipework is being created; and organ’s casework (26’ in height) is being built. Watch for additional updates soon. 
Rehearsal Schedule Reminders
We encourage you to add your “musical tithe” to ours! Join us for a Wednesday evening rehearsal…join us for a Sunday morning service…join us for a special event preparation or season…or choose to join us on a more long-term basis. Just join us!! We want to find something that works for you, so please let us know how we can help you.    

Carillon Handbell Choir – Wednesday, 5:15-6:00 PM in Room 215-A
WNL Mid-week Meal – Wednesday, 6:00-6:45 PM in Wilson Hall
Children’s Choir (Younger Disciples) – Wednesday, 6:45-7:15 in Room 213
WNL Programming – Wednesday, 6:45-7:30 PM in Barr Conference Room
Chancel Choir – Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in Room 215-B
Carillon Schedule
Before/After Worship (Sunday)
Hymn Program (Sunday & Friday Noon and Sunday at 6:00 PM)
Ringing the Hours (Weekday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
We are so blessed to partner with a number of outside groups who use our church on a weekly basis. Check out our new website page with our Facilities Partners and read about the mission of each group as well as our updated (Bus) Policies and (Emergency Response) Procedures that Rich Johnson and the Facilities Committee have put together!
9:00 AM - Preschool
10:30 AM - Wednesday Morning Bible Study
5:15 PM - Carillon Handbell Choir Rehearsal
6:00 PM - Wednesday Night Live Dinner
6:00 PM - Room In The Inn
6:45 PM - Children's Choir
6:45 PM - Wednesday Night Live Programs
7:30 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Room In The Inn
9:00 AM - Preschool
9:30 AM - Community Yoga Class
2:45 PM - Youth Coffee - Second and Bridge
6:30 PM - Congregational Care Committee
6:30 PM - Stephen Ministry CE
7:00 PM - Facility Management Committee
9:00 AM - Preschool
10:00 AM - Sisters in Spirit
7:30 AM - Men's Bible Study
7:45 AM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:30 AM - Worship Service
9:30 AM - Common Grounds
9:45 AM - Children's Musical Gathering
9:45 AM - Sunday School
10:30 AM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
10:30 AM - Common Grounds
11:00 AM - Worship Service
9:00 AM - Preschool
9:00 AM - Preschool
6:00 PM - Mission Committee
Upcoming Events and Registrations