Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Worship with us Outdoors at 8:30 AM and/or Online at 11 AM
We live-stream an abbreviated Sunday morning service on our website and upload the text sermons on our website.

Sundays at FPC
8:30 AM Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship  
(We are broadcasting the service for those who would like to remain in your cars in the parking lot. Just tune in to FM 96.9.)

9:15 AM Outdoor Sunday School Options

9:30 AM Common Grounds on Zoom

10 – 10:45 AM Zoom Sunday School
(Click each graphic for zoom link here)

11 AM Live-Stream Sunday Morning Worship (watch directly from our website)
October 18, 2020
Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22 
Sermon: The Coin Speaks, Chris Joiner
When Morning Gilds the Skies
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
Stewardship 2020
“Grace and peace” is the way Paul started most of his letters in the New Testament. In this greeting, he brought together the Jewish word “Shalom” (peace) with a word that would become associated with the Christian movement, “grace.” These were fundamental to him, words that immediately summed up the gift and task of the church.

The phrase serves as a point of emphasis in this unusual year as we contemplate stewardship. Through video stories, worship, and various communications, we want to lift up the ways we are responding to God’s abundant grace and embracing God’s vision of peace/shalom. Join us starting this Sunday.
Christian Education
Reverse Trunk or Treat – 11 AM, October 31
All are invited to join the parade! “Creep” along in the Comfort of your Car to view the Halloween Creativity on October 31. Line up by 11am at the FPC front entrance. All Children in the cars will receive a goodie bag at the exit and are invited but not required to wear a costume. If you want to decorate a trunk, here’s more information:

Line-up behind the cones at the main drive entrance. Parade begins at 11.

Interested in decorating your vehicle and bringing smiles to congregation members? Contact Jaclyn Tarkington jaclynknapper@hotmail.com or 615-423-8152. Prizes will be awarded, parking spots will be assigned and goodie bags for all in a costume, even those in a car! (Rain day: Nov. 1, 3 PM)
3 Outdoor Sunday School Options at 9:15 AM
Adults will gather under the Preschool Portico with a chair and mask for a lectionary based discussion on the text used in worship. Clarke Oldham will be leading.

Children K-5 at the Pavilion with masks. After the Outdoor Worship Service, please join us at the FPC Pavilion for Sunday School. Classes will be offered at 9:15 for all K-5 students to learn in a socially distanced and fun environment.  Wearing masks, students will be divided into small groups to hear a Bible story, pray, play, and do art projects together. Parents of all children will need to sign their child in and out, include cell number, and remain on FPC grounds. Preschool children are welcome, however, a parent/guardian must accompany their child during the class so that social distancing is ensured. Everyone is welcome, but please email katiegottlieb@yahoo.com if you plan to attend so that we have adequate supplies available.

Youth at the bus parking lot with masks and chairs.
10:00 AM Online Sunday School on Zoom
The Beatitudes: All ages together: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82769088324
Illustrated Ministry. Curriculum. Leaders: Kim Joiner, Linzi Anderson, various church members
Book: The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey From Frustration To Joy With The Spiritual Disciplines by Nathan Foster. Leaders: Doug Halleen, Faye Ligon, Terry Love
Curriculum series: Andy Stanley videos - You're Not Far, Upside Down, and The Unsettling
Solution for Just About Everything. Leaders: Connie Bond, Margaret Whiteside, and Steve Lewis
Feasting on the Word: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966803539  
Feasting on the Word curriculum. Leaders: Adam Crunk; Clarke Oldham; Jim Skillen. This class will be offered in two formats: one on Zoom at 10 AM and one in person right after the 8:30 AM outdoor worship.
Christian Faith and Life: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89002956794
The Gospel of John, Volume One (New Daily Study Bible) by William Barclay.
Leader: Missy Kitchings.
Big God, Big Questions curriculum. Leader: Mike Moyers. Class will meet Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, Dec 6
Wednesday Night Live
Join us each week for Wednesday Night Live on Zoom

Children's Gathering at 5:30 PM
Blessing and Dinner at 6:00 PM
Programming from 6:30-7:30 PM

We have all missed having dinner with our church family! Join us on Zoom for a quick hello or sit and enjoy your meal with us or turn your camera off and just listen in.

The Presbyterian Kids will meet on this same Zoom link from 5:30 to 6 for a check in with one another and games. The youth are moving their in-person gathering to Sundays at 5:30 and will join our WNL programming.
Conversations on Race
Wednesday nights in October we will discuss current issues of race relations in our country and how we can respond as people of faith. These will be open, honest discussions where we are invited into “brave” space. Join us as we engage in thoughtful conversation about how we can uplift and listen to communities of color while recognizing our own prejudices. We will engage with various readings and have opportunities for both listening and participation. We believe we are called to bear witness to God’s love for all humanity by working for justice, love, and equality. We invite you to participate on Zoom from 6:30-7:30 each week to be part of the conversation. 

October 14: Where We’ve Been (Historically)
Join us tomorrow night for our second class in our Conversations on Race series. We will be discussing “Where We’ve Been (Historically)” with the help of our guest speaker, Dr. Louis Woods. Dr. Woods is an Associate Professor of African-American History and the Africana Studies Program Director at MTSU. He will be discussing the history of discriminatory housing policy that has led to inequity in our society. Sign up to receive weekly resource guide emails here. We invite you to participate in the conversation from 6:30-7:30 PM on Zoom.

October 21: Where We’ve Been (Personally)
October 28: Where Do We Go From Here?
The Friendship Challenge:
November's WNL series: Nov 4, 11, 18, 6:30 to 7:30 PM

Claire Crunk and Robin Pulliam will lead us on a exploration of kingdom work as a community of faith with our friends. This difficult kingdom work doesn’t occur in campaign rallies, at the grocery store, or on Facebook; rather, it happens in the intentional sacred space between two friends. With God’s help, the church has an opportunity to “be at the forefront, finding ways to come together and reveal the true meaning of the body of Christ. Different parts, different likes, different passions, different perspectives, without question; but all woven together by the thread of love…Whether the lines of division in your life are racial, religious, ideological, or even something as simple as a difference in age or experience, we will show you how to pursue reconciliation by learning how to listen to, understand, and build rapport with people who at first may seem to have little in common with you” (from The Friendship Challenge).

Claire and Robin will take excerpts from The Friendship Challenge that is co-authored from US Senator Tim Scott and former US Representative Trey Gowdy and help us apply them to our own friendships.
At Home Podcast
What does it mean to be blessed? What are your follow up thoughts after hearing Jesus say “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”? And where are you seeing this kingdom of heaven unfold in the real world?
We have just the podcast for you to continue those thoughts: At Home with FPC Franklin. Thanks to Linzi Anderson and Sara Chang we are on the FPC website, Spotify, and Apple Podcasts. Listen as you walk in this gorgeous fall weather, or fold laundry, or cook dinner.  Visit http://fpcfranklin.org/home-resources/at-home-podcast. Also available on Apple and Spotify.
Women’s Book Club October 29, 7 PM
Join the Zoom discussion on I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown led by Namaste Anderson and Kim Joiner. Read or listen to this “eye-opening account of growing up black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.” The audible version is narrated by the author and the hardback is less than 200 pages. You have plenty of time to read or just join us for the timely discussion. 
Music/Arts and Worship
New Pipe Organ Update
Casavant Countdown: 2 Weeks!!!
Casavant Opus 3938 (Installation – End of October)
Work continues on the new organ in the Casavant workshop in Montreal
as assembly of the new organ continues!
“ZOOM” Organ Introduction (Date/Time TBD)
We anticipate hosting a church-wide ZOOM introduction to the new organ in which you will be able to see/hear/and ask questions about the new organ, prior to its shipment and installation. 
Hymn Stories
Join us for a new hymn story each Monday on Facebook!
Each week we will discover a little bit of background information about your favorite hymn…and hear it played. Send in a favorite title to the church’s main page, the music group page, or via a simple email. Look for your favorite to be featured in the coming weeks.

Q: I would like to own my own copy of the hymnal, how may I do so? 
A: Use the following link to find out more information on how to order.

"Fall Into Fall"
Upcoming Opportunities

Casavant Opus 3938 Installation Begins
Choir ZOOM Gatherings 
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities

Choir ZOOM Gatherings
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities

Casavant Opus 3938 Complete
Choir ZOOM Gatherings
Christmas Eve Worship
Virtual Lessons & Carol Service
Worship Stream ZOOM Opportunities (Sanctuary)
This Week's Schedule
8:30 AM: Virtual Yoga
6 PM: WNL Dinner

10 AM: Sisters in Spirit

8:30 AM - Outdoor Worship
9:15 AM - Outdoor Sunday School Options