Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Wednesday Schedule

5 PM: Carillon Handbells, Room 215-A

6 PM: WNL Mexican Fiesta

7:30 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Room 215-B

Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Worship/Livestream | New Member Recognition (watch from our website/FB Livestream) 

9:45 AM: Sunday School for ALL Ages | Inquirer Gathering in the Parlor

11:00 AM: Worship | New Member Recognition
ReOpen Task Force Update:
We are called in our faith to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. The Task Force believes that one of the best ways we can fulfill this calling in this day is to strongly recommend, encourage, and advise masking for all persons over the age of two in all indoor spaces at FPC Franklin, regardless of vaccination status. Persons can remove masks to eat or drink. We believe this is a necessary expression of our love and care for one another in community, which is a hallmark of our faith and a key responsibility of those who lead.

We will continue to offer in-person worship at 8:30 and 11:00. The 8:30 service will have no congregational singing and the 11:00 will. All current plans for Sunday school, small groups, Wednesday Night Live, and choirs are still in place.

Again, the Task Force strongly recommends, encourages, and advises all persons over the age of two to mask in all indoor spaces at FPC. We also continue to urge all those who are eligible to be vaccinated to speak with your healthcare provider about that decision. Vaccination remains the clearest pathway out of this pandemic.
September 19, 2021:
New Member Recognition

Scripture: Mark 9:30-37
Sermon: Child Centered, Chris Joiner
Hymns: Holy, Holy, Holy!, Blessed Assurance,
Christ is Alive!
Christian Education
Presbyterian Women

Presbyterian Women meet each month (September through May) for inspiration and fellowship through Bible study and involvement in various types of service.

They meet on the second Tuesday of each month, 9:45 - 10:45 AM, in the church parlor. Study leader is Nancy Faye Williams.

This year they are studying What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from Women in Matthew's Genealogy of Jesus.
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
SEPTEMBER 15-NOVEMBER 17
Room 211, Barr Conference Room

This class begins tomorrow and this is the last week to sign up!
Register HERE.
Women’s Retreat at NaCoMe

Nov 12-14 – Relax and Restore in 2021.

We will explore some Practical Spiritual Practices for all ages and stages of your life journey. Come for the weekend or Saturday only. Register HERE.
Music and Worship
QUARTERLY SERVICE of EVENING PRAYER

A traditional service, as found the in the Presbyterian Book of Worship, at the close of day featuring music – scripture and prayer.

Sunday, September 26 (7:00 PM) – Sanctuary and Livestream
Upcoming Music and Worship Opportunities in September

CHILDREN’S MUSICAL GATHERING
Join us for a brief period of song led by our vocal scholarship students.
EACH Sunday (9:45 – 9:55 AM) – Chancel

FALL REHEARSALS
EACH Wednesday (5:00 PM) – Carillon Handbell Choir (Room 215-A)
(7:30 PM) – Chancel Choir (Room 215-B)

MUSICAL MONDAYS: Hymn Stories
Join us for more stories about your favorite hymns. 
Look for it on our new FPC Franklin Music - Worship & Arts YouTube Channel!  

QUARTERLY SERVICE of EVENING PRAYER
A traditional service of music, scripture, and prayer at the close of day 
and as found the in the NEW Presbyterian Book of Worship, 
Sunday, September 26 (7:00 PM) – Sanctuary and Livestream

MUSIC COMMISSIONING / STUDENT INTRODUCTION
Join us as we commission our musicians for another year and meet our new scholarship class.
Sunday, October 10 (8:30 and 11:00 AM Services of Worship)
Fellowship
Wednesday Night Live
Reservations are needed for dinner each week. The deadline to register is the Sunday prior to that particular Wednesday. Register today for McAlister's Deli on 9/22. We will have a few extra meals available for guests. Click here to make your reservation. Pricing: $10 per adult/youth, $5 per child, $25 family max.

For the month of September, WNL will be in the Courtyard, so if you haven't felt comfortable joining us on Sundays, this is a perfect opportunity to safely gather and connect with your church family.
Common Grounds Volunteer Needed

THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered in August and September! We have one more opening in September and a LOT of openings in October.

This is such a great way to show hospitality to our members and enjoy coffee, snacks, and fellowship with each other!

Thank you in advance for signing up HERE.
Inquirer Gathering: THIS SUNDAY

Do you want to learn more about First Presbyterian? All guests are invited to join us in the Parlor at 9:45 for a special Sunday School gathering. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others, learn more about our faith community, and ask questions about our congregation or the Presbyterian Church in general. FPC staff and members will share how God is at work through the mission and ministries of our faith community. Bring your coffee from Common Grounds and join us this Sunday!
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday
10:30 AM: Bible Study
6 PM: WNL

Thursday
7 PM: Facility Management Committee

Friday
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit

Saturday
7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study
9-4 PM: NaCoMe Play Date
Sunday
8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Worship
4 PM: Session Meeting
5 PM: Youth Service Project

Monday
1 PM: Prayer Shawl Ministry