Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Sunday Schedule

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

9:45 AM: Ministry Fair Sunday School in Wilson Hall for ALL Ages (MUSIC Ministry)

11:00 AM: Indoor Worship

ReOpen Task Force Update:
Due to the recent developments regarding the coronavirus and masking guidelines, we want to affirm that if you attend a service without a mask it is understood that you are fully vaccinated. If not, we ask that you please still wear one. This is for your safety as well as the safety of others. Many in our congregation who are vaccinated continue to wear a mask, which we welcome. In addition, for the next few weeks the 8:30 service will not have congregational singing, while the 11:00 service will. We want to encourage those who are concerned about the safety of singing in a group to attend the 8:30 service. We hope that as more persons get vaccinated in our community, we will see transmission reduced. If you have not yet been vaccinated or know people who have not been, please meet with your healthcare provider to explore your options. Vaccinations are how we will all move out of this pandemic. Thank you for your patience and faithfulness.
August 15, 2021
Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
Sermon:  Asking Rightly, Chris Joiner

Holy God, We Praise Your Name!
Make a Joyful Noise to God
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
August 2NDSAT
Join us for our August 2NDSAT from 8-11 AM on August 14 as we volunteer with OneGenAway for a food distribution at their mobile food pantry. OneGenAway is dedicated to eliminating racism, denominationalism, and poverty in America, believing that we are one generation away from this vision. The food distribution is at Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pike, 37211. Afterwards, feel free to grab lunch inside for tacos, steak or gyros, and paletas and ice cream for dessert!
Mercy Franklin Classic 5K 10K 1K Fun Run on September 6 is Mercy’s largest fundraiser each year in terms of funds’ raised and awareness of Mercy Community Healthcare’s services.
Depending on the race chosen (5K, 10K, or 1K Fun Run) a team could raise over $1,000 or more if they had a team of 30 or more runners. The registration link is Franklin Classic — Mercy Community Healthcare (mercytn.org). Be sure to join the FPC Legends team to run with church members!
Funds raised will go toward providing health and mental health services which Mercy offers on a sliding scale, self-pay program to assist the uninsured and underinsured. 
NEXT BLOOD DRIVE: September 26
Wilson Hall: 9 AM - 1 PM

Blood Donation is Important….and YOU can help patients who need blood products!
To make an appointment to donate, please visit: www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code FPCF19
Contact Melinda Henderson with questions.
Thank you to everyone who has filled out our "Make Your Mark" survey!

We will close the survey on Monday, August 16, so if you haven't filled it out yet, please do so this week.
Ice Cream Social: August 22
Join us for a sweet treat on Sunday, August 22 at 3 PM in the FPC Courtyard. We'll have 2 flavors of ice cream and all the toppings for your sundae of choice! Bring your friends and family and enjoy some fun outdoor fellowship. 
Inquirer Gathering: September 19
Do you want to learn more about First Presbyterian?
It is difficult to have all your questions answered from just attending our worship service. The Inquirer Gathering is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our faith community and ask questions you have about our congregation or the Presbyterian Church in general. Whether you have been visiting for a week or over a year, you are invited to join us during Sunday School at 9:45 AM. After some fellowship, Pastor Chris Joiner and other members of the staff and congregation will share how God is at work through the mission and ministries of our faith community. We will conclude with a tour of the facility. We hope you will join us.
Common Grounds

Common Grounds is back Sunday mornings. We are in need of volunteers to bring food items each Sunday morning by 9 AM. Read more information in the SignUp Genius link HERE.

If you have questions, email Pat Johnson or Barbara Roos.
Hospitality Volunteers Needed

Members welcome others Sunday mornings as they arrive for worship, hand out bulletins, and collect the offering. 
If interested, contact Leanne Hoeffler
Wednesday Night Live is coming back September 8!!!
This fall, we will experiment with new ideas each week for dinner at 6 PM! We are so thankful for your response to our WNL survey and look forward to spending time together again as a church on Wednesday Nights! We ask that you sign up for Wednesday Night Dinner each week by the Sunday prior and let us know of any dietary restrictions. We will have a vegan option each week. RSVP HERE.
New Pricing:
$10 per adult/youth
$5 per child
$25 family max
Sisters in Spirit small group is taking a break during August. Their next meeting will be Friday, September 10 in the parlor. 
Pictorial Directory

Thank you to everyone who has already taken your photo for our church directory! We still have spots on Friday and Saturday, August 20 & 21. If they all fill up, we will open up August 19. Our directory will not be complete without you! Visit fpcfranklin.org/connect/pictorial-directory.
This Week's Schedule
6:30 PM: Congregational Care Committee

5:30 PM: Youth Bible Study and Picnic

6 PM: Preschool Committee
6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry CE

Montreat Women's Connection Retreat
Montreat Women's Connection Retreat

Montreat Women's Connection Retreat
8:30 AM: Indoor Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Ministry Fair Sunday School
11 AM: Indoor Worship
12 PM: Christian Faith & Life Brunch
4 PM: Session Meeting

1 PM: Prayer Shawl Ministry