June 12, 2022
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-3
Sermon: Greeting the God of Love, Chris Joiner
Holy, Holy, Holy
Spirit of God
Summer at FPC
The Ten Commandments are foundational not only to our faith, but also to our modern system of justice. We recite the Commandments almost every Sunday as a response to the forgiveness of sins. In doing so, we are acknowledging that the Commandments are a gift from the hand of God to guide us into living with God and one another.

Adult Sunday School (9 AM in Barr Conference Room)
Our pastoral staff will lead us through Words of Love: A Healing Journey with the Ten Commandments by Eugenia Anne Gamble.
Children and Youth Sunday School Classes (9 AM)
All curriculum is lectionary based & coordinates with Sunday worship texts.

Children meet in rooms 101-102

Youth meet in rooms 117-118

Nursery, Room 111 Available for worship and Sunday School for Infants – 3 years old
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 in the Parlor this Sunday, June 12. FPC staff and members will share how God is at work through the mission and ministries of our faith community.
Bowling Green Mission Trip:
On December 11, 2021 a devastating tornado struck southern Kentucky causing massive damage. Last Tuesday thru Saturday, eight members of FPC Franklin traveled to Bowling Green to help that community rebuild from that disaster. Joe Duarte, John Moulton Russ Phillips, Elizabeth Stivers, Harriett Sawyer, Anne Keener, Pastor Mary Sellers Shaw and Mike Anderson were the volunteers. Also, Jennifer Godwin and Katie Gottlieb traveled to Bowling Green to provide a dinner and breakfast for our volunteer group.

Our group was hosted by First Christian Church of Bowling Green and we worked with Joel Hawkins who is a pastor at Crossland Church of Bowling Green. Crossland Church has committed to providing volunteers working on 20 homes this year. Our project involved working on a home under the direction of James and Jef Scott who are contractors, one of which had his home destroyed by the storm along the same street as our project. The use of contractors reduces the liability to Crossland Church and combined with donated materials and volunteer labor reduces the overall cost to the homeowner. We installed vinyl siding around the entire house as well as completing projects in the kitchen and laundry room. We also brought donated food from our congregation and a check for $1000 to the FCC food bank.

This mission trip was a great fit for our group due to the close proximity to Franklin and the working relationship we had with Crossland Church and the passion of the Scott Brothers taking the time to show our group what needed to be done while working alongside us. Bowling Green and southern Kentucky has a ways to go in the rebuilding process which will take a considerable amount of time. We are glad that we had the opportunity to travel to that community to help in that rebuilding effort.
Juneteenth Celebrations in Franklin:
The African American Heritage Society presents the 12th annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18, at the McLemore House Museum, 446 11th Ave. N. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Franklin Justice & Equity Coalition is making history with the first Juneteenth Festival in downtown Franklin, Tennessee. 6/19/2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Juneteenth Celebration at Pinkerton Park
Date: 6/19/2021 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Blackberry Jam Music Festival: June 25

This year’s Blackberry Jam will take place as an limited capacity event from Boyd Mill Farm. FPC members can attend for free HERE since FPC Franklin is a sponsor! Let's celebrate being back together again for the 19th consecutive year!
We are introducing our NEW Directory of Youth Ministries, Sam Belcher, on June 26 during our 10 AM Worship Service.

Sam is familiar with Franklin as he attended Ravenwood High School and then Lipscomb University. Sam felt called into youth ministry in his teen years and was very active in his youth group and has many great ideas to share with us. He has just graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Center for Youth Ministry with his Master of Arts degree. While in the CYMT program Sam served as Director of Youth Ministries in Lakeland, TN. He will be moving from the Memphis suburb back to the Franklin area this month.

“Sam has talked a lot about his goal of getting the Youth to become a more integrated part of the FPC community and feels that many churches describe the youth as the church of the future, but he feels that the youth ARE the church right now. We can’t wait to see what Sam will bring to our community.” Riley Mitchell
We truly appreciate your donation of $1,750 received 3/25/2022 supporting our 2022 Spring Community campaign. We cannot thank you enough for answering our call to join us in support of affordable housing. Thanks to caring neighbors like you, future homeowners are able to purchase an affordable home in our community, positively changing the lives of their families today and for generations to come!
Thank you to your congregation for showing love for your Neighbor through your recent contribution of $791 received 5/5/2022. You made it possible for struggling families to avoid eviction, potential homelessness, hunger, utility disconnection, and other troubles. We are grateful for your support in enabling GraceWorks to fulfill its mission of "Neighbor serving Neighbor, by the power of God's grace."
Thank you for your gift of $5000 made to the Shorter Chapel AME Church Bell Tower fund. We are grateful for the gift from your church. With this gift and others, we will be able to repair our Bell Tower to its 1925 look and feel. We look forward to a time when we can ring out the bells to Franklin returning this tower to its former glory.
This Week's Schedule
5 PM: Adult CE Zoom meeting
7 PM: Children's CE Zoom meeting

6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry Zoom

10 AM: Sisters in Spirit
9 AM: 2NDSAT Boys and Girls Club kits

9 AM: Sunday School for all ages
9 AM: Inquirer Gathering
10 AM: Worship/ Livestream