Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Worship with us online
We live stream an abbreviated Sunday morning service on our FPC facebook page and upload the text sermons on our website.
June 14, 2020
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9
Sermon Title: Always - Chris Joiner
Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Click here to see this past Sunday's service.

Our 2NDSAT in June supports Room In The Inn and Vanderbilt Nursing Students.

Now, more than ever before, men and women experiencing homelessness need access to showers, laundry, mail services and basis supplies. Below is a list of RITI's most needed items. You can also shop from their  Amazon Wish List .
- Travel-size or single use toiletries: shampoo, shave gel, razors, toothpaste, deodorant
- New T-shirts, men's underwear (all sizes), and socks
- Ponchos
- Washable face masks in adult sizes
- Non-perishable items such as breakfast bars, fruit cups, and canned goods with the pop-top lid for their Food Pantry

As you know, there has been a shortage of masks and other personal protective equipment for providers. Fortunately, the Vanderbilt nursing students will not need to use vital PPE, including sturdy N-95 respirator masks. They will need cloth masks, however, to wear when they are at their clinical placements. If you are already making cloth masks and have extra to donate this week, you can drop them off anytime at the church (details below). If you are willing and able to make cloth masks, please use the guidelines outlined by the CDC here . Masks can be shipped via United Parcel Service to Mask Project, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, 461 21 st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37240. 

Delivery Details: These donations can be dropped off anytime now through Saturday in labeled tubs under the awning at the Sanctuary doors. Volunteers will be available Saturday from 9-11 AM to assist with unloading items.
• Hard Bargain—Paid for a week of meals for residents in the Hard Bargain Neighborhood
• Red Cross Blood Drive—Biggest donation yet, with 39 units!
• April 2NDSAT—Wrote notes of encouragement to essential workers across the community
• May 2NDSAT—GraceWorks food drive all month long
•  Friends Life —The Mission Committee wrote notes to the entire Friends Life staff offering encouragement
• Meals on Wheels—Continuing our monthly delivery of meals as a vital meal source
• FPC has also prepaid all its mission partner donations for the year in an act of love & support for their work.
Hear of a way we can give as a community of faith during this time? Email your idea to mission@fpcfranklin.org .
Clothing Needs from My Friend's House:
As the heat turns up and we spend more time outdoors, the boys at My Friend's House are in need of summer clothing such as shorts, t-shirts, gym shoes, slides and swimsuits. Most of the boys wear men’s sizes S, M, L. They accept gently used clothing and shoes.
If you want to clean out your closets, please let them know if you have any items to donate. They have a table set up on the front porch for supporters to leave donated items. Or you can visit their Amazon Wish List to purchase items that will be shipped directly to them. CLICK HERE . Contact Laura Chambers at laura.chambers@myfriendshousetn.org or call 615-790-8553 with any questions.
Outdoor Worship Begins THIS SUNDAY

We are meeting in our courtyard for a time of Evening Worship and Prayer Sunday nights at 6 PM starting this Sunday. Please make sure to bring lawn chairs/blankets, wear a face mask, and maintain family social distancing of 6 feet apart.
Families Apart, Church Together

Share your story! We want to check in with you about how you are doing and share messages of hope with our congregation and wider community. Fill out this form to share a picture and a blurb with us about your quarantine experience. We look forward to seeing your faces and hearing what you’ve been up to!
Meet this week's family: Barbara and Will Crunk

Who do you have in your home with you?
Will, Barbara, and Brent (8 months)

How are you all doing?
We’re doing great. This has certainly been an interesting at times confusing period, but we are thankful for our family and our health.

Are there things you have come to appreciate more during this time?
Having Will home so he gets to see more of Brent’s firsts (he is so close to crawling and never stops moving).

Have you created any new family traditions or rituals?
Way too many Harry Potter puzzles (including the entirety of Hogwarts in 3D) and lots and lots of scrabble. (Barbara is currently in the lead on number of games won though this may be challenged by Will.)

How are you staying connected to family, friends, the church, and the community?
We’ve been doing afternoon teas on the back porch with Gran and Pappy (Joy and Dan Crunk) and evening cocktails with Woody (Linda Patrick) on the front porch. We’ve also done some FaceTime/zoom calls with various friends and family to stay connected.

Do you have anything else you want to share with our church community? A prayer, a funny story from quarantine, or a word of encouragement?
Being in your house for long periods of time can make you think you should redecorate, my advice is don’t hang wallpaper. It is definitely NOT as easy as it seems.
This Week's Schedule
2NDSAT Donation Drop-off

9:30 AM - Virtual Yoga
2NDSAT Donation Drop-off
6 PM - Preschool Committee Meeting

2NDSAT Donation Drop-off
9-11 AM - 2NDSAT Donation Drop-off

10 AM - Worship Service
2:45 PM - Homebound Communion
6 PM - Outdoor Worship