May 15, 2022, Senior Sunday/ Mission Trip Commissioning
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18
Sermon: Ellie Jones
Hymns:
Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty 
I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Lord, Dismiss Us with Your Blessing
Bowling Green Mission Trip:
Join FPC Franklin on our mission trip to help the Bowling Green, KY community repair and recover from the tornado disaster that hit southern Kentucky this past December. We will be departing FPC Franklin on the morning of Tuesday, May 31 and returning on Saturday, June 4. Deadline to register is TOMORROW. RSVP on our website.

We are asking for donations of most-needed items to bring on the trip with us:

Cereal
Instant oatmeal
Jam/jelly, 
Toilet paper
Personal hygiene of any kind (even the trial size)
Canned soup 
Coffee
Rice
Canned fruit
Canned veggies
Spaghetti sauce

Please drop off these items in the Basic Essentials Cart by Sunday, May 29. Thanks!
The Waverly Project is a way of “adopting” Waverly to be a recipient of consistent volunteer time over a period of a few months. We will meet in Waverly (90 minute drive) for a workday that will be 9:00-3:00. That way folks can leave Nashville at 7:30 and be home by 4:30. This will be mainly rebuilding / construction work, just like working on a Habitat build. Volunteers will be led by a team of professional construction personnel. No real skills needed.  Lunch will be provided. Volunteer coordination in Waverly is being handled by Inspiritus, a disaster response nonprofit.  These efforts will be continuing in Waverly for at least another year and they need our help. The Waverly Project Volunteer Link
 
Waverly Project Workdays
May 20               Friday
June 17               Friday

GraceWorks
Stamp Out Hunger 2022 – May 14, 2022
GraceWorks needs your help! They have a big Food Drive on Saturday, May 14, 2022. They have partnered up with the Post Office to Stamp Out Hunger in Williamson County! They are in need of volunteers to help unload and load food into trucks. Sign up.

My Friend's House
One of the most popular year-round volunteer activities is called Chef for a Night, where individuals or groups sign up to bring a meal or cook a meal with residents. You can order a meal for 10 from a restaurant, pre-cook a meal at home or bring ingredients and cook in their beautiful, spacious kitchen. This is a great time to spend at My Friend’s House getting to know their residents and learning more about life at the house, and volunteers provide positive adult interactions for our youth and are an important component of our program. Sign up.
Tomorrow evening, Phillip Otts will provide background information on Russian history and foreign relations, with the goal of provoking an open discussion on the current situation in Ukraine. Questions and comments from participants will be encouraged. Dinner starts at 6 PM and is provided free of charge by the Mission Committee followed by the presentation at 6:30 PM. Childcare and Nursery will be provided.
Senior Recognition Sunday:
This Sunday
  
We are looking forward to celebrating our high school seniors this Sunday. Have you been meaning to sign up for the luncheon following the 11:00 service? All are invited, and we have room for more. 

Please email Susan Oldham today if you would like to join us.  The cost is $10 per person ($30 max for the family). 
Senior Bibles: A special part of Senior Recognition Sunday is presenting each senior with a Bible signed by our community of faith. The Bibles will be in Wilson Hall for WNL tomorrow or you may stop by the church office during the week. Bibles will be presented to Seniors on Sunday morning.
Director of Youth Ministries:
Our Session has formed a Search Committee for the full time position of Director of Youth Ministries. The Job Description and contact email is on our website.

Please keep this search in your prayers.  
Blood Drive Recap

Thank you for a wonderful drive on Sunday. We overproduced and collected 40 pints to help up to 120 patients!

Save the date for our next blood drive: September 25, 2002.
Primetimers Lunch

Date and Time: Thursday, May 19, 11:30 AM

Location: Quinn's Neighbourhood Pub & Eatery. 1010 Murfreesboro Pike Franklin, TN 37064.

RSVP HERE. Any questions, contact Sarah Korab.
After ten years of service, Tripcast will be shutting down at the end of May. FPC has used Tripcast for many church trip photos over the past few years, so if you have an account, you may want to download the photos before they're gone.

FPC Clarksville Celebration Draws Near!
As FPC Clarksville bicentennial approaches, you are invited to prepare for this amazing moment in our community's history!

To REFLECT on the legacies we enjoy as gifts from previous generations of our congregation.
To REJOICE with our extended family as we gather to celebrate with special events during a year-long homecoming for our congregation.
To RENEW our commitment to build on the foundation that we have received.

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, May 21, Dinner
At the Hand Family Farm by reservation.

Sunday, May 22, 10:00 Service
Lunch to follow in the downtown commons.

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 Community Bicentennial Celebration
With premier music by a Clarksville composer.
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Thank you so much for your generous donation to Hard Bargain Association. We appreciate your faithful support over the years. You are a tremendous blessing to the families we serve in the Hard Bargain neighborhood. Your partnership with us helps us offer the life changing gift of homeownership for hard working people.
Thank you for your gift to GraceWorks' Fuel bag program and helping to feed local children who may otherwise be hungry over the weekends. While students have access to free/reduced meals at school during the week, they have little, if any, nutrition on the weekends. Your donation has provided bags of food for these children to bring home. For every $1 you gave, GraceWorks has been able to provide a bag of food filled with items for children to eat.
We thank you for your most recent donation of clothing and toiletries. Because you give, small acts of faith and kindness have been transformed into something powerful and life-changing. Because of your gift we can build upon the 36 years of successfully connecting participants to long-term solutions with the ultimate goal of finding sustainable income and permanent housing.
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday
10 AM: Wednesday Bible Study
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6 PM: WNL Dinner
6:30 PM: Perspectives on Russia Program

Thursday
6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry Zoom


Saturday
9 AM: 2NDSAT GraceWorks Fuel Bags

Sunday
8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Worship
12 PM: Senior Recognition Luncheon
2:45 PM: Outreach Committee
4 PM: Session Meeting