Tuesday, May 5, 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.
May 10, 2020
Scripture: Acts 7:55-60
Sermon Title: Look - Chris Joiner
Hymns:
I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art
Christ Is Alive

Click here to see this past Sunday's service.
Mission
May 2NDSAT

Our 2NDSAT in May supports GraceWorks food pantry . GraceWorks food pantry needs are greater than ever, and no one in Williamson County should go hungry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This 2NDSAT event will run the entire month of May to fit your “at home” schedule. Please consider purchasing any of the items listed below that are in great demand. The list is not all inclusive, so if you see a great sale don’t pass it by—any non-perishable food items are needed.
Food Pantry Critical Needs
Spaghetti sauce
Spaghetti
Canned meat (Tuna, chicken, etc.)
Peanut Butter
Canned beans
Oatmeal
Pancake Mix & Syrup
Canned fruit
Canned milk / Shelf Milk

Other needs:
Diapers (size 3-6)
Laundry Detergent
Dog food

We understand some are still not comfortable shopping and delivering items—not a problem! You can still participate by making a monetary donation to GraceWorks Food Pantry online at www.graceworksministries.net/donate or mailing a check to 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064.

Delivery Details: During COVID-19 modified services, we ask you make these donations Monday through Saturday from 9am to 12pm at 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064.  You can bypass the food line, enter the parking lot, and tell the parking attendant you are here to make a pantry donation. They will direct you to the safest place to make the donation at that time.
Blood Drive: May 10

The American Red Cross continues to closely monitor the evolving situation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Their commitment to operate blood drives in the safest way possible for their donors, volunteers and staff remains a top priority.

To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: FPCF19 or contact Connie Bond at 615.790.4043 or cbond@comcast.net or Don Bittick at 615.775.4379 or dbittick@msn.com .
At each blood drive, Red Cross staff already follow the highest standards of safety and infection control. In addition to their procedures, they have implemented additional precautions:
• Checking temperature of all staff, volunteers and donors before entering blood drive (If any staff, volunteer or donor has a temperature greater than 99.5°F they will not be able to donate/work at the drive)
• Staff and volunteers will wear gloves throughout entire drive, changing gloves often
• All staff, volunteers and donors will be required to wear face masks or coverings at the blood drive in alignment with CDC public guidelines
• Donor educational materials on COVID-19
• Stop sign at entrances to avert ineligible donors
• Hand sanitizer will be available at check-in, health history and refreshment areas
• Blood donors will be asked to use hand sanitizer before and during the donation process
• Donors beds will be sanitized between every donor
• Routinely disinfecting common surfaces at drive
• Set up to allow 6 feet distance between donor areas
• Only blood donors will be permitted at blood drives
• After check-in, donors will be asked to wait in a designated area (or even car), donors may be asked for a phone number to get notified it’s their turn
• Donors will be asked to wear face masks or coverings at blood drives in alignment with CDC guidelines. We encourage donors to bring their own mask or covering that covers both
their nose and mouth. If a donor does not have a mask, the Red Cross will provide one. If a donor does not want to wear a mask, we ask they postpone their donation for a later date.
• Please schedule appointments for all your donors to help manage donor flow and allow for social distancing. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
• For additional information go to redcrossblood.org to learn more about coronavirus and blood donation.

During this public health emergency, donation information may change in the days and weeks ahead, so please be sure to consult with your Red Cross representative or staff at your blood drive with any questions. Thank you for your support!
Outreach
New Banners for Spring
We’re brightening up for Spring and getting ready to welcome you and our guests back to FPC whenever that may be with new banners at the church! Thanks to Dale Roos and his son for installing them, and Mike Moyers for designing them!
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. Entries will be featured in our weekly E-News and on Social Media. We look forward to seeing your faces and hearing what you’ve been up to!
Get to know our first family spotlight:
Steve, Leanne, Jack, Megan, and Molly Hoeffler! 

Who do you have in your home with you?
We have all the kids at home. Megan and Jack were already living at home and Molly is home from Sewanee and finishing her classes virtually.

How is everyone doing health wise?
We are happy to report that all are healthy and happy – no one in the family has been tested but none of us have had any symptoms.

Quarantine Silver Linings – Are there some things that you have come to appreciate more?
We have been spending quite a bit more time together and we are enjoying the long walks
that we get to take around the neighborhood (or on the Y river trail).

Have you created any new Family Traditions or Rituals?
A few fun things that we are doing are: 1) spending an hour or so after dinner playing games –
or watching a few episodes of Parks and Rec (a family favorite), and 2) Mexican takeout from a
local Mexican restaurant (Cabos) every Sunday night (they even have Margaritas to go J), and
3) we have a big breakfast every Sunday morning at 9:30 so we are all prepped to watch the
church service.

How are you staying connected to family, friends, and the church?
We all have our own methods. Leanne has lots of Zoom calls with different friend groups, Steve
is keeping up with friends on the golf course, Megan & Molly do some Zoom calls and will
occasionally go on walks to catch up with friends, while Jack keeps up with his church friends
during Youth Zoom calls.
Primetimers

Please join us on Thursday, May 7th at 1pm to watch an inspiring interview of a WWII Veteran retelling his experiences as a Left Waist Gunner on a B-17 bomber during the Allied combined bomber operation over Europe. His humble account of performance under extreme duress provides an example of self-sacrifice to defeat a different deadly enemy. We hope you will feel an infusion of patriotism as you watch the 8-minute clip with discussion to follow.
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday

Thursday
9:30 AM - Virtual Yoga
3 PM - Youth Virtual Coffee House

Friday

Saturday
2NDSAT
Sunday
9 AM-1 PM - Red Cross Blood Drive
9 AM - Youth 11 th /12 th Class
9 AM - Wired Word
9 AM - Exploration
10 AM - Worship Service
6 PM - Youth Group

Monday
7 PM - Children's CE Committee

Tuesday
9:45 AM - Presbyterian Women
6:30 PM - Youth CE Committee