Sunday Morning Worship
Join us this Sunday for Worship at 8:30 and 11 AM with Sunday Wonder Hour at 9:45 AM.

Beginning November 27, we will have Sunday Wonder Hour at 9 AM with Common Grounds at 9:45 AM followed by our NEW Joint Worship Service time of 10:15 AM.

You can find past sermons and the upcoming order of worship on our website.

This week's scripture for reflection: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Veterans Day Recognition/Celebration: THIS SUNDAY
As Veterans Day approaches, we would like to recognize our members and their families who have served in the armed services. We will provide goodies during both Common Grounds at 9:45 and 10:30 AM Sunday, November 13.
This November 2NDSAT, we will be preparing much needed and requested snack bags for Room In The Inn. We will also be collecting and preparing fleece blankets. You are invited to make fleece tie blankets for DPC’s clothing closet. No sewing is required! 20 fleece blanket kits will be available for pickup on Saturday, November 12. Drop off the homemade blankets OR new/gently used blankets to the Basic Essentials Cart in Wilson Hall by November 19.
Wednesday Night Live
Sign up on our website/Connection Card for dinner each week catered by Daily Dish! SignUp Genius sends a reminder email on the Saturday before, so if you do not receive your WNL meal reminder, make sure to sign up by Sunday! Dinner starts at 6 and programming follows at 6:45 PM. Suggested pricing: $10 per adult/youth, $5 per child, $25 family max.

Tomorrow night we will hear a lecture on two Short Stories from Victor Judge, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Literature and Eeligion at Vanderbilt University Divinity School where he teaches courses in literary-theology and in creative writing. He is currently in the forty-fourth year of his vocation as an educator. 

The Grammar of the Gospels as Incarnated in the Short Stories of Olive Senior 
Jamaican-born literary artist and historian Olive Senior (1941 -   ) is among Caribbean literatures leading voices. Her writings, though composed in English, remain heavily influenced by the regions patois and draw heavily upon the oral storytelling traditions. In the genres of prose and poetry, Senior presents a critique of the political and cultural ties that continue to bind Jamaica to a British colonial past. Her protagonists find themselves divided between the resulting two worlds of assimilation and preservation, and as the characters assume this posture of division, Senior reveals the ways colonialism fractures the grammar of the Gospels. From Senior’s canon we shall read and discuss “The Pain Tree,” and “Confirmation Day.” 

The WNL program is always free and open to the public, so bring a friend!
Habitat for Humanity Build Day was a Success!
We had a small but great crew who showed up ready to work. As it happens, the flooring (which had been scheduled for the previous day) didn’t get installed. So we got to work painting the interior trim work & doors. We also had an additional community volunteer and a couple of homeowners (Gina and Antonio, the latter who happens to be a professional painter!). This resulted in enough folks to get the painting done by just after 1pm. We then attached some door hardware. The staff were very impressed with the quality and speed of the work. They were even able to reschedule the flooring company to come out later that same day! Thanks to everyone who came out and to Robin for getting us a wonderful lunch from Subway!

Jason Coleman, Missions Committee Chair
Join ThePublic Tomorrow for a discussion on Voting Rights & Voting History @ the Mockingbird Theater & Bar
THEPUBLIC will gather tonight, Tuesday, November 8th, in person once again! They are extremely excited to meet at the Mockingbird Theater & Bar at the Factory in Franklin. Food and drinks will be available to purchase and enjoy before the 6:30 discussion begins, so join as early as 4:45 to grab a light meal and drinks. 
Come ready for a thought-provoking and encouraging discussion on Voting Rights & Voting History with Brad and Anthony!! 
Room In The Inn
We are happy to be hosting Room In The Inn again this year after taking a break during the last couple of years.
We'll need volunteers for the following dates:
November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15, March 15 Thank you for serving our neighbors in this way. SIGN UP HERE.

For each of those dates, we'll need the following:

2 individuals to donate and bring lunch supplies - youth will assemble the lunches before WNL
  • 20 decaf drinks (no water - bottles not allowed at RITI) - soda, fruit juice, gatorade
  • 20 sandwiches (10 meat, 10 cheese/peanut butter/tuna kits)
  • 10-20 fruits or vegetables (carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers, oranges, bananas, applesauce, fruit cups - no whole apples due to oral health issues)
  • 10-20 snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.)
  • 10 desserts (Little Debbie, etc.)
1-2 individuals to donate and bring breakfast
  • Bring food Wednesday night with instructions to heat and serve in the morning
  • OR Arrive at the church at 5am on Thursday am and serve by 5:30am
  • Drinks - 1 gallon of orange juice or individual servings
  • Hot prepared food (sausage/ham and/or egg biscuit, breakfast casserole)
  • Cold prepared & convenience food (breakfast bars, oatmeal, muffins, doughnuts)
  • Fruits (bananas, mixed fresh fruit, grapes)
2 Innkeepers
  • Will stay overnight with the guests - arrive by 6:30pm Wednesday evening, depart shortly after 6am Thurs morning
2 Bus Drivers
  • Evening Bus Driver - Depart FPC at 3:45-4pm to pick up guests at 4:30pm
  • Morning Bus Driver - Depart FPC at 6am to return guests to RITI
2 Ride-Alongs
  • Accompany Evening and Morning bus driver

If you have any questions, reach out to our new RITI coordinator, Brent Sower.
Primetimers Lunch: November 10

The Primetimers will meet for lunch together this Thursday at 1 PM at Amerigos in Cool Springs. We hope you'll join them for some delicious Italian food. RSVP HERE.
Join us Thursday, November 10 at UKirk Nashville, the Presbyterian Campus Ministry for Vanderbilt and Belmont, as we serve dinner and participate in their weekly worship service. This is a fun way we serve together each year and get to interact with local college students! We will gather at St. Augustine’s Chapel on Vanderbilt’s campus at 5:45 (dinner at 6:30 with worship following). If you would like to join for the evening, reach out to Mary Sellers.
Inquirer Gathering
Do you want to learn more about First Presbyterian? 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. For more information, contact Mary Sellers Shaw.
Women's NaCoMe Retreat 2002
We had a blast at our Women's Retreat to NaCoMe this past weekend. Everyone enjoyed fellowship and laughter along with serious reflections on the joys and sorrows of life. We even designed our own mugs and did a little axe throwing! Be sure to join us next year!
The Manger (GraceWorks Christmas Store)
Join in this annual tradition! Beginning November 20 through December 12, FPC will collect gifts for children age 0-18.
You can pick up tags and drop off unwrapped gifts at the Manger Tree in Wilson Hall. (Smaller gifts can be left in the tub at the Basic Essentials Cart.)
Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day

FPC LEGENDS! If you’re going to be in Franklin for Thanksgiving, let’s all meet up for a 5 or 10k as a church family to kick it off properly!

Register HERE.
Flower Vases Needed

In order for the Flower Ministry to continue to bless those with flowers on Monday mornings, we need vases to deliver the flowers. Please do not bring bud vases. You can bring vases to the church office any time during the week.
Thank you for showing love for your Neighbor through your congregation's recent contribution to GraceWorks Ministries. Your gift has helped Rachel, whose unexpected expenses over four months left her with unpaid bills. Rachel's car broke down in June, July brought severe strep throat and bronchitis. She lost two weeks' pay because she did not have sick leave. By August, her savings were gone. GraceWorks was able to provide assistance with her bills as well as a shopping cart of food. Our work would not be possible without you.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on our build site this past Saturday! It was a beautiful day, and we were so blessed to have you work with us. Our team can't thank you enough for joining us and we hope you had as much fun building as we did with you! Our home looks wonderful, and we are thrilled that everything is painted and ready for the next stage of building! In less than a day, your crew was able to fully paint the interior trim in our house, install doorknobs, and clean/prep for our floor install! From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU! You have helped make a permanent difference in the lives of our future homeowners, and in turn, have helped build a world full of blessings that will be enjoyed for a lifetime! The work you completed is just portion of the many moving parts that go into building a Habitat house. With your help, our build season moves along faster than ever, allowing us to build more homes for more people!
This Week's Schedule
10 AM: Coffee Time
10:30 AM: Bible Study
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6 PM: WNL Dinner
6:45 PM: WNL Program
6:45 PM: Chancel Choir

1 PM: Primetimers Lunch at Amerigos
6 PM: UKirk Dinner at St. Augustine's
6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry Zoom
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit


8:30 & 11 AM: Worship/ Livestream
9:45 AM: Sunday Wonder Hour
9:45 AM: Inquirer Gathering
5:30 PM: Sunday Night Summit