Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Worship with us Outdoors at 8:30 AM and/or Online at 11 AM
We live stream an abbreviated Sunday morning service on our website and upload the text sermons.
Sundays at FPC
8:30 AM Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship  
(We are broadcasting the service for those who would like to remain in your cars in the parking lot. Just tune in to FM 96.9.)

9:15 AM Outdoor Sunday School Options

9:30 AM Common Grounds on Zoom

10 – 10:45 AM Zoom Sunday School
(Click each graphic for zoom link here)

11 AM Live-Stream Sunday Morning Worship (watch directly from our website)

October 11, 2020
Scripture: Philippians 4:1-9 
Sermon Title: Finally, Beloved... - Chris Joiner
Hymns:
Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Click here and scroll down to see past Sunday services.
Mission
October 2NDSAT
Join us for our October 2NDSAT on Saturday, October 10! We will meet at Green Door Gourmet to glean Bell Peppers with the Society of St. Andrew. Volunteers should arrive at 9 am and park by the event barn. We'll walk down to the warehouse and fields together. The group will be capped at 15 people, and we ask that volunteers wear a mask at all times unless they are further than 10 feet away from anyone not part of their household. Wear clothes and shoes you wouldn't mind getting dirty, and bring work/garden gloves. For more information and to sign up, visit http://fpcfranklin.org/serve/2ndsatsosaglean.

*Stay tuned for updates in the case of rain!

FPC Mission Updates
Check out our video update from Mission Co-Chair Jason Coleman to hear about all the ways we are serving as a church during this time. Email mission@fpcfranklin.org to get involved!
A Seat at the Table
Virtual Dinner

FPC is partnering with the Faith and Culture Center to host a virtual A Seat at the Table (ASATT) dinner on November 12. Eight FPC members will share conversation with eight members of the Salahadeen Islamic Center.

ASATT brings together diverse groups of Muslims and non-Muslims around shared tables for meals and conversations, so that we're able to get to know our neighbors. They are currently conducting these virtually in this season via Zoom, but the premise and function remain the same. You'll share your stories, experiences, and questions with one another, breaking barriers and forging friendships. All you have to do is show up. 

If you are interested in participating, email mission@fpcfranklin.org.
Faith, Food, & Film Recap
Thank you to everyone who worshipped with us, ate with us, and enjoyed watching Monsters, Inc together! We had a wonderful time in fellowship as we celebrated the Reformation (complete with bagpipes!) and then enjoyed the outdoor space at the church. It was a beautiful night to kick off the fall!

If you didn't have a chance to pick up your FPC goodie bag, you can still grab one at the 8:30 outdoor worship service on upcoming Sundays.
Unite Williamson Community Event
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, Unite Williamson will host a virtual community event in place of their annual in-person prayer breakfast. While the current pandemic requires adherence to physical distancing guidelines, Unite Williamson believes that now more than ever, we need to experience connectivity with one another. 
In addition to this year's virtual event, themed "Rooted in Live. United in Hope.", Unite Williamson will be publishing a video series on their Facebook Page. The videos will feature stories from residents of Williamson County sharing how they have connected, reconciled, forgiven, offered hope, helped heal, bridged gaps, or worked together with others. For more information, visit their website here.
Outreach
Free Little Library
Our Free Little Library is stocked and ready for you to grab one (or more)! Which book(s) are you excited to borrow this week? Or if you have already picked some and read them, which books were your favorite?
GraceWorks Turkey Trot
Love your neighbors this Thanksgiving by providing food and helping families stay in their homes. Register for the 2020 Virtual Turkey Trot benefiting GraceWorks Ministries.
If your family is getting together in a small group this Thanksgiving, or celebrating in seclusion, you can do this together! 
$35 = 140 meals for your neighbors = 1 adult registration, full runner kits with long-sleeved t-shirt and lots of fun goodies and coupons, and access to the ActiveEndurance App which allows you to run/walk with all participants, submit your time, see photos, and more.
$15 = 60 meals for your neighbors = 1 kids registration, full runner kit with short sleeve t-shirt, finish line celebration kit, and fun goodies!
Learn more and register at: www.graceworksministries.net/turkeytrot
Christian Education
Wednesday Night Live
Join us each week for Wednesday Night Live on Zoom

Children's Gathering at 5:30 PM
Blessing and Dinner at 6:00 PM
Programming from 6:30-7:30 PM

The Presbyterian Kids will meet on this Zoom link from 5:30 to 6 for a check in with one another and games. The youth are moving their in-person gathering to Sundays at 5:30 and will join our WNL programming.

We have all missed having dinner with our church family! Join us on Zoom for a quick hello or sit and enjoy your meal with us, followed by Conversations on Race at 6:30 PM.

Conversations on Race
Wednesday nights in October we will discuss current issues of race relations in our country and how we can respond as people of faith. These will be open, honest discussions where we are invited into “brave” space. Join us as we engage in thoughtful conversation about how we can uplift and listen to communities of color while recognizing our own prejudices. We will engage with various readings and have opportunities for both listening and participation. We believe we are called to bear witness to God’s love for all humanity by working for justice, love, and equality. 
October 7: Who We Are
October 14: Where We’ve Been (Historically) with guest speaker Dr. Louis Woods
October 21: Where We’ve Been (Personally)
October 28: Where Do We Go From Here?
These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith
You are invited to pick up the Oct-Dec version of These Days devotional booklets. They are in a tub on the bench outside of the Sanctuary doors.

Strengthen your faith with These Days, an inspiring and uplifting daily devotional! Each issue of These Days features:
 - Scripture suggestions
 - Thought-provoking daily reflections written by clergy and lay leaders
 - Inspiring prayers
 - Adult coloring pages
 - Colorful artwork on the outside covers with poems, prayers, and songs pertinent to the issue's theme
 - Information about the writers
Reverse Parade for Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 31 at 11 AM

Who will win the Best of Show? Most Original? Cutest Costumes? We are going to utilize the full parking lot and assign spaces for you to decorate your trunk and/or space and/or people! There will be goodies bags at the exit for all children, no matter whether they are at a trunk or driving by in the parade. The drive thru parade begins promptly at 11, so arrive early to decorate your trunk. Invite the grandparents, folks you normally sit by at worship, all your friends and neighbors to join the parade to see the FPC Halloween creativity. Email Jaclyn Tarkington to receive your assigned spot today: jaclynknapper@hotmail.com (All treats will be provided by the Children’s CE Committee. If rain that morning, we will have the event Sunday, Nov. 1, 3 PM) Let us know you are attending the event and share: https://www.facebook.com/events/2497839603849993/
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday
8:30 AM - Virtual Yoga
10 AM - Bible Study
6 PM: WNL Dinner

Friday
10 AM - Sisters in Spirit
Saturday
9 AM - 2NDSAT

Sunday
8:30 AM - Outdoor Worship
9:15 AM - Outdoor Sunday School Options