Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Wednesday Schedule

5 PM: Carillon Handbells, Room 215-A

6 PM: WNL Firepit Night (Hamburgers/Chips/Veggies/S'mores)

7:30 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Room 215-B

Sunday Schedule

8:30 AM: Worship/Livestream (watch from our website/FB Livestream) 

9:45 AM: Sunday School Opening for ALL Ages. Children K-5th grade will meet in the Sanctuary for the Musical Gathering, and all other classes begin in their rooms.

11:00 AM: Worship

We will present Bibles to our 3rd graders and have a “Blessing of the Backpacks” during both services. 
ReOpen Task Force Update:
We are called in our faith to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. The Task Force believes that one of the best ways we can fulfill this calling in this day is to strongly recommend, encourage, and advise masking for all persons over the age of two in all indoor spaces at FPC Franklin, regardless of vaccination status. Persons can remove masks to eat or drink. We believe this is a necessary expression of our love and care for one another in community, which is a hallmark of our faith and a key responsibility of those who lead.

We will continue to offer in-person worship at 8:30 and 11:00. The 8:30 service will have no congregational singing and the 11:00 will. All current plans for Sunday school, small groups, Wednesday Night Live, and choirs are still in place.

Again, the Task Force strongly recommends, encourages, and advises all persons over the age of two to mask in all indoor spaces at FPC. We also continue to urge all those who are eligible to be vaccinated to speak with your healthcare provider about that decision. Vaccination remains the clearest pathway out of this pandemic.
September 12, 2021
Scripture: Mark 8:27-38 
Sermon:  Profit Loss Margin, Chris Joiner

Hymns:
Lift High the Cross
Will You Come and Follow Me
Take Up Your Cross
Mission
September 2NDSAT and Disaster Relief: THIS SATURDAY

We are in prayer for all those who have been affected by recent natural disasters, especially the people of Haiti, those impacted by flooding in Tennessee, and those affected by Hurricane Ida in New Orleans. FPC supports disaster relief efforts through giving each year to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, as well as through our 2NDSAT projects making hygiene kits for PDA. We hope you will join us for our September 2NDSAT to make these kits, especially in light of recent events. We pray for peace, hope, and recovery for all those impacted.

We are also excited to announce that FPC donated $2000 to the Waverly Flood Relief!
NEXT BLOOD DRIVE: September 26
Wilson Hall: 9 AM - 1 PM

Blood Donation is Important….and YOU can help patients who need blood products!
To make an appointment to donate, please visit: www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code FPCF19
Contact Melinda Henderson with questions.
Super Saturday Day of Service
Save the date for November 6th as we serve across the community in an all day mission event! While we haven’t been able to plan a mission trip away from home due to Covid restrictions, service is an essential part of our faith—so we decided to host a mini in-town “trip” for all ages to participate in! Join us in the morning at the church for the annual Boy Scout breakfast and a time of prayer together before teams are sent out across Franklin and Nashville. More details and registration info to come soon!
Inquirer Gathering: September 19
Do you want to learn more about First Presbyterian? All guests are invited to join us in the Parlor at 9:45 for a special Sunday School gathering. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others, learn more about our faith community, and ask questions about our congregation or the Presbyterian Church in general. FPC staff and members will share how God is at work through the mission and ministries of our faith community. Bring your coffee from Common Grounds and join us on the 19th! For more information or to RSVP, email Mary Sellers (msshaw@fpcfranklin.org). 
Franklin Classic Recap

Congratulations to our FPC Legends Team for running in the Franklin Classic yesterday and supporting Mercy Community Healthcare!

From L-R:
Back Row: Khris Downey, Marti Downey, Ryan Fox, Sarah Fox, Mike Anderson, Richard Fox, Front Row: Hannah Fox, Melissa Downing, Kim Joiner
Sisters in Spirit will gather for our first fall meeting THIS FRIDAY, September 10.

We are a small group of women who value fellowship, prayer, and study in a relaxed format. We meet Fridays from 10-11:30 AM in the church parlor. This fall we will study EverBloom: Stories of Living Deeply Rooted and Transformed Lives. Sisters in Spirit welcomes new members! For questions or information contact Martha Johnson martha.johnson07@comcast.net; Cindy Blackburn cynthiablackburn@tollgatevillagetn.com; or Janice Eddlemon janiceeddlemon@sbcglobal.net.
Wednesday Night Live is back TOMORROW with Firepit Night!!!
There is no charge for this first WNL, but everyone needs to make a reservation on the church website under the Registration tab. The deadline is and will continue to be the Sunday prior so you need to sign up TODAY for next week! We hope to accommodate all dietary needs so please note the need (vegan, GF, diabetic, nut allergy, etc.) on the reservation. We will have a few extra meals available for guests. Whether you are a regular WNL participant or have never attended, all are welcome. This is an event for all ages. Tomorrow's menu will be burgers, chips, veggies, and S’mores If you have any questions, contact our WNL Coordinator, Katie Oldham (k.oldham1994@gmail.com)
Common Grounds
Common Grounds is back Sunday mornings. We are in need of volunteers to bring food items each Sunday morning by 9 AM. Read more information in the SignUp Genius link HERE. If you have questions, email Pat Johnson or Barbara Roos.
Hospitality
Members welcome others Sunday mornings as they arrive for worship, hand out bulletins, and collect the offering. 
If interested, contact Leanne Hoeffler
FPC Play Day at NaCoMe
September 18
9 AM - 4 PM

Come spend the day with your church family at NaCoMe. Deadline to sign up is September 12. Sign up HERE.

Day Adult/Youth $20
Day Child(K-5th) $12
Younger Children are free
Family Max $50 
This Week's Schedule
Tuesday
6 PM: Worship Committee

Wednesday
5 PM: Carillon Handbells
6 PM: WNL Firepit Night
7:30 PM: Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday
6 PM: Preschool Committee
6:30 PM: Stephen Ministry CE

Friday
10 AM: Sisters in Spirit

Saturday
7:30 AM: Men's Bible Study (home of Jim Mahurin)
9 AM: 2NDSAT
Sunday
8:30 AM: Worship/ Livestream/ Presenting of 3rd Grade Bibles/ Blessing of the Backpacks
9:45 AM: Sunday School
11 AM: Worship/ Presenting of 3rd Grade Bibles/ Blessing of the Backpacks
12 PM: Organ Demonstration
4 PM: Acolyte Training
5:30 PM: Sunday Night Summit

Monday
10 AM: Growth Group