Tuesday, September 8, 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 in September
8:30 AM Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship
9:15 AM Outdoor Sunday School Options
9:30 AM Common Grounds on Zoom
10 – 10:45 AM Zoom Sunday School
11 AM Live-Stream Sunday Morning Worship
September 13, 2020
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35
Sermon Title: The Main Thing - Chris Joiner
Hymns:
Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

Click here and scroll down to see past Sunday services.
Mission
September 2NDSAT
Our September 2NDSAT project is making hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Sign-up for a 30 minute time slot between 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM on September 12 (weather permitting). Two stations will be set up in the church courtyard, with a maximum of 10 participants for each station. Participants are required to wear masks and social distance while volunteering. Sign up here: http://fpcfranklin.org/serve/2ndsatcarekits

We have 420 kits to make, so come join in the fun! As an added bonus, all participants will receive a free brand-new FPC 2NDSAT T-shirt!
FPC Franklin is hosting a Blood Drive

When: Sunday, September 27, 2020
           9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Donor Coach in FPC Parking Lot

Why:   Blood Donation is Important….and YOU can help patients who need blood products!

At this time, you must schedule an appointment (walk-ins are not permitted) to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org and entering the Sponsor Code FPCF19.

You may also contact Connie Bond at cbond@comcast.net or 615.790.4043 to schedule an appointment.
Marion Medical Mission Devotional Book

"For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them."
Matthew 18:20

Daily Devotions for Well Season
September 1 - October 31

3,000 villages are waiting. Field officers in Africa are handling a myriad of details. No American volunteers are going, but you can still be a valuable part of our mission!

We need prayers! Join with us to pray daily over the work of Marion Medical Mission through our short devotions. There's one devotion for every day of well season. 

You can receive a devotion each day via email - just click here to get on the distribution list OR  click here to download a complete set of devotions from Amazon for e-reader.

Please share this with any of your friends who might be willing to partner with us in prayer. Would you also ask them to add us to prayer lists during well season? 3,000 wells is truly an impossible goal, but together, we can make the impossible possible! 

Only together can we be who God created us to be!
How We’re Giving As A Church

  • August 2NDSAT- Sponsored and volunteered at OneGenAway food distribution
  • September 2NDSAT- Hygiene kits for PDA
  • Participated in the Presbyterian Week of Action recognizing the black community as well as those who have lost lives in Covid-19
  • Teams for Mercy’s Franklin Classic and GraceWorks’ Turkey Trot
  • Donation of mission trip funds to partners in Lebanon, Greece, and on the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Compassion Camp projects for five different organizations in our community
  • School supply collection for Project J.O.Y.
  • The Mission Committee will be reading Steve Corbett’s When Helping Hurts through September and October.

Hear of a way we can give as a community of faith during this time? Email your idea to mission@fpcfranklin.org.
GraceWorks Ministries
Due to the generosity of many within the FPC Franklin congregation, GraceWorks Ministries just had their second best year ever with the Golf Fore GraceWorks event that took place in August. The generous donations will help put food on our neighbors' tables, help cover rent and mortgage payments for those who have lost jobs or been furloughed, help with utility bills and other vital life support for folks who live in our midst. The gross fundraising total is over $123,000 and this is during a once in a lifetime pandemic! Thank you for being a blessing both this year and in the past. Please keep GraceWorks and its important mission in your prayers. If you would like to donate please go to the GraceWorks Ministries website: https://www.graceworksministries.net/donate/.
Outreach
Free Little Library
Have you been by our Free Little Library yet? It is full of books: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, instructional, cook books, etc. Also, you’ll find other toys and gadgets for your family.

Don’t feel pressured to leave a book if you take one. They are here for you! Stop by today and you may just find your new favorite fall reading book!
2020 Franklin Classic
Thank you to the FPC Legends Club for running in this year's Franklin Classic, which benefited Mercy Community Healthcare! It was a beautiful day to run for health!
GraceWorks Turkey Trot
Walkers, joggers, and runners of any age are welcome to join in this holiday tradition. We’ve created a team called The FPC Legends for the 2020 GraceWorks Turkey Trot, and registration is open now.

If you haven't registered yet, you can register and join the team here.

You can also find more information at the event website.
Christian Education
Wednesday Night Live
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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88588687768

September 9 & 16: Dinner via Zoom 6–6:30 PM - Special Q&A with our WNL cooks
September 23: Dinner at 6, Program at 6:30 PM - Reduce Stress with Humor presented by Ernie Ness of University of Central Arkansas
September 30: Dinner at 6, Program at 6:30 PM - Brief Overview of SARS-CoV-2 by Dr. Don Arnold
October: Dinners at 6, Conversations on Race at 6:30 PM 
Sundays at FPC beginning September 13
8:30 AM Outdoor Sunday Morning Worship
9:15 AM Outdoor Sunday School Option
9:30 AM Common Grounds on Zoom
10 – 10:45 AM Zoom Sunday School
11 AM Live-Stream Sunday Morning Worship
 
Rally in a New Way: Sunday School Sept. 13 at 10 AM!
Sunday school is alive and vibrant at FPC. We will offer a new slate of classes and times. We will be honoring our third grade students with a new Bible, giving information on our new year of confirmation, offering a virtual intergenerational study, along with offering several Sunday school classes for all ages.
September Sunday School for Elementary School Children

After the Outdoor Worship Service, please join us at the FPC Pavilion for Sunday School. Classes will be offered at 9:15 for all K-5 students to learn in a socially distanced and fun environment.  Wearing masks, students will be divided into small groups to hear a Bible story, pray, play, and do art projects together. Parents of all children will need to sign their child in and out, include cell number, and remain on FPC grounds. Preschool children are welcome, however, a parent/guardian must accompany their child during the class so that social distancing is ensured. Everyone is welcome, but please email katiegottlieb@yahoo.com if you plan to attend so that we have adequate supplies available.  
This Week's Schedule
Wednesday
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
10 AM - Zoom Sunday School Classes
11 AM - Live-Stream Worship