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FPC Tuesday Enews - October 16, 2018
Grace to you, and peace,
We are working to update our communication plan as we strive to effectively share the many ministries of our congregation. Going forward, the Enews will highlight different ministries each week. You can always find more information on our website , including past Enews and newsletters under the Events tab.

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 21, 2018

Scripture: Mark 10:35-45

Sermon: The Next Step of Service
- Chris Joiner

Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty
Jesu, Jesu
O Jesus, I Have Promised

Whoever Would Be Great Among You, - Ronald A. Nelson
WNL Menu
The menu for this week will be chicken tortilla soup, chicken noodle soup, tossed salad, French bread, and assorted desserts.

Cost is $5.00 adult, $3.00 children, and $15.00 family maximum. Remember, if you are celebrating a birthday during this week, your meal is free.
This Week
9:30 a.m. _ Coffee and Conversation
10:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:15 a.m. _ Carillon Handbell Choir
6:00 a.m. _ WNL Dinner
6:30 a.m. _ Choir Rehearsal
6:45 a.m. _ WNL Programs
9:30 a.m. _ Bridge Group
7:00 p.m. _ Facility Mgmt. Comm.
10:00 a.m. _ Sisters in Spirit
7:30 a.m. _ Men's Bible Study
8:30 a.m. _ Worship Service
9:45 a.m. _ Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
2:45 p.m. _ Outreach Committee
4:00 p.m. _ Session Meeting
4:30 p.m. _ Bulletin Deadline
7:00 p.m. _ Small Group Knitting
6:00 p.m. _ Mission Committee
Women's Retreat - Nov. 2-4
FPC women of all ages, join us for a wonderful weekend of relaxation, laughter, and growth. Mary Sellers Shaw will lead our study time on Saturday morning as we discuss the story of Ruth and Naomi, exploring calling, courage, and the power of women walking together. Come enjoy the beauty of NaCoMe and make deeper connections with God and one another. Here are the words of a past attendee about her experience:
“Friendship, faith, fellowship, and fun were in abundance at the Women’s Retreat. The retreat gave me the opportunity to both connect with others in a deeper way and time for individual reflection and prayer. I’m so grateful for the time we had together.”
Register today on the church website and invite a friend to join you.
On The Table
On the Table: FPC is participating in Franklin Tomorrow’s On the Table event! On October 31 from 9-10 a.m., we will gather at the church to converse together about our hopes for the Franklin community. Join us for coffee and light refreshments as we engage with our Franklin neighbors. To learn more or register, visit the church website.
Stephen Ministry

Hold fast to love and justice .” Hosea 12:6

Stephen Ministers choose to care and respond with love and justice. They are trained listeners who are compassionate and non-judgmental. If you or someone you know are in need of a confidential referral to our Stephen Ministry program, call our confidential voicemail at 615-746-7888 or email
Veterans Luncheon
The Fellowship Committee is planning a special Veterans Day Luncheon on November 11 following the late service in honor of our Veterans and their service to our country. Our special speaker will be Sam Whitson, a retired United States Army Colonel, who now serves as a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 65 th District, and he has served on numerous local committees. Colonel Whitson served in Iraq and Saudi Arabia during the Operation Desert Storm. Colonel Whitson retired in 2002 after 36 years of service, and then served as the Regional Manager Army ROTC Support Contact until 2011. Please plan to join us if you are a veteran and bring your family so we can all honor your service together. We also welcome all members of the congregation to join us. All we ask is a reservation from each person who plans to attend. You may register on the church website or email Margaret Roberts at . November 7 is the last day for reservations.
Wednesday Night Live (WNL)
All are invited to join your church family for dinner each Wednesday evening at 6:00 and stay for the adult, youth, and children programs. It is a wonderful way to meet new people, make deeper connections with friends, and grow together.
Keep in Touch Ministry
This ministry helps us keep in touch with our college students . Whether your college student’s address is the same as last semester or changed, please send their current address to Glenda Andrews at .
Thank you for helping us stay connected to them.
Visitation Ministry
The fall often brings new schedules and different opportunities to serve. Our Visitation Ministry visits around 15 members each month to share God’s love and help them feel connected to our faith community. It only takes about an hour of your month to make a difference in another person’s life. We are looking for men, women, couples, and families to serve in this ministry. Visits can occur during the week or on the weekend, so all are welcome to serve. If you would like more information, please contact Karen Hanson or 407-341-3944) or Sandra Fields   or 615-406-4886).
Flower Ministry
One of our members who delivers flowers arrangements from worship to other members received this photo and email the other day.
“I usually like to send handwritten thank you notes but wanted to capture the beauty of these flowers. Thank you for delivering them to our home. Please thank the Flower Ministry for their love and care for others. It is deeply appreciated.” Contact: Anne Keener
RideShare Ministry
If you need a ride to worship or other church activity or would like to provide a ride for someone, email us at or call Jane Herron (615-579-7466) or Steve Lewis (615-414-0047).
Worship Opportunities
SUN, October 28-Reformation Day and
Kirkin’ (Blessing) o’ the Tartans
you are especially encouraged to join us.
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Services of Worship  

FRI, November 30 – Architecture as Art
Join our building’s architect—Baird Dixon, AIA, as he discusses the built environment, both as art, how it functions and shapes its inhabitants, and how it can play a part in faith formation. 
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary – Reception following in the Parlor

SUN, December 16 – A Service of Lessons & Carols
You are invited to join us for the annual Service of Lessons & Carols, a musical retelling of the story of humanity, the promised Messiah, and the birth of Jesus.
8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Services of Worship  

January 2019 – Children’s Choirs for Younger
and Older Children
Following the Children’s Choir Task Force’s recommendation to and acceptance by the Session, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a children’s choir opportunity, beginning in January. These groups will be led by one of our current Choral Scholarship Students, Hannah Feathers, and accompanied by Director of Music, Michael Snoddy. We are presently in the planning stages as regard to preparation/presentation dates and look forward to sharing further information in the coming weeks.

(Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Room 215-B)
  We invite you now to make us part of your weekly family calendar in the new year!
Upcoming Events and Registrations

Taking the Next Step Candlelight Service - October 24
This year we will gather at the labyrinth by candlelight after Wednesday Night Live to reflect on what it means to be the recipients of such overwhelming grace from our generous God and how we can “take the next step” together in response to that grace. Join us for a beautiful service.

7:00 p.m. Home of Anne Osborne

October 28, Trunk or Treat 3:00 p.m. attend games
 4:00 p.m. Open my decorated trunk

November 10, 2NDSATgleaning 9:00 a.m.
Society of St. Andrew 2023 Doctor Robertson Rd. Spring Hill,