Sermons

You can now view past services on the website, www.fpcfranklin.org.


Youth

Sexuality Courses for preteens and teens at First Presbyterian

Course I—Amazing Me for Grades 5 and 6—Feb. 2 & 3—Will include basic biological and developmental information, suggestions for open communication between student and parents, and an introduction to the fact that sexuality is an integral part of being human.

Course II—Reality of Sexuality for Grades 7 and 8—Feb. 2 & 3—Will include basic biological and developmental information, the differences between friendship, love and intimacy, as well as information about responsible sexual behavior and the consequences.

Courses I and II are taught simultaneously at FPC, Friday, Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 3, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Sign your student up on the Blue Connection Card.

Contact Kim Joiner for more information, kjoiner@fpcfranklin.org


February 2

2NDSAT

Our mission partner is Society of St. Andrew and our Annual Sweet Potato Drop. This one is close to our hearts because it marks the first ever 2NDSAT and begins our third year of 2NDSAT's, which are our monthly multigenerational mission work days. Join us at FPC on February 10 at 9:00 a.m. Mark the Connection Card!

January 24—April 25

Wednesday Morning Bible Study                             

10:30 to 12 noon

Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent and

Meeting God in Paul: Reflections for the Season of Lent

By Rowan Williams

Even though these books have been written with Lent in mind, every season is a good one to spend with these biblical voices. Pastor Chris will be leading the study. Join us in the Barr Conference, Room 211. Sign up on the Blue Connection Card.


WNL

Wednesday Night Live (WNL) has something for everyone: WNL is our midweek evening program for all ages. Even with all the busy schedules many take this opportunity to connect with their church family. Come and join us!

5:15 –6:00 pm Adult Handbell Rehearsal

6:00 MEAL SERVED IN WILSON HALL

6:30—8:15 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

6:45—7:30 pm Adult, Youth, Children and Nursery programs

If you come to WNL on your birthday week your meal is free! WNL dinner is served buffet style at 6:00. The meal is only $5 for adults, $3 for children and a $15 family max.

Love...and Learn About...Your Neighbor: Wednesday Night Live 2018 – 6:00 Dinner, 6:30 Choir, 6:45 Programs

Feb 7 - Love Your Neighbor – Face to Face—Just like Jesus (multigenerational) – Chris and Kim Joiner


WNL Program

February 7 – Learning about Living with Physical Disabilities - We will hear from Gary Harmon as he shares his personal story of living with physical disabilities. He has two prosthetic legs, no right hand and only two fingers on the left and has a message that will help us learn about our differences. He is the author of My Daddy Takes Off His Legs. which will be for sale for $16.40. He will be open for questions to help us all accept our differences. Learn more about Gary at www.harmonspeaks.com.  


Carillon Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs 

The choirs have resumed their usual mid-week rehearsal schedule: Carillon Handbells (Wednesday evenings at 5:15 p.m. in Room 215-A) and Chancel/Chapel Choir (Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Room 215-B).


Sisters in Spirit Prayer and Study Group

WHO: Women of any age   

WHAT: Lifting each other, our faith community, and our world up in prayer and informal book discussions beginning with Hallelujah Anyway by Anne Lamott.  

WHEN: Fridays at 10:30 am   

WHERE: FPC Parlor  


Christian Formation for Everyone at Sunday School!

Join us Sunday mornings, most classes begin at 9:45 a.m., late start time classes are noted: Pick up a Sunday School Flyer with class curriculums at the Welcome Table in the Nathex.

CHILDREN: PreK – 5th grade begin with the Musical Gathering in Room 215-B at 9:45 a.m. Teachers then escort the students to the classrooms. The 2 and 3 year old children meet in their class, room 114, at 9:45 a.m. The nursery staff and teachers will help these children transition to or from the nursery.

PRETEEN: The Confirmation class for 6th grade and above meets in Room 209 at 9:45 a.m.

YOUTH: The 7th – 12th begin with a Hospitality Bar downstairs in Room 117. Hot chocolate and goodies are ready by 9:40. The 7th-10th grades meet in the youth wing, the 11th and 12th grades meet in Janelle’s office upstairs after enjoying the Hospitality Bar.

ADULTS:

The Bible Class, Room 207

Christian Faith and Life, Room 201, Adult Library

Crossroads, Room 208 (10:00 a.m. start time)

Exploration Class, Room 211, Barr Conference Room

Feasting on the Word, Room 218, Parlor

Living Faith, Room 213

Parenting at all Stages and Ages, Room 215-B, Music Room (9:55 a.m. start time)

Bethel Bible, Room 206


Children’s Sunday School Music

Join us for our weekly gathering this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in Room 215-B


FPC Mission Team back to Lesvos

$32.87… this is how much it costs to support a child with diapers for 1 full month in Camp Moria on Lesvos Island. This is where a FPC Mission Team will be working during the January 26th-Febuary 4th mission trip. Moria has around 700 toddlers and all funding for diapers has ended. Mothers put plastic bags around their children due to the lack of diapers. They try to give each child under 2 years 35 diapers per week, and so use an estimated 12,000 diapers per week. Diapers, along with children’s pants, underpants for all ages and shoes are items that Euro Relief find in high demand. SGI sends the funds to their ground contacts from Euro Relief; Jeremy and Marianna Hollman. SGI has found it best to donate funds and purchase the items in Mytilene - this helps the Greek economy, while being more efficient than carrying goods over. Donations can be sent to the church or left in the offering plate with the subject line: Refugee Relief Lesvos. We will send all offerings in early February


Basic Essentials Cart

DID YOU KNOW? We collect Manger items year-round at the Basic Essentials Cart in Wilson Hall. Keep your “Manger Eyes” open year-round for sales of popular items and we will get them to GraceWorks to store in their warehouse until Christmas 2018 rolls around. Indicate on the items “Manger".


JUNE 18-21 – VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018