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


LENT AND EASTER DATES at FPC 2018

Spirituality Center – Room 211

6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays - Guided Meditation

in the Sanctuary beginning Feb. 20

6:15 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays - Gentle Yoga in

the Spirituality Center beginning Feb. 20

Midweek Lenten Services – Wednesday, Feb. 21 through March 21, 6:45 p.m.

Palm Sunday – March 25, 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Maundy Thursday – March 29, 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday – March 30, 7:00 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 31, 11:00 a.m.

Easter Sunrise – April 1, 6:00 a.m. – Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday – April 1, 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


Youth Important Dates

March

2-4: NaCoMe Spring Retreat

11: Rehearse Youth Sunday @5:30 p.m.

18: Youth Sunday Service, Luncheon and Silent Auction

18: No SNS

25: No SNS (spring break


Spirituality Center

Our Spirituality Center, room 211, will be open anytime you are at church during Lent. The lighting and water fountains can easily be turned on by individuals. There are prayer stations for individuals and/or family groups.


Guided Meditation and Yoga

NEW OFFERING FOR 2018: On Tuesdays and Thursdays you are invited to join for guided meditation, gentle yoga, and/or personal reflection time in the Spirituality Center. Find the time that fits your schedule and join as I lead very simple guided meditations in the sanctuary and gentle yoga in the Spirituality Center, Room 211. The distractions and busyness are everywhere. Join me for prayer and stretching to connect with God who is as close as our breath. - Kim Joiner

6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Tuesdays and Thursdays - Guided Meditation in the Sanctuary,   

6:15 A.M. and 6:15 P.M. Tuesdays and Thursdays - Gentle Yoga in the Spirituality Center


February 25

Youth Suicide Prevention

Parents and Grandparents: Come Learn Preventative Measures

“Youth Suicide Prevention”

Sunday, Feb. 25 at Sunday Night Summit, 5:30 p.m.

This is not an easy topic but Terry Love has agreed to share his knowledge of facts, warning signs and protective measures that may help parents of children 10-18 years old. Terry is an FPC member, parent of a 13-year-old and serves as the Injury Prevention Manager for the Tennessee Dep. Of Health. He has over 20 years’ experience in community-based prevention with a goal of impacting multiple injuries including, but not limited to: motor vehicle crashes, traumatic brain injury, suicide, and intimate partner violence.

MARK THE BLUE CONNECTION CARD, especially if childcare is needed.

The presentation will include:  

· Data on the number and rate of suicides in Tennessee  

· Discussion of suicide risk factors and warning signs  

· Community risk factors for teen suicide

  · Protective factors and preventative measures parents can take  

· Suicide intervention resources  


February 28

Room In The Inn

Path 34 will be hosting Room in the Inn Wed., February 28.

Go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e49aba62dab9-room to help.


Inquirer Lunch

Are you looking for a church home or would simply like to learn more about our community of faith? You are invited to join us Sunday, March 4, following the 11:00 worship service for our Inquirer Lunch. We will get to know one another, and then Pastor Chris and other members of the staff and congregation will share more about how God is at work through the ministries of our congregation. Please contact Anne Keener (akeener@fpcfranklin.org or 615-794-5114) by February 25 to reserve your place at the table. Childcare is available. We hope you will make plans to join us.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

January 24—April 25, 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. 


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


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


Lenten Wednesday Service

Join us for our Lenten service each Wednesday. The service with communion begins at 6:45 p.m. in the sanctuary. Be sure to come at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal before the service.


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  


Carillon Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs

The Carillon Handbell Choir is on a much-deserved Christmas break and will resume rehearsals on Wednesday, January 10. In preparation for this afternoon’s Christmas Eve Service, the Chancel/Chapel Choir will gather today both at 3:00 (4:00 p.m. service) and 5:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. service). 


Children’s Sunday School Music

The Sunday morning gathering will not take place this week but will resume in the new year. Watch for further details soon.


Hospitality Teams 2018 

We are searching for new hospitality team members. As always, we need 8 members per team per service. Team members will warmly greet members and guests while distributing bulletins as they enter the sanctuary. Team members are also needed during the offertory to pass plates and then sort monies and connection cards once collected. After the service, team members are needed to help pick up items left in the pews. This is a wonderful way to serve as a family or as an individual. Please join us. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054da8ac2aa2fe3-hospitality or contact Tony Inglis, tony@inglis.me. 


NaCoMe Spring Retreat

March 2-4. If you haven’t been on a youth retreat here’s what to expect: daily worship together, fun games like gaga-ball and Human Foosball, yummy cinnamon rolls, and much more! FPC pays for half the cost for each student and the full cost for adult participants. So, join us for a weekend away filled with worship and fellowship. 


The 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".