You can now view past services on the website, www.fpcfranklin.org.
Fall Sunday School
Parenting for all Ages and Stages = A new name for Real Kids Real Faith Class.
This class will be using the book More Than Words: 10 Values for the Modern Family by Erin Wathen. We have a little extra time for coffee and fellowship since we don’t begin until 9:55 am in the Music Room 215B and then we dive right into our discussion for the week. Parents of all aged children, youth or even adult children are invited to join us. Contact Eva or Troy Dover at email@example.com or Kim Joiner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Living Faith Class will utilize the Andy Stanley podcasts.
The class will begin with Balanced. The class meets in Room 213. Contact Steve Lewis at email@example.com for more information.
Exploration Class will be studying Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister. This class meets in the Barr Conference Room 211. Contact Doug Halleen firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Discussion of current events from an online curriculum called The Wired Word. The class discussion will start at 10:00 am and end about 10:45 am. Crossroads will meet in the Room 208. Contact Betty Webb email@example.com; Will Crunk firstname.lastname@example.org; or Vance Lahey email@example.com for more information.
September 13-December 13
Fall Bible Study
Wednesdays, 10:30-Noon, Barr Conference Room 211
Join us as we explore this outstanding book, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr, that articulates how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us. Pastor Chris will lead the study and all are welcome to attend. Sign up on the blue Connection Card.
2NDSAT Oct 14
Mission Partner- Room In The Inn/Campus for Human Development. FPC is readying for our 14th year of hosting weekly the November-March Room In The Inn Program. We kick our season off each year on this 2NDSAT by going downtown Nashville together to serve a meal we will prepare that morning in the FPC kitchen. After lunch we take a tour of the amazing campus that provides services to the homeless community 365 days a year. Join the team! firstname.lastname@example.org. Mark the Connection Card today!
Mom’s Monthly Bookclub
Moms of all ages are invited to join with other moms for fellowship and book discussions. Join us Thursday, October 26 for fellowship and discussing Searching for Sundays by Rachel Held Evans. We will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Kim Joiner’s.
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: Beginning Friday, October 6 and following Fridays at 10:30 am
WHERE: FPC Parlor
Wednesday nights in October is all about Room In The Inn! Our congregation is one of over 100 churches of varying sizes and denominations that hosts homeless guest during the colder months of the year. November - March FPC hosts 15 guests every Wednesday nights by providing meals, showers, a warm bed, and hospitality. Learn about the church wide RITI program. Oct 11: Who’s Invited to the Party/Oct 18: RITI Panel/Discussion/Oct 25: Special Guest and Dinner.
NaCoMe Fall Retreat:
All 7th-12th grade youth are welcome to join us for our wonderful fall retreat at Camp NaCoMe. Retreat consists of daily worship and small group discussion, delicious meals, and tons of opportunities to relax, play gaga ball, kayak, play cards, hike, and get to know your fellow youth and adult participants. If you are interested in attending youth fall retreat sign up on sheet on the clipboard in the youth wing hallway. Sign up by no later than Sun. Oct. 15th. If you have questions email email@example.com.
Carillon Adult Handbell and Chancel/Chapel Choirs
Handbell rehearsal begins each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. and Chancel Choir at 6:30 p.m., in Rooms 215-A and B.
Children’s Sunday School Music
Join us for our weekly gathering this Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in Room 215-B.
Reformation Day & Kirkin’ (Blessing) of the Tartans
Operation Build a Prayer Labyrinth
Our own Jonathan Moyers, a Life Scout with Troop 135, is working on his Eagle project. The project is to construct an outdoor prayer labyrinth on the church grounds this October. The labyrinth will provide our community with a unique opportunity for spiritual enrichment. Jonathan is currently raising the $660.00 to purchase materials and is seeking volunteers to help construct the labyrinth. If you are interested in helping Jonathan reach his Eagle Scout goal and making something special for the spiritual life of our community, please seek out Jonathan in Wilson Hall this next couple of Sundays or give his father, Mike, a call
Aid to Hurricane Harvey Victims
Non-perishable food items will be collected across Williamson County and sent to Texas in early November. Why early November? When weeks have passed, it doesn't mean the need is any less. Middle Tennessee learned that in 2010, and that experience is why committing to be there for the long haul is so important. If you would like to join the efforts, there are multiple ways to do so. Desired donations and drop off sites can be found @ https://visitfranklin.com/blog/harveyrelief
FPC will continue collecting monetary donations to send to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. You can earmark your donation for Harvey or for Irma/Marie (aka Atlantic Regional Hurricanes), or simply to PDA in general. Indicate your intention on subject line and either mail to church or put in the offering plate.
Please join us for the Women’s Retreat at NaCoMe November 3-5. Our speaker will be Rev. Lindsey Groves, The UKirk ministry pastor for Vanderbilt and Belmont. Look for more details in the October newsletter and on the church website. If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Lampley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-484-7726
The Basic Essentials Cart
The Basic Essentials Cart in Wilson Hall will return Sept. 3. Please keep all gathered and purchased donations at home until Labor Day weekend. We are collecting:
1. The basic essentials: Pantry Items, Toiletries and Cleaning Supplies. These items are distributed between our Mission Partners: GraceWorks, My Friends House, and Bridges Domestic Violent Center.
2. September 9th 2NDSAT Project J.O.Y. Donations:
• Wide Rule and College Rule Looseleaf Paper in bulk, that will be given directly to the teachers to help them midyear.
• Crosswords, Seek A Words- Sudoku etc. puzzle magazines, each child will also get one of these in their bag.
• Books! Buy the book that meant a lot to you in junior high or high school; a classic novel, an important biography or a historical event told well… pick it up for Project J.O.Y. there will be one book for each of the 300 Learning Bags, for the upcoming September 2NDSAT.... but too many books is never a problem!
3. Room In The Inn Collection for our guests during the upcoming November - March Season; we take only:
• sturdy winter coats
• sturdy shoes
• sturdy pants
• hats, gloves. (We do not collect any other clothing items)