The last Sunday of the month we will be collecting money to purchase Ensure to be given to the Franklin Food Pantry. The Ensure is given to those who are elderly or seriously ill. Thank you for your generosity.
There will be a hymn sing at the Franklin Healthcare/Skilled Nursing facility on Chestnut Street in Franklin on the first Thursday of the month at 10am.
We need help to sing. Please see Donna D if you are interested.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
The office and the Pastor’s hours follow the Franklin Public School cancellation and delay schedule. Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook to get cancellation notices for Sunday services and other church events. Find us at Franklin United Methodist Church.
WEEKLY ALTER FLOWERS
You have a choice of dedicating 1 or 2 vases of flowers for our Altar all year long . One vase of flowers is $15.00 dollars and 2 vases of flowers are $24.00. Two vases are available for the 1st Sunday of the month (Communion Sunday) and 1 or 2 vases of flowers are available the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month. Sign-ups for the Weekly Altar flowers are located in the corner of the vestry (Large Calendar). Checks are made out to Stobbarts and payments must be received no later then Sunday beforyour date. See the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall for signups and info.
FAIR TRADE SALES
The youth group continues to sell fair trade products- coffee, tea and chocolate products as well as almonds and cranberries on the third Sunday each month. Fair trade provides a fair wage to the farmer. Our distributor- Equal Exchange has policies that the farmer gets one third of the cost, a local farmers cooperative- made up of the growers in that region get one third and Equal Exchange gets one third of the wholesale price. The cooperatives make local decisions about how to use their share to improve their community. Most of the products are organic, with shade grown coffee, but some are not guaranteed organic. Each organic product is clearly marked. We try to keep a variety of products, but if you don’t see your favorite, let us know and we can order it for you.
FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION
We will collect Ensure for the Food Pantry on the last Sunday of the month. We have been supplying the Food Pantry with Ensure for those clients that are extremely ill. We will continue to purchase Ensure with the collections we receive. We will give the Food Pantry any monies in excess of that purchase for their use in purchasing healthy, nutritional food from the food bank. We have been informed that their need for support has increased, as they not only help those in need from Franklin, but in the surrounding 16 towns. The client income has decreased while the cost of living has increased. The Food Bank has lost one large supporter that enabled them to purchase food items at the food bank at very reasonable prices. Please look for the Outreach member holding a green canister. Checks should be made out to FUMC with Food Pantry written on the memo line.
Franklin United Methodist Church
· 9/15 Sunday
- 10:00am Worship
· 9/17 Tuesday
-12:30pm Lunch Bunch @ Alumni
· 9/18 Wednesday
-10 am Study & Discussion: For the Bible
Tells Me So
· 9/21 Saturday
- 5:00pm Pastor's Cookout
· 9/22 Sunday
· 9/25 Wednesday
-No Study Group Meeting today
Saturday, September 21, from 5-7:30pm
Pastor Jacob, Chandra, and the girls would like to invite you to their home for hotdogs and s’mores over the campfire on Saturday, September 21, from 5-7:30pm. Please bring a side dish to share and your lawn chair. Hotdogs, s’mores, table service, water and lemonade will be provided. All are welcome so invite a friend!!! If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jacob (or 507-533-2650).
Upcoming Study & Discussion Groups
· Wednesday, September 18 @10am – showing of For the Bible Tells Me So with discussion
· No Conversations of Faith Wed, September 25.
· Small Group discussion of Holy Love: A Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality by Steve Harper Wednesdays, October 2-23 @ 10am // Thursdays, October 3-24 @7:30pm – (suggested donation for book/study is $14). More info to come.
The District Lay Servant Ministry Committee
has announced the Fall 2019 courses on October19, 26 and Nov 2 from 1-6 PM each week at the Wellspring UMC in Shrewsbury. We will be offering the Basic course which is a leadership course for all church leaders. It includes communications, conflict resolution and who we are as United Methodists. We will also be offering advanced courses on preaching and Life Together in the United Methodist Connection for those who have taken the Basic course.
LUNCH BUNCH 2019 SCHEDULE
We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month for food & fellowship.
OCT Restaurant 45
NOV Long Horn
DEC Restaurant 99
Don't miss this opportunity to help with the coffee hour. We need bakers, treats, coffee makers, set up and clean up helpers. See Donna D Thanks.