Upcoming Events


LENTEN SERIES:UNDER REPROACH

Maundy Thursday:
6pm (Living Last Supper & Potluck)

Good Friday:
11:30am (The Reproaches) 
7:30pm (Tenebrae)

Easter Sunday:
6:30am Sunrise Service @ Camp Haiastan
10am Easter Worship
11:30am Easter Egg Hunt

 

BOOK CLUB

April 8 at 7PM at Dawn P's home. We will be reading Five Days at Memorial- a hurricane Katrina story.


 

EASTER FLOWERS

Signups for Easter Lilies ($17.50) and Tulips($13) to help decorate the sanctuary for Easter will be in the church vestry. You may also enter a message or in Memory/In Celebration/In Honor. 



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CONVERSATIONS OF FAITH

Join us on Wednesdays at 10am to discuss faith.  We each come with varied perspectives, join us as we wrestle with faith together.  If you have questions you would like to know more, or have questions, please contact Pastor Jacob (508-533-2650 or jacob@franklinumc.org).



LUNCH BUNCH 2019 SCHEDULE

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month for food & fellowship.

MAR Alumni
APR  Rome
MAY Restaurant 45
JUNE Long Horn
JULY  King Street Cafe
AUG  Restaurant 99
SEPT  Alumni
OCT  Restaurant 45
NOV  Long Horn

DEC  Restaurant 99



NEED HELP
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.

THIS WEEK

 ·  3/24 10am Worship Service

·  3/27 10am Conversations of    Faith

·  3/31 10am Worship Service

·  3/31 Ensure Collection

·  4/3 10am Conversations of     Faith

·  4/4 10am Hymn Sing

·  4/7 10am Worship Service

·  4/7 11:30am Estate Planning & Giving Workshop


· 4/8 7pm Book Club



Holy Week

·  4/14  10am Palm Sunday Worship Service

·  4/18 Maundy Thursday
    - 6pm Living Last Supper     (potluck)

·  4/19 Good Friday
    -1 1:30am Service: The                   Reproaches
    - 7:30pm Tenebrae Service

·  4/21 Easter Sunday
    - 6:30am Sunrise Service
    - 10am Easter Worship S                  Service
- 11:30am Egg Hunt


 

Ongoing Events


ENSURE COLLECTION
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. 



SHOE COLLECTION
We will be collecting gently used shoes for recycling over the next few weeks. There is a box in the fellowship hall to place the shoes. They will be donated through Rerun Shoes. In addition to the benefits of recycling shoes to Africa, the organization will make a donation to Imagine No Malaria for each pair of shoes that are donated. Rerun’s mission is informed by the desire to protect our environment and to build sustainable business in Africa by recycling usable shoes in the United States.

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.

HYMN SING
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.

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.