HIRING: Director of Music

HIRING: Director of Music
T
he Franklin United Methodist Church (Franklin, MA) is seeking a part-time Director of Music. The Director will work with the pastor to evaluate, plan, and execute meaningful music programs and worship that engages people of all ages. The Director will lead the choir and secure accompaniment for worship from our list of musicians. The church maintains a piano and century old tracker organ in the sanctuary. The Franklin United Methodist Church is three blocks from the Franklin/Dean Commuter rail station. Interested persons can contact Pastor Jacob Juncker (jacob@franklinumc.org) for more information.
 

Life Together || week beginning March 7, 2021

Life Together

The Christian life is meant to be lived in community, together with others. Utilize the resources and opportunities below to share life and grow in faith together.


“Taking Faith Home” (Daily Devotional)

“Taking Faith Home” is a weekly spiritual formation resource for you to use in your daily personal or family devotions and/or with a small group. Use it creatively in a way that fits your context. You can view/download/print this week’s “Taking Faith Home” by clicking the picture below.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening at 7:30pm ET as we discuss the book What was God doing on the Cross? by Alister E. McGrath: a book that challenges us to think and speak clearly about the harsh realities of the cross and its central importance to the Christian faith.

Read through page 67 for this week.
We will look at “Images of a Battlefield” and “Images from a Courtroom”

To purchase the book new (click here) or used (click here). If you would like to participate in the study, but cannot secure or afford the book, please contact Pastor Jacob.

This small group gathering and discussion will be facilitated virtually by Pastor Jacob. All are welcome to attend and participate. You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/txp-ndfa-ivu) or by calling 1-440-467-1448, the PIN is 220 679 745#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

You can join the Book Club virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/feq-yjgp-xoq) or by calling 1-405-534-5197, the PIN is ‪552 165 644‬#.

Worship Together || Sunday, March 7, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, February 28, at 10 am ET. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or by calling 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

You can download the bulletin for this service below. To add this event to your Google calendar, click here.

All are welcome.

Can’t join us virtually/in-person?

This post will be updated to include music and other videos from our Worship Together. Use the videos below in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Hymns & Songs

“Thou, Lord, Art a Shield for Me”

“The heart dejected, sighs to know”

“Amen” No. 898, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

Life Together || week beginning February 28, 2021

Life Together

The Christian life is meant to be lived in community, together with others. Utilize the resources and opportunities below to share life and grow in faith together.


“Taking Faith Home” (Daily Devotional)

“Taking Faith Home” is a weekly spiritual formation resource for you to use in your daily personal or family devotions and/or with a small group. Use it creatively in a way that fits your context. You can view/download/print this week’s “Taking Faith Home” by clicking the picture below.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening at 7:30pm ET as we discuss the book What was God doing on the Cross? by Alister E. McGrath: a book that challenges us to think and speak clearly about the harsh realities of the cross and its central importance to the Christian faith.

Read through Chapter 3 this week.

To purchase the book new (click here) or used (click here). If you would like to participate in the study, but cannot secure or afford the book, please contact Pastor Jacob.

This small group gathering and discussion will be facilitated virtually by Pastor Jacob. All are welcome to attend and participate. You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/txp-ndfa-ivu) or by calling 1-440-467-1448, the PIN is 220 679 745#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

Worship Together || Sunday, February 28, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, February 28, at 10 am ET. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or by calling 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

You can download the bulletin for this service below. To add this event to your Google calendar, click here.

All are welcome.

Can’t join us virtually/in-person?

This post will be updated to include music and other videos from our Worship Together. Use the videos below in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Reflection

The First Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

Hymns & Songs

“God Is My Strong Salvation” WORDS: Paul Gerhardt  MUSIC: Teschner
No. 769, Moravian Book of Worship (1995)

“While The Days Are Going By” WORDS: George Cooper, 1870 MUSIC: Ira David Sankey, 1881

“Amen” No. 898, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

The First Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:1-10

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, February 28, comes from Ecclesiastes 9:1-10.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 28, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

Life Together || week beginning February 21, 2021

Life Together

The Christian life is meant to be lived in community, together with others. Utilize the resources and opportunities below to share life and grow in faith together.


“Taking Faith Home” (Daily Devotional)

“Taking Faith Home” is a weekly spiritual formation resource for you to use in your daily personal or family devotions and/or with a small group. Use it creatively in a way that fits your context. You can view/download/print this week’s “Taking Faith Home” by clicking the picture below.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening at 7:30pm ET as we discuss the book What was God doing on the Cross? by Alister E. McGrath: a book that challenges us to think and speak clearly about the harsh realities of the cross and its central importance to the Christian faith.

Read Chapter 1 (“What If He Was God?) for this week.

To purchase the book new (click here) or used (click here). If you would like to participate in the study, but cannot secure or afford the book, please contact Pastor Jacob.

This small group gathering and discussion will be facilitated virtually by Pastor Jacob. All are welcome to attend and participate. You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/txp-ndfa-ivu) or by calling 1-440-467-1448, the PIN is 220 679 745#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

Worship Together || Sunday, February 21, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, February 21, at 10 am ET. You can join this service virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or by calling 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

You can download the bulletin for this service below. To add this event to your Google calendar, click here.

All are welcome.

Can’t join us virtually/in-person?

This post will be updated to include music and other videos from our Worship Together. Use the videos below in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Reflection

The First Reading: Job 14:1-22

Hymns & Songs

“The Lord’s My Shepherd” Words: Scottish Psalter, 1650 Music: House of the Rising Sun (No.3072, Worship & Song)

“In Vain Our Fancy Strives to Paint” No. 525, The Brethren Hymnal (1901)

“Amen” No. 898, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

The First Reading: Job 14:1-22

The First Reading is a weekly vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, February 21, comes from Job 14:1-22.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 21, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

LENTEN STUDY: What Was God Doing…

Join us Tuesday evenings (February 23 through March 27) at 7:30pm ET as we discuss the book What was God doing on the Cross? by Alister E. McGrath: a book that challenges us to think and speak clearly about the harsh realities of the cross and its central importance to the Christian faith.

To purchase the book new (click here) or used (click here). If you would like to participate in the study, but cannot secure or afford the book, please contact Pastor Jacob.

This small group gathering and discussion will be facilitated virtually by Pastor Jacob. All are welcome to attend and participate. You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.

Read through chapter 1 for our first gathering on February 27. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jacob.

Ash Wednesday || Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, marks the beginning of Lent–the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Easter. Below you will find a devotional and information about a special worship service to help you begin the season of Lent aright.

“Taking Faith Home” Devotion

Use and adapt this resource for your personal, family, and/or small group devotions.

Ash Wednesday Worship

Traditionally, we would hold an Ash Wednesday worship service at the church and impose ashes on foreheads as a sign of repentance and in remembrance of our mortality. Due to on-going precautions during the pandemic, and our not meeting for in-person worship, this service has been pre-recorded. There are several different ways you can view the service…

Google Meet, 12pm

You can join the Ash Wednesday Service at 12pm (virtually) using Google Meet. Click this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#. Note: this is the same Meet used for our Worship Together on Sunday morning.

Online (YouTube or Facebook)

If you cannot make the virtual service at noon, you access the service below, or on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The Franklin United Methodist Church chancel decorated for Lent. Photo taken by Pastor Jacob on Sunday, February 14, 2021.