HIRING: Director of Music

HIRING: Director of Music
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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.
 

#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to promote generosity and goodwill. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday reminds us that a better world is realized when we work together and give for the sake of others. This is an intrinsic idea to the Christian faith.

On this day of giving, you’re invited to make a contribution to support the work of Christ through the Franklin United Methodist Church. Our worship, life, and work together is made possible through your generosity—the giving of your financial resources, time, and talents. 

To make a one-time or recurring financial contribution online
in support of our worship, life, and work together, click here.

To volunteer and contribute your time and talent
in support of our worship, life, and work together, click here.

We believe that everyone has something they can give and that every gift, however large or small, makes a difference.

Thank you for your generosity–on this day and every day.

Life Together || week beginning November 29, 2020

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.


Practicing the Presence of God

Throughout Advent, on Tuesdays at 7:30pm, we will be discussing The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by Brother Lawrence. In this short, Christian classic, Lawrence shares what it means to constantly be in God’s presence. You can download a free copy of Practicing the Presence of God here.

Tuesday, December 1, at 7:30pm
Read Conversation 1 (and Letters 1-3)

You can join our gathering using Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/ocn-nihz-ufa) or by calling 254-881-9237, PIN: 747 139 789 #.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. If you would like a print copy of the book, please email the Church Office and we can send you a copy via USPS.


Weekly Check-in & Discussion

You’re invited to join us for a time of checking-in as we encourage one another in our daily lives, pray, read scripture, and journey along the Way together. Here is when we will be gathering this week:

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:30pm
Discussion of the Devotion from “Taking Faith Home”

You can join our gathering 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#.

All are welcome. The discussion will be as unique as the perspective each person brings to the gathering.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss a book determined by the group. The Book Club is currently reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and will meet (virtually) on Monday, December 14 at 7pm.

Worship Together || Sunday, November 29, 2020

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, November 29, 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. You do not need to download the bulletin to participate, slides in the meeting will guide you through the service. 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 and the bulletin above in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Hymns & Songs

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” No. 211 (vs. 1-2 & 6-7), The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence,” No. 626 (vs. 1 & 3-4), The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Christmas Doxology”

“Amen, Amen” (Refrain ONLY), No. 2072, The Faith We Sing (2001)

“Go Tell It On the Mountain,” No. 251 (vs. 1), The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

Thanksgiving Devotions

Thanksgiving is a time for us to reflect on all that we are thankful for and give thanks. Use the “Taking Faith Home” resource below to guide your personal devotions and discussions with your family and small group. You can view/download/print “Taking Faith Home” for Thanksgiving by clicking the picture below.

You can also sing your thanks! Feel free to sing along with this song from our worship together. You can find all the music sung by the virtual choir on our YouTube channel. If you’d like to learn how you can add your voice (or instrumentation) to the virtual choir, click here.

Advent Study: Practicing the Presence of God

Join us Tuesdays at 7:30pm during Advent as we discuss the book The Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by Brother Lawrence.  Brother Lawrence was a 17th century Carmelite monk in Paris.  He entered the monastery as a lay person where he worked in the kitchen as a cobbler.  He is best known for his ability to see God in every aspect of his life.  In this short, Christian classic, Lawrence shares what it means to constantly be in God’s presence. Each week we will read and discuss a new section of the book.

December 1
“Establishing Ourselves in God’s Presence”
(Read Conversation 1 & Letters 1-3)

December 8
“Resigning Ourselves to God”
(Read Conversation 2 & Letters 4-7)

December 15
“Beyond ‘Penances and Particular Exercises”
(Read Conversation 3 & Letters 8-11)

December 22
”Continual Conversation with God”
(Read Conversation 4 & Letters 12-15)

You can download a free PDF copy of Practicing the Presence of God here. You can find FREE Kindle, iBook, ePub, audio book and other formats at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.

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/ocn-nihz-ufa) or by calling 254-881-9237, PIN: 747 139 789 #.

Life Together || week beginning November 22, 2020

“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.

Weekly Check-in & Discussion

You’re invited to join us for a time of checking-in as we encourage one another in our daily lives, pray, read scripture, and journey along the Way together. Here is when we will be gathering this week:

Tuesday, November 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
A Thanksgiving Devotion & Discussion

You can join our gathering 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#.

Feel free to join one or all the gatherings. All are welcome. The discussion will be as unique as the perspective each person brings to the gathering.

Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss a book determined by the group. The Book Club is currently reading The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and will meet (virtually) on Monday, December 14 at 7pm.

Worship Together || Sunday, November 22, 2020

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, November 22, 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. You do not need to download the bulletin to participate, slides in the meeting will guide you through the service. 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 and the bulletin above in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Hymns & Songs

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come,” No. 694, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” No. 400, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Thank You, Lord,” No. 84, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“O God Beyond All Praising,” No. 2009, The Faith We Sing (2001)

“Amen, Amen” (Refrain ONLY), No. 2072, The Faith We Sing (2001)

Life Together || week beginning November 15, 2020

“Taking Faith Home” (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.

Check-in & Discussion

You’re invited to join us for a time of checking-in as we encourage one another in our daily lives, pray, read scripture, and journey along the Way together. Here is when we will be gathering this week:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7:30pm
Making Space to Give Thanks

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
Discussion of “Taking Faith Home”

You can join our gathering 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#.

Feel free to join one or all the gatherings. All are welcome. The discussion will be as unique as the perspective each person brings to the gathering.

Worship Together || Sunday, November 15, 2020

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, November 15, 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. You do not need to download the bulletin to participate, slides in the meeting will guide you through the service. 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 and the bulletin above in your devotions to worship asynchronously.

Hymns & Songs

“Now Thank We All Our God,” No. 102, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“All of Life is Filled with Wonder,” by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

“Thank You, Lord,” No. 84, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“O God Beyond All Praising,” No. 2009, The Faith We Sing (2001)

“Amen, Amen” (Refrain ONLY), No. 2072, The Faith We Sing (2001)