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.
 

In-person (Outdoor) Worship this Sunday (May 9, 2021)

Dear members and friends of Franklin United Methodist Church,

The number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to be on a downward trend. This is no doubt due in large part to many of you getting your COVID-19 vaccine. If you have not already done so, and you have not had adverse reactions to vaccines in the past, I strongly encourage you to get your shot.

With the continued decline in total positive cases, the relatively low test positivity rate, and under 70% ICU bed occupancy in the Metrowest region, we are all good to go for in-person outdoor worship this Sunday, May 9 (2021), at 10am. It looks like the weather is going to be nice; perhaps, a little chilly. Please dress for the weather. Feel free to bring your own chair or use one of the church’s metal folding chairs. Because this service is outdoors and there are not restrictions on space, there is no need to register for the service. In fact, you’re strongly encouraged to invite a friend or family member or follow up with a church person you haven’t seen in a while and invite them to join you in worship.

As a reminder, COVID protocols remain in effect.  All worship participants (over age 3) must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.  There will be no refreshments served following worship. We will share in holy communion.

For those that are unable to gather in-person or are uncomfortable doing so at this time, know that you will be able to join our worship together online.  To join the service, simply go to https://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

This Sunday we are continuing our discussion series on the Book of Proverbs. The reflection is entitled, “Don’t be a fool.” I look forward to seeing you in-person or online. As always, if you have questions about our metrics for safer gatherings and/or you just want to chat, do not hesitate to reach out directly to me.

I look forward to seeing you in worship (in-person or online) this Sunday, May 9, at 10am!

Peace.
Jacob

Life Together || week beginning May 2, 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS CAN, IF THEY CHOOSE, MEET IN-PERSON OUTSIDE. To learn more about the metrics we are using to guide our reopening and to learn about where we stand in relation to those metrics, click here.


“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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship.  This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair.  In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move exclusively online (not indoors).

Virtual participants can  join the gathering by going to 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. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, May 10 at 7pm to discuss The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler.

Worship Together || Sunday, May 2, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, May 2, at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person (outside) or virtually.

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire. The service will be held outside behind the church. Please dress for the weather. You are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. A limited number of folding chairs will be made available.

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. Hymn videos will premiere on our YouTube channel following worship together.

Hymns & Songs

“Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring”
No.644, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Wellspring of Wisdom”
No. 206, The Upper Room Worshipbook (2006)

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
No. 95, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

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

In-person (Outdoor) Worship this Sunday (May 2)

Dear friends and members of Franklin United Methodist Church,

It is with great excitement that I write to invite you to in-person outdoor worship on Sunday, May 2, at 10am.  It looks like it will be a beautiful morning.  Please dress for the weather.  The service will be held outside behind the church.  All are welcome.  You’re encouraged to bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on.  A limited number of folding chairs will be made available.  The church will be open for access to the restrooms.

As a reminder, COVID protocols remain in effect.  All worship participants (over age 3) must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.  There will be no refreshments served following worship.

For those that are unable to gather in-person or are uncomfortable doing so at this time, know that you will be able to join the gathering online.  To join our worship together online, simply go to https://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

This coming Sunday we will be continuing our series entitled “Living Wisely and Well.”  We’ll be reading Proverbs 4:1-13 and I will be reflecting on the theme “Listen to Your Elders.”

I hope you will join me (in-person outside at the church or online) for worship together!  If you have any questions about our move to in-person worship and our metrics for safer gatherings or you just want to chat, please do not hesitate to call, text, or email.  I look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Peace.
Jacob

Life Together || week beginning April 25, 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS CAN, IF THEY CHOOSE, MEET IN-PERSON OUTSIDE. To learn more about the metrics we are using to guide our reopening and to learn about where we stand in relation to those metrics, click here.


“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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship.  This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair.  In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move exclusively online (not indoors).

Virtual participants can  join the gathering by going to 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. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, May 10 at 7pm to discuss The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler.

Worship Together || Sunday, April 25, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, April 25, 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. Hymn videos will premiere on our YouTube channel following worship together.

Hymns & Songs

“God of Grace and God of Glory”
No. 577, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“In Streets and Openings of the Gates”
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R10 (TUNE: AULD LANG SYNE)

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

Life Together || week beginning April 18, 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS & WORSHIP WILL REMAIN COMPLETELY VIRTUAL THIS WEEK! The total number of positive cases in the Town of Franklin remains too high. To learn more about the metrics we are using to guide our reopening and to learn about where we stand in relation to those metrics, click here.


“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.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, May 10 at 7pm to discuss The First Family Detail by Ronald Kessler.

Worship Together || Sunday, April 18, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, April 11, 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. Hymn videos will premiere on our YouTube channel following worship together.

Hymns & Songs

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

“Breathe on Me Breath of God”
No. 420, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

 “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
No. 95, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

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

Life Together || week beginning April 11, 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS & WORSHIP WILL REMAIN COMPLETELY VIRTUAL THIS WEEK! There has been a sharp rise in positive cases in the Town of Franklin over the past few weeks. To learn more about the metrics we are using to guide our reopening and to learn about where we stand in relation to those metrics, click here.


“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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship.  This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately.  Fee free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair.  In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move exclusively online (not indoors).

Virtual participants can  join the gathering by going to 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. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

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, April 11, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, April 11, 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. Hymn videos will premiere on our YouTube channel following worship together.

Hymns & Songs

“Easter Alleluia”
No. 3088, Worship & Song (2011)

“We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
No. 569, The United Methodist Hymnal 

“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
No. 95, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

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