The First Reading: Mark 4:35-41

The First Reading is a five-minute (or less!) vlog that looks at the scripture and themes coming up in our worship together at Franklin United Methodist Church.

The reading for Sunday, January 17, 2021, comes from Mark 4:35-41.

We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

New Study: DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesdays at 7:30pm beginning January 5 (2021) as we begin a new video series entitled DreamThinkBeDo. This series provides an overview of progressive Christianity. The series is broken into four, five-week sessions. Each session is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Here’s an extended overview of the entire 20-week study.

We will begin the first five-week session, “Dream,” on January 5. Here are the study themes:

January 5

January 12
“Faith as Journey”

January 19
“Stories of Creation”

January 26

February 2

February 9

Each session will begin with a 20-minute video. Videos and study-guides will be made available ahead of each session. Discussions will be based on the study guide and participant insights and questions.

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 ( or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.