Life Together || week beginning February 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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

February 9, 2021
“Risk”
VIDEO | STUDY GUIDE

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm
Service of Praise, Prayer & Fellowship

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 A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell and will meet (virtually) on Monday, February 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#.

Life Together || week beginning January 31, 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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

February 2, 2021
“Jesus”
VIDEO | STUDY GUIDE

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, February 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
Service of Praise, Prayer & Fellowship

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 A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell and will meet (virtually) on Monday, February 8 at 7pm.

Life Together || week beginning January 24, 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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

January 26, 2021
“Reconciliation”
VIDEO | STUDY GUIDE

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, January 28, 2021 at 7:30pm
Service of Praise, Prayer & Fellowship

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 A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell and will meet (virtually) on Monday, February 8 at 7pm.

Life Together || week beginning January 17, 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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

January 19, 2021
“Creation”
VIDEO | STUDY GUIDE

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, January 21, 2021 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 A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell and will meet (virtually) on Monday, February 8 at 7pm.

Life Together || week beginning January 10, 2021

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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

January 12, 2021
“Faith as Journey
VIDEO | STUDY GUIDE

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, January 14, 2021 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 Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and will meet (virtually) on Monday, January 11 at 7pm.

You can join our gathering virtually through Google Meet by clicking this link (https://meet.google.com/feq-yjgp-xoqor by calling +1 405-534-5197‬, the PIN is ‪552 165 644‬#

Life Together || week beginning January 3, 2021

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.


DREAM.ThinkDoBe

Join us Tuesday at 7:30pm as we explore faith from a Progressive Christian perspective. This is an extended series broken into four, five-week sessions. We are currently working through the first session: Dream. Each meeting is self-standing. Drop into the study as you are able from week to week. Our time will begin with checking-in, prayer, and a video. The bulk of our time will be discussion. This week we will be discussing:

January 5, 2021
Introduction(s) & the Spectrum of Faith
VIDEO

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#.

This small group discussion is open to everyone. Study Guides will be made available for this study, if you would like to receive paper copies via USPS, please contact the Church Office (office@franklinumc.org).

You may find Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity (New York: HarperOne, 2012) helpful supplemental reading for this study. It is helpful but not required.


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, January 7, 2021 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 Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and will meet (virtually) on Monday, January 11 at 7pm.

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
Introduction(s)

January 12
“Faith as Journey”

January 19
“Stories of Creation”

January 26
“Reconciliation”

February 2
”Jesus”

February 9
“Risk”

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 (https://meet.google.com/zxe-kcbu-hxf) or by calling 661-527-2948, the PIN is 883 139 733#.

Life Together || week beginning December 27, 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.


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 Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and will meet (virtually) on Monday, January 11 at 7pm.

Christmas Devotions

The Christmas season is a time for us to remember God’s love, found in Jesus Christ, breaking forth into our world. It started with a child laid in a manger and continues in and through us. 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 Christmas by clicking the picture below.

You can view our Christmas Eve Service below and check out our Christmas 2020 playlist on YouTube where you can sing along to all the songs and carols we’ve sung in worship these past few weeks.

Life Together || week beginning December 20, 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 22, at 7:30pm
Read Conversation 4 (and Letters 12-15)

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.