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 …

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 …

The First Reading: Mark 16:1-8

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 14, comes from Mark 16:1-8. We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 14, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon …

The First Reading: Mark 13:5-13

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 7, comes from Mark 13:5-13. We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, February 7, at 10am ET as we continue reflecting upon …

The First Reading: Mark 10:17-27

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, January 31, 2021, comes from Mark 10:17-27. We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue …

The First Reading: Mark 7:1-15

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, January 24, 2021, comes from Mark 7:1-15. We hope you’ll consider joining our worship together on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 10am ET as we continue …

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 …

A Communal Lament in COVID-times

This lament was written as part of our Life Together small group discussion on October 1. We had spent three weeks discussing the Book of Lamentations and were modeling our final lament after the final lament in the book. Lamentations 5 is the only lament spoken by the community and the community’s cry is addressed …

Devotional || Psalm 29

By Beth Ferguson, Lay Leader and Member to the Annual Conference. You, divine beings! Give to the Lord—    give to the Lord glory and power!2 Give to the Lord the glory due his name!    Bow down to the Lord in holy splendor! 3 The Lord’s voice is over the waters;    the glorious God thunders;        the Lord is over the mighty waters.4 The Lord’s voice is strong;    the Lord’s voice is majestic.5 The Lord’s voice breaks cedar trees—    yes, …