THE WAY OF THE CROSS DURING PANDEMIC TIME

Good Friday reminds us to “stay, watch and pray” with others who are suffering. Join us on Good Friday (April 2) as we journey through the Stations of the Cross bearing witness to the suffering of Christ in our world. These contemporary stations will challenge us to see Christ in the suffering around us.

You can journey with others through the Stations at 7pm on Good Friday (April 2) by going to https://meet.google.com/mzf-fize-xxu or by calling 1-409-444-2654 (PIN: 152 837 218#).  If you would prefer to watch the service at another time, you will find the video posted to the FUMC YouTube channel by 9am on April 2.

This is a joint service of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Franklin Federated Church, and Franklin United Methodist Church. All are welcome.

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 this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

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 this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

LENTEN STUDY: What Was God Doing…

Join us Tuesday evenings (February 23 through March 27) at 7:30pm ET as we discuss the book What was God doing on the Cross? by Alister E. McGrath: a book that challenges us to think and speak clearly about the harsh realities of the cross and its central importance to the Christian faith.

To purchase the book new (click here) or used (click here). If you would like to participate in the study, but cannot secure or afford the book, please contact Pastor Jacob.

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#.

Read through chapter 1 for our first gathering on February 27. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Jacob.

Ash Wednesday || Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, marks the beginning of Lent–the 40 days (not including Sundays) leading up to the celebration of Easter. Below you will find a devotional and information about a special worship service to help you begin the season of Lent aright.

“Taking Faith Home” Devotion

Use and adapt this resource for your personal, family, and/or small group devotions.

Ash Wednesday Worship

Traditionally, we would hold an Ash Wednesday worship service at the church and impose ashes on foreheads as a sign of repentance and in remembrance of our mortality. Due to on-going precautions during the pandemic, and our not meeting for in-person worship, this service has been pre-recorded. There are several different ways you can view the service…

Google Meet, 12pm

You can join the Ash Wednesday Service at 12pm (virtually) using Google Meet. Click this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#. Note: this is the same Meet used for our Worship Together on Sunday morning.

Online (YouTube or Facebook)

If you cannot make the virtual service at noon, you access the service below, or on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The Franklin United Methodist Church chancel decorated for Lent. Photo taken by Pastor Jacob on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

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 this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

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 this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

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 reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

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 reflecting upon this text. To join the service using Google Meet, click here.

#COVIDMemorial

Today (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) at 5:30pm ET, Franklin United Methodist Church will ring its bell and turn on its lights as part of a national #COVIDMemorial in honor of the lives lost to COVID-19.

You are welcome to light a candle or ring a bell from wherever you are, and join in prayer for those suffering from COVID-19, medical staff, scientists, and others both treating those with COVID-19 and making and distributing vaccines.