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.
 

Worship Together || Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while entering and exiting the building. Masks may be removed when seated for worship.

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!

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.

Can’t join us virtually/in-person?

Hymns & Songs

“To God Be the Glory”
No. 98, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

Give Thanks
No. 2036, The Faith We Sing (2001)


“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 July 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.


“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.


Weeknight Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob on Thursday at 7:30pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship. This group will meet in the vestry.

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 August 9 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#.

Worship Together || Sunday, July 25, 2021

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

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while entering and exiting the building. Masks may be removed when seated for worship.

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

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”
No.110, United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho”

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

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

**UPDATE** Aprende Spanish Immersion

Hola Aprende Friends!

We are getting ready for the new school year- and we would love to have your child learning Spanish with us! 

Not only has our Aprende team grown over the last year, but now we are so excited to bring our little Spanish Immersion school to Franklin starting in September! We love the ability to provide this valuable service to another local community.  

We want to keep our friends in-the-know so take a look at what Aprende’s offering for the fall!

For our Shrewsbury Program, hours will be:

*Toddler and Preschool program – Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30PM ; with extended hours available everyday 

*After school program – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30PM to 5:30PM. 

For our Franklin Program, hours will be:

*Toddler and Preschool program- Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 12:30PM

*After school program-Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 to 5:30PM or Monday and Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30pm

Please contact us with any questions or if you’d like to set up a time to take a tour of either of our locations!

Muchas Gracias!

Karen Quintana
Founder and Director, Aprende Spanish Immersion

Tel: 508-974-8900
Cel: 857-251-9698

Facebook.com/AprendeSI
www.aprendespanishimmersion.com

Worship Together || Sunday, July 11, 2021

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

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while entering and exiting the building. Masks may be removed when seated for worship.

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

“Jesus, We Are Here”
No. 2273, The Faith We Sing (2001)

“If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee”
No. 142, 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 July 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.


“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.


Weeknight Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob on Thursday at 7:30pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship. This group will meet in the vestry.

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 August 9 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#.

UPDATED COVID PROTOCOLS

Dear friends and members of Franklin United Methodist Church,

This week, the Centers for Disease Control updated their COVID-19 protocols for schools. You can find the full guidance here. For K-12 schools the recommended distance for physical distancing was shortened to three (3) feet. It is important to note that this new guidance continues to recommend that unvaccinated persons (including all children under the age of 12) should remain masked when indoors.

In light of these changes to CDC guidance, the Church Council has voted to shorten the physical distancing standard to 3 ft in the sanctuary. This allows us to sit every other pew instead of every third pew. All other protocols adopted at the last Church Council meeting remain in effect. You can find the COVID protocols passed at the June 13 Church Council meeting here. If you have any questions about this update to our protocols, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Thank you for your continued efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, and for being a shining example of vigilance to our (including my!) children and all those who must continue wearing a mask and social distancing because they cannot yet receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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

Peace.
Pastor Jacob

Community Cookout || July 24, 2021

Join the Franklin United Methodist Church for a FREE Community Cookout on July 24 from 5:30-7pm.  Burgers, hotdogs, chips, and a drink will be provided.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit in the garden and grassy lot behind the church and enjoy the company of your neighbors.

In case of rain, this event will be cancelled.  All cancellation announcements will be posted to the church website (franklinumc.org) and to social media.

Mark your calendars for upcoming cookouts on August 28 & September 25 from 5:30-7pm!

If you would like to help with or donate to these events, please contact Pastor Jacob (508-528-1092). This cookout is being funded through the church’s Mission Fund. If you would like to contribute to the Mission Fund, click here.

Life Together || week beginning July 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.


“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.


Weeknight Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob on Thursday at 7:30pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship. If the weather is favorable, in-person participants will meet outside at the church around a firepit. Feel free to bring your own chair, if you don’t want to sit on a metal folding chair. If the weather is too hot, too cold, or wet, we’ll meet inside.

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, July 12 at 7pm to discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

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, July 11, 2021

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

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth while entering and exiting the building. Masks may be removed when seated for worship.

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

“Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”
No. 127, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“You Are My All in All”
No. 3040, Worship & Song (2011)

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

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