Life Together || week beginning June 13, 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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7:30pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship. This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair. In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move indoors.

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, June 14 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, June 13, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, June 13 at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person or virtually. This service will be held outside so dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather we will move inside.

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.

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

“Seek Ye First”
No. 405, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”
No. 540, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Thank You, Lord”
Words & Music by Bob Marley

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED || COMMUNITY GARDEN

Franklin United Methodist Church will be preparing the raised beds and planting its 2021 Community Garden this Friday, June 11. We will fill and cultivate the nine raised beds from 10:30a-12p. We will begin planting eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers at 12p. This volunteer opportunity is open to all. Feel free to bring your favorite garden tools and gloves, if you have them. If not, we have tools for you to use. Please email Pastor Jacob so that we know how many volunteers to plan for: “many hands make for light work.”

The Community Garden at Franklin United Methodist Church was started in 2020. All the vegetables harvested from the garden are donated to the Franklin Food Pantry. Regular volunteers are used to tend the garden throughout the summer. If you would like to help with the garden, or you have questions, please contact Pastor Jacob or Michael Divoll.

Life Together || week beginning June 6, 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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7:30pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship. This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately. Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair. In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move indoors.

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, June 14 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, June 6, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, June 6 at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person (inside) or virtually.

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.

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

“We Sing to You, O God”
No. 2001, The Faith We Sing (2001)

“Give to the Winds Thy Fears”
No. 129, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“Thank You, Lord”
Words & Music by Bob Marley

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

Worship this week (June 6)–INSIDE

Dear members and friends of Franklin United Methodist Church,

The weather forecast this weekend predicts that it will be extremely hot and (potentially) pretty humid. With this in mind, we will be worshipping in-person, in-the-sanctuary, where it is nice and cool, this Sunday, June 6, at 10am. Just like last week, all COVID protocols remain in place.

All worship participants (over age 3) must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.  Ushers will help guide in-person worshippers to their seats so that proper spacing in the sanctuary is maintained.  There will be no singing during worship and no refreshments following worship.  In-person worshippers do not need to pre-register.

For those that are unable to gather in-person or are uncomfortable doing so at this time, know that you will be able to join the gathering online.  To join our worship together online, simply go to https://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

This Sunday, we will be looking at the story of “The Visitors” from The Beginner’s Bible. It recounts the pronouncement and birth of Isaac to Abraham and Sarah. Sarah laughs at the possibility of it. I’ll be reflecting on her response. What are we laughing at? And, maybe, just maybe, we ought to laugh a little more.

I look forward to seeing you in-person, in-the-sanctuary this Sunday as we worship together! As always, if you have want to meet or chat, don’t hesitate to call, text, or email to setup a time to get caught up. I’ll see you on Sunday, and consider inviting a guest to come with you!

Peace.
Pastor Jacob

Worship Together || Sunday, May 30, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, May 30, at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person (outside) or virtually.

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire. The service will be held outside behind the church. Please dress for the weather. You are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. A limited number of folding chairs will be made available.

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

“The God of Abraham Praise”
No. 116, The United Methodist Hymnal (1989)

“As Abraham and Sarah”
WORDS: https://hymnary.org/text/as_abraham_and_sarah#tune;

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

Worship This Week: In-person, Inside!

Dear friends and members of Franklin United Methodist Church,

I write to let you know about our plans for worship this Sunday. With cold, rainy weather forecasted, we will be worshipping in-person, in-the-sanctuary this Sunday, May 30, at 10am.  As a reminder, COVID protocols remain in effect.  All worship participants (over age 3) must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire.  Ushers will help guide in-person worshippers to their seats so that proper spacing in the sanctuary is maintained.  There will be no singing during worship and no refreshments following worship.  In-person worshippers do not need to pre-register.

For those that are unable to gather in-person or are uncomfortable doing so at this time, know that you will be able to join the gathering online.  To join our worship together online, simply go to https://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#.

This coming Sunday we are beginning a new series entitled “Stories of the Faith.”  We will be reading stories from The Beginner’s Bible.  Each week through Labor Day weekend, we will look at a new story from the scriptures.

I hope you will join me (in-person, in-the-sanctuary or online) for worship together!  If you have any questions or you just want to chat, please do not hesitate to call, text, or email.  I look forward to seeing you (and a guest?!) on Sunday!

Peace.
Pastor Jacob

Life Together || week beginning May 23, 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS CAN, IF THEY CHOOSE, MEET IN-PERSON OUTSIDE. To learn more about the metrics we are using to guide our reopening and to learn about where we stand in relation to those metrics, click here.


“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.


Fireside Communion & Discussion

Join Pastor Jacob around the fire on Thursday at 7pm as we share in communion and discuss upcoming readings and themes for Sunday worship.  This event will be outside at the church so in-person participants should dress appropriately.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair if you don’t want to sit on a folding chair.  In the event of inclement weather, the discussion will move exclusively online (not indoors).

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, June 14 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, May 23, 2021

Join us as we worship together on Sunday, May 23, at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person (outside) or virtually.

In-person participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth, maintain physical distancing, sanitize hands regularly, and fill out a health questionnaire. The service will be held outside behind the church. Please dress for the weather. You are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. A limited number of folding chairs will be made available.

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

“From Thee All Skill and Wisdom Flow”

“Teach Your Children”
WORDS & MUSIC by Graham Nash

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