Life Together || week beginning April 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.


ALL LIFE TOGETHER (SMALL) GROUPS & WORSHIP WILL REMAIN COMPLETELY VIRTUAL THIS WEEK! There has been a sharp rise in positive cases in the Town of Franklin over the past few weeks. 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.  Fee 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, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

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 April 4, 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 & WORSHIP WILL REMAIN COMPLETELY VIRTUAL THIS WEEK! There has been a sharp rise in positive cases in the Town of Franklin over the past few weeks. 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.


Midweek Check-in & Planning

Join us Tuesday evening at 7:30pm ET as we discuss and brainstorm upcoming small group, worship and discussion series. 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#.


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.  Fee 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, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Life Together || week beginning March 28, 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read through the end of the book.

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Life Together || week beginning March 21, 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read through Chapter 5 for this week.

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Life Together || week beginning March 14, 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read through page 79 for this week.
We will look at “Images of a Battlefield” and “Images from a Courtroom”

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, April 12 at 7pm to discuss A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

Life Together || week beginning March 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read through page 67 for this week.
We will look at “Images of a Battlefield” and “Images from a Courtroom”

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 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 February 28, 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read through Chapter 3 this week.

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

Life Together || week beginning February 21, 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.


“What was God doing…” (LENTEN STUDY)

Join us Tuesday evening 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.

Read Chapter 1 (“What If He Was God?) for this week.

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#.


Praise, Prayer, & Fellowship

Join us for a service of praise and prayer on Thursday at 7:30 pm ET. This is an opportunity for us to gather (virtually) together, offer our thanks to God, pray with and for one another, check in, and look at the theme/scripture coming up in worship. You can join this service 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#.


Book Club

The Book Club meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7pm to discuss The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes. The Book Club will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

Life Together || week beginning February 14, 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.


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 will meet (virtually) on Monday, March 8 at 7pm.

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#.