Congregational Care and Information during the Coronavirus quarantine
Welcome to your complete one-stop-web page for what's happening at FUMC Franklin during the Coronavirus quarantine period.
In order to maintain the health and safety of our congregation, we offer various ways to remain connected in Christ as together we navigate a changing situation.
May you continue to be blessed and a blessing as we continue to DARE MORE to trust, love, share, and serve during this time of uncertainty.
From our Pastoral Care Team
Pastor David Beam
October 15, 2020
Dear Church Family,
As I reflect on the many things we have experienced in 2020 thus far the Apostle Paul’s words to his favorite church in Philippi keep ringing assuredly in my ears. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:4-7)”. As Paul shares what he has come to experience in his relationship to God even in trying times he powerfully reminds the Philippians and us to celebrate and give thanks that, “I (we) can do all things through him who strengthens me (us)” (Phil 4:13). God has powerfully provided for us and provided for others through us during these troubled and uncertain times and I invite you to join me in rejoicing and giving thanks to God!
During the next few weeks we are going to be intentionally joining our hearts and voices together in praise and thanksgiving to God as a church, especially during worship. Whether online or in-person please take time to reflect and consider all that God has and is doing in your life and in the community that is First UMC Franklin and offer yourself in gratitude to God. The heart of our lives of faith are after all grounded in grateful response to the One who has created, redeemed and sustains us!
So my “favorite” people, as Paul writes his favorites with such expectancy, passion and promise about their future in God’s presence, I too offer you the same admonition. Be expectant of Jesus showing up in your lives! Be expectant of God’s surprising presence in the midst of the chaos in our world! And know the God of peace will be with you!!
Resources for home study and worship
October 15, 2020
Richard Rohr guidance for getting through -
The Lord Bless You and Keep You (John Rutter) -
Finding joy in the leaves -