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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.

 

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Please call us at 828.524.3010 if you are in need:

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If you can volunteer to help, please contact the church office by email:

info@firstumcfranklin.org

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From our Pastoral Care Team

Rev. David Beam

Senior Pastor

April 8, 2020

Peace and grace dear friends and family,
 
In the midst of this Holy Week and the fifth week of this battle with the Covid 19 virus I invite you to seek God each day at noon for at least one minute. I ask you to intentionally draw close to the source of our hope and specifically to ask our Lord to bring healing to those who are suffering, strength and health for those putting themselves at risk to care for those in need, and to simply ask for deliverance from this viral threat.  I also invite you to concentrate your energy and time to three things that we, the church, can most offer the world at this time through Jesus Christ; Hope, Belonging and Care (love in action).  This Holy Week and beyond the church is uniquely poised to offer persons who are anxious, fearful and struggling…Hope, Belonging, and Care…….in everything we have been doing and what I hope we can offer these three areas are crucial!   
 
Here are some reminders about Worship opportunities this week:
 
On Maundy Thursday April 9 we will celebrate the Tenebrae portion of our regular remembrance through Facebook Live (although our “live” time might be changed) and the service will aired at 6:30p.m.  This service will include the reading of the Scripture passages relating to Jesus’ last hours before his arrest and special music.  We will not celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion at this service but will incorporate the celebration on Easter Sunday!  The Good Friday service will go live online at noon on April 10 with the community pastors sharing the Last Words of Jesus, also with special music provided by Beverly Barnett and Mary Pittman. 
 
Our Easter celebrations will begin at 7a.m. on April 12 with the pastors of First UMC, First Presbyterian and First Baptist churches sharing Scripture, prayer and celebrations from the First UMC cemetery on Facebook Live while inviting everyone to go outside wherever you are to welcome the sunrise and the resurrection of Jesus!  We then invite you to continue to worship at 9a.m. online as we celebrate Easter through Word, song, and the Lord’s Supper.  Although it is a bit unusual to celebrate Holy Communion “virtually”, we ask that you prepare your own elements (juice and bread) ahead of the service so that at the appointed time we might offer the Great Thanksgiving, Jesus’ words of institution and the epiclesis (invocation of the Holy Spirit upon the elements), and receive the sacrament together.
 
We are looking forward to sharing the love of Jesus with you this week, especially on Easter Sunday.  We are Easter people after all, persons who are well acquainted with the lives of servanthood and sacrifice to which we are called following our crucified and risen Savior, and we are born (again) and poised for such a time as this!  Perhaps we might all join in the celebrations and song by blowing our car horns at noon on Easter Sunday that the world might hear us celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and hope of the world, Jesus Christ! 
 
-Pastor David Beam

Resources for home study and worship

April 8, 2020

Each week we are sharing a variety of resources with you to help during this time of being apart. We encourage you to find what works for you and allows you to draw closer to God.

- A virtual stations of the cross for youth and adults - http://www.rayspencer.net/

- Journey Through the Psalms - a downloadable ($5) video-based course for adult spiritual formation   https://www.churchleadership.com/product/journey-through-the-psalms/?id=li20200401

- Helpful ideas for staying calm while confined - http://summitcounseling.org/blog/calm-during-covid-19/

- A combination of Wesley humor and serious reflection -
https://www.wesleybros.com/wesbros/easter-sunday-covid-19/

- For families with young children -
https://www.umc.org/en/content/remembering-holy-week-celebrating-easter-at-home

or -

https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/articles/adaptable-easter-egg-hunt-for-families-during-covid-19

- Stelios, a 7 year old Greek pianist has composed an "Isolation Waltz" for those he says "who suffer and isolate because of Covid-19."  At the beginning here he is saying: “Hi guys! I’m Stelios. Let’s be just a teeny bit more patient and we will soon be out swimming in the sea. I’m dedicating to you a piece of my own." -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZovpz8SpSE#action=share

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