Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What Every Christian Should Know About: World Religions

In this 3 part series, Pastor Powell seeks to give a brief but accurate explanation of the basic beliefs of 11 of the world's religions viewed through the perspective of their commonalities and differences with apostolic/traditional/Biblical Christianity.

In the first part, the Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormons are discussed following a brief general introduction to the topic.
                                                       World Religions - Part 1 of 3

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Awana schedule

Upcoming AWANA Schedule

9/17          Regular Night
9/24          Regular Night
10/1          Crazy Hat Night
10/8          Regular Night
10/15        Store Night
10/22        Regular Night
10/29        Come as your favorite Bible character night
11/5          Regular Night
11/12        Grand Prix – family invited to watch the competition
11/19        Regular Night
11/26        No Awana: Thanksgiving
12/3          Regular Night
12/10        Regular Night
12/17        Happy Birthday Jesus, Store Night
12/24        No Awana: Christmas Break
12/31        No Awana: Christmas Break

1/7            Awana resumes, regular night

Thursday, August 31, 2017

King's Herald-September, 2017

To view our church newsletter, click on the link below:

September King's Herald

Week at a Glance (9/8-9/16/17)


                            
Friday, September 8, 2017
               8:30 a.m. Mustard Seed Missions (Latchaw)
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                                         
Saturday, September 9, 2017



Sunday September 10, 2017
               10:00 a.m. Welcome Time (Clark Hall)
               10:45 a.m.  Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch
                             
Monday, September 11, 2017
               11:00 a.m. Funeral of Carl Bingman
               1:30 p.m. Franklin Women’s Club (Latchaw)
                                                                                                                       
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
               10:00 a.m. Early Head Start Health & Wellness (Clark)
7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
                                            
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting (Latchaw)
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
               5:15 p.m. Governing Board Mtg./Budget Mtg. (Latchaw)
              
Thursday, September 14, 2017
               8:00 a.m. Venango County Human Services Mtg. (Miller)
                             
Friday, September 15, 2017
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                                         
Saturday, September 16, 2017
 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Parents' Night Out returns to save the day once again.

1st Baptist will host the first Parents' Night Out of this year on Friday, November 10th from 5:00-7:30 PM.  This is an opportunity for parents' to have a "date night" and spend some quality time with each other and/or with friends, as well as a chance for the young people to enjoy a whole lot of fun at the church.

This year Parents' Night Out will be a cooperative effort that includes First UMC and Christ UMC as well.

Additional dates have also been chosen: Saturday, December 2nd (10 AM -3 PM) for Christmas shopping, and Friday, February 16th (5-7:30 PM) for Valentine's Day.

Please RSVP, 432-8061, starting two weeks prior to each night so that we can asses how many volunteers we need to work with the kids and how much food they'll need (parents, you don't need to feed them before you go, we'll take care of it).

Friday, August 25, 2017

Teacher Support/Fellowship Group to begin 9/20

As a former teacher, I know that teaching is both a rewarding and a stressful career, one requiring support from friends and family.  With that in mind, a support/fellowship group is beginning on September 20th at the First Baptist Church of Franklin (1041 Liberty St.).

 The group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month during the school year from 7-8 PM.

This will be a lightly structured event, focusing on allowing teachers to connect with each other and find help for the challenges they face through dialogue.


Refreshments will be provided, all teachers, public and private, current and former are invited, along with classroom support staff.  No registration necessary, come when you can, and thank you for your service to our community.

If you have any questions, please call 432-8061 or email Pastor Powell at: pastorpowell@hotmail.com

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Week at a Glance (8/27-9/2/17)


Sunday August 27, 2017

               10:00 a.m. Welcome Time (Clark Hall)
               10:45 a.m.  Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch
                             
Monday, August 28, 2017
                                                                                                                       
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
                                            
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Meeting (Latchaw)
11:00 a.m. Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)

Thursday, August 31, 2017
                             
Friday, September 1, 2017
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                                         
Saturday, September 2, 2017
 
 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Awana to resume Sunday, 9/17 from 5:45-7:30 PM

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Our Awana club for kids k-6th grade will resume on Sunday, September 17th from 5:45-7:30 PM.  This program is free and open to the public, all kids from K-6th grade are welcome to join us.  Awana consists of three sections each week: (1) Scripture memorization, (2) Bible lessons and songs, and (3) Game time!

To pre-register, please call 432-8061, or arrive early on the 17th.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

150th Anniversary Worship service video

Our recent 150th anniversary of the founding of the church was celebrated with a special worship service on July 30th.  The video of the service is divided into 3 parts due to length, click the links below to watch.


                                          150th Worship Celebration - Part 1


                                          150th Worship Celebration - Part 2


                                          150th Worship Celebration - Part 3

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Still standing on the Promises of God

The family and friends of 1st Baptist on the 150th anniversary.

Some of our senior saints and their family members, along with Pastor jumping into the shot.

God has been faithful, in every generation.



Sunday marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of 1st Baptist Church of Franklin, an in recognition of that milestone, we celebrated with family and friends including former pastors Roy Johnsen, Ray Williams, and regional executive pastor Frank Frischkorn.  Over 120 people worshiped together, celebrating the past and praising God for his faithfulness, as well as looking to the future and trusting that God has great things in store for his church.
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Clara Powell makes a break for it while Pastor Powell and wife Nicole work with the choir before church.

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Pastor Roy Johnsen, 1983-90 shares memories during the service.
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The congregation sings, with Pastor Frank Frischkorn in the center.
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Pastor Powell leads congregational singing in front of the Estes Organ.
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It wouldn't be a Baptist celebration without food, everyone gathered in Clark Hall after the service.
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Former interim pastor Ray Williams (2011) and his wife Frances.
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Pastor Len Lewis and his wife Shirley, Len was ordained at 1st Baptist.
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Pastor Powell in front of the collage of 18 former pastors out of the total of 31 during the church's 150 years of existence.
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Bill and Marilyn Moffitt, long-time members and stalwarts of the church.
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Pastor Powell speaks to the congregation in the sanctuary, completed in 1904.
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Pastor Powell writes down prayer requests during the service.
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Lois Ann Schaeffer sings "His Eye is on the Sparrow", Lois Ann sang in the choir in 1947 for the 80th anniversary, and in every year since.











Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This weekend: Open House and Worship Celebration for the 150th

It is finally here, we've been working on preparing for this date for a year now.

Saturday: 11-2  Open House at the church - tours, organ music, historic picture display, and refreshments, open to the public all are welcome.

Sunday 10:45- Worship Service - featuring Pastor Powell, former Pastor Johnsen, and ABCOPAD Regional Executive Pastor Dr. Frank Frischkorn, plus special music from the FBC choir, Nicole Powell on the viola, and more.  Please join us to celebrate the goodness of the Lord to this congregation over the past 150 years.

* Immediately following the service we will be gathering on the front steps to take a photo of the congregation together with our friends and guests.  After the photo, we will all gather in Clark Hall for dinner and fellowship. *

150th Anniversary commemorative booklet

With our anniversary celebration coming this weekend, we've created a 150th anniversary commemorative booklet to pass out to our members, friends, and guests who will be joining us in person.  For those of you unable to attend, the link below contains the PDF of the booklet.  It was created by Pastor Powell's wife Nicole, utilizing the work of the previous booklets from 1967 and 1997.  Please let anyone with a connection to our church know about the booklet so that they can download it too.

First Baptist 150th Anniversary Booklet

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Video of the Jews for Jesus presentation

Many thanks to Tuvya Zaretsky for bringing this presentation to our church, and for the ministry of Jews for Jesus.  Below is the video of his lecture of The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Reminder: Jews for Jesus presentation this Sunday night at 6 PM

The Franklin Christian Ministerium presents:

The Gospel in the Feasts of Israel
An educational ministry of:
With Tuvya Zaretsky

Sunday, July 16th at 6:00 PM
At the First Baptist Church of Franklin
1041 Liberty St. 432-8061
This event is free and open to the public, no tickets necessary
A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministry of Jews for Jesus

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Upcoming educational series from Pastor Powell

What Every Christian Should Know About:
The Religions of the World

A three-part educational discourse created by Pastor Randy Powell

At First Baptist Church of Franklin
7:00-8:30 PM
September 17th, 24th, and October 1st

Will include: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Mormonism, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7th Day Adventists, and Scientology

How do they differ from traditional Christianity?
What are the barriers to the Gospel in each?

This event is free and open to the public, no reservations necessary, and will include time for Q&A

For more information, please call 432-8061