Friday, April 3, 2020

Week at a Glance (4/5-4/11/20)

Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday
               10:45 a.m. Worship Celebration – Facebook Live
Monday, April 6,  2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
               10:00 a.m. Prayer -Facebook Live
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group-teleconference
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study – Facebook Live
               7:00 p.m. Bible Study – Facebook Live
Thursday, April 9, 2020 – Maundy Thursday
               7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service – Facebook Live   
 Friday, April 10, 2020 – Good Friday
               Watch Crosswalk Video (Franklin Ministerium churches websites)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Livestream Service planned 
          --  location TBA
               Celebrate Recovery-suspended until further notice
Saturday, April 11, 2020

Upcoming online class starts Tuesday 4/7 at 7 PM

The History Of The Bible

ACTS Continuing Education Class
The History of the Bible

Instructor: Pastor Randy Powell
Pastor, FBC of Franklin, PA

April 7th, 14th, and 21st
7:00-9:00 PM

In an effort to provide some support and encouragement for the ABCOPAD Family in the midst of dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, the ACTS Coordinating Council is pleased to offer a free continuing education course on The History of the Bible, taught by Pastor Randy Powell. The course will be held on three successive Tuesday evenings (April 7, 14, 21) from 7:00-9:00 PM using the online Zoom platform. 
While there will not be a formal Registration process for this course, Continuing Education units will be offered for the experience to those who request them on the opening night of the class.

Below you'll find a description of the course by Pastor Randy....
The history of the copying, preservation, and translation of the Bible will be given in a three-part seminar taught by Pastor Randy Powell of First Baptist of Franklin. This seminar will include helpful visual aids that will assist in the telling of the amazing history of God’s Word, beginning with the original manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek, and ending with the modern English translations that we read today. When we understand the history of how an accurate rendering of the original words of the authors of the Bible have been preserved for two millennia, our faith in its trustworthiness will only increase. The seminar will include an opportunity for Q&A, is free and open to the public with no reservation required; it will be a benefit both to novices and to those who only need a refresher, including pastors. Questions? Call 814-432-8061

Below you will find the Zoom link for the first class on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Topic: History of the (English) Bible
Time: Apr 7, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Friday, March 27, 2020

Good Friday Crosswalk: Changes in response to COVID-19

Franklin District NewsNotes 3-12-2015

The Franklin Christian Ministerium, which sponsors The Community Good Friday Crosswalk in Franklin, has decided in the interest of public health, to cancel the event for this year.  Good Friday is April 10, 2020.  In keeping with the tradition of carrying the Cross of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, the Franklin Ministerium will be offering two alternatives to the live event.

The pastors of the Franklin churches will gather prior to Good Friday to record a video of the walk.  The pastors will share in the readings at each of the 14 stations of the walk.  The video of this walk will be shared on websites, Facebook pages, and YouTube channels of our Franklin churches.

The Franklin churches will also be sharing the booklet that has been traditionally used for the Crosswalk event.  The public has the option of downloading the booklet (link below) to read along as they watch the Crosswalk video or of using the booklet to individually perform the walk in-person on Good Friday.  Check a local church website or Facebook page to download the Crosswalk booklet and view the map of the station locations.  In addition, a supply of the physical booklets will be placed at the front steps of St. Patrick Church (station #1), if you use one, please retain it and don’t return it to the box. If one chooses to perform the walk, we insist in following the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and our governments for social distancing.  If you feel ill in any way, please stay home.

We are blessed in Franklin with a vibrant ecumenical spirit, which will continue, despite the temporary loss of one of the ways in which we show that we belong to one Lord, one faith, one baptism.  Jesus walked the road to Calvary alone, this year we will each feel isolation like the isolation he experienced as he prepared to take the sins of the world upon his shoulders.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Homemade Beef Vegetable Soup and Cookies: Free to those harmed economically by COVID-19 - Thursday April 2nd 3-6 PM

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Given the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, 1st Baptist Church of Franklin (1041 Liberty St, Franklin PA, 16323) is making 125-150 16 oz. portions of homemade beef vegetable soup to be distributed in sealed styrofoam containers in our parking lot on Thursday, April 2nd from 3-6 PM (or until our supply runs out: limit 1 container per person, up to 4 for a larger household).

This distribution is targeting those who have had their hours cut, been laid off, or lost their job due to the ongoing pandemic.  We will not be asking for any proof, so PLEASE show kindness to your neighbors by self-limiting to those hard hit by the economic shutdown.

Given the health hazard from the risk of spreading COVID-19, precautions will be taken regarding the food preparation.  We ask that you simply drive into our parking lot on Buffalo Street, receive your pre-packaged homemade soup, and then exit.  As a bonus, homemade cookies will be included as well.  Those without a car are welcome to walk to our parking lot.

Pastor Powell will be there to take prayer requests.  We will pray for all requests during our Sunday worship service (live streamed on our church Facebook page).

A free Bible will be available for any household that needs one.

Matthew 25:34-40 New International Version (NIV)

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Friday, March 20, 2020

Week at a Glance (3/27-4/4/20

 Friday, March 27, 2020
               AARP Tax Help-suspended until further notice
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery - suspended for 3/27 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
               Fairy Enchanted Princess Ball-rescheduled to 8/29/20 at Quality Inn

Sunday, March 29, 2020
               10:45 a.m. Livestream Worship Celebration
Monday, March 30,  2020
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group (Latchaw)
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
               7:00 p.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
Thursday, April 2, 2020
               AARP Tax Help-suspended until further notice
 Friday, April 3, 2020
               AARP Tax Help-suspended until further notice
               Celebrate Recovery-uncertain
Saturday, April 4, 2020