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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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.