Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Victorian Christmas Concert enables a significant donation to Mustard Seed Missions

An update on our Victorian Christmas Concert donation: The total raised for Mustad Seed Missions is $3,178.50.  

This total more than triples the previous high that we've been able to achieve through one of our Christmas or Mother's Day concerts.  The local generosity is a tremendous blessing to our community.

Thank you to each an every sponsor:

Miller Construction

Carbaugh's Barber Shop

Joseph Liotta, Attorney

Paul Como, Allstate Insurance

Dr. Padin

Antonucci Masonry

VFW #1835

The Franklin Elk's Lodge

Moose Lodge #83

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Rakow

Anderson's Greenhouse

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Upcoming Event: Victorian Christmas Concert, 12/2 at 7 PM - free, all are welcome


We are happy to announce that after a two year hiatus, our Christmas Concert series, organized by our own Dennis Geib is returning, complete with many of the favorite performers whose talents we've enjoyed in years past.

Once again, this is a free concert, no tickets or reservations necessary.  We will be taking up a collection to support Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County, a local para-church charity that has assisted more than 5,000 families since its inception in 2012.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Upcoming Event: County-wide Thanksgiving Service - November 20th at 6 PM at Victory Heights UB


I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness

A County-Wide Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 20th

at 6 PM

At Victory Heights United

 Brethren Church

    5978 US-322

Featuring: Congregational Singing,

Scripture Readings, and a message

from Pastor Zayzay Kpadeh of

Seneca United Methodist Church


This event is free and open to the

public, all are welcome

An offering will be collected to support the food pantries of Franklin, Oil City, and Seneca

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Upcoming Event - What Every Christian Should Know About: Church History, 6-8 PM 10/13, 10/20 & 10/27

What Every Christian Should Know About:

Church History

A three-part educational discourse created by Pastor Randy Powell

First Baptist Church of Franklin

1041 Liberty St.  Franklin, PA 16323

6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, October 13th, 20th, and 27th

Will include segments on: The Early Church, Early Heresies regarding the person of Christ, The Ecumenical Councils, The Great Schism, Monasticism, St. Augustine, The Crusades, the battle for supremacy between Popes and Emperors, The Reformation, The 30 Years War, The Modern Missions Movement, and the status of the Church in the world today.

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

For more information, please call 814-432-8061

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Pastor Powell's writing featured by the Project on Rural Ministry (of Grove City College)

Recently I was asked by Pastor Charlie Cotherman if there was something about rural ministry that I might write for the Project on Rural Ministry (of Grove City College).  After a short period of thinking the obvious choice was to write about the lessons learned from the success of the non-denominational parachurch ministry, Mustard Seed Missions, that I was blessed to be part of the founding and have continued since it began in 2012 as its President.  

Stand in the Gap, Together: How Cooperative Ministry Can Empower Small Churches - by Pastor Randy Powell

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Upcoming Event: History of the Bible - May 9th, 16th, and 23rd (6-8 PM)


The History of the Bible

First Baptist Church of Franklin

1041 Liberty St. Franklin, PA 16323

May 9th, 16th, and 23rd  

6:00-8:00 PM

Presented by: Pastor Randy Powell 

This event is free, open to the public, no reservations needed, and will be helpful to anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible.

It will also be livestreamed on 1st Baptist Church of Franklin Facebook page

This seminar will cover the history of the copying, preservation, and translation of the Bible from the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, to the modern English translations we use today.

Upcoming Event: Good Friday Crosswalk (10 AM) and Ecumenical Service (7 PM)


Good Friday Crosswalk
10 AM
Begins at St. Patrick Parish (Liberty St.)
Ends at Christ UMC (Buffalo St.)
All are Welcome

Good Friday Ecumenical Service
"The Seven Last Words of Jesus"
7 PM
at St. John's Episcopal Church (Buffalo St.)

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Upcoming Event: Prayer vigil for Ukraine - Tuesday, April 5th from 6:00-7:30 PM


Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for the people of Ukraine

Tuesday April 5th from 6:00-7:30

@ 1st Baptist Church of Franklin, 1051 Liberty St.

Hosted by 1st Baptist Church and Redeemer Anglican Church


6:00-6:30 – guided prayer and scripture readings

6:30-7:00 – individual prayer and supplications

7:00-7:30 -guided prayer and scripture readings

(Come for a portion of the vigil, or for all of it, all are welcome)

Friday, March 25, 2022

Upcoming Event: County-Wide Palm Sunday Service, 6 PM at Trinity UMC


County-Wide Palm Sunday Service

April 10th, 2022     6:00 p.m. 

Trinity United Methodist Church

2 Center Street, Oil City

Sponsored by:

Featured Speaker: Pastor James Abenroth
Oil City Church of the Nazarene
"Lessons from the Colt and the King" - Luke 19:28-38

Offering to Benefit: Hope Twenty-One

The service concludes with our county's pastoral leaders joinging
together to sing, "Rejoice the Lord is King!"

Light refreshments and fellowship to follow