Community Take Out Dinner

FREE Take Out Community Dinner
When: July 15, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church 1102 Liberty Street Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: (814) 432-6181

Volunteers will meet you by the 11th St entrance where they will get your order and then bring your food out to you.
We have missed you and cannot wait to see you!

In-Person Worship

In-person worship began Sunday, June 14, 2020.  There will be one service at 11:00 AM.  
·      Anyone who does not feel comfortable attending in person should continue to shelter in place and engage with online services.  
·      It is recommended that people who are immunocompromised to continue to shelter in place and engage with online services.
·      Prayerfully consider not bringing children who are too young or people with special needs who can’t be expected to wear a mask for the full length of the service to church.  Children can also become infected with COVID-19 and are frequently vectors for spreading the disease. 
·      People who work in essential services, such as health care or who work in skilled nursing facilities, may want to continue to shelter in place and engage with online services depending on the level of contact they have with the general public.
·      Masks (or face coverings) will be required for all worship services and/or gatherings in our building.  Masks will be provided for anyone that does not have one.
·      Social distancing is required except for members of families who reside together.
·      Hand sanitizer will be offered at each entrance door to our building and outside the main restrooms.

Church Closure

Due to the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and state and local advisories to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, our Church building will be closed. Stay safe and healthy.

Bibles For Students

Sunday, March 15th, we will present Bibles to students in 3rd grade. Please let Robyn know if you have a 3rd grader (or older) who hasn’t received a Bible from the church.

Resurrection Eggs

In Jr Church, we are studying Resurrection Eggs. We are learning about Lent and what Jesus did for us by dying on the cross and being raised from the dead! Keep watching as we continue the skits during the children’s sermon.

Blessed Prom Dress Ministry

Need a dress for the prom?
We have over 600 beautiful dresses in all sizes and styles. Donated by dress shops, bridal shops, and individuals! All are in pristine condition. We even have talented seamstresses on hand for alterations. NO COST OR OBLIGATIONS.

Blessed Prom Dress Ministry
Where: Grace United Methodist Church of Rocky Grove, 350 Front Street, Franklin, PA 16323
When: Thursday, April 2, 2020 7PM – 9PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 2PM – 4PM

Stitches & Prayers

Stitches & Prayers have been in contact with Birds in Flight Sanctuary in Warren, OH and will be making rescue nests and pouches for small animals in need during rehabilitation. Originally this project started out to help the animals involved in the wildfires in Australia, but due to the overwhelming response of crafters around the world, they are overwhelmed. We looked for a one-of-a-kind animal rescue and wildfire sanctuary and found Birds in Flight would fit. For any of these projects and patterns see Janet Green or contact the church office. Thank you in advance.

Thank you from the Men’s Group

The Men’s Group wants to thank the church for their support of the Christmas Wreath Project. A special thanks to Rick Wilson, Lisa and “Duck” Burchfield for their coordination of the sales and delivery.
The money will be used to support church and community activities.
UMM

Say it with flowers…

Let someone know you appreciate them, you’re thinking of them, or tell them “thanks for being you”.

Carnation Sale
Orders taken now through February 2nd
Delivery on February 9th
$3.00 each
Benefits Community Dinner Fund

Year End Report for Stitches & Prayers

In February we sent six prayer shawls to General Conference. We participated in the American Heart Association “Little Hats Big Hearts” program by sending 78 little red hats with Cyndi Bennett to local participating hospitals.
We also gave out three prayer shawls, one wedding shawl, one youth lap blanket, and four adult lap blankets throughout the year.