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“You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment!”


― Aly Raisman
  
  



  








 

Don't forget that the Bible Study is tentatively set for Tuesday September 18th at 6 PM. "The Purple Book"



  
   Malissa Mowery Scholarships Awarded:  submitted by Telka Weant
 
Mahaley Jarvis, Sophia Smith and Kelly Smith, members of Franklin Presbyterian Church, are recipients of $1,000 each from the Malissa Fielder Mowery Education Scholarship fund as they pursue undergraduate degrees.  The scholarships are given in memory of Mrs. Mowery who loved learning and serving others.  The intent of the scholarships is to encourage the recipients to strive toward a life of service through education advancement. 
 
 
Mahaley, mother of 4, wife of M.J. and Franklin’s Youth Director for 3 years continues her education toward an Associate in Office Administration Degree from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.  She recently achieved an Associate in Early Childhood Education and an Associate in School-Age Education Degree.
 
Sophia Smith, a senior at Catawba College, will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is the recipient of several scholarships.  Audrey Smith is the proud mother of Sophia.
 
Kelly Smith, mother of 2 and wife of Rusty, is interested in changing careers, thus directing attention to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She served 12 years as a teacher at First United Methodist Preschool in Salisbury after graduation from NC State University.
 
Each recipient displays outstanding attributes, including positive work ethic and devotion to faith, church, community and family.  Volunteer activities include involvement in choir, sporting events, homeless shelter, blood drives, PTA, booster club, children’s Sunday School classes and Vacation Bible School.
Winners of the awards demonstrate caring for others and commitment to gaining knowledge in their chosen careers.  Members of FPC are proud if the three scholarship winners, They are an inspiration to others as they advance themselves.
  

                                      
 
                        

  

Stewardship and Finance

  
Greetings members and friends of FPC.  I am excited and pleased to announce our Stewardship & Finance Committee members i.e. John Lowe, Tom Pickett, Kevin McNeely and Toby Morgan.  I feel confident that this group, along with support of the session and congregation, will do everything necessary to keep our House of Worship funded going forward.
Our member contributions often times fall short of budget needs.  We want to encourage you to consider this in your commitment to the church.  We are also working on a number of potential projects to assist in filling that gap. 
Together, through prayer and dedication, I believe we will be able to actively reach out beyond our walls by simply applying our church mission statement to our daily walk in Christ.
Our church pledges to:
Grow in faith and commitment through the Holy Spirit
Reach out to others in Jesus Christ
Send out the message of God’s love to all
These are powerful statements and with the right focus, will enable us to prosper as a church family.  Our personal growth with Jesus Christ is surely dependent on this pledge.
Please submit suggestions you may have to any of our committee members. Thanks to all for your continued support.  

Joe

Purpose of the Committee: Realizing the present economic environment, it is clear that “traditional” ways of financially supporting congregational programs, activities and even staff (ie. Offerings) may be insufficient. In order to do the work that our Lord has for us to do as the church of Jesus Christ, it is necessary to find creative ways to augment our congregational giving. This may come in the forms of fund raising projects, special gatherings to encourage support, or other unique ways to ensure that we have the resources to serve our Lord in this place. This committee is given the task to discover, develop, plan and implement these new ways to get the job done.