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Elders 2020


January – Cindy Grant
February – Toby Morgan
March – James Bost
April – Doug Foxworth
May – Heath Hager
June – Sue Wilkey
July – Andy Gardner
August – Frank Thomason
September – Doug Foxworth
October – James Bost
  November – Tony Hager
December – Heath Hager


February 2020

Elder – Toby Morgan

Greeter – Rick Leonard

Announcers –

  2nd - Toby Morgan
                        9th – Frank Thomason
                      16th – John Singleton
                      23rd – John Lowe

Psalm Readers:

                          2nd – Tom Pickett
                          9th – Eden Hager
                        16th – Jan Hollis
                        23rd– MJ Jarvis


Rev. Elam wants to assure he is available to all members of the Church when needed. His schedule is often filled with in-home and hospital visits, meetings with pastors and other matters of the church. He is available for appointments as needed and is always just a phone call away. However, if you want to just drop by, he makes a point to be in the office every Monday and Tuesday from 11-12 noon for visits, and is available at other times by appointment.

(adapted from the credo of Al-Anon)
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will live through THIS DAY ONLY.  I will not brood about yesterday or obsess about tomorrow.  I will not set far-reaching goals or try to overcome all of my problems at once.
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me.  If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine.
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will improve my mind.  I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.  I will not be a mental loafer.
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will make a conscious effort to be agreeable.  I will be kind and courteous to those who cross my path, and I’ll not speak ill of others.  I will improve my appearance, speak softly, and not interrupt when someone else is talking.  Just for today, I will refrain from improving anybody but myself. 
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will do something positive to improve my health. … I will get off the couch and take a brisk walk, even if it’s only around the block.
JUST FOR TODAY:  I will gather the courage to do what is right and take responsibility for my own actions.
(Submitted by Telka Weant)



Veterans of Franklin Presbyterian Church


~David Adams – US Navy & Coast Guard
~Arlie Brown – US Air Force
~Joe Grant – US Army
~Max Grant - US Army
~Heath Hager – US Marine Corps
~Bob Pearsall – US Navy
~Tom Pickett – US Marine Corps
~Sam Thomason – US Army
~Jack Weant – US Army


       ~women of the church
Women of the Church met Tuesday, October 8 at 10 am. Doug did our program on Operation Christmas Child. He gave a brief history of the boxes. We learned what to put in the boxes, how they are prepared, especially the pick-up and distribution of them.
Our new study books arrived and are in the Ladies Parlor. It is a fresh look at the Ten Commandments titled “Love Carved in Stone.” The author was at Unity Presbyterian Church ladies meeting which Lisa Kluttz, Jan Hollis and Grace Lowe attended. Eugenia Anne Gamble gave a dynamic sermon for the meeting which was well received. Each lesson has a scripture, purpose, opening and closing prayer. The Word for Today from lesson two: “We realize that not everything we can do is something that we should do, nor is everything we want actually God’s will.”  
Bonnie & Grace took supplies to the Battered Women’s shelter last week. They greatly appreciated the cleaning supplies, spray bottles and huge box of paper towels. They are in need of diapers size 5 & 6, wipes, bathroom cleaner and kitchen supplies.
The second Sunday in November we will have our Thank Offering Meal. The Ladies will provide hot soups, sandwiches and desserts after Church. The money donated for this meal will grant programs to many recipients that provides food, children’s beds, blood transfusions in O B units, etc. both National and Internationally. Since 1922 the Women’s Birthday Offering has helped fund mission projects that improve lives. We hope everyone enjoys the meal.
The cornucopia will be placed on the altar table before Thanksgiving. Cans of food are needed for the Women’s Shelter and Rowan Helping Ministries as we share Thanksgiving with others.
The Church will be decorated for Christmas soon. We will also have our poinsettia tree so you can honor or remember a loved one for Christmas with a flower.
God Bless You,     Bonnie & Grace
Grace & Bonnie