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Alternative Christmas Market | Sunday, 12 PM to 1:30 PM on November 24, 2019 and December 1, 2019

November 12, 2019

Please join us for the Alternative Christmas Market!   As the commercial world turns towards the holidays, we are turning to the Alternative Christmas Market on November 24 and December 1.   The Alternative Christmas Market is a way to fund good work in our community and around the globe while still crossing all those…

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A Litany of Remembrance

October 24, 2019

A Litany for Remembrance by Robert Hoch (October 24, 2019) Adapted from Michele Norris, “So You Want to Talk About Lynching?” in the Washington Post (23 October 2019)   O God, we confess that we know too little about lynching.   A lynching involved a man or a woman, or sometimes a child, dragged from…

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Adult Forum

October 18, 2019

The topic this week in the Adult Forum will be whether we can perceive things we don’t have words for. Follow the linked article which claims that no one saw blue until modern times:  What is Blue? We meet in Backus House at 9:15 a.m.

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A Note from the Preacher’s Desk

October 17, 2019

Over the previous month, our primary preaching texts have been taken from either the Gospel of Luke or the assigned Old Testament readings, Jeremiah/Lamentations and the psalmist. Luke served up three weeks of teachings on wealth: the parable of the lost coin/lost sheep (15:1-10); the parable of the dishonest manager (16:1-13); the parable of the rich…

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Adult Forum, “CrossCurrents” Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in Backus House

October 3, 2019

CrossCurrents meets each week from 9:15 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. in Backus House for rich conversation and meaningful reflection on contemporary topics. We explore the intersection of faith and public life, drawing from a wide variety of conversation partners. This Sunday’s CrossCurrent topic is found on the Irish Times, “Why is Greta Thunberg so Triggering for Certain…

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Pastor’s Welcome

September 14, 2019

Thank you for visiting the First & Franklin Presbyterian Church website. You may have seen the 270-foot tall spire; or perhaps you drove down Park Avenue, alongside the purple ribbons outside the sanctuary; or perhaps you heard about a concert being held in our sanctuary; or you saw us on the evening news. Maybe you’re…

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