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Veterans of Franklin Presbyterian Church

Happy New Year to all!  Here is what is happening with the Stewardship and Finance Committee.
Our friends at Lloyd Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, that same bunch who joined us during the last Reggie Saddler Family Concert, are in need of help.  Their 200+ year-old sanctuary, which is a recognized historical site, is in dire need of repair.
Because their small congregation (around 20) is aging and of moderate income, they are falling short of the funds necessary to keep the building in repair.  They’ve emptied their bank account to pay for those repairs that are absolutely necessary.  The rest, such as painting on the outside, will have to wait.
The Stewardship and Finance will recommend to the session that we have a special offering soon, to assist our friends at Lloyd in repairing their church.  This is, indeed, a worthy outreach; one Christ has brought to our attention.
We anticipate the session will get behind this and hope you will find it in your hearts to help!

In the grace of Christ,
Rev. Elam

Stewardship and Finance:

Greeters 2019


January – Lil Wehrle

February – Joe Grant

March – Ivan Jarvis

April – Nyoka Freeze

May – Naomi Rice

June – Eden Hager

July – Jan Hollis

August – Doris Mowery

September – Kaye Morgan

October – Julie Hager

November – John Jarvis

December – Our Youth

Thank you for sharing your time with us, a reminder will be mailed to you about a week before it is your turn to be the Greeter…you can do the greeting yourself or you can delegate out a Sunday or two…thanks again!


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




Trinity Oaks gave a luncheon this week for
their workers for their years of service … for
one year of service+. Just so you know our own
Lisa Kluttz was presented with a certificate
and a pin for 35 years of service at Trinity Oaks.

Lisa, we are proud of you and Congratulate you for your years of dedication and service.

Recently your Cemetery Sub-committee received a request from two members of the church congregation to consider the future construction and installation of a small columbarium to be placed within the cemetery to offer an alternate interment method for cremations in addition to traditional in-ground burial.  Your Sub-committee members and Session are very interested in additional comments from our members to this proposal.  Any thoughts, suggestions, or ideas are appreciated and can be shared with any member of the Cemetery Sub-Committee or Session.  Thanks in advance - we look forward to hearing from YOU!

Frank Thomason, Chair
Cemetery Sub-Committee


 It’s Strange …

* It’s strange how twenty dollars seems like such a large amount when you donate it to the Church, but such a small amount when you are shopping.
* It’s strange how 2 hours seem so long when you’re at church, and how short they seem when you’re watching a good movie.
* It’s strange that you can’t find words to say when you’re praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend.
* It’s strange how difficult it is to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read a popular novel.
* It’s strange how everyone wants a front-row-ticket to concerts, but they want to sit in the last row at Church.
* It’s strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events at the last minute.
* It’s strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God and share it with others, but it’s easy to report gossip.
*It’s strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible?