Summer time is here and things have getting Hot at Franklin Presbyterian Church! There was some cooking during our week of Vacation Bible School, a cook out for July 4th, the weather has been reminding us all how well we like Spring and Fall, and it even got so hot in the sanctuary we had to open the doors and shorten the sermon by a minute or two.
The staff has been hitting on all cylinders like a fine-tuned machine, supported by a pretty good number of our members to make things happen. It has been great to be a part of such a wonderful place with so many wonderful people who enjoy rolling up their sleeves and do things for the glory of God.
The Personnel Committee will be working on the staff recognition dinner in the very near future. This will be my last opportunity to recognize this wonderful team as the chair of the Personnel Committee. I have served the church as an elder for a little more than 5 and ½ years, and soon I will step down and it will be someone else’s turn to lead the team. I’m sure there will be a selection committee getting together very soon, so If anyone Is interested in serving on Session in 2020 don’t wait for someone to ask you about an opportunity to serve.
I remember when Tom LaBonte talked to me about my nomination to serve as an elder, and I remember being a little hesitant to commit. If you remember Tom, you know he has a way of helping you understand what the right decision is all about. Sometimes you end up moving in the right direction and you don’t know until you get there!
I’m going to leave you with another quote that may require a little thought:
“The easiest way to get in touch with this universal power is through Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming from the center of your heart filled with love.” Amit Ray
If anyone has any comments or questions concerning the staff, Please feel free to contact me directly. If you happen to miss me at church,
Please share any positive comments or learning opportunities for our group at [email protected] or leave me a message in the Personnel box in the Church Office.

Thank You all, 
                                                                                       John Lowe