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- Our new Mission Statement -

growing in FAITH, serving with HOPE, sharing GOD'S LOVE




The Mission and Service team and our three Guatemala travelers thank everyone for their generosity in support of Tempe', Elsa, and Cameron's trip to visit our sister church in Guatemala, Camino a Canaan.  Our July and August “Dollars/Week” offering raised $1,255—most ever!  You also made special contributions of $533.  Added to the $444 we carried over from Sunday lunch donations last year, that yields $2,232 to help defray our travelers' expenses. 

Now our representatives are focusing on planning for the trip upcoming next month.  On September 17, they attended a Presbytery-sponsored gathering in Asheville. There they learned more about their itinerary and special requirements for the journey.  Our coffee-loving Tempe', for example, will need to bring her own for her visit to our partner congregation's village, where coffee  is too expensive for regular consumption.  Elsa and Cameron are a little apprehensive about the strange “bugs” that come with travels to a less developed area and will be bringing a preemptive medicine kit.    All are excited about exploring the possibilities for closer relations with our partner church, and, as Elsa says, with the opportunity to see first hand the immensity and diversity of God's world and the  place there is in it for each member of His family.

So as we count down to their November 9th departure, we pray that they travel safely and that they are enabled and inspired in ways that give our Guatemalan friends a good idea of who we are as a congregation here in Western North Carolina. 

Thanksgiving in Franklin

Our Community is served a traditional Thanksgiving Meal from 12:00 to 2:00, on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. With the assistance of others in Franklin we serve hundreds of people on this national holiday.

Sign-up sheets to help in many ways are now available in the Church Office. For example:

  • You can make a dessert and  bring it to the kitchen on Wednesday the 22nd or bring it Thanksgiving morning·        
  • Help set up tables on Wednesday morning, (10:00 A.M.)
  • Help prepare food on the  22nd , help in one of the stations or clean-up after the meal on the 23rd.

Your help is a crucial part of this church-wide effort. We will have a final planning meeting at 5:00 pm on November 1.

All volunteers are welcome to help us ensure a smooth event.








If you are interested in a name badge see Jim Geary. Cost is $10.00.  



We would like to honor all those who have served in  the military by including you on  military board. 
Please contact Jim Geary at 421-7280 or e-mail at