Hello friends! I want to extend an invitation to participate in our Sanctuary Night Christmas Eve Party/Service. I am going to post a sign-up and would encourage you to take a look to see how you might get involved. There are a lot of ways that you can participate without even being there! You can provide food, items for gift bags, a craft project, decorations, prepare a game or a playlist ... so many things!! What I will mention is that there are a few commitments which would involve you being present at Sanctuary Night that evening, and I am going to ask that those slots are reserved for people who have already been trained and who have been present at some point throughout the year in this space. I appreciate those of you who have expressed interest in coming on the 24th, but I think it might overwhelm the ladies if there were a bunch of new people. Thanks for your consideration, friends!
Community, St. John’s has a Christmas Eve Liturgy planned on Christmas Eve at 5:30p. This will include Eucharist and Carols. Because they are using the space during this time we will do our own Christmas Eve during worship and prayer on Dec 23rd. Join us during that time and if you would like participate in St. John’s worship on Christmas Eve.
Merry Christmas, @channel!
You are invited to celebrate the season at our
:Franklinton Abbey (adults only) Christmas Party!
When: Friday, December 21st, 7-10pm.
Where: Idea Foundry, 421 W State St.
What: Appetizers, drinks, desserts, music, games (with prizes!), and relaxing fun with our Abbey Family!
Attire: Festive (but not too fancy).
Perhaps you have an “ugly Christmas sweater” that you’re excited to wear?!
Cost: To cover the cost of the rental, the food, and some prizes, we are asking for a suggested amount of $15 per person. (Some may consider contributing more to cover those for whom this might be a challenge.)
To RSVP, please send your payment through the Cash App to “$OSF”.
We can’t wait to Party with you all!!
Questions?! contact Melissa Reed or Kelsie Meyers
We will be hosting a series of conversations with the community of St. Johns following our services in December. At 6p we will gather in the meeting room for a short meal and then small group discussion. Each week will have a different focus - This week’s focus will be a contemplative practice focusing on the content from our discussion the previous two weeks understanding Racism and understanding Franklinton. The Abbey community will be leading this conversation.
From Hannah Ely - On Dec. 16th, in lieu of a church service, we will be carolling around Franklinton. I love caroling- so awkward, unexpected, fun, and christmas-y. Here are some details and needs_ Dec 16 4pm meet at the church. Dress for the weather! We will leave the church a bit after that. 5-5:15, return to the church for treats and cocoa. These are the needs- 2 people to make a crock pot of cocoa. Everyone else, bring a Christmas treat. Message Hannah directly on slack with questions
Calling all 9-12 year olds!! Come gather at Chris and Diane Binder’s house for some Christmas fun on Saturday December 15th from 11-2. Bring a “white elephant “ gift for a fun and silly gift exchange. We will make a craft, eat yummy goodness and play games and who knows what else. If you’ve got it, come dressed in (crazy) Christmas attire. Message Diane or see the Franklinton Abbey slack channel for location, and to RSVP. Thank you!
Hello parents of teens!
Rachel General and Aisha Peterson are hosting a Christmas party for teens (ages 12-15) THIS coming Friday, the 14th.
They will meet at Rachel's house for making Christmas cookies and festive games. Message Rachel and Aisha directly on slack for location information, questions, and to RSVP.
We will be hosting a series of conversations with the community of St. Johns following our services in December. At 6p we will gather in the meeting room for a short potluck meal and then small group discussion. Each week will have a different focus - This week’s focus will be loving our neighbors in Franklinton.
We will be hosting a series of conversations with the community of St. Johns following our services in December. At 6p we will gather in the meeting room for a short meal (St. John’s will provide soup and bread we will provide drinks (healthy) and fruit for dessert) and then small group discussion. Each week will have a different focus - This week’s focus will be around issues of Racism.
This will be a one day event for us to discuss membership in Franklinton Abbey. This conversation is for you if you are discerning how God is inviting you to build with us. We will focus our conversation on our 6 commitments - Spiritual Direction, Contemplative/Active Prayer, Generosity, Hospitality, Having a discerning community, Restorative Peacemaking. This is a required group for anyone who wants to be a member at the Abbey. Please RSVP on the slack channel #newmemberscohort
Our next training for Sanctuary Night on Sunday, November 18th from 2:30-4:00 at the church. Reach out to Hannah Estabrook with question. Sanctuary Night is sort of like a drop-in center that we host on Monday nights in Sullivant Ave for women still caught up in prostitution. We provide food, coffee, clothing, hygiene items, and a consistent safe space for them to just BE
We will visit the St. John’s worship space and participate in worship with their community. They look forward to hosting us in their service.
Ladies Night is coming up....
Friday, November 9. 7-10pm
Message Melissa on slack for her address
Bring a snack to share, if you are able....and/or...
Bring a beverage to share.
Melissa will have supplies set out if you would like to make a prayer card for yourself or someone else. Feel free to also bring whatever you might already be working on. (Art journals, knitting, whatever) OR, simply hang out!
If the weather is reasonable, I can also have the fire pit going for roasting marshmallows, etc.
It’ll be a relaxed, cozy evening for us all!
Kelsie Meyers will be teaching from Genesis as part of our year-long series on Spiritual Formation. Our view of God will drastically shape our experience of God.