Whānau News: 2 September

Kia ora e te whānau,
Over the past couple of weeks I've found myself remembering how amazing my Dad was. Remembering the times I would wrap my arms around his neck when he was sitting at his desk, or the many Friday nights that Dad would wait patiently outside youth group to take all of my friend's home. I remember the many patient conversations, as he answered all of my questions and the Psalm that Dad gave me after I was baptised. These special memories are gifts (taonga) that I  treasure. This Sunday is Father's Day. The day we honour the incredible men in our lives who have nurtured and encouraged us. Whether he is a Dad, an Uncle, or a friend. Take a moment to tell them how much you love them.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
     he refreshes my soul.    
PSALM 23:1-2    (the Psalm from my Dad)

Father's Day message
Tim Palmer / Phil Kelsey
For our Father's day message, Tim will be sharing from 1 John 2:12-14. Philip Kelsey will also share and lead communion. Join us at 10AM in-person or follow this link for the online service.
For the Kids this Week...  
We have great children’s programs running during the service and we look forward to seeing your children there.  Pre-school room (0- 5 yrs), Discovery kids room (yrs 1-6) and FBI (yrs 7-8). Please remember to sign in your children as you enter the building. 
Have you joined our Facebook page yet? Just look for FBC kids on Facebook. You will find information sharing and resources on this site. If you need any further information please contact Penny at
Do you have questions about faith or do you know someone that has questions, please invite them along or better yet, bring them. Wednesdays, 6.45pm in the church cafe. Light are refreshments provided. Register at the info desk. All are welcome.
Alpha Marriage Course
Starting on 15 September at 7pm in the cafe and running for 7 consecutive Thursdays.
The Marriage Course is designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Topics include: 
Strengthening Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Intimacy and Love in Action. Register your expression of interest here or sign up at the info desk.
Treasurer position
Jan Day has served as the Treasurer of Franklin Baptist Church for many years, but now feels it is time to step down from this role. Thank you, Jan, for your hard work and time invested into this role. If you are would like serve in this voluntary position, or you would like to know more about this role, please contract
Prayer Chain
If you would like to submit a prayer request to the Prayer Chain, please email Arlene Hutcheon on or send a text to 0274726198. All prayer requests are treated as confidential.
Covid Reminder/Update
We are aware that there is a lot of Covid-19 and flu cases in the community at present. We would love to have you join us online for the service if you are unwell.
Are you Isolating? 
We want to support you during this time, so if you are isolating please jump on the 'Church Center' app. Find the 'I'm Isolating' event in the events tab and follow the instructions to sign up your whānau for some practical and spiritual support. 
You can give online, by automatic payment or direct debit. Our church bank account: 01 0403 0013842 00 or click here to donate now.
If you have a celebration you would like to share with everyone, please send it through to To make sure your birthday is given all the celebration it deserves, update your details in our Church Center app. 

As an encouragement to all of you while you're at home...check out some of the songs we're currently singing on Sundays and a few new ones we might sing in the future. If you have a Spotify account, this is the link to FBC Worship on Spotify

Franklin Baptist Church  128 Victoria Street West, PO Box 52, Pukekohe 2120
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