At Franklin First UMC, we want to be a people of God reaching out and sharing the Gospel in our community. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commissions His disciples to “go” and “make disciples” proclaiming His word throughout the world.

Thank you for supporting these various mission projects and fundraisers this holiday season.

Operation American Soldier
Operation American Soldier
Show your support of a deployed soldier this Christmas by filling up a stocking with goodies! Pick up your stocking and instructions at the display in the Adult Classroom Hallway. Fill them up and drop them off outside our worship area anytime from November 1 – 12. If you have a personal connection with a deployed soldier, please send their mailing information to Jason at jbrock@franklinfumc.org so we can include them.
The Spirit of Christmas Market at Franklin First UMC is an annual event sponsored by the Missions Committee that gives you the perfect way to check off your shopping list and give a new meaning to gift giving for teachers, co-workers, friends and family this Christmas.

The Spirit of Christmas Market supports the 12 core missions of our church. Come have a meaningful shopping experience on December 3 in Asbury Hall and see how supporting our missions has a lasting effect on our local community and beyond.

Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
An important part of holidays is sharing a meal together with loved ones. The GraceWorks Holiday Food Boxes Program matches donors with families in need with items such as ham, turkey, potatoes, milk and eggs, bread, dessert and other items to make a full Thanksgiving meal.

Go to the GraceWorks web site here: https://graceworksministries.net/program/holiday-food-boxes/ (or click on the picture for a direct link). You will be sent your sponsored family’s information by November 18. Questions? Contact our staff offices at secretary@franklinfumc.org.

Room in the Inn Gift Cards
Room in the Inn Gift Cards
A part of our special Room in the Inn Christmas Eve is to also prepare Christmas stockings for our guests to take with them on Christmas morning. If you would like to donate gift cards or items such as Chap Stick, hats or heavy duty gloves, you may leave them in a Christmas wrapped box at the Welcome Desk any time during the month of December up to Christmas Eve.

We ask that gift cards be to either McDonalds or Kroger and in increments of $10.

Undie Sunday
Undie Sunday
Undie Sunday is an event that supports the Franklin First UMC Room in the Inn ministry. Each week we host 12 guests from Room in the Inn. Some of the most basic needs they experience during the winter months are warm, dry underclothes. With this in mind, please help us show them our hospitality by bringing NEW packages of socks, undershirts and underwear for men and women by Sunday, November 19. You can drop them in the bins in the main lobby or leave them at the Room in the Inn closet in the Adult Ministry Classroom hallway. Thank you for helping in this very practical need we have each week as we host our Room in the Inn guests.
UMW Pecan Sales
UMW Pecan Sales
This annual United Methodist Women Fall fundraiser supports local missions. You’ll find them in Asbury Hall at our Main Campus and in Beasley Parlor at our Historic Sanctuary throughout October and November as supplies last. For additional information, contact Debbie Miller at dmiller@franklinfumc.org.
Last Minute Toy Store
Last Minute Toy Store
Since our founding in 1993 by the community foundation and later run as a ministry of 61st Ave UMC, The Last Minute Toy Store has exploded into the wonderful ministry that it is today. Sadly, in 2016, 61stUMC closed its doors after hosting the toy store faithfully for many, many years.

In 2017, we are proud to announce LMtS will continue and we have found a new host site and a new LMtS Partner. Thanks to Sheriff Daron Hall and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, LMtS will continue to help our Nashville community. Beginning this year our new host location is the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Service Center, 5117 Harding Place, Nashville, TN 37211.

Pointsettia Orders
Pointsettia Orders
Our yearly Worship Committee fundraiser includes ordering poinsettia’s that will be placed in worship during the month of December. You may give poinsettia’s in honor of or in memory of important people in your life. This fundraiser supports ongoing worship purchases throughout the year. Contact Holli at hdawson@franklinfumc.org for additional information.