“…be doers of the word, and not merely hearers of the word.” – James 1:22
At Franklin First UMC we are committed to “Knowing Christ – Sharing Christ – Making Disciples,” so, it only makes sense that we will be present in our local community working to serve others in the name of Christ. We are blessed to share some of our many gifts through The Giving Garden and our Early Response Team, along with other varied local partnerships.
The Missions and Outreach Committee has undertaken the responsibility of identifying mission activities within the community and around the world for our community of faith to help serve. Committee members serve as liaisons between the organizations they represent and community agencies. We welcome your participation in those areas where you feel called to be in service to God’s people.
Franklin First UMC Local Outreach Missions
The Mission of the Giving Garden is to share the bounty of God’s gifts by feeding our neighbors and those in need.
Every year the Garden Ministry has opportunities for anyone to participate and we invite you to join us. No gardening experience required. Whether you can spare on hour on a Saturday morning, want to learn sustainable gardening practices from our Master Gardener, are handy with a tractor, or have time to take a larger role, we have a place for you.
“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.” Proverbs 3:9
Sometimes you just need a little help! Maybe it’s in changing light bulbs or a ride or a ramp that needs to be built. Willing Hands is a team of people who just step up and help meet random requests that people in the congregation need. When we receive a request, we email it to our “willing hands” friends and whoever is able to take the lead and see that the need is taken care just does it!
- Contact Willing Hands Ministry at
- for more information about how to get involved.
Starting with a small Bible study and outreach at the soccer field, they now have vibrant worship, study, and service every week. These are mostly young families discovering Christ and growing as disciples.
Franklin First UMC has supported this ministry’s birth through grants, prayers, and the fellowship of many Franklin First UMC members who have worshiped with them at their location and welcomed them at events here on our campuses.
Ebenezer UMC is located at 6018 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.
Find out more about Ebenezer UMC here: https://www.facebook.com/umcebenezer
Find out more about Project Transformation TN here. http://projecttransformation.org/tennessee/
Find out more about Take The Reins here: http://takethereinsridingcenter.com/
For more about Room in the Inn visit their web site at: www.roomintheinn.org
Franklin First UMC Contact: Dan and Rachel Williamson at email@example.com or 615-512-8083.
To request to receive a meal contact: www.mealcall.org/meals-on-wheels/tn/franklin.htm
Franklin First UMC Contact: Nancy Armfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact: Carol Dublin, at 615-794-9055, ext. 14,
A formal partnership with this local elementary school is based on a larger mission for all churches in our community to partner with and support the youth in our schools. As these relationships are formed we are aware of needs and Franklin First UMC can serve outside our walls.
Invitation to Participate and Serve: Pastor, Jason Brock
What You Can Do:
- Spend time with children through meals, crafts and small projects.
- Homework help
- Reading stories
- Help identify people who want to participate by financially sponsoring projects such as “homework boxes” with basic school supplies; dinners; etc.
- Work with moms on skills (language; work; etc.); tutor children; serve dinners; etc.
** All volunteers need Safe Sanctuary Training and background checks through FSSD