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Welcome to Franklin First United Methodist Church

Do you ever feel like you have to have it all together before you “fit” into church. Well, that’s not the case at Franklin First UMC.  We welcome you to join us right where you are, with all your troubles, doubts, working it out kind of life. Explore all that Franklin First UMC has to offer and join us for services this Sunday at 8:45, 10:00 or 11:15 a.m. at our Main Campus at Mack Hatcher at 120 Aldersgate Way, or at our Historic Sanctuary at 8:30 a.m. at 148 Fifth Ave., South in Franklin, TN. We’ll see you Sunday.

Health Alert Update March 27: How COVID-19 Global Pandemic is Changing Our Church in the Coming Weeks

Dear Friends,

Our days continue to be strangely blessed by the opportunity to meet our neighbors and perhaps share more meals with our families.  FaceTime and Zoom don’t replace the joy of being in person, but they sure do help when you need to see a friendly face!

With our community’s specific situation of a 7-day “Stay at Home” order to protect the most vulnerable among us, we remain steadfast in our effort to be part of the healing practice. Social distancing gives us a chance to make calls, write notes, and get creative in the way we seek the kingdom of God and love one another.

Our missions and service continue under new and innovative methods. We are serving Meals on Wheels, we are assisting the homeless, we are planting potatoes for a more streamlined harvest and we are working with local emergency and healthcare leaders to respond however our community needs us. Our Disaster Response Ministry team has tornado relief work this weekend that was just scheduled today.  Several groups are sewing masks for our local healthcare and other responders.  Mission and ministry keep moving forward!

With the Stay at Home order and school closings, our campus remains closed. This includes all groups, support groups, Preschool & Parent’s Day out and outside events through Sunday, April 5.  Many of our leaders are using Zoom and other technology to continue bible studies and groups that were already in place. We are grateful to see the many ways people are finding to continue connection and study! While these are temporary measures, they remind us that there are many ways to connect with one another, some old and some new.

We continue to offer you the very best worship experience via our livestream. Continue to join us at our livestream for services through Sunday, April 5. Please join us at our live stream online at our web site ( or on Facebook Live (

We also encourage you to sign up for two texting services. One for church-wide important updates and one for community wide emergency management updates. It’s simple:

Williamson Ready community alerts:   Text 888-777 and type WCCOVID in the message.
FFUMC texting updates:

Your group leaders will remain in touch with you. Federal and state emergency management guidelines originally forecasted a May 10 timeline to help the USA flatten the curve. This is a fluid situation and as things continue to develop, we will let you know as we respond to this timeline.

We are praying and caring for you and we feel your prayers and care of us. Watch the website and Facebook pages for updates, inspiration and stories that share how God continues to invite to seek the kingdom together. We are grateful to share the journey with all of you and we love. May our Lord continue to guide and bless us all.

Seeking God’s Kingdom first,

Pastor Bryan

Your giving helps us sustain and direct ministry dollars. Thank you for your continued generosity. Here are several ways you can still contribute your offering:

1) Mail a check to Franklin First UMC, 120 Aldersgate Way, Franklin, TN 37069
2) Contact your local bank to set up bill pay and have them send your check to the church.
3) Contact Darren Houck in our office to set up a monthly auto-draft from your checking or savings account.
4) Give online

As we continue to experience how the COVID-19 global pandemic is changing the way we gather together, texting is one of the fastest ways we can get you critical information. Fill out the form here and give us your mobile number and carrier to help in the ability and agility of how we can share updates

Tornado Relief Update – March 24

We continue to stay on stand by for Tornado Relief team deployment.  We anticipate a long term assignment in the Mt. Juliet and Cookeville areas, which will last until those communities are fully recovered. For the moment, response is limited due to COVID19.  We are grateful for your generous offerings of time, supplies and love for our neighbors.  Please stay tuned!  If any of you have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (masks; gloves; gowns; eye protection) that you are willing to redirect for our local medical professionals, we would welcome those donations. They are needed. It doesn’t matter the type; all can be used.  Supply donations can be dropped off under our covered walkway.

Volunteer for Tennessee Tornado Disaster Response Here

Get to Know Us

Franklin First UMC is the First to Say You Matter!

Ever think you have to have it all together before you can step foot into church? Well, the truth is, you don’t. Most of us here still don’t have it all together. That’s why we meet together – because we are created to be in relationship with God and one another. Franklin First UMC is a place that will walk with you through life’s highs and lows. Come and discover, explore and connect with Franklin First UMC.

First Look…We think it’s more fun to experience Franklin First UMC in motion. Please be our guest on a Wednesday night for dinner and a tour.

Find out more about First Look at Franklin First UMC Here.

First Steps…A series of 6 interactive sessions that helps you understand the “Why” of our mission, the “What” of your next steps, and the “How” of your participation with God’s redemptive plan in the world.

Find out more about First Steps here.

Let’s face it, this is a big place. Navigating your next steps in part of the journey.

Find out more about how to get connected.

More about how to get connected here!

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You are paving the way.

Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. It is your service that makes it possible for others to experience Christ in this place.

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Preschool & Parents Day Out. From toddler groups to Kindergarten readiness.

About Preschool/Parents Day Out


A pathway for spiritual growth through fellowship, learning, service and small groups.  Led by regular guys, attended by regular guys, all who want to make a radical difference..

See what’s happening for men at Franklin First.

Many different groups for women to grow in their walk with God.

Don’t miss the excitement of United Methodist Women (UMW) groups, Bible study groups and MOM’s Connect.

More about groups for women here.

It's the Best Time of Life

A full lineup of options specifically crafted for the lives of adults ages 55 and over. Adult Ministry Plus has everything from book clubs and fitness classes to day trips and dinners.

More about Adult Ministry Plus

Helping You Connect to the Heart of God

Congregational Care:  A place to provide care and support and open the door to experience God’s presence and provision. For those times when you need someone, to listen, to be present. We care because we are family.

Find out more here.

Come In And Check Us Out, We’d Love To Say Hello!