Removing Barriers

A place where all people can experience the
transforming love of Jesus Christ.

We are all “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God and all have unique challenges and gifts at different times in our lives.  At Franklin First UMC, we strive to make God’s love and His message accessible to all of His people.  We strive to meet each member of the body of Christ where he or she is and provide for his or her needs as we are able.

Currently, we offer accessibility aids for Sunday morning worship, assistance during Sunday School, and a sensory room for those needing additional care.  We are also home to the Davis Wright Playground, one of the only sensory, handicapped-accessible playgrounds in Middle Tennessee. For additional information about our special needs ministry, call 615-794-2734 or contact Carrie Altman.

Fostering accessible, inclusive and meaningful spiritual experiences and relationships.

Room created for those with special needs.

The Davis Christian Wright Playground. An all abilities playground that’s open to the public everyday, dawn to dusk.

Covered walkway with an automatic, hands-free access.

Accessibility Options

  • Parking & Hands Free Entrances
    12 Van accessible handicapped spaces are available as well as automatic access doors at our covered walkway and main entrance to Fellowship Commons. You’ll also find wheelchair accessible sidewalks to all entrances of the building.
  • In Service Assistance
    You’ll find easy to reach seating areas for wheelchairs and walking aids. Also large print bulletins as requested.
  • Accessible Restrooms & Classrooms
    We have a large handicapped, unisex bathroom near the covered walkway entrance. This restroom also features an adult-size changing table. Our classrooms are also fitted with additional space at the doorways to accommodate anyone with special mobility needs.
  • Elevator
    An elevator is available for easy access to any ministry option on the second floor.