We would love for you to join us this Lenten season. We have many activities planned where there will be something for everyone. We look forward to seeing you!


What is Lent?

Lent is a season that invites us into the Christian practices that bind the Christian community to one another and to its beginnings. Lent calls us to renew a commitment to move from a life marked by routine into a life marked by reflection. It ties us to our core that does not move, that does not change and that does not fail us. Lent reminds us that we are not alone. Through the spiritual practices of Lent, we walk with the church throughout the world on this journey to renewal. We walk with the One who has gone before us to bring us home again.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday calls us back to the paths from which we have strayed, and refocuses our attention on the way and the goal of our journey through life. It confronts us with our mortality and beckons us to do better. Ash Wednesday is often seen as a time to deny ourselves. Instead, let’s think about Ash Wednesday as orienting our hearts one more time to the Word of God and allowing that message to work in us to make us new. Ash Wednesday is our call to prayer, to worship, to the Christ who beckons us to COME…

Please join us for Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, February 14:

  • Historic Sanctuary at Fifth Avenue noon
  • Main Campus at Mack Hatcher at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Livestreaming from our Main Campus at:  https://live.franklinfumc.org

Some Class Options for Your Lenten Journey

What is Holy Week

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and continues until the Easter feast. Throughout the events of the Holy Week, we see the stage set for the events to come. The first reminds us of what seems to be the height of Jesus’ public acceptance on Palm Sunday, then transfers into the events of His public betrayal, arrest, death, and ultimate resurrection.

A Walk Through Holy Week

Join us for this self-guided Holy Week activity that’s perfect to do all by yourself or with your family as you experience the stations of the cross in a whole new way. The walk begins at the tree-lined drive on the Main Campus of Franklin First UMC. Go to the sign holder and scan the QR code on the Introduction sheet to begin your journey. Then follow the paths as you immerse yourself in the events of holy week through the eyes of our Savior and then in moments that make it personal for your life today.

A Walk Through Holy Week will be available for you any time of the day beginning Palm Sunday, March 21, and continuing through Easter Sunday, March 31. This walk is best experienced during the daylight hours.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday was the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem that was marked by the crowds who were in Jerusalem for Passover waving palm branches and proclaiming Him as the Messiah.

Please join us for Palm Sunday services on Sunday, March 24:

  • Main Campus at Mack Hatcher at 8:30, 10:00 & 11:15 a.m. 
  • Historic Sanctuary at Fifth Avenue at 8:30 a.m.
  • Livestreaming from our Main Campus at:  https://live.franklinfumc.org

Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt

Who’s ready for the best Easter Egg Hunt in Williamson County?

Please join us on Sunday, March 24 at 3 PM! 

It’s going to be the best day ever. Join us as we go on the hunt for thousands and thousands of brightly colored eggs. We’ll get started at 3:00 p.m. at our Main Campus at Mack Hatcher. The Egg Hunt itself will begin around 3:30 p.m. This event is free and there is no registration. So, invite your neighbors, friends and co-workers for this big extravagant egg hunt right here in your community.

And….we are also bringing back our Egg-sessible Egg Hunt for those with limited mobility or other special needs. This special egg hunt will begin at 2:45 p.m. Pass the word that this unique hunt is a part of our big day!

Maundy Thursday

Thursday of Holy Week is remembered as the time Jesus shared a final meal with the men who had followed Him for so long. The Eucharist, or Holy Communion, of Maundy Thursday, is tied to the theme of remembering. As Jesus and His disciples followed the instructions in the Torah to remember God’s acts of deliverance in their history as they shared the Passover meal, so Jesus calls us to remember the new act of deliverance in our history that unfolds on these last days of
the Holy Week.

Please join us for a special Maundy Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to serve at this service, CLICK HERE.

Good Friday

Friday of Holy Week has been traditionally called Good Friday or Holy Friday. On this day, the church commemorates Jesus’ arrest, His trial, crucifixion, suffering, death, and burial.

Please join us for a powerful Good Friday service on March 29 at 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to serve at this service, CLICK HERE.

Easter Sunday

The empty tomb on Easter Sunday changes everything. We now know the whole truth. Death is not the end, and life as we know it is only the beginning of Life. He is risen! He is risen, indeed.

Please join us on Sunday, March 31 for our Easter Services:

  • Sunrise Service in the Glade at our Main Campus at Mack Hatcher at 6:00 a.m.
  • Main Campus at Mack Hatcher at 8:30, 10:00 & 11:15 a.m. 
  • Historic Sanctuary at Fifth Avenue for services at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
  • Live-streaming from our Main Campus at:  https://live.franklinfumc.org

If you would like to serve at any of the above services, CLICK HERE.

Have questions? Our team can help

Let us know how we can help you. Email John or call 615-794-2734

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