Support our Core Missions Give a Gift with Purpose this Christmas!

Give a New Meaning to Christmas Gift Giving

The Spirit of Christmas Market is an annual event sponsored by the Missions Committee that supports the core missions of our church. This is the perfect way to check off your shopping list and give a new meaning to gift giving for teachers, co-workers, friends and family.

You may give to any combination of the missions below. The amount you donate and the mission to which you donate is up to you. 

Volunteer to Serve

It really does take a village to pull off the Spirit of Christmas Market. There are multiple ways you can help the week before and the day of. Click here to find out more.

Come have a meaningful shopping experience on December 8 at the Franklin First UMC Main Campus in Asbury Hall or at our Historic Sanctuary at Fifth Avenue in Beasley Parlor.

Can’t make it to the market? Shop our online order form here anytime in December.

 Credit Cards will be accepted at the Spirit of Christmas Market on December 8

Franklin First UMC Core Missions and Examples of How Your Gift Could Help

Disaster Response Team

Equips our church to respond
$100 = (ex. sponsors a team member for 4 days)

The Giving Garden

To share the bounty of God’s gifts by feeding our neighbors and those in need.
$100 = (ex. compost, mulch, greenhouse supplies/seeds)

Meals on Wheels

Feeding our community.
$100 = (ex. 40 meals)

Phoenix Roasters

Coffee on a Mission
$100 = (ex. 50)

Take the Reins

Therapeutic riding ministry for children 4-18 years old.
$100 = (ex. stall shavings for 1 month)

Project Transformation TN

Supports under-served children in literacy, and connects churches to communities in need.
$100 = (ex. 1 child in after school program for 2 weeks)

Africa University

Supporting youth in education.
$100 = (ex. partial support of a computer)

American Leprosy Mission

Curing and empowering people with leprosy.
$100 = (ex. cataract surgery for 2 people)

Benito Juarez Children's Home

Providing safe places for children.
$100 = (ex. pencils and notebooks for 30 children)

Liberty Elementary School Partnership

Partnering with our schools.
$100 = (ex. dinner for 10 families)

Ebenezer UMC

Hispanic/Latino United Methodist faith community in Nashville
$100 = (ex. Youth mission trip)

Room in the Inn

Serving individuals experiencing homelessness.
$100 = (ex. dinner for 12 or one bed)

Guatemala

Serving with friends in Guatemala since 1999.
$100 = (ex. orientation and training)