“…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.

A Quick Look at Project Transformation

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

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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.

Go to The Giving Garden Web Page

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.” Proverbs 3:9

The mission of an Disaster Response Team response team is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster under very specific guidelines that enable a team to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden to the affected community. These teams respond to the disaster in the early stages of recovery, typically within the first 30 days of an event. This team serves on-site for a maximum of four days at a time.

For more information about the Early Response Team contact Pastor Carlisle Jones.

Local Partnerships

This Hispanic/Latino United Methodist faith community began in 2012 and worships with an average of 60 persons each week, with well over half (65%) being children and youth.

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.

Find out more about Ebenezer UMC here: https://www.facebook.com/umcebenezer

Project Transformation Tennessee (PTT) engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports under-served children and families, and connects churches to communities in need. Literacy and relationships are the core of service in this ministry.

Find out more about Project Transformation TN here. http://projecttransformation.org/tennessee/

Take the Reins at White Fawn Farm is an equine-assisted riding center serving children between the ages of 4 and 18 years old with physical, intellectual, emotional or medical challenges. The equine-assisted activities utilize the unique power of the horse to help the rider gain confidence and courage, while the horse’s movement improves balance, coordination and control.

Find out more about Take The Reins at White Fawn Farm here: https://whitefawnfarm.org/

Room In The Inn is a program in which this congregation welcomes twelve overnight guests weekly from November through March. These homeless women, children, and men are picked up in Nashville and transported to our church building. They receive a hot, nourishing meal, have the opportunity to shower, are provided with a safe place to sleep, have access to articles of clothing they may need, and are given breakfast and a sack lunch before being transported back to Nashville. Each week a different group is responsible for hosting.

For more about Room in the Inn visit their website at: www.roomintheinn.org

Franklin First UMC Contact: Barbara Layden.

Meals on Wheels – a program of the churches in the community that prepares noon meals and/or delivers them in the community to persons who are elderly or disabled. Our congregation is responsible for cooking and delivering these meals the second week of each month. Volunteers can choose Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to volunteer.

To request to receive a meal contact: http://www.mchra.com/meals-on-wheels-do-you-need-meals

Franklin First UMC Contact:  Nancy Armfield

Graceworks is a cooperative effort of churches in Williamson County ministering to persons in need in our community. A thrift store open to the public provides low cost items and raises funds for other Graceworks ministries. These ministries include emergency food distribution and other emergency aid. Prior to Christmas, the Graceworks Manger provides low cost and no cost gifts for families with limited resources. www.graceworksministries.net

Contact: Carol Dublin, at 615-794-9055, ext. 14,

This local school partnership was established in 2016.

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 the needs and Franklin First UMC can serve outside our walls.

Invitation to Participate and Serve:  Pastor Carlisle Jones

Franklin FUMC is a host site for Williamson County Homeless Alliance during times of extreme heat and extreme cold.

For more information contact Pastor Kevin Riggs at Franklin Community Church.
Phone: 615-440-7753