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Please Note: Children and Youth programs offered at our Main Campus only:

Nursery 8:30, 10:00 or 11:15 a.m.
Preschool – 6th Grade at 10:00 
415 Youth for 7th-12th Grades at 10:00 

Answers to some frequently asked questions.

COVID has changed many things in the past year, some of which impact how we attend a weekend service in person. To be mindful of our limited capacity, we ask everyone who wants to attend an in-person worship service to let us know by RSVPing during the week. The form goes live on Monday mornings at our Reopening page here. The form changes each week, so be sure to go each Monday and RSVP for the coming Sunday.

If you feel most comfortable attending via our livestream, that’s always a wonderful option. You can attend any of our weekend service on our livestreaming platform right here.

Franklin First UMC offers three worship services on Sunday mornings at the Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher, located at 120 Aldersgate Way in Franklin, Tennessee at 8:30, 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. Our most traditional service is at 10:00 a.m. These services are available in-person and via our livestream platform. You can access our worship online platform here.

We will also offer a Sunday service at the Historic Sanctuary at Fifth Avenue, located at 148 Fifth Avenue South in Franklin, Tennessee. Here you’ll find our Word & Table communion service at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. (Please note that nursery and children’s programming are only provided at the Main Campus at Mack Hatcher.)

From I-65 North

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 65 for TN-96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro
Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto TN-96 W/Murfreesboro Rd – 1.1 mi
Turn right onto Mack C Hatcher Memorial Pkwy – 3.2 mi
Turn left onto Aldersgate Way

From I-65 South

Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 65 for TN-96 toward Franklin/Murfreesboro
Use the right 2 lanes to turn left onto TN-96 W/Murfreesboro Rd 
Turn right onto Mack C Hatcher Memorial Pkwy – 3.2 mi
Turn left onto Aldersgate Way

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From Hillsboro Road

Head south on US-431 S/Hillsboro Rd toward S Berrys Chapel Rd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Mack C Hatcher Memorial Pkwy – 1.0 mi
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Aldersgate Way

Drop by our Welcome Center that’s located in the main lobby. There you will find a crew of people that can help you find anything and everything in our building.

Franklin First UMC is diverse in both age and style. Whether you show up very casual or in a suit, our focus is on worshiping Christ and growing as disciples, not on what you are wearing. We encourage you to dress in a way that you are comfortable and not distracted by appearance, so that you are able to worship and be in Bible study with the attention and focus on honoring God.
If you are attending the Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher, we have plenty of parking in the lots surrounding our main building. Our parking lot crew is at the ready to help direct you to our guest parking areas, or feel free to park anywhere you’d like.

If you are attending the Franklin First UMC Historic Sanctuary at 5th Avenue, you may use any of the public parking that surrounds the building. If these areas are full, you may use the parking garage on 4th Avenue, directly next to the courthouse and across from Puckett’s Restaurant.

Yes, Franklin First UMC has a fully staffed nursery, which is available for children newborn through three years of age. The nursery is located on the first floor in the preschool wing at our Main Campus at Mack Hatcher.

Franklin First UMC has an expansive Sunday school program for children, youth and adults. Adult Sunday school is offered during all service times at our main campus.

Nursery is offered at 8:30, 10:00 & 11:15 a.m.

Programs for Preschool – Grade 6 are offered at 10:00

Youth programs for 7th – 12th Grades are offered at 10:00

Drop by our Fellowship Time during the 20 minutes between services or attend one of our “First Steps” gatherings. Find out more about “First Steps” here.

We offer a bus ministry for residents of care communities within a limited radius of the church.  For more information about the bus ministry, call the church office at 615-794-2734.

The Accessible Congregation Committee strives to make Franklin First UMC a barrier-free church. We work to insure that our facilities and programs are available to everyone. Over the years we have helped to make available large print hymnals and bulletins and hearing devices for our sanctuary. We have helped with some small adaptations to make our facilities more convenient for the mobility impaired.

The Accessible Congregation Committee has sponsored Disability Awareness services at church and Sunday School in order to educate our congregation about the contributions our differently-abled members bring to us. We are especially proud of our Special Friends program – volunteers who attend Sunday School with children and youth who need assistance to participate fully and safely.

If you or someone you know needs assistance to attend church, Sunday School or other Franklin First UMC activities, contact Nancy Garrison, 615-794-3412, or Jill Johnson, 615-791-9669.