Ministry Survey

Dear members and friends of Franklin United Methodist Church, This week marks an important anniversary in the life of our congregation. On May 5, 2021, we resumed in-person in-the-same-space worship.  Our first in-person outside worship service in the parking lot happened a year ago after not having met in-person in-the-same-space for over 14 months. Over …

Holy Week & Easter at Franklin UMC

Dear members and friends of Franklin United Methodist Church, We have officially entered Holy Week.  During this time Christians recall the events leading up to Jesus’ arrest, persecution, execution, and burial.  It is an important time of self-reflection that culminates in the joyous celebration on the first day of next week—Easter Sunday!  As we enter this …

Assembling the Choir

The Franklin United Methodist Church is assembling a choir to sing on Palm Sunday (April 10) and Easter Sunday (April 17). The Choir will perform “The Palms” (click here to see the music) on Palm Sunday. Easter music is TBD. Interested persons are invited to practice on Sundays, March 27, April 10, and April 17 …

Worship Together || Sunday, March 20, 2022

Join us as we worship together on Sunday at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person in the sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, or stream the service on YouTube. To participate in-person virtually using Google Meet, click this link (http://meet.google.com/ens-kcoq-bgg) or call 1-262-885-7027, the PIN is 172 874 072#. You …

Updated COVID Protocols & Invitation to Lent

Dear friends and members of Franklin United Methodist Church, It has been exactly two years since news began circulating about the rapid spread of a novel coronavirus.  In response to this news, the Franklin United Methodist Church immediately adopted sanitation protocols and would eventually suspend in-person worship and ministry for over a year.  When we …

Ash Wednesday Worship || 7pm, March 2, 2022

Join us for worship on Ash Wednesday at 7pm. This service will include the imposition of ashes for those participating in-person in the sanctuary. You are invited to join this service in-person in the sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, or stream the service on YouTube. To participate in-person virtually using Google Meet, click this …

Ash Wednesday Prayer || 12pm, March 2, 2022

Join us for a service of prayer and imposition of ashes (for those participating in-person in the sanctuary) at 12pm. You are invited to join this service in-person in the sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, or stream the service on YouTube. To participate in-person virtually using Google Meet, click this link (https://meet.google.com/hxn-kxpo-kvk) or call …

Worship Together || Sunday, February 13, 2022

Join us as we worship together on Sunday at 10 am ET. You are invited to join this service in-person in the sanctuary, in-person virtually using Google Meet, or stream the service on YouTube. In-person participants participating in the sanctuary at 82 W. Central St., Franklin, MA, must wear a mask over their nose and …

Hometown History: Founding Milestones

This article was written by Alan Earls, originally titled “Hometown History #23: Methodists Celebrate Founding Milestones,” and posted to Franklin Observer on January 29, 2022. The full article has been included below as originally published. You can find Alan’s blog, Franklin Observer, and the original article here. Only a generation after the reign of Congregationalist …