Christian Education programs are the primary disciple-making activities at Franklin First UMC. 

Franklin First has cancelled worship until further notice due to the spreading Coronavirus outbreak. In lieu of being able to worship together physically, Pastor Laura is providing meditations:

Sunday, March 15Monday, March 16Tuesday, March 17Wednesday, March 18;

Thursday, March 19Friday, March 20;, Saturday, March 21; Monday, March 23;

Tuesday, March 24Wednesday, March 25Thursday, March 26Friday, March 27;
Saturday, March 28Monday, March 30; Tuesday, March 31; Wednesday, April 1


The church office is closed due to Ohio's stay-at-home order, but please feel free to call Pastor Laura with prayer requests or concerns.

Franklin First

United Methodist Church

303 S. Main, Franklin, OH 45005 | (937) 746-5232

We strive to transform lives through worship, Christian Education, and by making personal and material resources of our church available to those in our community. 


During the school year, we provide weekly Snack Packs and tutoring to a local elementary school; support our local food pantry; organize the annual Salvation Army basket project; provide meeting space for two NA groups, a 4H group, and the Franklin-Carlisle Rotary Club; provide leadership help for a local Cub Scout troop; and are connected to the world through our connectional giving to the Ohio River Valley District and the West Ohio Conference

Transforming Lives

April 5th - Palm Sunday Online Worship Video

Making Disciples

Building Christian Community

An adult Christian Ed class meets on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. 


Children's ed class, Sunday, 9:30 a.m.


We strive to build Christian community through worship, Christian service, and congregational care activities. 


We offer an Open Doors ministry, where the building is open each weekday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


We offer a free medical clinic on Tuesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.See more info here.  The clinic is currently on hiatus


Many Franklin Churches serve dinners throughout the week. Hot meals are served at our church on meals many Tuesday evenings and on Thursday evenings.