Transforming Lives

Franklin First UMC is closed until Dec. 6. Worship services will be on-line only until December 6, when we will restart live worship. Until then, you may access Sunday worship through our Facebook page.

All church meetings and Bible studies have been cancelled through the end of November.

Pastor Laura is providing meditations on Fridays and a daily deliberation. These are posted on our Facebook page.

Building Christian Community

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

Franklin First

United Methodist Church

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

Making Disciples

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


Children's ed class, Sunday, 9:30 a.m. (On hiatus due to COVID).


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


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: November 2020 schedule. On Saturdays and Sundays, people interested in a meal MUST CALL AHEAD, due to the overwhelming response and need on the weekends.