First United Methodist Church of Franklin


We are passionate about children and are committed to teaching them ways to know, love, and serve Jesus every day. You can expect a safe environment that offers fun, age appropriate and relevant programs for children from birth through 5th grade.

Sunday Mornings


Our nursery is available for kids from 6 weeks to 3 years old. The well-staffed nursery is a loving and secure environment where your child will begin to learn who Jesus is through song, crafts, play, and easy to understand lessons.

Sunday School 

For kids ages 3-5th grade, you will find classes with friendly teachers who share creative and exciting ways to connect Biblical lessons with real life.

Children's Church

Children are invited to gather at the front of the sanctuary for “Children’s Moments,” a short, engaging message, within the first 15 minutes of worship and then followed by Children’s Church. While parents continue worship, Children’s Church provides another way for First UMC kids to learn about God and the Bible in a fun and supportive environment. For additional information, email our Children’s Education Director Marti Patterson at or call (828) 524-3010.


Other activities throughout the year are designed to give children ways to connect with others in the congregation, from older students to older adults. Children are welcomed and encouraged to help with activities such as the 30 Hour Famine, annual missions bazaar, Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry, and other special events that connect all ages and generations.

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Vacation Bible School

Wacky Wednesday 

Every Wednesday in the month of June.  8:45 am to 4:00 pm.  For children ages 4 yrs old (by January 1st) through completed 3rd grade.

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Mystery Trip 

For students who have completed the 4th and 5th grades.

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