First United Methodist Church of Franklin

Opportunities To Serve

UMCOR Donations Needed

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.

Under its original name, The Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief (MCOR) was founded in 1940 by the Bishop Herbert Welch, in response to displaced and vulnerable populations in the wake of World War II. In his address at the General Conference that year, Bishop Welch stated that MCOR would serve as a “voice of conscience among Methodists to act in the relief of human suffering without distinction of race, color, or creed.” This mandate remains true to this day. The organization’s name was legally changed to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) at the 1972 General Conference.

Please contact the Church Office with questions on how to help.


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This gigantic rummage sale provides funds for FUMC’s mission projects. Since it’s inception the Bazaar has raised more than $425,000 to fund mission programs such as KidsPlace, UMCOR, Heifer International, Community Care Clinic and CareNet of Macon County.

Still not sure what this Bazaar about, click here for a brief powerpoint.


Rise Against Hunger   

Come ready to have fun, work hard, and make a difference for hungry families around the world!  Please bring cans and boxes of non-perishable food for CareNet when you come that day.  Be part of addressing hunger both locally and globally!  Stop Hunger Now is an international organization that provides meal packages that are shipped around the world to support crisis relief and school feeding programs.  We are hoping to pack 30,000 meals and need at least 100 volunteers to do so.  Funds are needed to cover the cost of 29 cents per meal.

Please register or donate by clicking on this link:  Rise Against Hunger - First UMC Franklin

Invite your friends to come, too!

Contact Rev. Margaret Freeman with questions at 524-3010.


Project Agape

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Now collecting items.  Place in basket in Memorial Hall.  Items needed include the following list. 

 Share and Serve Garden

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The Share & Serve Garden seeks to gather people who want to serve God and the Macon County community; tend nurture plants as well as relationships with other and those served; and deliver to CareNet a maximum harvest from June through October.