The Missions Team's Mission Statement
To enlighten, educate, and activate the Franklin Federated Church in its support of worldwide Christian missions
Fish of Franklin, Inc
The FISH program in Franklin originated at the Franklin Federated Church in 1973 when a group of volunteers (from local churches) joined to learn about this international organization. FISH provides rides and other services to local residents in need. Although they now work on a smaller scale, they are still available to help. To learn more about the program you can call 508-528-2121. There is always a need for volunteers to help.
Friends of Franklin
Friends of Franklin is a low key, confidential group that works with the nurses in the Franklin School System to identify children in need. Through this group, donations of clothing are made and gift certificates are available.
Andover Newton Theological School
Andover Newton Theological School, the oldest graduate theological school in the United States, was founded in 1807. It has the twin tasks of preparing leaders in religious communities and being a theological resource for church and society. In more recent years, ANTS has expanded its primary mission to include a nationally recognized Theology and Arts program, an emerging Faith/Health/Spirituality emphasis, an innovative Spirituality and Business focus, and a redesigned continuing education effort for laity and clergy. Our pastor Charley Eastman graduated in 2004.
Common Cathedral is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. It serves as an important community for people experiencing homelessness, and for faith communities who want to be in supportive relationship with un-housed individuals and their friends. They are non-proselytizing and ecumenical. They welcome and support all people.
New Hope offers a variety of individual and family support services through six complementary programs. They are a non-profit human service agency with nearly 20 years of experience in assisting people in crisis and delivering innovative quality service.
The Grow Clinic for Children is an outpatient sub-specialty clinic at Boston Medical Center, started in 1984. Children who are referred to the Grow Clinic have been diagnosed with a condition called Failure To Thrive (FTT). Children with FTT have significant problems growing and are not keeping pace with weight or height gain when compared to other children their age. Children who are not growing according to national standards are referred hereby clinics and physicians throughout the Greater Boston area for special care and follow-up.
Church World Service
Founded in 1946, Church World Service is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 36 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS supports sustainable self-help development, meets emergency needs, aids refugees, and helps address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness.
Throughout the year we collect hygiene and school kits to be delivered to the CWS warehouse from where they are distributed to those in need.
Heifer Project International
We direct our giving to Overlook farm in Rutland, MA, a 270-acre working farm that educates the public about world hunger, poverty and solutions. More than 20,000 visitors come to Overlook each year to participate in tours, service learning groups, educational programs, or to attend special events.
Emergency Missions & Outreach
Each year unexpected occurrences, both natural and human-made, demand our attention and ability to help those in need with prayer, hands-on support, or financial assistance.