Worship with us

Come visit us for a Sunday service. The church is easy to find and has lots of parking available. Every service offers nursery care for infants and toddlers and activities for older kids. All types of families and levels of abilities are welcome and accommodated at all services. All are welcome!

 


Getting here

Driving

Franklin Federated Church is located at 171 Main St, at the corner of the Franklin Common at Main and High Streets. We have a large parking lot and there is ample parking on the street as well.

Public Transportation

Best to use the Commuter Rail, Franklin/495 Line, and get off at Dean College Station. Walk up and out of the station lot to Main St. and walk north on Main St. about half a mile. Franklin Federated Church will be on the right.  Visit the MBTA web site for more info or contact us for help.

 

Once you arrive

Look for the "Welcome" sign on the right walkway to enter the building through the main stairs featuring a steady railing. On the left side of the building in the back is a ramp.


What to expect

Worship

filler-sanctuary

Worship at Franklin Federated Church takes place on Sunday mornings at 10am in the sanctuary (9am in July and August).  You will see people dressed in all ways and styles. Dress in whatever fashion is comfortable for you.

Once you step inside the church, Greeters will welcome you and direct you where to go. If you arrive with children, they will show you where the nursery and Sunday School classrooms are located, whichever are appropriate. At the sanctuary entrance (the sanctuary is where we worship) you'll be greeted by an Usher who will give you a worship bulletin and will be happy to help you find a place to sit.  

The worship service includes a Call to Worship, reading of scripture, Opening the Word – a look at the text and the story behind the text, children’s message, choir anthem, pastor’s message, congregational hymns, prayer time, offering and closing words. Children are encouraged to attend Sunday School and depart the service after the children’s message to join their teachers.

During worship, everyone is asked to fill out a Connect Card. This is a way for us to keep track of who comes and to obtain some contact information. We'd be grateful if you'd fill it out as completely as possible. Any information you give us will only be used at church.  

Read Pastor Dan Woodman's Sermons here

Music

The worship music is "blended."  This means you will hear some old and familiar hymns, but you'll hear newer music too. Sometimes there is special music and someone will rise and play guitar or other instruments and sing. We have an adult choir which sings weekly and practices on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm.

Special Worships

Throughout the year, there are special worship services: Reaffirmation Sunday in early September to kick off the program year, World Communion Sunday in early October, Christmas Eve, Maundy Thursday, Easter, Music Sunday and youth led worship services as well.  Every year before Lent, we hold a Jazz Worship Service which rocks the house!!

Jazz Sunday

Jazz Sunday

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday


Children's Care

Activity bags

Activity bags

A nursery is available during worship for children ages 0 - 3. Age-appropriate toys and two staff members are available to provide the level of care your child needs.

Activity bags are also available for children that includes crafts and coloring materials.

Sunday School is available for school-aged children. Learn more about our Children's Sunday School program here.


Accessibility

Large Print Bulletins

Large-print versions of the weekly bulletin are available at all services.

The Isaiah Rocker

The Isaiah Rocker

Hearing Devices

Hearing devices are available at all services to ensure that hearing-impaired attendees are able to be included and engaged in worship. Ask the Greeter at the front door for assistance.

Isaiah rocker

"Comfort, O Comfort my people, says your God.”
-Isaiah 40:1

The Isaiah Rocker is located each Sunday at the back of the sanctuary during worship. It is intended as a place of comfort within the worship service; use it to comfort or feed your little one, or as a place to rock gently, breath deeply and exhale completely. Our hope is that the rocker will be a haven to those that need its physical, mental, or spiritual benefits each Sunday.