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History
Franktown United Methodist Church is a 440-member congregation situated in the small community of Franktown in the northern part of Northampton County, about one mile west of Route US 13.  Its rural setting, however, belies its considerable vitality as a church, with strong lay leadership, a highly competent staff, an impressive facility, excellent financial resources, a committed congregation, and a long tradition of faithful ministry on the Eastern Shore.  Franktown draws members, not only from the immediate community, but also from a much wider region of the Eastern Shore, who are willing to drive a distance to be part of an active church with quality ministries.

Franktown United Methodist Church’s roots go back to 1793 and Floyd’s Society of the fledgling Methodist Episcopal Church.  In 1843 the congregation moved to its present location in Franktown.  Our present sanctuary was completed in 1893 and expanded in 1981.  A major addition to the church building was completed in 2001, and a complete renovation of the old Sunday School wing was finished in 2004.  Currently the church is involved in major site and landscaping improvements.  We are part of the Eastern Shore District of the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.


Activities
Franktown offers a wide range of activities for all ages.  Among these are:

  • Five different adult Sunday School classes
  • Regular Bible Studies thought the year. 
  • Monthly meetings of United Methodist Women
  • Younger and older youth Activities for ages 12 through 18 meet on Sundays and Wednesdays
  • Midweek Kids Klub program for elementary age children
  • Five Sunday School classes for children
  • ArcAngels class for intellectually challenged adults
     

Music
Franktown Church is blessed to have an unusually large number of talented musicians.   This talent is reflected in our Chancel Choir, one of the premier church choirs on the Eastern Shore and beyond.  The Franktown Players, an outstanding theatrical group centered at the church, present a major musical production each year.  A dynamic Praise Band provides contemporary Christian music at our early service.  Sanctifying Grace is our youth praise band.  Our children present an excellent Christmas musical each year.

Missions
Missions are also an essential part of our communal life.  Among the ministries we participate in are:

Emmaus Movement
Franktown’s involvement with the Emmaus movement on the Eastern Shore goes back almost fifteen years.  More than 75 Emmaus Walks—72-hour spiritual retreats—have been held on the Shore, involving over 150 Franktown members at one time or another.  The Emmaus community on the Shore offers interdenominational fellowship, regular prayer support, and spiritual nurture to many of our members.

Welcome
There is a lot to celebrate in the ministry at Franktown UMC. We are equally welcoming to both “born-here’s” and “come-here’s”.  In addition, many reared in other denominations have found a comfortable faith home and inviting place to serve at Franktown.  Please visit and /or contact the pastor for information on becoming a part of the Franktown family.

 


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7551 Bayside Road, Franktown, VA  23354
757-442-3481
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