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Presbyterian Men
Ned Kraft



MISSION STATEMENT – To lead Presbyterian Men into a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and to assist in their spiritual, personal and community development.

We are in our fifth year raising money to help Homeless Veterans in Western North Carolina.  To date we have raised over $22,000  On March 1st, we were able to place collection containers at the Mountain Credit Union teller windows, for a 3 month period ending on May 31.  Mountain Credit Union presented to us a check for $640.00.

We had a booth at the Taste of Scotland on Father's Day weekend and through the generosity of the community and visitors we raised $806.00 to help homeless Veterans. 

We will have a booth at the Appalachian Heritage Festival in Franklin on July 20.  If you would like to help out please let me know.

We have scheduled another day trip on Thursday, July 18.  The trip will be to Murphy for lunch and a visit to the Cherokee County Historical Museum.  A signup sheet will be in the church office.


All men in the church are invited to join the Men’s group. We have a weekly lunch at various restaurants, 2nd Saturday breakfast and a monthly meeting at the church.  The monthly meeting is normally the first Monday of the month, however, this month it will be on June 10.


Our monthly meetings are on the first Monday of the month and coincide with the Ruth's Circle meeting at 7:00 pm in Tartan Hall.

President - Ned Kraft            Vice President - Neal Keenum
Secretary - Ray Heckler        Treasurer - Russ Rankin

Franklin North Carolina Presbyterian Men meet regularly as  follows:

First Monday, Tartan Hall,  7:00 PM, Men's meeting.

Second Saturday—Men’s Breakfast at 8:00 am   (See below for any changes)

The men also meet every Wednesday at 12:00 for lunch at a different restaurant in Franklin. Call Ned Kraft 828-369-0768 or (cell) 386-212-4112 or submit your email address to Ned.

Men's Monthly Meeting
Monday, July 1 — 7:00 pm (Tartan Hall) 

Men's Breakfast
Saturday, July 13 — 8:00 am (Franklin Café)
Men's Lunch Schedule 

Wednesday  July   3  12:00 noon  Valley Cafe

Wednesday  July 10  11:30 am    Mi Casa

Wednesday  July 17  No lunch

Wednesday  July 24  11:30 am  Frogtown Market

Wednesday  July 31  11:30 am      Haywood Smokehouse


Our mission since 2014 has been to help Homeless Veterans in Western North Carolina. The total donation that we have made to the Veterans Restoration Quarters since 2014 has been $21,700. Our fundraising efforts have included Sunday lunches, booths at a variety of festivals, and collection containers placed at many businesses in Franklin.

All the men in the church are welcome to join the Men's Group. Get involved and enjoy the fellowship while participating in various activities. Together we can Grow in Faith, serve with Hope and Share God's Love.     




     We glorify God thru Christian fellowship and our annual fund raiser for homeless veterans is the hallmark of who we are and what we do. In addition to this effort we do a lot of  things year round that you will find fun and interesting.  All our activities are voluntary and take into account that you may have a busy life and don’t want to be tied down to a constant responsibility. Participation is totally up to you depending on your schedule. Our members "plug in” to help where they can.

     We would like to invite any of our men to join our group. 

Contact Ned Kraft 828-369-0768 or email:, if you are interested.


 It’s a great time  . . .
to be a part of the Presbyterian Men’s group at FPC!