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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.


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. In September the meeting will be Tuesday,        3 Sept due to Labor Day. 

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,  — 3 September - 7:00 pm (Tartan Hall)  

Men's Breakfast
Saturday, September 14 — 8:00 am (Franklin Café)
Men's Lunch Schedule 

Wednesday   September 4th   12:00 pm Willy’s BBQ

Wednesday  September 11th 11:30 am Gazebo Creekside Cafe

Wednesday  September 18th 11:30 am Rollie Pollies

Wednesday   September 25th 12:00 pm Asian King Buffet

On Sunday September 8, the Presbyterian Men will be hosting the Second Sunday lunch in Tartan Hall immediately following the Service.  Your donations at the lunch will go towards helping Homeless Veterans in western North Carolina. This will be our annual Hot Dog Extravaganza with all the fixings to add to the hot dog, along with some side dishes and desserts.  

We would like to ask the congregation to provide the many wonderful desserts that you always bring.

The town of Franklin has proclaimed  the week of September 8 through September 14 as Help Homeless Veterans Week.  We will be placing collection containers with approximately 100 local businesses and hope that locals and visitors will make donations to this great cause.  Last year we raised about $1000.00 during this one week


     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!