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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.

The Presbyterian Men will be hosting the March luncheon on Sunday, March 10th. We will be serving fried chicken and some delicious sides. We would like to ask the congregation to provide the delicious desserts that you always bring to the luncheons.

At this lunch, we will be kicking off our 2019 fund raising efforts to help homeless Veterans and their families in Western North Carolina. You can make a donation at the luncheon or anytime during the year.  If using a check, you can make it out to FPCPM. 

Mountain Credit Union in Franklin supports various charities in our area. They have contacted our group and we will have collection containers at each teller window from March 1st to May 31st.

The money raised will be a part of our fund raising efforts to help homeless Veterans in 2019.

All the men in the church are invited to join the Men's Group. We are planning activities for this year and hope that you will join us. The next monthly meeting is February 4th and we have a weekly lunch at various restaurants along with a second Saturday breakfast. The First fundraiser for the year, to help homeless Veterans, will be the second Sunday Lunch in March.

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, Monday May 6th — 7:00 pm (Tartan Hall)
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, May 11th — 8:00 am (Franklin Café)
Men's Lunch Schedule Wednesday, May 1st—11:30am          Rockin Rollie Pollie's

  • Wednesday, May 8th—12:00 noon        L'Italiana

    Wednesday, May 15th—11:30am         Town Hill Grill

    Wednesday, May 22nd— 12:00 noon    Willy's BBQ

    Wednesday, May 29th—11:30am         Gazebo Creekside Cafe



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!