Ministries at Franklin


The Franklin Avenue Diner

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5pm

This diner was specifically designed to meet the struggles of the malnutrition which stem from systemic poverty. In partnership with many churches in the greater Flint area, we provide scripture, prayer, and well-balanced meals to our patrons for free. Men, women, and children are invited to come and gather around the safety of our tables for a meal as family. 


2:42 Bible Study

Tuesdays 4:15pm

The early church devoted themselves to the Apostles' teaching, fellowship, and the breaking of bread and prayer. So before dinner is served on Tuesdays, we also gather together to study the Word and lift each other up in prayer.


The Clothing Closet

Thursdays 4-6pm

The Clothing Closet is stocked with seasonal clothing, personal care items, as well as blankets. These items have been carefully screened as to provide only the best possible resource for those who call the Eastside home.



Thursdays 4:15pm

(Beginning October 3rd, 2019)

Belong is a 6 month journey where members learn what it means to be in relationship with God and with each other at Franklin Avenue Mission. Lessons will include the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Lord's Supper. By completing Belong, participants will have learned everything we believe, teach, and confess to be true about our Christian faith at Franklin Avenue Mission.



 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4pm 

Dedicated servants provide an opportunity for children ages 3 to 16 to come together and enjoy planned activities—such as crafts, reading and games. This adult supervised activity creates a safe place for neighborhood children to pay and build strong personal relationships with one another. 


Clean and Green

On Scheduled Summer Saturdays

Franklin Avenue Mission is a project of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Tri Circuit congregations. We participate in Clean & Green in cooperation with the Genesee County Land Bank. Our goal is to become a vital resource for residents in the surrounding neighborhoods. Clean & Green is our summer activity.​ Join us as we put boots on ground to be the hands, feet, face and voice of Jesus Christ on Flint’s east side. We mow, rake, pick up trash and board up homes to restore God’s natural beauty to neighborhoods around the mission. In 2015, we removed 59 tons of trash—a community group record!