In the spirit of our psalm-singing ancestors, hymns of praise, prayer, and commitment stand at the beginning, middle and closing of our worship. For all who attend our worship services, we invite you to listen reverently, to participate faithfully, and to sing joyfully. Choral anthems, handbell pieces, and instrumental music from organ, piano, or solo instrumentalists also enrich and inform our worship. Additional musical services have recently included Evensong and sung Taizé evening prayer.

After our congregation’s return to its historic sanctuary in 1994, our first priority was to put in a pipe organ for our worship leadership. In December 2001, the first Schoenstein pipe organ in the area was installed and has been central in leading our worship ever since. This remarkable 14-rank instrument excels at accompanying hymns and choral music and is very much at home in chamber music and a wide variety of classic organ repertoire.

In 2003, an excellent Yamaha grand piano was donated in memory of longtime choral director, Dr. Thomas D. Warren, to further enhance our worship.

We also welcome numerous community music events, from the Community Carol Sing at downtown Franklin’s annual Dickens of a Christmas to live music at the monthly Franklin Art Crawl to solo and chamber music concerts.

We invite you to join our Chancel Choir and/or Handbell Choir. Following the school year calendar, Bell Raisers rehearse at 6:00pm on Wednesday evenings and the choir at 7:00pm.

If you have questions about either choir, please contact , Carol Warren, or by reaching out to our office administrator, Judy Pence. at officeadministrator@hfpc.org or 615-794-9094.